Survey Solicits What You'd Like To See In Assassin's Creed 3

Ubisoft is considering cooperative online multiplayer, a crafting system for bombs, and improved Eagle Vision in the next Assassin's Creed sequel, according to a U.K. marketing survey currently being taken.

The survey, I suppose, stands as some confirmation of a sequel to Assassin's Creed Brotherhood. Ubisoft's CEO has said there will be "something around Assassin's" releasing in 2011, but didn't specify what. So, absent a title or a release date, the existence of another sequel to this huge hit is hardly a surprise.

But a look at the survey's 13 questions gives some idea of what the developers have in mind as they build it out. From NeoGAF, whose forum member iNvidious01 found the survey:

Would you like to see ____ in the sequel to the ASSASSIN"S CREED: BROTHERHOOD?

1) An upgrade to the assassin's blade that increases the fluidity and speed of free-running

2) An enhanced Eagle Vision: see the patrol paths of guards, spot clues to complex navigation puzzles, detect when characters are lying during interrogations, etc.

3) An intuitive crafting tool that lets you create custom bombs from dozens of ingredients found throughout the game world

4) Tactical use of a variety of bombs suited to unique contexts and situations (smoke, poison, flash, explosive, etc.)

5) An additional objective where you and your Assassins guild fight against the Templars to gain control of a city, district by district

6) Playing as a new Assassin, in a different historical time period

7) A continuation of Ezio's story as the leader of the Assassins, set outside of Italy

8) Deeper connectivity between all the Assassin's Creed projects (eg. an action you make on the Facebook game will impact your game experience on the console; events that you read about in the comics will be related to the storyline of the videogames, etc.)

9) Online Cooperative Mode

10) Offline Cooperative Mode

11) The availability of new maps for the Multiplayer

12) A choice of additional Multiplayer characters with new skill-sets

13) Playing new Multiplayer modes

14) A deeper team-based Multiplayer experience (guilds / squads that have common objectives, new tools for clan management, etc.)

15) A customisation of the Multiplayer experience (logos, avatars, objects, team names, etc.)

I tried to take the survey but it rejected me, saying I didn't fit its demographic criteria. That could be because they've already had enough responses from 37-year-old guys with my income profile; or maybe the survey's closed.

As for what I'd answer, I'd go with cooperative multiplayer, the Assassins/Templars territorial control, and improved Eagle Vision, which has had an extremely limited application despite being, narratively anyway, a core talent of an assassin.

As for what I could live without, I really don't care for integrating this game to a Facebook game; the crafting system leaves me cold, and I'm not fired up about tactical bombs either.

Ubisoft Posts Assassin's Creed Survey With Sequel Ideas (Crafting, Co-op, More) [NeoGAF via 1Up]


    I have to say that bombs are a bit 'meh' for me.

    I think the best thing they could do is take it to a new setting (6). It was great to revisit Etzio in Brotherhood but the beauty of the game's mythology is how the struggle between Templars and Assassin's has stretched through history so showing another period would be great.

    I also loved some of the add ins for Brotherhood like raising your own Assassin's guild and fighting for control of the city. I really hope they stay in for the next one.

    Most important thing is the story though, it is what makes it a game that reaches higher than other stealth/parkor games. They MUST nail it for the final game.

    Number 10(offline co-op) and number 6(new assassin)for me.

    Offline co-op because not many sandbox games allow you to run around in splitscreen and thats a shame as. couch co-op is usually fun.

    A new assassin- I think they have exhausted rome in brotherhood and Ac 2 so a new period maybe King Arthur's England(knights etc) or eqypt-imagine running through the sphinxs and pyramids in egypt's prime.

    Ugh, no more Ezio, please. It's getting far too samey for me. And yeah, bombs don't sound great.

    Bring on the new assassin! Perhaps set in something slightly more modern - or just go straight to Desmond! That would be awesome.

    If you set your location as the UK - you get asked questions about Action-Adventure games you've played.

    If you say you own a AC game you get asked what is your favourite city in the Game.

    Can't get further than that...

