Assassins Creed Unity Lead Producer Ponders MMO Assassin Creed Title

Written by Neil Soutter on Mon, Aug 18, 2014 5:30 PM
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It’s not something we’d necessarily thought of before, but Ubisoft’s Vincent Pontbriand has expressed his desire to create a massively multiplayer online version of Assassin’s Creed. The Assassin’s Creed Unity lead producer revealed his wish during a recent interview, where he said he had been thinking about the process for some time.

The MMO genre has certainly been in need of a shake up in recent years, stuck in a rut of recycled ideas and inherent problems with long-term play that has caused many an MMO to stumble. The idea of hopping about an entire continent with thousands of assassins and templars certainly has its appeal through, particularly with the integration of Assassin's Creed's parkour mechanics. It’s something that’s not lost on Pontbriand, who believes that Assassin’s Creed Unity’s four-player co-operative mode is the first step towards a fully-realised online version of Assassin’s Creed.

Speaking in an interview, Pontbriand said his dream would be to create an MMO where all of the locations in the previous games could be visited at once by the same avatar, acting as an excuse to revisit classic storylines since the series’ 2007 inception.

We haven’t gone as far as we want, you cannot share the world with other groups of people,” he said. “When you’re online with three other friends you’re just the four of you in your session of Paris.” Players can drop in and drop out of the group of course, but Pontbriand’s dream is for all the separate groups to potentially occupy the same space.

Assassin’s Creed Unity is out on October 28th worldwide, for PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One. How does the thought of an online-only Assassin’s Creed title suit you? Do you think the series could well be headed this way, or is it too rooted in detailed locations, yearly iterations, and grand story arcs? Let us know!

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14:26 Aug-20-2014

The single player experience mustn't be more than just co op. However, like in other acs, there is a multiplayer mode, completely separated from the single player mode. And what if you put like a 100 players in one map and play assassinate?

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00:20 Aug-20-2014

Remove uplay,please...

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14:32 Aug-19-2014

Has anybody left that doesn't want to make a MMO ???

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14:35 Aug-19-2014

no I think :D

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14:44 Aug-19-2014

Sorry grammar mistake "Has any company left that does want to make a MMO ???

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14:56 Aug-19-2014

I would rather ask "where is companies for single player games?" :D feels like new MMO every month in Steam

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10:38 Aug-19-2014

For the love of god do not do it, every single time these great game series try and turn it into an MMO it turns into complete sheiza and ruins it for me, and a lot of other's I would imagine. Assasins creed is amazing at being a single player, it needs to stay that way. Learn from the mistakes of other's that have come before you and failed Ubisoft don't do it!

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09:40 Aug-19-2014

I can't imagine.... there will be a lot of assassins on the roof!

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08:50 Aug-19-2014

Lol,bad idea,what next...a moba Assassin’s Creed?

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09:44 Aug-19-2014

sshhhh don't let them see your comment, or next year we will be pressing "find match" button.

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04:14 Aug-19-2014

All I can think of is how hilariously bad the idea is.

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03:35 Aug-19-2014

Ponder 1 thing: optimizing your games for PC

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01:24 Aug-19-2014

PLEASE NO!!!!!!!!! NOT THE ELDER SCROLLS; NOT FALLOUT; AND PLEASE NOT ASSASSINS CREED!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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00:21 Aug-19-2014

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5rwxneQz_gs is what I have to say to another mmo for a single/co-op game.

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23:48 Aug-18-2014

You can hardly optimise a game properly, you're thinking of making an MMO? Sit down you scrubs and work on your main problems first before making something as advanced as an MMO. Imagine an MMO made by Ubi that also requires Uplay like Battle.net. The game would go F2P before you can even launch it LOL

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23:34 Aug-18-2014

How in the hell are Ubisoft not into comedy yet is beyond me xD

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23:25 Aug-18-2014

Oh HELL NO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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22:16 Aug-18-2014

the only way this will work if it is a huge map like bigger then any in any other game.

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21:28 Aug-18-2014

No. Don't you dare do this.

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20:18 Aug-18-2014

No way, a co-op OPTION is a much better idea, as an OPTION not something forced.

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19:59 Aug-18-2014

Well i have tried a lot of MMO as a gamer and as i continue to play WoW up to date(and will continue for at least another expansion) i must say this idea for me is astonishing since my top games are AC and WoW. A good MMO has to be grate in two aspects PvE and PvP. AC has a vary large universe with many lore possibilities but still too complicated for a large group of players(10-20) to cop.

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20:02 Aug-18-2014

PvP thought would be much better in terms of battle-grounds or world pvp. Arenas would be a bad idea cause an assassin in AC can do almost everything. Maybe mastering a special kind of combat would be better, just for innovation. Not the same tank/healer/dps classes we all are bored to see again. I like the concept lets see what they can do now with it.

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19:26 Aug-18-2014

Ponder no further.

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19:07 Aug-18-2014

I'm pretty sure that everyone is pretty much sick of MMOs right now considering the genre just Xploded. Still, I might actually get into the series if they did an MMO with the same mechanics they use now. I find it an interesting concept.

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18:40 Aug-18-2014

No thanks.

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