Assassin’s Creed Syndicate coming October, not going to have multiplayer

Earlier today, Ubisoft officially revealed that the next game in the Assassin’s Creed Series with be set in Victorian England, but unlike the rumours from earlier this year, the game will not be called Victory, instead it will be named Assassin’s Creed: Syndicate, releasing on 23rd October for the PS4 and Xbox One, with a PC release coming sometime in the Autumn.

The Development on Assassin’s Creed Syndicate is being developed again by several studios, but this time it will be led by Ubisoft Quebec, with the nine other Ubisoft subsidiaries being Montreal, Singapore, Annecy (who has also been helping get The Division finished), Montpellier, Reflections, Sofia, Shanghai, Kiev and Bucharest.

The live stream also confirms previous reports from Polygon about the game’s name and its protagonist, Jacob Frye. Ubisoft confirmed in a blog post another first in Syndicate that allows people to play as both Jacob and his sister Evie, with Jacob being the headstrong one in the family and Evie the more tactical.

Creative director Marc-Alexis Côté presented a couple of pre-alpha cutscenes as well as some pre-alpha gameplay footage(seen below),  to show off Syndicate‘s new elements.

 

But it may seem that this Assassin’s Creed may seem to be missing something with it not featuring any multiplayer component, Ubisoft CEO Yves Guillemot announced during an investor call today.

“This game will be single-player,” said Guillemot. Asked to clarify his comments, he added, “You don’t have a multiplayer mode on this iteration,” referring to Syndicate, “because we want to spend all our time on making sure the single-player is excellent. And it’s coming along extremely well.”

Guillemot hinted that Ubisoft does have plans for multiplayer Assassin’s Creed in the future, but said the company isn’t ready to reveal them.

“We don’t know and we can’t say yet — er, we know, but we can’t say yet about what will happen next,” said Guillemot.

This may be upsetting to some people as every main Assassin’s Creed game from Assassin’s Creed: Brotherhood onward, except for 2014’s Assassin’s Creed Rogue, has had some sort of multiplayer mode. With Assassin’s Creed Unity, last year’s current-generation entry in the franchise, featuring Co-op play instead of competitive. You can see Hanksy and Heavenly play some of Unity’s co-operative play in the video below.

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