Unity Ditches Competitive Multiplayer To Focus On Co-Op
For the first time in four years, there will be no competitive multiplayer option in a new Assassin's Creed installment.
Why? Well, Ubisoft level designer Bruno St-Andre answered that question in a new GamingBolt interview. Thing is, they want to put an emphasis on co-op play this time around.
"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."
St-Andre added that demand for co-op in Assassin's Creed has been evident since the franchise first came into being. He says fans have been asking for it every year, and the team feels they can finally deliver a worthwhile co-op experience with the next-gen consoles. Don't forget that Assassin's Creed: Unity won't be available on the PS3 and 360; it's only coming to the PS4, Xbox One and PC.
I'll still never play an AC for the multiplayer but I have to admit, co-op is vastly more attractive than competitive.
6/23/2014 9:46:53 PM Ben Dutka