Latest in Gaming

Image credit:

Assassin's Creed 3 survey pops the question of co-op in series' future, again


Online poller GMI Surveys recently posted an Assassin's Creed 3 questionnaire which not only asks players to rate that game, but also evaluate potential additions to the next series entry. After dealing with various aspects of AC3, the survey queries expectations of a future Assassin's Creed game on Xbox 360 or PS3, asking respondents to rate potential features as either must-have, nice to have, or not interested. The features include co-op story missions, assassin creation and customization, underwater gameplay, a new present-day hero, and something that sounds a lot like SmartGlass functionality.

Next, the survey asks about expectations of Assassin's Creed 3 DLC. It first presents a description of one of the game's future DLCs, one that matches the press release for the upcoming "The Tyranny of King Washington" DLC. According to the survey, the King Washington DLC is split into three parts, each around two hours in length. The survey first asks about general interest in the DLC before gauging a potential price of £18 (around $29), at £6 ($9.60) per part. Before closing, the survey also asks about interest in an Assassin's Creed game released in 2013.

GMI Surveys uploaded an Assassin's Creed Brotherhood survey two years ago. Similar to that instance, it's unclear if Ubisoft officially commissioned this AC3 survey, or how much it will affect inclusions in the next Assassin's Creed. After all, the 2010 survey popped many of the same questions, like the addition of co-op, and a new assassin in a new time period. While the second one came true in AC3, it's hard to imagine how it wouldn't have.

We've got the survey's full list of potential new features after the break.

  • Play another game with Connor
  • More wilderness areas to explore outside the cities
  • Ability to continue gameplay experience on tablet/mobile while away from home
  • Playing as a templar
  • Underwater gameplay
  • Ability to share information in-game with friends e.g. solve in-game clues together
  • More naval gameplay (navigation, battles...)
  • Ability to use mobile/tablet as a complementary display to perform some actions or access some info while playing on my console
  • Ability to create my own assassin and customize him
  • More famous historical characters to meet/befriend/fight
  • A new present-day hero (different from Desmond)
  • More assassination missions
  • Playing as a new assassin, in a different historical time period
  • More stealth gameplay sequences
  • Possibility for a friend to join the game in order to help me at any time during the solo mode
  • More gun fighting
  • Deeper storyline connection between solo adventure and multiplayer modes
  • Tracking stats and performance in multiplayer, and the ability to share and compete with others on in-game leaderboards online and/or in a companion app
  • More possibilities to defend yourself against attackers in multiplayer
  • Ability to create my own multiplayer avatar (customize looks, abilities, skills)
  • A deeper team-based multiplayer (guilds, squads that have common objectives, new tools for clan management...)
  • Customization of the multiplayer experience (logos, avatars, objects, team names etc)
  • New multiplayer modes
  • Assassination missions in co-op
  • Additional multiplayer characters with new skill sets
  • Ability to create user-generated content in multiplayer (maps, replay videos)
  • A spectator mode in multiplayer
  • A co-op split-screen mode
  • PvP mode with melee fighting and hand-to-hand combat
  • Co-op story missions (two to four players)

From around the web

ear iconeye icontext filevr