Here’s what Victorian London in Assassin’s Creed Syndicate looks like
The various teams responsible for the Assassin’s Creed games love to do their research when it comes to locations. It isn’t just a simple matter of digitally recreating an old map, the cities are as detailed as the games can make them, and that trend continues.
Take Assassin’s Creed Unity’s Paris. There were some liberties taken, of course, but the developers recreated the city as much as they could within the confines of a game. Famous locations were intricately recreated, different sections of the city were architecturally diverse, and even the people were different based on their neighborhoods.
Some of that was only possible thanks to the additional power of the new generation of consoles, but the series has always done its homework. Take New York City, which was depicted in two games, Assassin’s Creed III and Assassin’s Creed Rogue.
Both versions of the city were built based on maps of the from the two eras (the 1750-1760s in Rogue, and the later American Revolutionary years in ACIII), but both are slightly different to match the times. The Caribbean in Black Flag is also painstakingly detailed.
That leads us to Assassin’s Creed Syndicate and the Victorian London setting of 1868, which is seen below.
The Victorian London in Assassin’s Creed lore will consist of seven boroughs, and each borough will have its own identity and feel. The video doesn’t focus on any one area in particular, but it does show a lot of variety.
London at the time was in the midst of the Industrial Revolution. The world was changing thanks to technology, and London was the pivot. It was also a time of class change, as the people without aristocratic ties or wealth began to have a voice. That led to a varied populace.
That’s another discussion though, and how that actually plays out will be interesting to see.
It’s been a big few weeks for the Assassin’s Creed property beginning with the first look at Michael Fassbender as the assassin Aguilar in the upcoming movie. Shortly after, more details of the film were revealed.
The movie won’t come out until December 21, 2016, but you can check out the next entry in the series when Assassin’s Creed Syndicate is released on October 23 for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, with the PC version due out on November 19.