So we all know that there will be 2 Assassin’s Creeds coming out this year. One of them has been confirmed via leaked images and is being called Unity. From what we know the story will be set during the French revolution and thus is set in France with a new assassin called Arno. There are rumors of a new navigation mechanic for Assassin’s Creed which will be revealed along with the game: buttons that allow players to “parkour” up and down.
The leaked screenshot shows our Assassin lurking about in what seems to be 18th century Paris. We get glimpses of the Seine River and Notre Dame along with other notable landmarks. According to rumors, these pictures are from the early phase of productions so they lack the polish of the final game.
Check out the leaked images from Kotaku - http://kotaku.com/leaked-images-reveal-one-of-this-falls-two-assassins-1547111652
So according to latest rumors Unity is being released for current gen consoles (PS4 and Xbox One) while the second game presumably called Comet will be released for last gen consoles, PS3 and Xbox 360. We can also expect both of these games to arrive on PC.
The release of 2 games this fall as opposed to the yearly release of 1 game might just mean that Ubisoft is allowing its teams to really do their best. Instead of trying to make a game that works on both current and last gen consoles, each team is set with the task of making a game that is best for a particular generation. This way Unity could achieve something that it would not be if attempted to be fitted into the constraints of last gen consoles.
Well you can see it in another way. The fact that they have been milking the Assassin’s Creed franchise with HD remakes of older versions of the game and also the new mobile game “Pirates” which has nothing to do with the franchise, might make it seem this is just another way for them to maximize their profits. But hey, we will hold our judgements till the end. We are the ones who buy the games and they don’t force it on us. Buy it if you like it, and vote with your wallet!