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Assassin's Creed 4 will not have multiplayer naval battles

Postby zinaptik » 04 Mar 2013, 18:14

big mistake ubi really big, this was one of the biggest missing elements from AC3, upgrading and making a ship your on is in single player so why not allow this in multiplayer, even 4v4 would have been great, not to mention the amount of DLC (download lost content) they could have released.
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Assassin's Creed 4 will not have multiplayer naval battles

Postby MysticR » 04 Mar 2013, 18:16

I would rather all the effort that's gone into any multiplayer component be diverted to the single-player game. I tried the multiplayer in Revelations and it was ok, but I don't think Assassin's Creed needs online play. For me, AC is about the story, the characters and the setting, not whether I can beat some randomer to a kill. I guess I'm just old-school.
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Re: Assassin's Creed 4 will not have multiplayer naval battl

Postby sammikid » 04 Mar 2013, 18:45

zinaptik wrote:big mistake ubi really big

Agreed. I thought this was almost a certainty as it makes sense for its inclusion. This was one of the elements I was most looking forward to and would be better than the MP experiences from past AC games (though I had my fun with them)

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Postby altitude2k » 04 Mar 2013, 19:16

But considering the popularity of the idea, you can probably expect premium DLC.

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Postby corkscru74 » 04 Mar 2013, 20:16

The reason for that is that we really wanted to take it to the next level for an open-world pirate experience, and all our effort has gone into that.

They've got 8 studios working on this. WTF are they all doing if just one of them isn't working on Multiplayer Naval Battles?

What was that guy from Ubisoft saying about this being the Pirate game we were all waiting for? :lol:

Still, I'm tempted by this for the sheer fact that I love Pirates!!!1! But they seriously need to work on their pacing. AC3 was awful for this. I spent 3 hours tw@ting about as Haytham Kenway and nearly stopped playing there. I persevered but was then bombarded by a million different aspects of the game in the space of about 15 minutes of playtime. Here's hunting! Now there's a boat but you can't use it coz it's a complete wreck! Here's your homestead! Here's your supply chain! Now you can use your boat as it's miraculously fixed by 6 planks of wood! It's like it was designed for ADD sufferers only. Give me a new mechanic and let me get used to using it before hurling the next one my way. Don't worry, I can wait. :roll:
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Postby KK-Headcharge78 » 05 Mar 2013, 01:06

Well that's a missed opportunity, but I'm sure they can do some DLC :wink:
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