Assassin’s Creed Unity is a historical fiction action-adventure open world stealth video game developed by Ubisoft Montreal and published by Ubisoft. It was released in November 2014 for Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. It is the eighth major installment in the Assassin’s Creed series, and the successor to 2013’s Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag. It also has ties to Assassin’s Creed Rogue which was released for the previous generation consoles the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360, on the same date as Unity.
Set within Paris during the French Revolution, the single-player story follows Arno Dorian in his efforts to expose the true powers behind the Revolution. The game retains the series’ third-person open world exploration as well as introducing a revamped combat, parkour and stealth system. The game also introduces cooperative multiplayer to the Assassin’s Creed series, letting up to four players engage in narrative-driven missions and explore the open-world map.
Assassin’s Creed Unity received mixed reviews upon its release. Praise was aimed towards its visual upgrades and multiplayer-oriented format, while negative attention was drawn towards its weak storyline, unrefined gameplay, and numerous graphics issues and other bugs upon release. Because of the high amount of initial bugs, Ubisoft issued an apology; season pass sales were suspended, current season pass holders were offered a free digital copy of one of several recent Ubisoft games, and announced that the game’s first downloadable content campaign would be made available for free.
Assassin’s Creed Unity will be followed by Assassin’s Creed Syndicate, which takes place in Victorian era London, and is set for release in October 2015.