Getting further and further from Unity
Plenty of publishers are high on the second screen experience, but Ubisoft’s coming down from that — well, at least a little. The next installment in the Assassin’s Creed franchise won’t come paired with a companion app of any sort.
According to GamesRadar+, Ubisoft confirmed the omission of a second screen feature for Assassin’s Creed Syndicate, saying that the developers wanted to focus on the “core experience.” The decision is reasonable given the troubles that Unity had last year with its companion app.
In fact, this news is indicative of the ways in which Ubisoft wants to separate Syndicate from Unity in a broader sense. Unity suffered from the weight of the sheer breadth of everything it tried to accomplish. Syndicate seems as if it’ll be a more focused game, as Ubisoft has already stated it won’t contain a multiplayer aspect. The publisher seems intent on targeting the singleplayer campaign, which will hopefully make for a more polished product.
Assassin’s Creed Syndicate won’t have chests locked behind a companion app [GamesRadar+]