10 Upcoming Open World Games We're Most Excited For

10. Assassin's Creed: Unity

Assassin's Creed: Unity marks the seventh instalment in the now-annual franchise, and the first to be released on solely next generation consoles (a companion game for PS3/360 is also supposedly in development). Featuring a new assassin as the protagonist, Unity will take place in the late 1700s during the turbulent times of the French Revolution, meaning landmarks like the Eiffel Tower and the Notre Dame Cathedral will likely make an appearance as climbable buildings. While all of the Assassin's Creed games have been open world so far, the various settings are definitely at different levels of quality. The highlight so far is Black Flag, which featured a completely open Caribbean Sea to navigate with a host of side activities planted on many different islands. The power of next generation consoles means that Unity could muster up a gigantic game world, maybe even one that covers a majority of France. An open world that combines the city gameplay used to great effect in AC2/Brotherhood/Revelations with an updated version of the "frontier" from AC3 would be a wonder to play in, and stuffing it with assassin contracts, guild missions, and other various easter eggs would ensure that players spend large amounts of hours in the game once they finish the story. Look for Unity in late 2014, likely in late October or early November.

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