The new installment of Assassin’s Creed finally came into the limelight with Ubisoft’s livestream about Assassin’s Creed: Syndicate. That’s right – Syndicate not Victory. In a livestream Ubisoft unveiled the world and the gameplay on what is to be a fast-paced London set in the Industrial Revolution of 1868. While you can play as two protagonists Jacob and Evie Frye, Jacob is more of the focus. The Industrial Revolution has brought in new innovations such as carriages, trains, and electricity. Class divisions are apparent with the slum like townships being ever close to the upper echelon of real estate. The world of Syndicate is a nice change of pace from the standard scenery of open world shanty towns like the ones in AC: Black Flag and the tight knit spaces of Paris such as in AC: Unity.
The Industrial Revolution has also bestowed new weaponry to our agile protagonist: the curved, short Kurki Knife, revolver, and most importantly, a grappling hook attached to the hidden blade gauntlet.
I want to mention something that I admire about the livestream: Ubisoft Quebec are the ones who delivered us the enthralling and troublesome AC: Unity. Several employees commented throughout the stream on the hysteria surrounding AC: Unity. This was Ubisoft owning up to their mistakes and moving forward to ensure Syndicate comes out clean. I appreciate Ubisoft Quebec for doing that. It proves to me that as a gamer I am more than some source of revenue.
AC: Syndicate comes out on October 23 for PS4 and Xbox One and later in autumn for the PC.