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Ubisoft boss says co-op is the key to ‘Far Cry 4’ and ‘Assassin’s Creed Unity'

Assassin's Creed Unity
Assassin's Creed Unity
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The future of all Ubisoft titles will revolve around the ability for fans to instantly switch between solo play and co-op in all of their upcoming titles. Putting this idea to test, the developer’s big releases for 2014 will embrace this mantra as both Far Cry 4 and Assassin’s Creed Unity will launch with full cooperation multiplayer support. Speaking to the Ubisoft blog on July 8, Ubisoft CEO Yves Guillemot stressed that focusing on seamless co-op elements to their games will be one of the developer’s objectives in their future releases.

Guillemot spoke about Ubisoft’s desire to remove artificial boundaries from games. The Ubisoft boss noted that they are aware that players want to experience freedom while playing their titles and cited that the push to allow players to choose to seamlessly join in each other’s games without the need for a load screen is one way to give fans that liberty without implementing boundaries.

Ubisoft doesn’t plan to make seamless co-op support becomes just a temporary addition to their game lineup either. Guillemot revealed that the developer’s long term goal is to continually increase player’s exposure to gaming experiences that allow them to effortlessly switch between either single player or co-op game modes in the years to come.

Beginning the developer’s shift to cooperative focus, Ubisoft will launch both Assassin’s Creed Unity and Far Cry 4 later this year. Both will include seamless transitions from solo to multiplayer. In Assassin’s Creed Unity, up to four players will be able to take on missions together. These missions will happen within the game’s main campaign and aren’t presented as a separate game mode. Also coming this fall, Far Cry 4 will allow a second player to join in the action at any time. Furthermore, the co-op partner won’t even have to own the game to play on Playstation systems.