Report: Assassin's Creed Unity includes a four-player co-op mode

This year's Assassin's Creed may feature a more significant multiplayer component than prior games.

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Assassin's Creed Unity, the new Assassin's Creed game coming to Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC later this year, is set to include a cooperative mode for up to four players, according to a report.

This information comes by way of tweets sent out by former NeoGAF poster shinobi602, who indicated two demos for Unity are planned for E3 in June. One of these will focus on Unity's single-player mode, while the other will put the spotlight on a new, four-player co-op mode. No details regarding the latter were shared except to say it's a "separate narrative," as opposed to a mode allowing players to tackle the single-player campaign together.

Lending further credence to this is a Ubisoft source who spoke with The Escapist and confirmed both the existence of a co-op mode in Unity and plans for it to be unveiled at E3.

On the record, Ubisoft unsurprisingly won't confirm anything. The publisher said in a statement issued to GameSpot, "Ubisoft does not comment on rumors or speculation."

This would not be the first instance of multiplayer support in an Assassin's Creed game. 2010's Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood introduced multiplayer to the series for the first time after the first two games were single-player-only. Subsequent games have built on Brotherhood's multiplayer offerings, but these modes primarily pit individuals or teams of players against each other.

Unity was announced by Ubisoft late last month after images of the game leaked online. It's set during the French Revolution and will be released later this year, possibly in addition to another new game--Assassin's Creed Comet--which is reportedly being developed for Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 and will put players in the shoes of a Templar.

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Discussion

118 comments
aniakitowska
aniakitowska

I think a co-op mode is just what this franchise needs to keep it going. I just hope they do it right, because clunky co-op is my least favorite thing EVER. Does Ubisoft have anything planned for this release like the painting they did for Black Flag? (http://www.unit9.com/project/assassins-creed-case-studyIt only seems to make sense with the co-op thing, you know?

besoten
besoten

i so much love that you can build your own group train them and use them in all AC before black flag i do hope they bring it back in the new AC and if there excuse as they said (we don:t want an easy game with a nuke button) YOU CAN JUST NOT FREAKING USE IT i hope you bring assassins play style and maybe improve it to action/strategy.......

swantn5
swantn5

ill pass on multiplayer never played AC Multiplayer and i dont plan to honestly there just taking up disk space with this BS dont get me wrong i know multiplayer is a fast sell for alot of gamers but the AC games did very well being single player only also

Zxar07
Zxar07

Could be interesting, I keep picturing Tenchu Z but on a grander scale, please take place in the open-world, it'd be awesome.

And please freshen up the stale combat please, everything is so easy and the AI actually poses no threat at all, the original AC is the only one where you actually considered retreating because the AI punished you for bad timing and you had to hide or they just kept coming.



qtmew
qtmew

Hmmm... will this sequel actually change the game's core system and fix all that is wrong since the days of the first game? Most likely not. I could not complete Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag... It did not feel like an Assassin's Creed game, it was a grinding-centric-game, and the upgrade system for Edward was of no use. Stealth was of no use. You went in, swords and guns set ablaze and killed them all, hitting their lights. Assassin's Creed games to me reached the hight with their current core mechanics and system at Revelations. After Revelations, they should have paused and thought well of the next progress. Alas... not.

quickshooterMk2
quickshooterMk2

wii master of lies 


remember the co-op they promised in AC3? complete trash 


ubisoft is so full of shit they're basicly a whorehouse of empty promises

"throw some extra coins for extra skins too!"


no thanks, milk creed already tastes sour for many loyal ex-fans 


ubisoft sold out in 2009 and they're dead to me. 

DeadlyPresence
DeadlyPresence

I really hope they change the combat for once, kinda tired of the same style of fighting... fighting the same enemy over and over and over again; they have like 5 different types of enemies the past; every AC game. I think it's time to make it a little more challenging, If your going to add co-op please make it hard, I really hope maybe one day you can fight A.I as good as the player in these games. I played Ac4 up until i beat the last legendary ship, and i quit after that, simply because the game was too easy past that. The history is all good! I enjoy a good lessen! Lets aim for Dark AC: The Souls within!

jsmoke03
jsmoke03

co op....i wonder how they would work that in?

Khoo1992
Khoo1992

Oh, please. Please keep AC as a Single Player experience

sickbeard
sickbeard

"One for all, and all for one!"


diego_corleone
diego_corleone

This game is the same since 2009, if you want to play Unity, just check it again AC 2, they are all the same.

BelaidKL
BelaidKL

Am I the only one who thought it might be interesting to tackle missions in co-op?? It could be a fun approach to AC, when you're done with the SP... Look at how it worked for Splinter Cell? I'm up for the idea... Would be fun to explore the city and do missions with my fellow AC mates

hothtron
hothtron

For us "older" gamers, remember when multiplayer was ONLY via the couch?

leikeylosh
leikeylosh

If it's couch co-op, then will be awesome.

DarthLod
DarthLod

Multiplayer is what killed these games imo. That's why the first two are the best.

StHapns247
StHapns247

Alway thought the completive MP was pointless and not very fun, but this might be cool.

If you don't think you will like it ignore it like some of you seem to have been doing with the competitive MP that's been around since Brotherhood. 

hothtron
hothtron

I'm so spoiled by having my own pirate ship/crew and fleet, I honestly don't want to play an AC that doesn't give me that in some way now. 

eternaldragoonx
eternaldragoonx

Meh... I'm skipping this years iteration...looks like a step backward if you ask me.

