The same talented development team behind the competitive multiplayer modes in Assassin’s Creed: Brotherhood and Revelations, Ubisoft Annecy, will be behind AC3’s multiplayer offerings.
The news comes from the Twitter profile of the lead designer over at Annecy, Tim Browne, whose profile description reads:
Lead Game Designer on Assassin’s Creed 3 Multiplayer @Ubisoft – Annecy.
This should come as great news for Assassin’s Creed fans who enjoyed the unique multiplayer available in the prior two games. While Ubisoft has yet to confirm this, word from the studio head should be evidence enough. If you aren’t familiar with Ubisoft Annecy’s work outside of the Assassin’s Creed franchise, perhaps the multiplayer of Splinter Cell: Chaos Theory will jog your memory.
Competitive multiplayer not your thing? Well, it should excite you to know that reports are also indicating that a co-operative mode may be on the way. According to a listing on Xbox.com (via AGB), the game will support 2-4 player online co-op.
Look for the game in stores this October.