Ubi: There "will definitely be co-op" in Assassin's Creed games
Posted: 01.11.2010 13:29 by Simon Priest Comments: 4
This month sees the release of Ubisoft Montreal's Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood and it includes multiplayer for the first time in the franchise.

Game director Patrick Plourde says co-op will "eventually" grace the Creed as well, but they "focused first and foremost" on getting multiplayer 'validated'.

"I think eventually there will definitely be co-op in the brand,” said Plourde. "For this one, we focused first and foremost on the validation for multiplayer – and the templar angle was interesting. In campaign, co-op comes with a lot of challenge."

Brotherhood certainly opens up the doors to explain how co-op can work as your partner can simply be another assassin who doesn't necessarily have to be important in the narrative, just a member of the Creed.

"At GDC the Saint’s Row guys were like: ‘if you want your game to have co-op – especially in a sandbox – you need to build it from the ground up.’ They’re right – it’s a couple of years of turnaround to make sure co-op would work," he went on.

"With Brotherhood we were expanding the brand, but we also have the quiet confidence that we’re successful enough to take our time. That’s super liberating – we have great ideas, but we can put some of them on the backburner for the time being then – next time round – revisit some of those old ideas.”

Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood releases on Xbox 360 and PS3 November 19th in EU, and on the PC in March 2011. Do you welcome co-op acrobatics and death-dealing?

Source: VG247
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By herodotus (SI Herodotus) on Nov 01, 2010
I would have tyhought Co-Op to be more interesting and enticing than MP for this one, but it still looks to be a title worth getting. Might have to get arounbd to finishing the first AC one day.
By Eversor (SI Elite) on Nov 01, 2010
You ought to do that. Playing the succeding games without having played the first will leave you wondering happened before.
By herodotus (SI Herodotus) on Nov 02, 2010
I just got sick of the "grinding" (getting flags and what-nots). Besides, the battles ere samey and overall I felt the game overly long and repetitious.
By K3Spice (SI Core) on Nov 20, 2010
I want COOP. They need to hurry and get it in production. Don't hurry so fast there are bugs and what not though.