Ubisoft Explains Lack of Competitive Multiplayer in Assassin’s Creed: Unity

Ubisoft looking to further evolve the pillars of the franchise with co-op gameplay.

Posted By | On 20th, Aug. 2014 Under News

Assassin's Creed Unity

We already know that Ubisoft’s Assassin’s Creed: Unity won’t feature competitive multiplayer and will instead introduce co-op gameplay, with up to four friends teaming together during the anarchy of the French Revolution.

In a statement to Joystiq, Ubisoft explained just why it’s skipping multiplayer this time around. “With Assassin’s Creed Unity, the pillars of the franchise have evolved thanks to the potential of new-generation consoles. With that evolution, we wanted to bring a new type of multiplayer experience, which was asked for by fans and which we wanted to explore for a long time: cooperative gameplay.

“Our aim was to have a seamless single-to-multi experience: This is why we are not opposing single player and co-op; we have ancestral missions dealing with Arno’s story and Brotherhood missions dealing with Arno’s duties towards the Brotherhood.”

And why doesn’t Assassin’s Creed: Rogue have competitive multiplayer? We’ll just chalk it up to the company being lazy. Assassin’s Creed: Unity will be out this October for Xbox One, PS4 and PC while Assassin’s Creed: Rogue releases this November for Xbox 360 and PS3.

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  • Troy

    It’s not laziness… it’s lack time. The scale and scope of the work that went into Unity is too massive to be possible on the previous gen consoles but Ubisoft didn’t want to alienate Assassin’s Creed fans who have not yet upgraded to the new console generation so their answer was Rogue. It’s doubtful that they could have launched Rogue at the same time as Unity if they had taken the additional time and resources to add competitive multiplayer to it. Ubisoft Sofia worked on Rogue entirely by themselves… every other game in the series has been a collaborative effort by several studios working together worldwide. Chances are good that every other studio is already hard at work working on other games… Far Cry, Splinter Cell, more Assasin’s Creed titles yet to be revealed, The Division, The Crew, Rainbow Six, Ghost Recon… there is even talk of another Prince of Persia game in development.


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