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Assassin's Creed Syndicate Has No Multiplayer

by Joe Juba on May 12, 2015 at 07:34 AM

Despite the focus that Assassin's Creed Unity put on the four-player co-op component, this year's installment of Assassin's Creed is strictly a single-player affair. Syndicate does not include any competitive multiplayer or co-op.

Creative director Marc-Alexis Côté explains in our interview, saying "It’s really about returning to our roots. Returning to what made this series such a success. For us, it’s truly the single-player experience, and investing in that that’s going to make Assassin’s Creed feel more modern and fresh for our players."

While this means that you will be conquering London solo, Syndicate also gives you control of two main characters and puts you in charge of a whole street gang, so you probably won't feel too isolated.

Our Take
This may seem like a step back at first, but it is ultimately the right move. The co-op missions in Unity were plagued by technical issues when that game released; if excising those elements and focusing on the single-player is what it takes to avoid another troubled launch, then I'm fine with it. Of course, the multiplayer modes of Assassin's Creed never appealed to me much anyway – the single-player content has always felt more like the core of the experience.