When [Otellini] joined the company in 1974, most people didn't even know what a PC was - From the Wall St Journal 11-11-2004
UBISOFT HAS SHOWN OFF the next installment in the Assassin's Creed canon, Assassin's Creed Unity, in a trailer video.
The firm said that the game was three years in the making and is only ready to show its face in an early alpha mode. This means, perhaps, that we should not read too much into it. However, if it has been under development for that long, since Assassin's Creed Revelations was released, it could be very good indeed.
"Qu'ils mangent de la brioche [Let them eat cake]! We have been working on the new Assassin's Creed for more than three years and although we weren't quite ready to show you our full vision for a next-gen only AC, it seems Abstergo are trying to force our hand!," it said below the Youtube teaser video. Abstergo, for the uninitiated, are the in-game minions of the Templar Order.
"So here's a true first look at in-game footage from Assassin's Creed Unity. Stay tuned - we'll have many more exciting details for you in the months ahead!"
The game has a French setting, around the time of the Revolution and the guillotine, and the trailer is low on action.
What it does show looks good though, and the sound and visuals are what you might expect from a big hitting series of games.
Microsoft has posted a copy of the video, introducing it as a first look. "Help yourself to a serving of the first official footage from the next-gen only 'Assassin's Creed Unity'", it said in a brief note. "Stay tuned - we'll have many more exciting details for you in the future."
The game should be released next winter. µ
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