Ubisoft is trying out interesting ways to make you want to buy Assassin’s Creed Syndicate, but at the same time they are also announcing that there are many things that the last games in the series had, but Syndicate won’t.
The latest on this front is the lack of companion app which has just been confirmed by the developers. An Unisoft representative has said that the developers wanted to direct all energies at building the core experience which is why secondary things like the companion app are not going to be a part of the game:
There will not be a companion app. For Assassin’s Creed Syndicate, the team wanted to focus all their efforts on the core experience.
This is what I though when they had announced the game with such detail and still failed to mention the companion app. Also, I am sure many of the fans are not going to find this as a bad decision. Instead, they would probably be pleased that things like treasure chests and costumes will not be locked behind app progression anymore.
Companion app is not the only thing that Assassin’s Creed Syndicate is going to drop; it has previously been announced that there will be no multiplayer experience, not even competitive game modes or the co-operative play that we saw in Unity.
In parallel news, a lot of details have been shared about the game. For instance we have been told that it will start differently than the previous titles, that it will rely a lot on the Gauntlet and the Cane Sword collectibles, and that there could be a custom PS4 up for rewards with Assassin’s Creed Syndicate.