After being skeptical about a more modern setting, our hands-on Assassins Creed Syndicate preview proved the series was headed in the right direction. A new year marks a new upcoming release of Assassins Creed. This series is one of the most beloved games of this generation. There has always been this cool feeling lingering behind the cape of every assassin in this series. This year marked a new turn for Assassins Creed with Assassins Creed Syndicate. The new turn came in the announcement of a much more modern time period in which the game was to take place.