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Ubisoft wants the public to help playtest Assassin's Creed Syndicate, give feedback

Michael McWhertor is a journalist with more than 17 years of experience covering video games, technology, movies, TV, and entertainment.

A chance to play the next Assassin's Creed game early may be coming to a city near you. Ubisoft is taking the next game in the franchise, Assassin's Creed Syndicate, on a "playtest road show" in an attempt to gather player feedback in advance of the title's launch this fall.

Ubisoft says participants will get to play Assassin's Creed Syndicate and "share their feedback directly with the development team, ultimately making an impact on the final game." After last year's Assassin's Creed Unity, which had its share of technical issues and received mixed reviews, it sounds like Ubisoft is concerned with implementing feedback earlier rather than later.

The first stop on the game's road show will be Los Angeles, California during E3. Interested players can go hands-on with the game, as long as they meet certain requirements. From Ubisoft:

If you'll be in the Los Angeles area on June 17, you can join the Playtest Road Show by sending an email to Simply send over your name, age, and a brief summary of your experience playing Assassin's Creed games (100 words or less). An E3 badge is not required to participate. Please note that participants must be 17 years of age or older. Once we select the Playtest Road Show participants, we will provide appointment times for the event. Transportation will not be provided to and from the Playtest Road Show, and participation will be subject to availability and verification of eligibility.

Additional playtest events will be happening "around the country," Ubisoft says. We'll update when Ubisoft details its plans to show off Assassin's Creed Syndicate elsewhere.

Assassin's Creed Syndicate will be released on Oct. 23 for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, with a Windows PC version coming sometime this fall.

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