Ubisoft has been playing defense with their backs up against the wall for quite some time, after revealing Assassin's Creed Unity. The company has finally moved past the somewhat controversial topics surrounding their upcoming game by unleashing a new trailer that decides to focus on the positive sides of Unity instead of everything else that the company has been criticized for.
The game was originally announced back in late March, giving gamers an idea of what they were to expect from the game. However, as the game continued to ramp up in the marketing leading into this past year's E3, things began to turn sour for Ubisoft.
The company was pelted with all sorts of criticisms for their showing of Assassin's Creed Unity during the press conferences of E3. There were two major problems that plagued Ubisoft's showing of the game, the first was that the game was labeled as being too violent and that there were more decapitated heads in the trailer than there were female presenters at E3. The other problem arose with the game's four-player co-op trailer. Many people criticized Ubisoft for not making a female character playable, and that it was discriminatory against the female gaming base.
Ubisoft put together a half-arsed rebuttal, but didn't point out the very obvious thing regarding the four-player co-op and why there were no female characters: you only see the main protagonist.
The game's multiplayer is handled just like Watch Dogs, where the player character is always the main character (since both single-player and multiplayer seamlessly tie-in together and are one and the same), and in the screens of other players your character appears to be someone else (or in slightly different clothing). In this way, even if you get to choose your character for others to see, you would never see the character you chose. Sadly, Ubisoft did a poor job of communicating that point across.
Of course, the flip-side is that some people simply stated that Ubisoft should have allowed one of the skins to be a female Assassin, so even if you couldn't see the player-character as anyone other than the main character of the game, Arno Dorian, other people could at least appreciate looking at a different character.
Regardless, the new trailer above only focuses on the positive feedback that the company has been receiving for Assassin's Creed Unity as they prep the game for a fall launch across the PS4, Xbox One and the PC. A different Assassin's Creed called Comet is expected to launch for the Xbox 360 and the PS3.
You can learn more about the upcoming, open-world game by paying a visit to the official website.
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