[UPDATE] Ubisoft: Next Assassin's Creed to feature online multiplayer
UPDATE: It should be noted that the next installment in the Assassin's Creed series does not necessarily mean a new game. To clarify, Ubisoft has not announced Assassin's Creed III, rather; the company has said "a new episode of Assassin's Creed," will feature online multiplayer. This could come in the form of DLC.
ORIGINAL ARTICLE: The next installment in the Assassin’s Creed series will feature online multiplayer it and should be available by Ubisoft’s fiscal year 2010-11, the game company said today. For fans of Assassin’s Creed games, many are likely saying ‘it’s about time’ multiplayer was added.
In addition, Ubisoft said in a press release today that the 2010-11 fiscal year will see more franchise releases than 2009-10, including “Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell Conviction, a new game in the Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon series, Prince of Persia The Forgotten Sands, Driver, Raving Rabbids 4 and a new episode of Assassin’s Creed, which will be the first in the series to have an online multiplayer mode.”
It seems Ubisoft is finally jumping on the bandwagon that is online multiplayer – it only took the company two AC games to figure it out. We are certainly excited to see how Ubisoft handles multiplayer in a stealth fighter set in a presumably historic backdrop.