Not only will Assassin’s Creed Unity be the first entry of the franchise to be built exclusively for the new generation of consoles, but the series’ next installment will also feature a new co-op focus in which four players can band together in assassinations set during the French Revolution. As reported by Kotaku on June 9, the developer confirmed that Assassin’s Creed Unity will include a new four-player cooperative multiplayer mode within the game’s story campaign.
While last year’s entry into the popular Ubisoft franchise did release on Xbox One and Playstation 4, Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag was also simultaneously developed for last-gen platforms. The developer’s need to make sure that the game would work on the older hardware ensured that there would be limitations on what fans would see in the Xbox One and PS4 edition of Black Flag. This means that Assassin’s Creed Unity will be the first pure next-gen experience that fans of the series will receive as it is being created only for the new platforms from the ground up.
Since Assassin’s Creed Unity was first announced earlier this year after being leaked to the public, it was rumored that the upcoming title would include a new focus on cooperative gameplay instead of the series’ separate competitive matches that have appeared in the last few releases. However, that rumor has now become verified after Ubisoft announced during Microsoft’s E3 conference that Unity is indeed being designed around the inclusion of four-player co-op.
Assassin’s Creed Unity will launch later this year only on Xbox One, PS4, and PC. Ubisoft plans to further franchise the series by releasing multiple new Assassin’s Creed titles. While Unity will appear exclusively on new platforms, the developer is also currently working on another Assassin’s Creed game that will only release on last-gen consoles.