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.