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LoyalACFan
10-30-2014, 03:25 AM
Fair warning, this is a piece of concept art that appears to show a specific moment in the game. Depending on your interpretation of what's happening in this scene, it could be considered a spoiler, but personally I don't think it's actually depicting what your initial reaction thinks it's depicting. It's... hard to explain without actually telling you what it is, so if you're very sensitive to even potential spoilers, turn away, if not, open the tag.

http://img3.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20141028155618/assassinscreed/images/3/31/ACU_Winter_Duel_-_Concept_Art.jpg

Gut reaction says this is Elise fighting Arno, but the guy seems too short to be him and he's not wearing Assassin garb. The ponytail is the only similarity.

Now, the big takeaway here is that there's snow on the ground and icicles on the ceilings. Are we returning to a summer/winter cycle? Is this just a one-off mission outside the main map e.g. GTA5's North Yankton prologue? Or is it just a concept that has no bearing on the game at all? This is official concept art I found on the wiki so I don't THINK I'm in the wrong posting it here (it's not a leak as far as I can tell, it's been up for over a day) but if it is don't ban me pls. I put like three separate spoiler warnings ahead of it.

Fatal-Feit
10-30-2014, 03:57 AM
It seems an early concept art, before AC:3 was released. That would not only explain the character designs but the snow/ice because the artist/developers thought AC:3's seasons were going to be a thing in the future games.

Wolfmeister1010
10-30-2014, 04:14 AM
I saw one bit of concept from the first IGN making of video I think it was where in a co op mission there was ice and snow in the concept for it. someone can try to find it guess

Ureh
10-30-2014, 04:19 AM
Has to do with the weather but I'm putting it in spoilers just to be safe:
I remember an article or something - on access the animus, I think - mentioning that there'll be "dynamic" snow (and other types of weather). So basically like AC3 where there'll be light snow showers to heavy blankets of storms which can be used to mask your approach, but I'm not sure if the seasons will change seamlessly without a loading screen. So I'm just gonna pretend that each sequence has 1 season (maybe 2 at most) .

Namikaze_17
10-30-2014, 04:52 AM
Looks Good. And most likely...or at least as an option or for a Mission or two. But Snow In Paris would be amazing...

Megas_Doux
10-30-2014, 05:14 AM
I have been there in winter...Please Ubi, take advantage of it!!!!!!!

VestigialLlama4
10-30-2014, 06:54 AM
Fair warning, this is a piece of concept art that appears to show a specific moment in the game. Depending on your interpretation of what's happening in this scene, it could be considered a spoiler, but personally I don't think it's actually depicting what your initial reaction thinks it's depicting. It's... hard to explain without actually telling you what it is, so if you're very sensitive to even potential spoilers, turn away, if not, open the tag.

http://img3.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20141028155618/assassinscreed/images/3/31/ACU_Winter_Duel_-_Concept_Art.jpg

Gut reaction says this is Elise fighting Arno, but the guy seems too short to be him and he's not wearing Assassin garb. The ponytail is the only similarity.

Now, the big takeaway here is that there's snow on the ground and icicles on the ceilings. Are we returning to a summer/winter cycle? Is this just a one-off mission outside the main map e.g. GTA5's North Yankton prologue? Or is it just a concept that has no bearing on the game at all? This is official concept art I found on the wiki so I don't THINK I'm in the wrong posting it here (it's not a leak as far as I can tell, it's been up for over a day) but if it is don't ban me pls. I put like three separate spoiler warnings ahead of it.

Paris actually has very diverse weather. Cold winters, hot summers and a little rain in between.

Moreover, I think seasonal changes will reflect the fact that during the Revolution, they introduced the new Revolutionary Calendar, where months were named after seasons. So a Foggy Month (Brumaire), a Snow Month (Nivose), a rainy month (Pluviose) or Spring (Prairial) was reflected in the names of the months itself. It was an attempt to turn the old Gods and Goddesses named Gregorian Calendar into something less to do with Gods and more to do with natural scientific conditions.

So, seasonal changes would definitely be fitting in the game.

m4r-k7
10-30-2014, 12:47 PM
I really want rain storms (like there were in AC 4 - they were absolutely astonishing) and snow would be absolutely epic. Also want a lot of mist and fog for that atmospheric feel!

Really hoping they make use of different weather!

oliacr
10-30-2014, 01:57 PM
Why not? It was gorgeous in AC3. So I hope there will be snow.

RinoTheBouncer
10-30-2014, 02:28 PM
It would be amazing to have changing seasons. I mean wouldn’t it be epic to see the wind blowing through the city as you play, and the trees start to sway and some even break, or it suddenly starts snowing and the snow accumulates on the floor. I think it would make the game very realistic and atmospheric and it’s possible with the PS4 technology. Imagine the amazing particle effects used to simulate snow, rain, wind or even sandstorms if we ever got to Egypt or Iraq in an AC game.

m4r-k7
10-30-2014, 02:38 PM
It would be amazing to have changing seasons. I mean wouldn’t it be epic to see the wind blowing through the city as you play, and the trees start to sway and some even break, or it suddenly starts snowing and the snow accumulates on the floor. I think it would make the game very realistic and atmospheric and it’s possible with the PS4 technology. Imagine the amazing particle effects used to simulate snow, rain, wind or even sandstorms if we ever got to Egypt or Iraq in an AC game.

This will come eventually. I don't see it happening with Unity as they don't have much experience with these new consoles yet, but as time progresses, I am sure we will see these sorts of particle effects. Sand storms in Egypt would be legendary..

