Assassin’s Creed Multiplayer has Always been at a “Disadvantage”, Says Ubisoft

How many of you buy Assassin’s Creed titles for its multiplayer? Agreed that the multiplayer portion of these games is fun to play but we all know that it’s not the reason why Ubisoft is able to sell more and more copies of these games every year.

Assassin’s Creed franchise is not build upon its multiplayer, the game has been known for its unique settings, animus and the highly popular Assassin’s vs Templars saga.

According to Ubisoft’s creative director for Assassin’s Creed Alex Amancio, the multiplayer portion of the series has always been at a “disadvantage” and multiplayer is not the “core” reason why players buy the game.

In interview he stated:

“We tried to keep that to a minimum. The old multiplayer was really a separate experience. I think it was a solid, well-balanced game. When people usually buy the game, they are buying an experience, so no matter how good it was, you were always going to be at a disadvantage because that’s not the core reason why people bought the game.”

For the first time since Brotherhood, both installments of the series this year Assassin’s Creed Rogue and Assassin’s Creed Unity will not feature competitive multiplayer. Which means players won’t be able to compete against other players.

Although Unity does feature multiplayer but in the form of a four player co-op but fans who did enjoy the competitive multiplayer in these games, will surely be disappointed.

Assassin’s Creed Unity is exclusive to current-gen consoles and PC while Rogue will only be available on PS3 and Xbox 360 in November.

Source: Examiner