‘Assassin’s Creed: Unity’ Multiplayer Sees Competitive Mode Cut

Assassin’s Creed: Unity multiplayer is cutting the competitive mode for the first time since Brotherhood. It appears Ubisoft is really focusing on the unity aspect promised in the title, though that unity apparently doesn’t include female assassins.

It was previously explained that adding females to the playable roster would take too much work, and critics have slammed Ubisoft for trying to take the lazy way out. Some women were apparently prominent during the French Revolution, such as Charlotte Corday, and could add realism and help even out the number of women in video games.

The lack of playable women aside, Ubisoft is cutting out a mode that nobody really liked anyway, favoring the co-op aspect of Assassin’s Creed: Unity multiplayer.

Ubisoft’s Bruno St-André explained:

“…We made choices on the game early on that we’re going for the shared experience. This meant that we developed core mechanics more on cooperation instead of confrontation. So we put a-lot of effort into redefining the fights so that multiple players can actually engage in them and have a better strategy against the AI, which reacts differently each time. Same thing for navigation and same thing for the stealth. All of our effort and our decisions were based on this topic.”

While Assassin’s Creed 5‘s multiplayer game has cut out the female assassins and the competitive mode, it looks like Ubisoft has truly rebuilt the gameplay engine. They have reworked the parkour system as well as the combat so the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One versions of Ubisoft’s next entry will feel new and possibly break the repetitive nature that some gamers have complained about.

Will all of these changes be enough? Should Ubisoft try to go back and add female assassins even if it means delaying the game into 2015 and changing the proposed Assassin’s Creed: Unity release date?

What do you think of the changes being made to the Assassin’s Creed: Unity multiplayer modes?

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