Ubisoft Used Real Eagles For Eagle Vision In Assassin’s Creed Syndicate

New footage shows that Ubisoft attached cameras to real eagles and flew them across the metropolis of London to help create Eagle vision in the forthcoming Assassin’s Creed Syndicate. It’s quite impressive, check out the video below.

The question is, why do they need Eagle Vision for London in 2015? The game is set in Victorian London which is quite different to the modern city. We have three theories:

  1. It’s a marketing stunt. The video has been shown on the BBC London news and the Sun has just tweeted it to their 880,000 followers, creating exposure for the game.
  2. They are trying to get a general feel of London around the more historical sites which existed back in Victorian times.
  3. They game is partially set in modern London and you get to clamber up the Shard. They’ve managed to keep secrets in previous games, could this be the big surprise?

Source: YouTube


  1. No.3 I hope. But I find it equally as satisfying when it scares the gulls off when it lands at the end.

  2. Maybe you find an edible plant, then you eat it, and that ‘turns you into an eagle’

  3. It’s impressive but it also seems a little bit unneccessary when their animators could probably just as easily simulate it.
    And then there was that video of a bird flying which went viral not so long ago..

  4. Probably a publicity stunt. Which has worked.

  5. It’s 1, a marketing stunt. If they wanted to do proper research they’d use a helicopter and/or drones.

    Unless they plan on letting the player control an eagle, in which case it would give them an idea of what it’s like.

  6. Hoping for some modern day moments. It looks phenomenal, I was lucky with Unity, I didn’t get any problems except one moment near the end when it lagged a little. ?

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