Why No French Accents in Assassin's Creed Unity? This is Why

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Assassins creed unity Paris With Assassin's Creed Unity, it's strange that a game set in Paris, France, during the French revolution actually has no characters with French accents, but developer Ubisoft has a good but not so obvious reason for sticking with the American English accent As Assassin's Creed Unity creative director Alex Amancio explains, "The idea is that the Animus is translating everything into the language you're playing in. That’s why, since you're an Anglophone, you’re hearing all the dialogue and cinematics in English,” Amancio said. “It would really make no sense for there to be a French accent because that would mean that this French character is trying to address you in accented English. Everyone in the game is not trying to speak English for your benefit." That's a very plausible reason, if not a bit too convenient. It's a shame because having all characters speaking perfect English undermines the game's otherwise impressive feeling of immersion. We surmise that the reason why the French accent was eschewed has to do with primary market for Assassin's Creed Unity -- North America. Ubisoft didn't want to risk making the game too 'foreign' for its most lucrative target audience. Let us know if you agree or disagree by leaving a comment. RELATED STORY: Assassin's Creed Unity is a very non-linear game

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