New Assassin's Creed Empire details?

#1
- The next game will be a sort of prequel for the franchise.

- It's set in Ancient Egypt.

- You play as a Former Slave.

- The Main Character is a Distant Ancestor of Altair.

- It's being developed by the team that brought us Assassin's Creed: Black Flag. (Ubisoft Montreal)

- The Character has slightly darker skin than we have previously seen for a main character.

- The world is over three times larger than that of Assassin's Creed: Black Flag.

- The game will feature Desert Mirages.

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I guess there is no chance to know if the info is fake or not but sound legit to me.
 
#6
Something about this bullet point is hilarious to me.
I think there was a guy on GAF raging about how the main character looked white. Good news for him then?

I just really want a good story about the modern world and the happenings with Those Who Came Before. They really dropped the ball with that part of the story.
 

Holundrian

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#10
The black flag team gives me some hope for it + I haven't played one since black flag so I might be in the mood for it come fall/winter.
I'm worried about 3 times larger given that the Ubisoft school of open world design has tired out and needs some sort of revamp to breath freshness into it.
 
#11
- The world is over three times larger than that of Assassin's Creed: Black Flag.
Lovely. More Ubi openworld game design with needless rinse repeat tasks.

I do hope they put effort into focused sidequest and contextually driven meaningful tasks. Again, these openworld games should be looking at Witcher 3 and Zelda as a template. Zelda climb anywhere would be perfect for this game. Add some challenge with a stamina ring.
 
#13
Most sound good but a huge ass world isn't necessarily better. Especially when it concerns a Ubi game, in my book.

For me to get really hyped for AC again it would need to completely overhaul the gameplay mechanics, the feeling and everything because I am so fed up with AC in general.
 
#15
Can't wait to climb to the stop of a pyramid, then leap of faith off it. Then fall down the side breaking every bone along the way
 
#18
- The world is over three times larger than that of Assassin's Creed: Black Flag.
Come on, man. Three times larger than an area we needed a ship to get around; are they going to give us an ancient Egyptian helicopter to get traverse this gigantic playable space?
 
#24
- It's being developed by the team that brought us Assassin's Creed: Black Flag. (Ubisoft Montreal)
so, the team who thought, it would be a great idea to make pirate ship stealth missions (!!!), I'm expecting the new one will have something like this:

 

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#25
When are they going to officially announce this game? Thought we'd be getting something by now.
 
#34
Announcement this week? Unity was announced March 21. Black Flag March 1st. 3 in February. Syndicate's the outlier(May), but it was sent to die so... I'd expect Empire to get announced sooner rather than later.
 

M1nty

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#36
- The world is over three times larger than that of Assassin's Creed: Black Flag.
Yay! More pointless Ubisoft open world activities to complete.

Seriously though, I really hope they make a good job of this one...
 
#40
Hopefully Ubi learned something from Witcher on how to make an engaging open world, but I'm more interested on the combat and stealth, that's where they need a full revamp.

Make it fresh and I will be there day one.
 
#43
Not that historic accuracy really means anything to Ubisoft, but doesn't ancient Egypt predate the actual brotherhood of assassins?
The historical one yes, but not the one in-game - in AC2 Brotherhood you find a statue of a Babylonian assassin under Monteriggioni.
 
#46
Come on, man. Three times larger than an area we needed a ship to get around; are they going to give us an ancient Egyptian helicopter to get traverse this gigantic playable space?
What's the issue? Zelda has a massive map, and you mostly go around by feet (and paraglider) since the horse is pointless.