The Assassin’s Creed franchise has thus far been a solo experience through and through. The third major entry, next month’s Brotherhood, will ship with a two-years-in-development multiplayer component, but a cooperative mode evades still. It is, however, something the developer has plans for down the road.
Chatting with GamesRadar, Brotherhood‘s game director Patrick Plourde said he believes there will “definitely be co-op in the brand.” But when? “Eventually.”
Adding co-op to the single-player campaign “comes with a lot of challenge,” he goes on to say, explaining that a sandbox co-op game needs to be built from the ground up with the feature in mind; “…it’s a couple of years of turnaround to make sure co-op would work.”
“With Brotherhood we were expanding the brand, but we also have the quiet confidence that we’re successful enough to take our time. That’s super liberating – we have great ideas, but we can put some of them on the backburner for the time being then – next time round – revisit some of those old ideas.”
Assassin’s Creed: Brotherhood is out for Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 in November; the 16th in NA, 19th in EU. The PC version follows next year.