It's hard to imagine what Ubisoft's going to pull out of its sleeve to top the high-seas adventure of Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag. The swashbuckling and rum drinking antics of the last game was the shot in the arm the increasingly stale series needed, but where does it go from there.
We know a bit about the setting: Revolutionary France, but until now, little else. The latest leak – that Assassin's Creed: Unity will feature a four-player narrative co-op mode – snuck out today, and was confirmed by an Ubisoft insider to The Escapist.
Ubisoft will be showing two demos at E3 this year. The first will showcase the single-player mode, but a second demo will reveal the yet unannounced co-op experience.
It's not clear what form either demo will take, it could be pre-recorded footage or live.
A four-player co-op mode would be unlikely to follow the same story as the core game, so it looks like we could be getting a whole new narrative arc just for the multiplayer. Whether it will be in the same location or maybe employing maps from the single-player setting, but designed for multiplayer players is unknown, though the latter would make the most sense.
Fancy sharing your murderous adventures with some equally murderous chums?
Cheers, The Escapist.