Although this video does not provide anything much in the way of previewing in-game content, Ubisoft have shared a new and fairly ambitious filming project they undertook to promote Assassin’s Creed Syndicate.
Providing viewers with a literal “Eagle Eye” view of London, a Bald Eagle was flown over London, launched from some of the cities most iconic and tallest buildings with a 4K camera attached to its back. This project was undertaken to highlight the ‘Eagle Vision’ system in Assassin’s Creed games, which allows players to have an Eagle-Eyed perspective and vision to locate enemies and key features at a distance. While it is a shame that all the potential footage gathered was refined into just two and a half minutes, what is provided looks stunning.
Launch points used for the Eagle flights in this video include: the Walkie Talkie (20 Fenchurch Street) 35th floor Sky Garden (492 feet above ground level) and Sushi Samba at The Heron Tower (792 feet). Other landmark launch points included Trafalgar Square, City Hall and The Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre.
Falconry Expert Chris O’Donnell and his 29 year old Bald Eagle Sidney were recruited for this project. They had this to say on it:
An Eagle has never been flown to this extent in an urban environment, so this was a very exciting project to be involved in. Sidney is a Bald Eagle who is used to large crowds of people and was highly adaptable to a busy city environment. We developed a bespoke harness and fitting for the camera and spent months testing it for comfort and stability. We had good flying conditions, incredible launch points and the footage we captured was utterly remarkable.
For a closer look at this project, you can find a Making Of video below:
Set for release on the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, Assassin’s Creed Syndicate is set to arrive on store shelves starting October 23 2015. A PC release is set to closely follow.