French multinational video game developer Ubisoft has already confirmed that the next installment in the Assassin's Creed franchise would be Assassin's Creed Unity, which currently is in development. Other than releasing pre-alpha game footage, Ubisoft did not reveal much information on the game but some leaks are providing new details.
New Assassin's Creed Unity Screenshot/Art Work Allegedly Leaked - Shows New Assassin Carrying Altair’s Dagger
About a month ago, some leaked images for next-gen Assassin's Creed title code-named Unity surfaced on the internet, showing a new assassin walking around in Paris. The new assassin is apparently called Arno. On March 21, following the leaks, Ubisoft confirmed that Assassin's Creed Unity does exists and it has been in development for more than three years. Ubisoft also confirmed that Assassin's Creed Unity would release only on PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One in Q4 2014.
Yesterday, a YouTube user named watchdogs xwk uploaded about half-minute long video showing a new allegedly leaked screenshot of Assassin's Creed Unity. The video was immediately taken down via copyright claim by Ubisoft itself. This sudden action by Ubisoft conceivably hinted that the leaked image was legitimate. Reddit user wq0326 successfully took a snapshot before the video was taken down.
A Facebook page named as Access The Animus later posted the snapshot and the admin of the page also notified that the character visible in the screenshot is apparently carrying Altair’s dagger strapped to his back. Later, NeoGAF user Endless found a clearer version of the leaked screenshot which looks more like a piece of concept art. The map and the commands sections on the screenshot are blacked out. Both the screenshots can be seen at the end of the post.
The main origin of the leaked Assassin's Creed Unity screenshot is unknown but comparatively, the environment shown in the screenshot looks similar to ones' that were shown in the official screenshots revealed by Ubisoft. However legitimacy of the leaked screenshot has not been confirmed officially.
DualShockers reached out to Ubisoft for confirmation on the legitimacy of the leaked screenshot but Ubisoft Communication Manager Alberto Ziello refused to leave a comment by saying: "Of course I saw the picture published on the web. We don’t comment on rumors or speculation on unofficial material. We’ll share official gameplay pictures of Assassin’s Creed Unity over the coming months."