Creative director at Ubisoft Quebec Marc-Alexis Côté, in an interview with Official Xbox Magazine, explains that the side missions in Assassin's Creed Syndicate, have been designed to make sense for the players and reflect the main narrative and goal.
"In Assassin’s Creed we tend to be very generous with the activities that players can engage in, but one of the things that we need to do to modernise the experience is to make sure that those activities make sense for the players – and this is something that we are working on this year,"
In Assassin's Creed Syndicate side missions will serve the main goal
Côté continues that the goal is to take back London, and each activity makes sense in the quest of the protagonist.
"Every activity that the player will do will make sense in the narrative quest of the protagonist,"
"The goal is to take back London, so all the activities that you will do in the open world will serve that as well as the main storyline.”
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.
The year is 1868. It’s the tail-end of the Industrial Revolution in London. Money is power and those who don’t have it are cast aside by society and left to rot. Many turn to a life of crime in order to survive. The Assassins have been forced out and the Templars now control every major enterprise in the city. Twin Assassins Jacob and Evie Frye take it upon themselves to steal London back by force, uniting the local gangs under one banner and conquering the city borough-by-borough.
Ubisoft’s full E3 lineup, including hands-on demos of the following games:
- Assassin’s Creed Syndicate: Set in London during the height of the Industrial Revolution, players will step into the shoes of twin Master Assassins, Jacob and Evie Frye. Fighting to liberate London, Jacob and Evie help define the birth of organised crime in an adventure filled with action, intrigue and brutal combat.
- Tom Clancy’s The Division: In this immersive online open-world action RPG, players will team up with other Division agents to reclaim New York City from the chaos of a deadly pandemic.
- Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege: Inspired by the reality of counter terrorist operatives across the world, Rainbow Six Siege invites players to master the art of destruction. Intense close quarter confrontations, high lethality, tactics, team play, and tension are at the center of the experience.