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UPDATE: Supposed Assassin's Creed Unity map image surfaces

Picture shows close approximation of historical Paris

An image of an Assassin's Creed cloth map appears to depict the game's rendering of Paris, indicating the massive scope of Assassin's Creed Unity's playable area.

The image from fansite Access the Animus shows a vintage-style cloth map of the city. Reddit users posted a comparison of the image to a late 18th/early 19th century map of the real Paris, showing a nearly 1:1 inclusion of everything from tiny blocks to massive monuments.

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The map was included as part of a gift package given to series collaborators.

UPDATE: A Ubisoft representative has clarified that the map is not meant to reflect the in-game world:

"While the cloth map, which actually wraps a paperweight guillotine, reflects historical Paris, it is not meant be an in-game representation. That said, we are excited about the scope and scale of Paris in Assassin's Creed Unity that gamers will be able to explore on October 28."

Assassin's Creed Unity lead writer Travis Stout said on an official podcast that he believes Paris will be 50 per cent larger than Assassin's Creed III's frontier, "the largest single city we have ever done for an Assassin's Creed game".

The Assassin's Creed Unity release date is October 28 on PC, PS4 and Xbox One. The game is the first in the series to feature four-player co-op, while it drops the competitive multiplayer modes included in past titles.

For more on the game, check out this off-screen footage of an Assassin's Creed Unity demo given at San Diego Comic-Con in July.

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