“Assassin’s Creed Syndicate” took a while to complete, but there's an explanation. Given fans' requests for early Victorian London to be the setting for the Assassins, it appears that hardware was the reason we had to wait so long for the game.

Creative Director Marc Alexis Cote revealed in an interview via the Official Xbox Magazine that achieving the experience in Victorian London required the power of the PS4 and Xbox One to make it possible. As reported by Gamepur, Cote explained that the streets, the crowd and the setting can only be accommodated in the detail that they wanted when using the current-gen consoles and PC of today. He cites one of the iconic locations in “Assassin’s Creed Syndicate” as one of the examples as to why the wait was necessary.

“You just have to take a look at the Thames as well. The Thames was filled with boats, which is something I’m really excited for our players to see, because they are as exciting as all other vehicles,” said Cote as quoted by Gamepur.

Ubisoft is also gearing up for the San Diego Comic-Con, where the “Assassin’s Creed” experience is set to take the stage once again. Per the announcement via the UbiBlog, fans can now enjoy the parkour course on its second year at Comic-Con. The experience will include a bragging rights-worthy shot at the Leap of Faith.

Fans who will be preordering “Assassin’s Creed Syndicate” at the site will get the Rooks Initiation Kit, with all the materials needed to become a Rooks member. The “Assassin’s Creed” Experience site is located at the Martin Luther King Jr. Promenade, and will run from July 9-12.

“Assassin’s Creed Syndicate” will also be getting the spotlight on July 10, during a panel to held from 2-3 p.m. Dubbed the “Assassin’s Creed Syndicate: It’s time for a bloody ruckus!” panel, this will feature an hourlong session with Paul Amos and Victoria Atkin, who lend their voices to twin protagonists Jacob and Evie Frye, and “Assassin’s Creed Syndicate” creative director Cote.

“Assassin’s Creed Syndicate” is set for release on the PS4, Xbox One and PC on Oct. 23. Preorders are already available, alongside collector’s editions and incentives.

"Assassin's Creed Syndicate" trailer (Credit: YouTube/Ubisoft)