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Don’t expect to play ‘Assassin’s Creed Rogue’ with friends

Assassin's Creed Rogue
Assassin's Creed Rogue
Photo courtesy of Ubisoft, used with permission

Unlike this fall’s Assassin’s Creed Unity, which will introduce four-player cooperative gameplay to the franchise, it doesn’t appear that Ubisoft plans to add any kind of multiplayer mode to Assassin’s Creed Rogue. A report by VG247 on Aug. 7 revealed that the upcoming last-gen installment of the popular series will only feature single player content.

The report was based upon information found within the latest issue of Game Informer which confirmed that Assassin’s Creed Rogue will be “single-player only.” The information suggests that this will be the first Assassin’s Creed title to not include some form of multiplayer mode in years. While the ability to cooperatively complete missions with other players will be first introduced to fans of the series in this year’s Assassin’s Creed Unity, the past several installments of the franchise did feature a match-based competitive multiplayer mode.

However, it seems that Ubisoft is choosing not to add any kind of multiplayer element to Assassin’s Creed Rogue to focus entirely on the game’s ingle player campaign instead. Furthermore, the developer is also ditching competitive multiplayer from Assassin’s Creed Unity in favor of new co-op gameplay. With both new entries of the Assassin’s Creed series scheduled to launch this year without competitive game modes, it looks like Ubisoft has decided to no longer support the feature forward.

Assassin’s Creed Rogue launches on Nov. 11 only on the Xbox 360 and Playstation 3. Unlike previous last-gen entries of the series, the game isn’t even scheduled to release on PC or Wii U at this time. Also coming out later this fall for fans of the franchise is Assassin’s Creed Unity. While Rogue is only heading to older platforms, Unity will appear exclusively on the Xbox One, Playstation 4, and PC. Each game is completely independent of one another and features its own separate protagonist and setting.