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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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? (<< LINK REMOVED >>) It only seems to make sense with the co-op thing, you know?

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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.......

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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

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NOOOOOO!!!!

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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.



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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.

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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.

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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!

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

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

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huh.seems interesting.

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

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"One for all, and all for one!"


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

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<< LINK REMOVED >> Still more changes to every game than CoD.

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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

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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

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<< LINK REMOVED >> 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...

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

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

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<< LINK REMOVED >> The golden age of Goldeneye!

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@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

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<< LINK REMOVED >> That's why I think I'll be skipping the PS4 and Xbone and wait what Nintendo is coming with.

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<< LINK REMOVED >><< LINK REMOVED >> Uh, its already coming. Called "Mario Kart 8" and "Smash Bros"

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

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<< LINK REMOVED >> Nice comment and avatar

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<< LINK REMOVED >><< LINK REMOVED >> Thank you!

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<< LINK REMOVED >> Couch coop doesn't exist anymore besides Nintendo. Even Halo has nuked that

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<< LINK REMOVED >><< LINK REMOVED >>such 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...)

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<< LINK REMOVED >><< LINK REMOVED >><< LINK REMOVED >> Completely agree with you.

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<< LINK REMOVED >><< LINK REMOVED >><< LINK REMOVED >> 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

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<< LINK REMOVED >> 4-player couch co-op is almost dead unless you have a Nintendo console.

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

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<< LINK REMOVED >> 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.

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@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.

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<< LINK REMOVED >> agreed

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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.

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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.

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

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

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WHY MULTIPLAYER WHY!!!!!!!!

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

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<< LINK REMOVED >> AC has had MP since Brotherhood.

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