They say good things come to those who wait, but Ubisoft may be bringing Assassin’s Creed fans another release before long. The new rumor of another game being planned for 2013 isn’t exactly a shock, but the competitors they may take further influence from, and the possibility of cooperative gameplay are far more telling.
Could Assassin’s Creed 4, or another ‘expansion’ on Connor’s story (following the path Ezio set) and setting be in store for next year? And more importantly, would a co-op mode or storyline fit into the existing mechanics and plot-driven campaign?
The new rumors come courtesy of yet another fan survey sent out by the Montreal-based studio. Previous surveys from Ubisoft have provided hints that the American Revolution was being considered, Bomb-making would be introduced for Revelations, and that a new Rayman game was on the way. It seems whatever leaks they have in their structure still remain.
The most recent survey (uncovered by TheGamingLiberty) asked consumers to respond to a number of questions. It’s hard to know how many of the questions are purely speculative, and which are closer to becoming a reality or influencing development. But so far, a few stand out:
- From the following list, what features would you most like to see in the sequel to the ASSASSIN’S CREED 3 game: Possibility for a friend to join in the game in order to help me at any time during solo mode.
- If it was to become available next year, how likely are you to purchase the next ASSASSIN’S CREED game?
- On a scale from 1 to 10, how would you rate your overall experience with the game Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception?
Further influence coming from the Uncharted series isn’t a surprise, since the developers have long established the relationship between the two franchises. But if the cooperative gameplay being bandied about is of a drop-in, drop-out nature, as is implied, some creativity would be needed to make it work within the narrative of the Creed series.
Our bet would have to be a cooperative campaign that draws on both AC3‘s Connor and Liberation‘s protagonist Aveline de Grandpré. Liberation may have been a bit of a letdown (read our review) but there was enough potential in the setting and themes to convince us that a bit more attention would deliver a strong product. If the adaptable and deadly Aveline was to make the jump to consoles, that might do the trick.
What would you like to see from the next Assassin’s Creed title? We’ve already made our case for the French Revolution to star in Assassin’s Creed 4, but would you like to see another fill-in game? Or better yet, how about Ubisoft gives fans a bit of time to miss the series before releasing another annual entry?
Fans will likely have a chance to play their way through the Assassin’s Creed Anthology in 2013 regardless. Whether it has company remains to be seen.
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Source: The Gaming Liberty