What the duck?
Ubisoft has flown a bald eagle over London for a bird’s-eye view of the UK’s capital.
The eggciting stunt is to celebrate the release of Assassin’s Creed Syndicate later this month and showcase Eagle Vision, a tool enabling players to have “an Eagle-Eyed perspective and vision to locate enemies and key features at distance.”
Here’s the video — looks incredible, right?
The bird was equipped with a 4K camera attached to its back to offer “stunning, never before seen footage” and launched from the Walkie Talkie (20 Fenchurch Street) 35th floor Sky Garden (492 feet above ground level), Sushi Samba at The Heron Tower (792 feet), Trafalgar Square, City Hall and The Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre. Chris O’Donnell and his 29-year-old Bald Eagle, Sidney, were recruited to make the filming concept a reality.
“An Eagle has never been flown to this extent in an urban environment, so this was a very exciting project to be involved in. 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 is out on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One on October 23, 2015, and on PC on November 19, 2015.
Didn’t like my yokes? Hawkward. No need to talon on me for quacking you up, though — owl see myself out.