Ubisoft is equipping Assassin's Creed III with a new multiplayer mode, and it appears the mega-studio has
picked its own Ubisoft Annecy developer to lead the charge. The
Assassin's Creed III multiplayer team will be guided in part by Tim
Browne, who recently updated his Twitter profile to read :“Lead
Game Designer on Assassin's Creed III Multiplayer @Ubisoft-Annecy.”
Ubisoft Annecy is no stranger to the
Assassin's Creed franchise. It developed the series' first multiplayer
mode in Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood, and chipped in on the online
component for Assassin's Creed: Revelations. Ubisoft's France-based
studio has also worked on the multiplayer for Ubisoft's other
stealth series, Splinter Cell; specifically, the Chaos Theory
Tim Browne, meanwhile, has been in the industry for a number of years. Past works include lead positions on Operation Flashpoint: Red River, Operation Flashpoint: Dragon Rising, and The Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End.
Very little is known about Assassin's
Creed III's multiplayer. Assuming it is based on the single player
campaign, expect to be leaping around battlefields and colonial
settlements during the 18th century American Revolution.
This means Ubisoft Annecy won't be able to dust off its Renaissance
maps from the past two entries, but instead be building a whole new world
from the ground up.
Assassin's Creed III launches for PS3,
Xbox 360, Wii U, and PC on October 30 in North America, and October
31 in the UK. Watch the debut trailer in our article, Assassin's Creed III release date and more in first trailer, and let us know
what improvements you'd like to see in Annecy's next build.