Assassin’s Creed: Unity Modern Sections Will Be Optional and Won’t Happen in Abstergo

By   /   Jun 25, 2014

Opposed to what we experienced in the last Black Flag title, Assassin’s Creed: Unity’s modern day sections will not be featured in the offices of Abstergo Entertainment.

The game’s Senior Producer Vincent Pontbriant confirmed this while speaking with GamesTM where he said the following:

We decided that you’re actually, you the player, are the pilot of the Animus. So you start the game and then at some point you get contacted by the Assassin order to explore the memories of Arno through the Animus, and basically figure stuff out for them in the present.

Similar to Black Flag, the modern day sections will be played out in first person in Unity. I personally found them really annoying, but that’s just me.

That said, Ubisoft has yet to clear as to how we get our hands on an Animus anyway, and our connection to the story.

On that note, Creative director Alex Amancio has said that all the modern sections will be purely optional and players won’t have to spend time roaming around in the present time if they don’t want to.

Additionally it has also been confirmed that Assassin’s Creed: Unity will feature no competitive multiplayer, something that has been included with every Assassin’s Creed title since Brotherhood. According to Ubisoft this is because the game already boasts the new four player co-op mode.

Assassin’s Creed: Unity is scheduled for release worldwide on October 28 for the PS4, Xbox One and PC.