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Assassin’s Creed totally redesigned for co-op

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One of the most requested features for Assassin’s Creed over the years has been co-op play. It seems that it’s not enough for players to don the murder-hood and stalk and kill all the things, they want to be stabby with friends. The newest Assassin’s Creed does just that, but it wasn’t a simple process.

In other Assassin’s Creed games, the competitive multiplayer was an entirely different part of the game. When the developers got to work on Assassin’s Creed Unity, they wanted to unite that single player and multiplayer experience. However, according to senior producer Vincent Pontbriand, it was very complicated to change this; Assassin’s Creed was built as a single-player experience and it didn’t work to just shoe-horn in the co-op aspects. In fact, all the systems had to be rebuilt to allow them to be replicated over a network:

It took years of development to reproduce and redraft all of our sandbox features for a shared online experience.

Of course, this also means that the old version of multiplayer doesn’t fit anymore. Why change to a completely different game to play against your friend – instead, the focus is solely on co-op and competitive multiplayer has been dropped for Assassin’s Creed Unity.

Assassin’s Creed Unity is coming to PC, PS4 and Xbox One on 28 October and will boast some mighty pretty collectibles. I am excited by the new-gen only version of the game – they are able to do so much more to add depth to the game. I was worried a bit about being forced to do co-op when I don’t actually like playing with other people. However, the developers assured me that if your character is powerful enough, or you have enough skill, you can still do all the co-op missions on your own; they will simply be much more difficult than if you had a friend to help out.

Last Updated: June 24, 2014

28 Comments

  1. Alien Emperor Trevor

    June 24, 2014 at 14:04

    Who’s the pretty one in the white outfit? Bet she’ll be everyone’s favourite.

    Reply

    • Kensei Seraph

      June 24, 2014 at 14:13

      Huh. Didn’t realize you were into guys.
      Well whatever is your preference.

      Reply

      • Alien Emperor Trevor

        June 24, 2014 at 14:24

        I said she :/

        Reply

        • Kensei Seraph

          June 24, 2014 at 14:29

          Could have been a typo. πŸ˜›

          Reply

        • immanuel price

          June 24, 2014 at 15:09

          There are no playable females in this game. They’re all male. Of course some feminists were raging about it.

          Reply

          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            June 24, 2014 at 15:16

            I know, was just kidding πŸ˜€

    • Rince&exhale

      June 24, 2014 at 14:18

      Too soon man. The internet is only patching itself back up now…

      Reply

      • Alien Emperor Trevor

        June 24, 2014 at 14:27

        πŸ˜€

        Reply

    • MakeItLegal

      June 24, 2014 at 15:15

      oh now i get it…sexist u πŸ™‚

      Reply

  2. Kensei Seraph

    June 24, 2014 at 14:17

    This actually seems like it could be good, except for it being Ubisoft and Uplay…

    Reply

  3. CAE9872

    June 24, 2014 at 14:19

    Well as someone who now “gets” ACIV, eventually (great game), this could be interesting – not a big fan of forced co-op though.

    Reply

    • immanuel price

      June 24, 2014 at 15:06

      The co-op won’t be forced. One of the developers said that co-op is optional, so solo players can play solo. Which i personally prefer.

      Reply

  4. Rince&exhale

    June 24, 2014 at 14:21

    Moar Assassin’s creed? Not interested *Runs https://i.chzbgr.com/maxW500/6923804416/h913FC973/

    Reply

    • Hammersteyn

      June 24, 2014 at 14:22

      Entering the Toe Oceans this year?

      Reply

      • Rince&exhale

        June 24, 2014 at 14:24

        Nah, practising my climbing http://i.imgur.com/1an8Iee.gif

        Reply

        • DiggityDingDong

          June 24, 2014 at 14:25

          lol! How do they synchronise?

          Reply

          • Hammersteyn

            June 24, 2014 at 14:25

            Twins?

          • Rince&exhale

            June 24, 2014 at 14:25

            Something to do with Uplay?

          • DiggityDingDong

            June 24, 2014 at 14:27

            Leap of faith into bicycles…

  5. Rince&exhale

    June 24, 2014 at 14:22

    • Alien Emperor Trevor

      June 24, 2014 at 14:26

      Where does that table come from? Very flimsy :/

      Reply

      • Rince&exhale

        June 24, 2014 at 14:27

        Mr Price?

        Reply

        • Hammersteyn

          June 24, 2014 at 14:29

          PEP Home Store

          Reply

          • Shodan

            June 24, 2014 at 16:58

            Hollywood

    • Rags

      June 24, 2014 at 14:38

      Black belt level achieved.

      Love the boots.

      Reply

  6. Rince&exhale

    June 24, 2014 at 14:27

  7. MakeItLegal

    June 24, 2014 at 15:15

    I skipped ac black flag , seemed like ac 2 with pirates , this howeva looks like it might tickle my next gen itch

    Reply

    • Peet Luckhoff

      June 25, 2014 at 11:47

      Try it, it is actually brilliant. On par with Brotherhood

      Reply

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