Assassin’s Creed Syndicate Public Playtest During E3 Next Week

Ubisoft has announced a special public playtest for Assassin’s Creed Syndicate will taking place next week during E3 2015, as part of the company’s “Playtest Road Show”.

The playtest for Assassin’s Creed Syndicate will take place in Los Angeles on Wednesday, June 17th, 2015, and will be open the event is open to the public, not restricted to E3 attendees.

Ubisoft details that interested individuals must be 17 years of age and physically present/able to provide their own transportation to Los Angeles at the time of the event.

“If you meet those conditions, send us an email [] with the following information: your name, your age, and a brief summary (100 words or less) of your experience with Assassin’s Creed games.”

Eligible players able to attend the event will be able to schedule dedicated appointments for hands-on time with the game, as well as be able to provide their feedback directly to the developers, which could affect the final state of the game.

In an interview with OXM (Official Xbox Magazine), Assassin’s Creed Syndicate creative director, Marc-Alexis Cote, reveals some information about the vehicle gameplay in Syndicate. As has been reported earlier players will be able to use a number of vehicles found in the Victorian London setting.

Assassin’s Creed Syndicate features two protagonists, twin siblings Jacob and Evie Frye

In Assassin’s Creed Syndicate players will take control of both Jacob and Evie Frye, twin brother and sister. Syndicate will feature a new combat system, new weapons, a grappling hook and a territory system similar to Far Cry's outposts.

Jacob will still likely qualify as the game's main character, with the story missions favoring him 75% to 25%, although the characters might be interchangeable during missions according to a source. Syndicate will not have any multiplayer missions.

All these aspects are a good indication that Assassin’s Creed Syndicate is heading in the right direction. The previously mentioned asynchronous gameplay, should relate to changing between characters in order to complete objectives, potentially adding some unique elements in mission structure.

Assassin’s Creed Syndicate will not feature a multiplayer mode

The focus on single player, hopefully will provide a more balanced and complete title. To be fair a title like Assassin's Creed does not need multiplayer, and although some cooperative missions could be fun at times, the issues caused by implementing them, or the time in developing an entirely different play style is better spent elsewhere.

Assassin’s Creed Syndicate will release for PS4, and Xbox One on October 23rd, 2015, with the PC version to follow later this year. We will bring you any new information on Assassin’s Creed Syndicate as soon as it becomes available. Be sure to check out our previous coverage for more here and here.



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