Yeah, try to act surprised about this: Ubisoft is already gearing up for development on the next Assassin’s Creed game. The first smatterings of information have surfaced via an online survey that was supposedly fired out to a number of recipients. That survey was acquired by website The Gaming Liberty, who has shared portions of it with everyone else.
The survey talks about a “sequel to the Assassin’s Creed 3 game”, which makes me a little bit cautious as to the authenticity considering the game’s title uses the Roman numerals for “3”. Perhaps I’m being pedantic and Ubisoft has handed over development of the survey to a third party with less stringent controls on representing the brand’s name correctly?
The number one point of interest is the fact that Ubisoft appears to be gauging gamer enthusiasm towards co-op in the next game. The survey asks how important the “possibility for a friend to join the game in order to help me at any time during the solo mode” would be for a potential sequel.
Another interesting point is that the survey gauges gamer’s feelings towards another game developed by a completely different studio: Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception. In a frank question, the survey asks: “On a scale of 1 to 10, how would you rate your experience with the game”, with 10 being you liked it a lot and 1 being you didn’t like it at all. Perhaps Ubisoft considers the Uncharted franchise to be their biggest competitor in terms of third-person action games?
Take this with a pinch of salt. While it’s not unusual for developers to send out surveys like this, something about this one seems a little… off. I mean aside from the fact that it’s talking about a sequel to Assassin’s Creed III, which was, well, awful.