Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood
Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood Interview: Jean-Francois Boivin Talks ACB's Multiplayer
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While yesterday's interview with Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood's Associate Producer, Jean-Francois Boivin, focused on ACB's brotherhood mechanics. Today we turn our attention to the game's multiplayer.

After winning the "Best Online Multiplayer Game of the Show" award from the E3 critics panel this year, Boivin was obviously in an upbeat mood, but with Assassin's Creed's roots firmly locked in its single player, we ask the key question, does it detract from the single player?

Can we expect more modes? Is it here to stay? All these questions and more are answered by Boivin.

Check back tomorrow for the concluding part of the three part interview where we look at the franchise and Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood as a whole.


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Comment #1 by Gotham
Saturday, July 17, 2010 @ 09:11:40 PM
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Very nice.

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Comment #2 by Blue Thunder28
Saturday, July 17, 2010 @ 09:12:18 PM
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Really hope this game ends up being fun. I bet it's so amazing. :) the multiplayer i mean.

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Comment #3 by Der HellRazor
Saturday, July 17, 2010 @ 09:17:09 PM
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This will probably be the game of the year

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Comment #4 by Aussie27Legend
Saturday, July 17, 2010 @ 09:38:24 PM
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I'm still very skeptical if this will work. Too bad I won't get to play the Beta, thus I won't be buying the game.

Nice one Ubisoft.

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Comment #5 by xbox malex
Saturday, July 17, 2010 @ 10:36:30 PM
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gonna be sick

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Comment #6 by Crims0nPenguin
Saturday, July 17, 2010 @ 11:02:03 PM
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I'm thinking about it, I'll definitely give it a look if there are no annoying multiplayer achievements, but the thing about Assassins Creed that drew me in was its campaign, if the game fails at that, then it would be a serious let down.

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Comment #7 by Assasin6367
Saturday, July 17, 2010 @ 11:29:55 PM
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Even if it has an okay multiplayer but an awesome campaign ill still buy this game

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Comment #8 by Ironhand
Sunday, July 18, 2010 @ 12:42:36 AM
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Webb, can you correct me if I'm wrong here but isn't this Ubisoft testing the multiplayer waters for future Assassin Creed games? I just speculate since Assassin's Creed 2 came out less than a year ago.

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Comment #9 by Kisushima
Sunday, July 18, 2010 @ 01:45:23 AM
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@4. Why not, try it around a friends when the game comes out..? It's called being social. If you like it, you could buy it. If you try it and you don't, then oh well. Jeez, people are so linear in thinking about games nowadays..

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Comment #10 by gerowniko
Sunday, July 18, 2010 @ 02:55:00 AM
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@#9 Not only in games ;)

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Comment #11 by the Doodler
Sunday, July 18, 2010 @ 03:04:05 AM
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I think coop should be added to the multiplayer; that way it would be more fun.

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Comment #12 by Mister Spraggsy
Sunday, July 18, 2010 @ 03:30:15 AM
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I agree i always keep an open mind about buying games. I don't evan listen to reviews. If i like the look of a game i will get it and then decide if i do or dont like it.

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Comment #13 by Its Fooga
Sunday, July 18, 2010 @ 06:12:47 AM
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It looked good on paper but from what I'm seeing the multiplayer looks like it's going to end up being pretty bad. People get disguises? So it's basically going to be about "Who gets impatient first and runs around looking for the other player". On average I'm betting that most games with stubborn people will end with the winner having one to two kills, and the loser having like 1 to nothing. It looks like it's going to be annoying to find other people since essentially you can look like anyone.

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Comment #14 by Aussie27Legend
Sunday, July 18, 2010 @ 06:54:04 AM
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@9 - I don't get how your post applies: A). I don't have a PS3 so there isn't gonna be a chance for me to try this out and B). How is being social got anything to do with this? The game isn't local multiplayer anyways, so I don't get how that factors into your arguement.

And I'm not being close minded, from what I've seen of the game at E3 (obviously not physically) I don't think I would get into the way the multiplayer works. I'm happy playing Assassin's Creed 2 (which I fucking love btw) instead of forking out $60 on a worse singleplayer (I mean, there is no way the story can be as good as the AC2, its pretty much a side-story) and a multiplayer that I'm not going to play.

Thus, I will not be buying Brotherhood right away, definately not saying I'm not gonna play it, I might rent it down the track if I'm low on games at some point or if one of my friends is up for a trade.

Just cause I have an opinion doesn't mean I'm closed minded.

Peace =)

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Comment #15 by X nosgoth X
Sunday, July 18, 2010 @ 07:04:25 AM
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Voice actor at the beginning of the video also does Janos Audron in Legacy of Kain. Unrelated, irrelevant and unimportant. But there it is.

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Comment #16 by Webb [STAFF]
Sunday, July 18, 2010 @ 07:30:04 AM
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@#8 - Well, I asked that, but he seems to think it's here to say.

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Comment #17 by zoopilandia
Sunday, July 18, 2010 @ 08:24:54 AM
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heh..."doing it hard" :)

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Comment #18 by Lucas 8D
Sunday, July 18, 2010 @ 08:41:46 AM
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I hope there isn't multiplayer achievements.

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Comment #19 by rickyfeeney
Sunday, July 18, 2010 @ 08:56:23 AM
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sometimes multiplayer can detract from the single player. if that happens i wont be happy as assassins has grown as a single player. multiplayer can add to or subtract from a game. hope this doesn't ruin a possibly brilliant single player.

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Comment #20 by Bajan Elite
Sunday, July 18, 2010 @ 09:06:20 AM
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@14 This game isn't a PS3 exclusive lol, i know the vid was from the ps3 version but if it wasn't also coming out on the 360 then Webb would not be posting articles on this site called ""

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Comment #21 by Aussie27Legend
Sunday, July 18, 2010 @ 09:17:34 AM
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#20 - I know dude, I was just saying that the Beta isn't coming to the 360.

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Comment #22 by Dr Popodopolus
Sunday, July 18, 2010 @ 10:00:39 AM
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@21 Darn it! Looks like i will be pre-ordering this on PS3 instead to get me some BETA action. Been enjoying my PS3 MoH BETA! When will it come out for 360! Argh!

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Comment #23 by SHARP546
Sunday, July 18, 2010 @ 11:17:05 AM
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If it has MP achievements, I won't be buying.

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Comment #24 by Copyright
Sunday, July 18, 2010 @ 11:50:07 AM
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@ #9

Yes they are, that's why every great single player game is being ruined with multiplayer now... Because everyone has it in their heads that a game sucks if it doesn't have multiplayer.

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Comment #25 by Leone Phelps
Sunday, July 18, 2010 @ 01:13:03 PM
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@24 Or that it sucks because of its multiplayer, which is why I don't like a lot of games lol. shit multiplayer. I'll stick with playing games singleplayer like mass effect and assassins creed lol

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Comment #26 by Rewave Acid
Sunday, July 18, 2010 @ 01:27:17 PM
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check your grammar please

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Comment #27 by GORQITO
Sunday, July 18, 2010 @ 01:56:28 PM
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Agreed with #24.

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Comment #28 by 24murraygnr
Monday, July 19, 2010 @ 03:06:55 PM
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Sigh, more multiplayer i didnt want. Im now worried about Mass Effect 3, I dont want no crappy tacked on multiplayer detracting from the great single player.

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Comment #29 by X Ech0 Side x
Saturday, July 24, 2010 @ 04:17:53 AM
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Can't wait!

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Comment #30 by mr.killem all
Sunday, August 15, 2010 @ 04:20:43 PM
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i will buy this game no douts

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US November 16, 2010
Europe November 19, 2010

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