    I would like: offline co-op, a new Assassin's journey (from zero to hero) and more history and puzzles.

    there should be an extra one for PC:

    10b: Offline Single Player Mode

    (main reason I still haven't played AC2 yet.. and still wondering what the deal with be with Brotherhood if/when that comes out on PC)

    and an extra -1 to Facebook integration (though I like the idea of comics that tell parallel stories to flesh out the world, so long as they don't become mandatory reading for critical plot elements)

      bugger offline - how about just releasing the PC version ON-TIME for once?!!!

    All I want is a new, present day setting. A game where you play entirely as Desmond. Sneaking up on guards with fully automatic weapons... Might actually be difficult for a change.

    No more Ezio. Please.

    No more Ezio, two games are enough.

    It'd be great to see the Templar/Assassin conflict in another period of history, one that would allow them to introduce some different styles of gameplay.

    I'd like to seem them change to the Enslaved style "no fail" jumping mechanism... that was definatly the worst part of the game.

    The timed platforming truely was onerous because of it.

      i absoloutely hated enslaved's jumping for that reason. Sure, you may want to drop down somewhere, but the game wont let you, you have to go ALL the way back around etc. It holds your hand too much in the jumping, while removing that one or two failures you feel the game cheated you on and didnt work, it removes any satisfaction by knowing its almost impossible to fail, and created MORE frustrating situations in which it wouldnt let you go where you wanted

        And yet, how many tombs did you have to redo, because you weren't lined up just so, or the camera flipped mid jump, or by the time you'd lined up the clock ran out?

        Maybe something in between.

    As an aside, I've been rolling the actual Creed round my head since hearing it in the game, the "Nothing is true, everything is permitted", line, (which I would totally get tatooed somewhere if I wasn't afraid of needles) and I'm starting to suspect the Assassins are a militant atheist sect.

    The Creed sounds like its denouncing religous belief. Not that I have a major problem with this, just interesting to think about.

    they are, aaron. truth is limited to human perception, understanding, and always expressed in a human language (math is still a human concept, a human language that is not always absolute). when the bible says that reality is the truth, the writer is admitting the rest of the bible is but speculation, and cannot be the truth. "he that increases knowledge increases sorrow" (only if knowledge implies the knowledge that god does not exist, and that the bible is a collection of philosophy and mythology from around the Mediterranean at the time; from greece to egypt).like science, it's an attempt to define our reality by putting into words what a thing says by itself. if a picture is worth a thousand words, reality is worth many lifetimes of encyclopedias (encylopediae?) (we are all books etc). truth is man-made for his own benefit. science gives us the ability to alter matter from our perspective, religion gives us drama and hope of eternal life, and both are branches of philosophy. the idea from the assassin's pov is man shouldn't be coerced to believe anything, while the templar, even though their intentions may be good, only wish to use the people as puppets.
    religion, if kept on a personal level, isn't bad. but when taken to an extreme, you get things like the crusades (people killing people because they believe a city is the city of god), salem witch burnings, suicide bombers, etc. these people who have really believed wholeheartedly. it also serves to keep some men safe from prosecution, like the catholic church members guilty of child molestation (and gay at that, an abomination in the eyes of their god) who say they only answer to god.
    ultimately, whether there is a god or not cannot be known. if it cannot be known to exist, its attributes can not be known either, only speculated. religion is man-made. it is the original science that is more poetic than literal (huge on personification), and full of idealism (god is the ideal man). I'm a secular humanist (an atheist), but if I were to believe in a god, i'd be a deist. god spit into infinity and this is the result, and all it does is watch. "god had nothing to do with it, I was the better fighter."
    god would be the great poet (william blake), the great scientist (spinoza), but we have our own wills that conflict not only with each other, but within ourselves frequently as well.
    if cannot experience god directly, but must rely on hearsay, then it should not be used publicly. it should not influence our vote for senators or president. and I find it ironic that, at least christians, are told to be humble. yet, they are some of the proudest, holier than thou people you'll ever meet. they are also told to not pray in public, but in their closets, by jesus himself. yet, they want prayer in public schools. they are told to love their neighbors, to turn the other cheek, yet won't hesitate to shoot someone in a war that believes in the same god, won't hesitate to ostracize you for not believing, hate ideas like communism on the pulpit or soapbox, then go to church and pray for a communist afterlife. full of contradictions, they claim to know the truth, while never living their own claims...and their truths often have no grounding in reality (or are poetic, like god being the sun), but are only wishful thinking. there is often a huge lack of evidence to support the claims, and the ideas are often easily refuted.
    mankind is worth more than a belief because we create beliefs. no idea can bleed and die, but they are what men use for justification for killing other men. if mankind died tomorrow, so would any and all science, religion, and any other belief or idea we have.
    and no idea is as bloodstained as religion.
    like i said, personally, i don't believe in a god. if I WERE god, i wouldn't want anyone to believe in me, so I wouldn't be named scapegoat for the problems mankind creates itself. i would figure out a way to systematically erase my default name (the word god)from the minds of men, so they could act the adults they claim to be, and take responsibility for everything they do.
    who cares if exodus has the 72 supposed names of god? given time, I could create 144 and make it some other geometric shape, or create some mystical shape and only create enough names to fit it. ovid did a better job with the creation story than genesis, jesus is socrates, lucifer is the planet venus and is still obviously in heaven (contrary to Isaiah) and shaitan (satan in english) just means "adversary of god" (who ironically would have been created by god...its evil can't have good without evil)

