No Competitive Multiplayer in Assassin’s Creed: Unity - Ubisoft Explains Why
Written Friday, June 20, 2014 By Lee BradleyView author's profile
Assassin’s Creed: Unity will not feature competitive multiplayer for the first time since Assassin’s Creed: Brotherhood. Here’s Ubisoft explaining why.
Speaking to Gaming Bolt at E3 2014, Assassin’s Creed: Unity level designer Bruno St-André said, “We made choices on the game early on that we’re going for the shared experience.”
“This meant that we developed core mechanics more on cooperation instead of confrontation. So we put a-lot of effort into redefining the fights so that multiple players can actually engage in them and have a better strategy against the AI, which reacts differently each time. Same thing for navigation and same thing for the stealth.
“All of our effort and our decisions were based on this topic. We really wanted to be focused on that.”
“It’s been six years since I am on the brand. I’ve worked on Assassin’s Creed 2, Brotherhood, Revelation, Liberation and then Unity. It’s been asked nearly every year by the fans to be able to play co-op and finally were able to deliver it with next-gen consoles.
“That was really our focus and we’re heading strong in that direction.”
Assassin's Creed: Unity's four-player co-op was officially unveiled at E3 2014 with a brand new gameplay trailer. We've embedded it below. Assassin's Creed: Unity hits Xbox One and PS4 from October 28th.