Ubisoft’s Assassin’s Creed Survey: Co-op and a New Game Next Year?
Once upon a time ago, Ubisoft revealed that after Assassin’s Creed III hit shelves and wowed the public, the franchise would fall into dormancy between installments in order to break its annual release streak and relieve gamers of any creeping IP fatigue that may have started to set in their joints.
I’m going to go ahead and call bullshit on that one thanks to an Ubisoft survey The Gaming Liberty kindly shared on their site which asks participants several very telling questions which point to another installment of Creed hitting our consoles in the very near future.
Some of the more prominent questions measure how accepting survey takers would be to seeing the next game return to the Frontier (with ACIII’s protagonist Conner front and center) and whether or not they would want current-day Assassin Desmond Miles make the cut for another entry despite Ubisoft’s claims that his story has come to an end. But the utmost percolating questions gauge how much fans would want their friends to be able to jump into their game “any time during the solo mode” and how likely it was for participants to want to purchase a new Assassin’s Creed sequel “if it was to become available next year." Welp, you heard it here first: Co-op Assassin’s Creed confirmed for 2013!
Okay, I’m jumping the gun, but you must admit those’re some goddamn mighty intriguing questions for Ubisoft to be asking. As a gamer that lacks even a single competitive cell in my body, a co-op option is one of my top requests for any game featuring multiplayer. I imagine (and hope) Ubisoft would be taking several cues from Rockstar if they implemented open world co-op since Red Dead Redemption is one of this generation’s gleaming examples of the feature. If this one comes to pass, we’ll keep you posted.