French video game giant Ubisoft is teaming up with a firm founded by actor Joseph Gordon-Levitt to crowd source material for a forthcoming title, the companies announced on Monday on the eve of the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3). The company also announced a new edition of its popular franchise, Assassin’s Creed. The upcoming game will be set in ancient Greece and will let you play as Alexios or Kassandra.
Beyond Good and Evil 2
Ubisoft has long tapped into feedback from players while designing games, but the latest step will allow some to make content woven into scenes.
An invitation to collaborate went live Monday on the website of Gordon-Levitt’s Hit Record, with the first project being to make music that one might hear on a space pirate radio station in Ubisoft’s “Beyond Good and Evil 2,” a science fiction shooter crafted to be a space opera.
“The point of Hit Record is for people to make things together,” he said. “This is the first time we are going to make assets going into a video game; which I think is really cool.”
“This is not just submitting songs,” he added. “We will be making the music together.”
Someone in one country may come up with a baseline, and another elsewhere the drum beat or various instrumentals, according to Gordon-Levitt.
Anyone whose work is feature in the game will get paid, although he didn’t specify how much.
Among other coming games shown off by Ubisoft was psychological thriller “Transference,” a collaboration with another Hollywood star Elijah Wood, which will see players grapple with twists and mysteries in a deranged mind.
Wood who described himself as an avid gamer, promised during the event that the game “will leave you with haunting memories long after you put down the controller.”
Assassin’s Creed Odyssey
Ubisoft also provided glimpses of an eagerly-awaited sequel to its history-based adventure franchise “Assassin’s Creed” set in Greece during the time of Socrates, and roused the crowd with a marching band and colourfully garbed performers introducing a new entry to the hit “Just Dance” dancing game franchise.
“Find uncharted locations, uncover hidden treasures, or fight your way through entire fleets in naval battles. Customize the look of your ship, upgrade weaponry to suit your strengths, and recruit crewmembers with unique perks, tailoring naval combat to your style,” says Ubisoft on its website.
“From the heights of snowy mountain peaks to the depths of the Aegean Sea, explore an entire country full of untamed environments and cities at the peak of Greece’s Golden Age. Unexpected encounters will breathe life into your story as you meet colorful characters, battle vicious mercenaries, and more.”
Watch the game play below: