Assassin’s Creed III is finally up for real discussion – now that we are certain there won’t be another unscheduled entry in Ezio’s story – and currently the hot story is how the game will play out in its American Revolution setting. There’s plenty of play in that for discussion but here at OnlySP we are wondering if Ubisoft should just go ahead and drop the multiplayer for this iteration.

While I can’t say that, like with so many other games, the themselves over to multiplayer such as Call of Duty entitled Why am I paying full price for half a game? When it comes to Assassin’s Creed I can’t help but flip the issue on its side and ask if it might be better for everyone – if Ubisoft insists on a multiplayer mode – that they make it a separate standalone product not unlike Killzone 3’s new MP only downloadable. In that case the team could focus entirely on making the best single player game possible, with all necessary upgrades and no space constraints imposed by that all-important yet unimportant multiplayer aspect. Oh I know people would rage about it not being included with the original price of the full game ultimately it would help allow AC games to keep coming out and the final production to have as much polish as possible.

Finally there is the setting. As there just weren’t any incredible cities in America at the time, at least nothing to rival previous settings that required a great deal of acrobatic involvement the game simply may not lend itself wonderfully to a multiplayer outlet.

It isn’t about taking capabilities away from gamers, it’s about getting the best experience possible and when people think Assassin’s Creed they don’t have the same mindset as they do when they think of a popular FPS and its main focus.

David D. Nelson
David D. Nelson is a polymath with a BA in English working as an independent writing and editing professional. He enjoys gaming, literature, and a good hat.

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7 Comments

  1. yes!! oh please let them do away with MP. The game is a singleplayer gem!

  2. NO!
    Enough people love the multilayer to justify it existence. and as
    Xaeroa already said and everyone knows the game is already a "gem"

  3. omg, yes.  Please, let's do away with all the unnecessary, tacked-on multiplayer.  

  4. A different Ubisoft team develops the multiplayer. So it doesn't really take too much away from the singleplayer. It's the annualisation that's been doing that. And likely the fact that much of the team was concentrating on making this in parallel to brotherhood & revelations.

    1. It will be very interesting to see what changes come to the multiplayer. I think the reason a lot of people pass it over is because of the complexity of the mp modes. Its very unique though and I would like to see it expanded on to be more user friendly, not to the point of being dumbed down though.

  5. A different Ubisoft team develops the multiplayer. So it doesn’t really take too much away from the singleplayer. It’s the annualisation that’s been doing that. And likely the fact that much of the team was concentrating on making this in parallel to brotherhood & revelations.

  6. ac 1 was the first game i got all the achievements in. loved it couldnt wait for ac2. got all the achievements in that game too. im not an achievement whore, but i wont touch an ac with multiplayer.

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