One of the leading developers working on the upcoming Assassin’s Creed 3 has revealed that the companies involved are planning to deliver monthly downloadable content for the game starting with November of this year.
Damien Keiken, the director working on the game at Ubisoft Annecy, tells CVG that, “The multiplayer is so big today that it’s already a game on its own. We’ve been given the right to develop the Abstergo storyline since the beginning, which is a big responsibility.”
“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,” he goes on to say.
has previously stated that the single-player story of Assassin’s Creed 3 will answer all the core questions that the series has introduced so far, but it seems that at least one portion of the mystery will be reserved for the multiplayer modes.
Presumably, the fan base will react negatively to this piece of news because it forces them to play more of the game in order to have a clear picture of the overall narrative.
Assassin’s Creed 3 will take place during the American Revolutionary War period and will see players take control of a half-Indian protagonist who is deeply involved with the events, meeting a number of high-profile revolutionary figures while fighting British forces.
The gameplay of the series is largely unchanged, but gamers will be able to explore areas outside of the city and use their skills to quickly move through forests and track animals.
Assassin’s Creed 3 will be launched on October 30 on the PlayStation 3 and the Xbox 360 in North America and one day later in Europe while PC-based gamers will get access to the same experience about one month later.