Tobii Eye Tracking Partners with Ubisoft

Tobii, the global leader in eye tracking, will showcase innovations that will shape how consumers redefine their computing experience during the 2016 International Consumer Electronics Show (CES). Through a partnership with Ubisoft, entirely new gaming experiences will be added to Assassin’s Creed Syndicate, letting gamers aim, shoot and zipline with their eyes. MSI will also start shipments of the world’s first consumer notebook with integrated eye tracking in early 2016. Attendees can go hands-on with Tobii’s award winning experiences, including Assassin’s Creed Syndicate and the MSI GT72 Dominator Pro Tobii, by visiting its booth at Tech West #71939 in the Sands Expo Center, Jan. 6-9. read more

INTERVIEW with Assassin’s Creed Syndicate Composer Austin Wintory

Gaming Cypher has had the pleasure of interviewing with music composer, Austin Wintory of Ubisoft’s Assassin’s Creed Syndicate.

What has been your biggest challenge so far with Assassin’s Creed Syndicate?

I would say the biggest challenge was creating a musical aesthetic which was very economical and nimble, and by that I mean it relied on a very simple set of basic ingredients that would then be sustainable over the course of a game that is easily 20-30 or more hours long. So, in looking at the game I was struck by the idea of a intimate chamber score that achieves power through how close and visceral it gets and not by how towering and epic it gets. So I was relying on a small number of musicians playing a
very specific kind of very difficult music, including crazy waltzes and things like that. And it can be difficult for things like that to not wear out their welcome, so I was constantly having to find ways to introduce new subtle colors and vary the palette as much as possible. All, of course, while staying authentic to what the game seemed to need. And on top of that, by hopefully doing something a bit different from the prior AC titles, which was what Ubisoft was specifically interested in. read more

gamescom 2015: Assassin’s Creed Syndicate Evie Gameplay Demo

Ubisoft has released a new Assassin’s Creed Syndicate Evie gameplay demo as well as new screenshots at gamescom 2015.

Features

  • THE FIRST ASSASSIN AT THE BIRTH OF THE MODERN AGE As the brash, rebellious Jacob Frye, put up your dukes and take enemies on with lightning-fast multikills and countermoves. Use improved stealth tactics to elude your enemies and unleash your arsenal of weapons, including the kukri knife, brass knuckles, and sword cane. Utilise new technology like the rope launcher to scale buildings in seconds and take your enemies by surprise.
  • TRAVERSE THE FAST-PACED WORLD OF INDUSTRIAL LONDON From Buckingham Palace to Big Ben, fight and triumph across the massive open world of Victorian London. Use parkour across moving vehicles to track down enemies or escape after a daring raid, hijack carriages to engage in a no-holds-barred street race, or blaze a trail of destruction aboard steamboats along the River Thames.
  • TAKE OVER THE LONDON UNDERWORLD With Jacob as the leader, gamers can establish Great Britain’s fiercest gang, the only force that can challenge the elite and defeat rival gangs to bring freedom to the oppressed masses. Enemy strongholds can be infiltrated by using an arsenal of weapons to dominate London’s underworld. From robbing trains to rescuing child laborers, players will stop at nothing to bring justice to London’s dangerous streets.
  • MASTER THE ART OF STEALTH AS EVIE FRYE Play as Jacob’s twin sister Evie, a relentless Assassin who has perfected the silent, swift and stealthy strike. Use parkour to navigate across the immense open world using your status in London’s leading gang to change the city for the better.

Here are the new screenshots:

And, here is the new Evie gameplay video:

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Assassin’s Creed Syndicate Gameplay Walkthrough Video

Developer Ubisoft has released a new gameplay walkthrough video for Assassin’s Creed Syndicate.

Assassin’s Creed Syndicate takes place in London, 1868 during the Industrial Revolution. This is an age of invention and prosperity, built on the backs of working class slaves. As gangster assassin Jacob Frye, you will recruit your gang to fight for justice on behalf of the oppressed working class. Lead the underworld to take back London in a visceral adventure filled with action, intrigue and brutal combat. read more