Friday, September 26, 2014

Assassin's Creed on Street View

Last month a a Street View tour of Mars, Venus and the Moon was unleashed to promote the release of the upcoming, online multiplayer first-person shooter video game 'Destiny'. The Destiny Planet View Street View tour allows you to explore and preview the game world of Destiny using interactive panoramas powered by Google Maps Street View.

Ubisoft has now entered similar territory by releasing a Street View tour of Paris in order to promote the Parisian based Assassin's Creed Unity. Project Widow takes you on a night-time tour of modern day Paris. As you tour the Street Views of modern day Paris you can click on markers to learn about the causes of the French Revolution.

Whereas the Destiny Planet View promotion provided a tour of the Destiny game world, allowing you to preview the graphics of the game, Project Widow is more of a tour of present day Paris. The tour is in fact more similar to the recent Google Night Walk, a narrated Street View tour of Marseilles at night.

However as you walk around the modern day Paris at night in Project Widow you can actually find yourself suddenly transported to the game of Assassin Creed Widow. So far I've found one Street View panorama which seems to be taken from the game (screenshot above). I'm sure if you explore Project Widow yourself you will find more panoramas taken from the game.

Hat-tip: Google Street View World

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