Assassin’s Creed Syndicate – Vehicle Gameplay Will Be A Game Changer

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.

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Cote explains in the interview:

“Any carriage that the player can see, they can interact with. They can hop on top of boats and trains to manipulate them to their advantage,”

“Vehicles are so intrinsic to the gameplay experience that they will profoundly change the way people play the game.”

Assassin's Creed Syndicate will allow players to drive through the streets in carriages

The player can take control of a carriage and drive through the streets, but can also jump across moving carriages to traverse through busy streets.

Cote clarifies,

“They are dynamic platforms that the player can jump on.”

Abducted or kidnapped NPC’s can be thrown into a carriage and carried away. Carriages can also serve as “moving hiding spots.” This is certainly a big change for the Assassin's Creed series, and it could prove to be what the franchise needs. Lets hope thatit works out for the best.

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.

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.

Ubisoft confirmed hat it will be showcasing new content from three of its titles at E3 2015 later this month. The Ubisoft E3 2015 Conference will take place on June 15, while the company will share its lineup at the Ubisoft booth from June 16 – 18 and extend the invitation to fans at the Uplay Lounge.

“ E3 is always a very special moment for the entire gaming community because we all come together to share our visions for the future of entertainment and reveal the games into which we’ve been pouring our energy and passion. The players’ excitement and feedback when they first experience what we’re developing is what motivates us the most,” said Yves Guillemot, co-founder and CEO, Ubisoft. “We love being a part of this great community, and our talented teams continue to take risks, push boundaries and offer more freedom and choice within our games so that we can create long-lasting, enriching experiences for the players.”

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.

We will bring you any new information on Ubisoft and E3 2015 as soon as it becomes available.



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