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Will Assassin’s Creed: Unity Feature A 4-Player Co-op Story Mode?

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If you feel that the Assassin’s Creed franchise has become too stale, even after the excellent Black Flag, then this tidbit may just be enough to pique your interest once again.

According to Twitter user Shinobi602, Ubisoft have two demos planned for Assassin’s Creed: Unity this year, one of which will be focused on the singleplayer side of the game, while the other will showcase a brand new 4-player co-operative mode. Further more, at least one of them will be shown at this years E3.

Both of them being shown at E3 doesn’t seem overly likely. With Ubisoft having quite the tight relationship with Sony over the past few it’s plausible that one of them will be shown off at Sony’s Playstation conference.

Furthermore Shinobi602 also stated that the co-op narrative would be separate from the singleplayer story. We can probably safely assume that they’ll run side-by-side, though.

Obviously this information needs to be taken with a pinch of salt, and I have no way of verifying anything Shinobi602 has claimed. According to the Escapist, they have managed to verify it comes from a legitimate Ubisoft source.

So, co-op in Assassin’s Creed. The idea intrigues me greatly. Given the gameplay style of Assassin’s Creed I imagine Ubisoft will find it tough to balance 4-players running around, and so we might see more focused, rigid mission designs, although hopefully I’m wrong and both the singleplayer and co-op missions will feature small sandbox designs, especially given that Unity will seemingly be for current-gen consoles only.

Fingers crossed Ubisoft can deliver a strong follow-up to one of my favorite games of 2013.

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