We all know that Ubisoft decided to turn around the setting of their upcoming Assassin’s Creed game from what they are usually about; this time Assassin’s Creed Unity is based around the French Revolution of the 18th century. However, did you ever wonder why exactly did they choose this specific era out of a shitload of other options?
In a UbiBLog interview that was held at the Comic Con 2014, Alex Amancio the creative director was talking to Gary Steinman where he explained their choice.
In his opinion, Assassin’s Creed Unity, being the first AC game for the latest generation was supposed to reiterate the core values of the series. This in turn is expected to be a game set in a large urban center, ‘arguably the most beautiful scene in the world’ and be ‘rich in history’ – the France of 18th century is all that.
He also went on to say that the core of the game’s story is not the revolution itself but the protagonist Arno, and the French Revolution from the perspective of his life. Objectives will overlap but at the heart it is a ‘redemption quest’ for Arno.
Check out the video above to know more about the setting of Assassin’s Creed Unity.