This is London. That’s the theme of this new video from Ubisoft for Assassin’s Creed Syndicate.
We get a look at a game of cricket in the park, a proper pub, and Big Ben, but also at the industrial machinery helping to fuel all of this. Green and bright reds offset the brown grunginess inherent to that era. Throughout the video we get glimpses of Jacob and Evie Frye, the game’s protagonists, as they navigate the city. It adds a nice sense of scale to some scenes, showing us just how big the city will end up being.
Sped up shots give us a look at the day and night cycles and at the less realistic but more easily computed crowds. They’re less dense, but less likely to bury the framerate the way they did in Unity.
Assassin’s Creed Syndicate hits PlayStation 4 and Xbox One on October 23 and PC on November 19.