The original “Assassin's Creed” game was originally planned to have a multiplayer mode, but the multiplayer feature was ultimately removed from the game and it was not brought back into the series until several years after. The first game in the series to offer multiplayer mode was “Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood.” Later, “Assassin’s Creed: Unity” introduced the 4-player co-op mode into the series.

Ubisoft’s former Technology Director Julien Merceron revealed that during the development of the first title of “Assassin’s Creed,” Ubisoft did experiment with multiplayer and eventually, the multiplayer mode was pulled out of the game. Dualshockers reported that Merceron said that there was a bug found in “Assassin’s Creed” when it was published in 2007. The bug allowed players to add a second controller to unlock the second character in the game. Later, the developer removed the bug from the other releases.

That said, the first title of the series, the original “Assassin’s Creed,” is certainly a gem. The game was released in 2007 and it represents cities like Damascus, Jerusalem and Acre. The graphics for this game were pretty impressive at the time, and “Assassin’s Creed” certainly became one of the most popular games for previous generation consoles.

The news suggests that the franchise wanted to make something different than what people see today. It’s surprising to note that the “Assassin’s Creed” was coupled with a feature that could have changed the series in many ways. As there is no support feature available for the multiplayer mode in the current version of the game, fans are eyeing up on the new releases from the franchise.

The latest installment in the series is “Assassin's Creed: Syndicate,” but the game does not feature the multiplayer mode. After the “Assassin’s Creed: Brotherhood” Ubisoft has headed back to its root development of the franchise. Gamespot reported that the franchise’s creative director, Marc-Alexis Cote, announced that the company is focusing more on the roots of the “Assassin’s Creed” series.

Assassin's Creed Launch Trailer (Credit: YouTube/Ubisoft)

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