    as far as the game, I'd look to the french revolution, or prior to that when the templar were slaughtered by the pope and the king of france. the survivors were supposedly absorbed by the masons who made their way to america, and the circle within a circle gives us intrigue. no matter, though, the new assassin is of altair's bloodline, either before or after ezio and should have the physical characteristics of one or the other. this could be problematic, but not impossible with some handy storytelling. but, the map of the pieces of eden ought to limit where it could be set.
    i'm not an online gamer. i'd prefer a great storyline to more depth to multiplayer.
    I like brotherhood, but I think the first 2 are better..story wise. although caterina's rescue was definitely memorable.
    many of their questions depend on the era they set the next game in. they need to keep it realistic. I thought the gun being part of the hidden blade was stretching.
    enhanced eagle vision might be interesting.
    by the way, another really handy aphorism worthy of skin ink is "temet nosce" - know thyself. "all knowledge is ultimately self knowledge." - bruce lee.

    An entire desmond game.

    I've wanted one since the end of the first one.

    new assasin and offline co-op for me. I always assumed it would be a trilogy, with the final chapter being desmond using all he's learned with cool futuristc (even if it isn't that far in the future) weapons.

    Offline co-op would be great too, as long as it adds to the experience. It could easily ruin the narrative, but having a seperate co-op story could be quite lame. so, excellent campaign co-op, or else leave it be

    Am I the only one disappointed with the lack of no DRM as an option?

    Anyways (6) is the only one I actually care about. Feudal Japan would be a blast to play.

    Personally, I'd just like to see more real-world action with Desmond. I want to run around in modern day environments with Desmond wielding his hidden blade, a silenced 9mm, and maybe a few other random assassin-ish weapons that suit a more modern assassin. He's learned enough from the bleeding effect, so why not add more of him to the actual gameplay instead of just limiting him to effectively useless environments where he barely does anything fun? Time to get back to the present.

    I'd love to see ancient Rome, in the area of Julius Caesar, Cleopatra, etc. Have not only Rome, but ancient Egypt, etc.

    Alternately, it would be cool to be a Muskateer or something. Maybe something with sea battles.

    Or maybe ancient Bejing when the Mongols ruled.

    Bombs, no, Multiplayer NO, Improved eagle vision, YES.

    I hate multiplayer, it's stupid and adds nothing to the game, focus more on different styles of gameplay, focus more on the story and bin multiplayer because it just makes it another one of those games.

    I'd like to see the game focus solely on desmond, end the series while it's hot and make him the main character in the next game.

    Don't go back to Ezio, he's done more than he needed to and I don't want to go around renovating Italy anymore.

    If you are thinking of using the animus again then for gods sake choose a time period closer to the modern day.

    Like the second world war for example with another assassin (Male, not female) and then have him try to find a temple somewhere while there's a war going on.

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