According to the Escapist Ubisoft will be showing two demos of their upcoming game Assassin’s Creed: Unity at E3. One demo will focus on the single-player game, while another seperate demo will show off Unity‘s new four-player co-op mode.
Will this be the new gameplay twist the franchise needs to stay fresh? Most of the praise for Assasin’s Creed 4 centered around the ship battles, with many not liking the rest of the game for basically being the same old Assassin’s Creed that we saw many, many times over the course of the previous generation of consoles.
With Assassin’s Creed: Unity being developed exclusively for Xbox One and PS4, hopefully this will be one of many features that make it a title you can’t possibly experience on last-gen consoles and make us feel like this generation of consoles has truly arrived.
That being said, I’ve recently made my feelings known on how multiplayer and single-player games normally shouldn’t mix. I really feel, especially with a huge mainstream AAA franchise like Assassin’s Creed, that this is an attempt by Ubisoft to make the game all things to all people — and that rarely works out well. I hope I’m proven wrong, but I’m highly skeptical that Unity can have balanced single-player and multiplayer components.
What do you think Gamesided readers? Excited to play co-op with your friends in the latest Assassin’s Creed title? Or would you rather it be a focused single-player experience? Or are you just tired of the Assassin’s Creed franchise altogether and ready for a new IP? Let us know your thoughts in the comments!