RinoTheBouncer
10-30-2014, 02:44 PM
This will come eventually. I don't see it happening with Unity as they don't have much experience with these new consoles yet, but as time progresses, I am sure we will see these sorts of particle effects. Sand storms in Egypt would be legendary..

I really hope it does take the end of this console generation’s life cycle to see it happening. Egypt would be epic. Imagine an Assassin like the Prince from PoP4, covering his face when sandstorms hit and you might need to activate Eagle Vision to find your way in the vast deserts! Pacmanate and I once talked about this and we both went crazy over the idea hehe.

m4r-k7
10-30-2014, 02:53 PM
I really hope it does take the end of this console generation’s life cycle to see it happening. Egypt would be epic. Imagine an Assassin like the Prince from PoP4, covering his face when sandstorms hit and you might need to activate Eagle Vision to find your way in the vast deserts! Pacmanate and I once talked about this and we both went crazy over the idea hehe.

That would be absolutely epic!!

Kind of like this (but with more wind and sand blowing in the air)

http://www.esperino.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/04/Uncharted-3.jpg

And horse riding across landscapes like this

http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-iP0zkYqkH9M/TrMAPAcGrrI/AAAAAAAAAXs/WAKi19duJUM/s1600/uncharted3tvspot1_610.jpg

How in the world did Naughty Dog achieve this on the PS3 haha

Farlander1991
10-30-2014, 02:59 PM
How in the world did Naughty Dog achieve this on the PS3 haha

Developer experience with PS3 platform (meaning they can optimize for it quite capably) + the fact that, ultimately, it's a linear action-game meaning more control over what player sees and where they go/can go.

Even naughty dog would have big troubles creating open world of that quality on PS3.

Megas_Doux
10-30-2014, 03:37 PM
That would be absolutely epic!!

How in the world did Naughty Dog achieve this on the PS3 haha

I dont have a PS4 yet, however the Uncharted sequel will make me buy one....

Back on topic:

http://id.educationaltravel.com/Portals/2/Users/Pins-June_ParisSnow.jpg

Please Ubi!!!!!

Namikaze_17
10-30-2014, 04:00 PM
I dont have a PS4 yet, however the Uncharted sequel will make me buy one....

Back on topic:

http://id.educationaltravel.com/Portals/2/Users/Pins-June_ParisSnow.jpg

Please Ubi!!!!!

+1

KG_NOx
10-30-2014, 06:53 PM
http://img3.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20141028155618/assassinscreed/images/3/31/ACU_Winter_Duel_-_Concept_Art.jpg

Gut reaction says this is Elise fighting Arno, but the guy seems too short to be him and he's not wearing Assassin garb. The ponytail is the only similarity.

Recently Ubisoft Brazil release a small part of the novel (one chapter) starring elise, i don't know if u ever read it, but...
This concept art could be showing elise's mother (Julie) confronting the guy who were following them while julie and elise was in the carriage after her mother bought some shoes in Paris.

jayjay275
10-30-2014, 06:56 PM
I hope we have snow, because we need it...

P.S: Have we gotten any footage of rain in Unity yet?

m4r-k7
10-30-2014, 07:03 PM
P.S: Have we gotten any footage of rain in Unity yet?

Yea and it was pretty dissapointing. It didn't seem as "powerful" as it was in AC 4 in terms of effects. I know the Carribean storms are more than they are in France, but I really loved the rain in AC 4!

At 2:04


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fJSwP8xXt2U&list=UUwsLXInOtJM01ZCslCeuWxQ

SixKeys
10-30-2014, 07:44 PM
And horse riding across landscapes like this

http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-iP0zkYqkH9M/TrMAPAcGrrI/AAAAAAAAAXs/WAKi19duJUM/s1600/uncharted3tvspot1_610.jpg

How in the world did Naughty Dog achieve this on the PS3 haha

We were almost there once already...


http://www.thelittlenerd.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/07/Assassins-Creed-Canyon-Wallpaper-Custom-Art.jpg

Namikaze_17
10-30-2014, 07:52 PM
That art still amazes me to this day...

Hans684
10-30-2014, 09:32 PM
We were almost there once already...


http://www.thelittlenerd.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/07/Assassins-Creed-Canyon-Wallpaper-Custom-Art.jpg

Would love a AC during that time again, maybe with young Al Mualim as protagonist.

Farlander1991
10-30-2014, 09:36 PM
Yea and it was pretty dissapointing. It didn't seem as "powerful" as it was in AC 4 in terms of effects. I know the Carribean storms are more than they are in France, but I really loved the rain in AC 4!

At 2:04


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fJSwP8xXt2U&list=UUwsLXInOtJM01ZCslCeuWxQ

AC3 and 4 have different states of weather (AC3 has 3 states of rain and 3 states of snowing of different strength and density, and AC4 I think has got 4 states of raining), it could just be the smallest state in ACU.

LoyalACFan
11-03-2014, 02:09 AM
That would be absolutely epic!!

Kind of like this (but with more wind and sand blowing in the air)

http://www.esperino.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/04/Uncharted-3.jpg

And horse riding across landscapes like this

http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-iP0zkYqkH9M/TrMAPAcGrrI/AAAAAAAAAXs/WAKi19duJUM/s1600/uncharted3tvspot1_610.jpg

How in the world did Naughty Dog achieve this on the PS3 haha

MGS5 is going to blow your mind.