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Assassin’s Creed: Unity Won’t Have Competitive Multiplayer, Ubisoft Explains Why

June 21, 2014 Written by Alex Co

Assassins Creed Unity Preview

At this year’s E3, Ubisoft announced that Assasssin’s Creed: Unity will, for the first time, feature a four-player co-op mode. Now, for those assuming that it will also feature competitive multiplayer like in past entries in the franchise, you’ll sadly, be disappointed.

Speaking to GamingBolt, Assassin’s Creed: Unity Level Designer Bruno St-Andre explained why the series’ staple mode has been left out.

Actually no, 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.

Do you prefer a co-op or competitive mode in Assassin’s Creed games? Or would you rather we had both?

For more AC: Unity coverage, read up on our preview, and also why there’s not any female assassin’s in the game.