HipHopBeats
HipHopBeats

Soon it will time for gamers to pre order Watch Dogs 2.

kvan33
kvan33

Franchise going stale? 9 out of 10 corporate suits agree - add multiplayer!

Rikardo91
Rikardo91

Does anyone else feels like some games could go without Coop/MP?

What happened the the old SP-only classics? :(


It's not that I don't like MP game, heck' most of my time while gaming is a mix of Coop and MP games, but sometimes I feel that titles like the Assassin's Creed games could go without MP.


We need better story-telling and less mindless shooting.

xsonicchaos
xsonicchaos

@jsmoke03

Technically, it probably works like in Saints Row. Story-wise, that's up to Ubisoft to impress us.

hothtron
hothtron

@BelaidKL  And have to deal with people breaking "stealth" mode by being online asshats or creating guard surges from chasing after an enemy and not waiting for everyone else? Fark that shiat Batman...

JamesJoule
JamesJoule

U can still do that with a few games... That's what makes borderlands and Gmod//counter strike/left4dead. Truly amazing

straightcur
straightcur

@hothtron yea, the good ol days when you would hang out with friends and play some games.   now if you want to play games with friends, you all go home at play separately (together) lol

cboye18
cboye18

@hothtron  That's why I think I'll be skipping the PS4 and Xbone and wait what Nintendo is coming with. 

hothtron
hothtron

@leikeylosh  Couch coop doesn't exist anymore besides Nintendo. Even Halo has nuked that

cboye18
cboye18

@leikeylosh  4-player couch co-op is almost dead unless you have a Nintendo console. 

dark_jedi79
dark_jedi79

@DarthLod  Tail missions is what killed this franchise. Black Flag was riddled with them. I'm glad the rating system was in the game because those got 1 star every time. If I could've given them 0 I would have.

cboye18
cboye18

@DarthLod  The setting and plot was interesting in the first two games. What killed it for me was the horrible combat, movement controls and repetitive missions that felt more like a chore than fun. 

XNEXUS666X
XNEXUS666X

@Rikardo91 I don't think stories matter so much as immersive gameplay for me, I love just wandering around the cities in AC making my own adventures, I never touch the MP in those games. There are certain games I play for the single and MP aspects, I rarely play a game for both these days, hoping I get my moneys worth on Watch Dogs though.

Sushiglutton
Sushiglutton

@Rikardo91  Agree, I don't care about MP components. Really looking forward to Arkham Knight and The Witcher 3!

hothtron
hothtron

@Rikardo91  THen people will biatch/complain that having no MP makes the game less justifable for $60. Just watch.

hothtron
hothtron

@Rikardo91  Try inFamous, Second Son. Also, tell Squaresoft to never do that again with Tomb Raider reobot

quickshooterMk2
quickshooterMk2

@jZangetsu21 @diego_corleone  

both are pretty rehashed experinces 


the same shitty easy button mashing,one button to parry gameplay is there 


luring more and more casuals into this god forsaken series 

xantufrog
xantufrog

@hothtron @leikeyloshsuch a shame - internet gaming doesn't compare to playing with your friends in person (yes, I know it lets you play with friends on a larger scale and in different ways, I'm just sayin...)

Rikardo91
Rikardo91

@hothtron @Rikardo91Been wanting to play that ever since I've seen the 1st trailers. Tbh It's been a while since I've played a "real" Horror game (last one was Amnesia on Steam) and I've been looking for something spooky to get my horror "fix".


How much does it cost in the PS Store?

Rikardo91
Rikardo91

@Sushiglutton Arkham Knight is looking interesting (even tho the last Batman game was more of the same). Witcher 3 I can't speak of since I've never played Witcher 1 or 2. RPG's aren't my thing.

I'm more of a FPS, 3rd Person, Platformer junkie.


But the first 2 games we're critically aclaimed so I guess they're both solid. People said great things about Witcher 2 from what I've read online. So yeah, for all the people who enjoy RPG's then I guess they got something to look up to this year.

Rikardo91
Rikardo91

@hothtron @Rikardo91Knowing how the internet works... yea I can see that happening. Though I would agree to a point that most console games are a bit too pricey these days. Well, at least they are in my country (a new PS3/PS4 game costs around 60/70€, euro, yes, that even more expensive than $60, conversions suck).


Having said that I still could see myself getting a good SP-only game, given the fact that it was something I was really looking for and had good reviews/word of mouth.

Rikardo91
Rikardo91

@hothtron @Rikardo91I actually plan on getting a PS4 soon. I'm trying to sell my old PS3 to a friend and get some money out of it. There's a PS4 + InFamous: Second Son bundle at the local store in my country. Maybe I'll pick that one up. Second Son looks good.


Yeah, Tomb Raider never had MP in the past... I'm not sure why they decided to add it in the new game. I've heard the game was still good in SP though. Would like to play it.

howiex89
howiex89

@xantufrog @hothtron @leikeylosh  fair point, before a night out me and the guys always have a game of Fifa as a pre drink sesh. Cant do it with any other games just sports ones 

hothtron
hothtron

@Rikardo91  It was free for PS+ people in February but I believe its $15 now. If you want freaked out horror, you'll love it. Play it in dark and get ready to crap your pants

hothtron
hothtron

 @krystyla  The general public doens't know/care about inflation. Just the price IN FRONT OF THEM

hothtron
hothtron

@Rikardo91 @hothtron  I hated TR series in general but I heard so miuch about reboot, I finally said screw and and got it for PS4 and I really enjoyed it. Multiplayer is total ass and the dialogue in SP can be worse then Resident Evil at times,