The scene for the single player is set in America during the civil war but it is the multiplayer component that I want to focus on.
Here are a couple of excerpts from the exclusive multiplayer reveal to CVG just to get you drooling…
The multiplayer is so big today that it’s already a game on its own.
In AC3, you play as a member of the public. Abstergo have turned the Animus into a commercial product, which sells the dream of ‘reliving the past in HD.”
Multiplayer has an evolving story running parallel to the game’s modern day plot…It’s a clever way to create a persistent online career, and therefore keep players engaged with AC3’s excellent multiplayer for longer. Abstergo Entertainment will give you insights on the company’s future initiatives by granting you access to files and information on products that will soon hit the market,”
As you progress in the game and level up your character, you access these files and videos. Every month you’ll have new challenges to unlock new content that will continue the storyline throughout the year.”
As an former World of Warcraft fanatic, this has an very familiar tone to it. Once you engage the player you want to hold onto them for as long as possible. Preferably from one release to the next. The benefit of updates over DLC is that you are less likely to have a player finish the game and move on to another and they may not return.
Another couple of features included in AC III are changing weather and something they call environmental kills – where you can use random objects, found in your environment, to perform kills.
As they say, the proof will be in the pudding…
Assassins Creed 3 will be released 30 October 2012 and is available for pre – order now.