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Ubisoft straps a camera to an eagle in London because Assassin’s Creed

The PR machine for Assassin’s Creed: Syndicate is in full force, with Ubisoft today releasing video of London’s skyline as captured by a soaring eagle.

Yep. Ubisoft strapped a camera to a bald eagle and let it fly around London. Check it out:

“An Eagle has never been flown to this extent in an urban environment, so this was a very exciting project to be involved in,” said falconry expert Chris O’Donnell.

“Sidney is a Bald Eagle who is used to large crowds of people and was highly adaptable to a busy city environment. We developed a bespoke harness and fitting for the camera and spent months testing it for comfort and stability. We had good flying conditions, incredible launch points and the footage we captured was utterly remarkable.”

Assassin’s Creed: Syndicate will be available later this month on Xbox One, PS4 and Windows PC. While Assassin twins Jacob and Evie possess eagle vision, we’re fairly certain they won’t have access to a bald eagle in Victorian-era London.

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