During a conference held at the Cité des Sciences et de l’Industrie in Paris, that DualShockers attended, Former Ubisoft Technology Director Julien Merceron shared an interesting anecdote about the very first Assassin’s Creed game.
According to Merceron, the first game initially was supposed to have a multiplayer mode. In fact there was a bug: while he doesn’t know when it was patched, at some point, if a second controller was plugged into the console, a second assassin would appear on screen.
The team didn’t even test those features as they thought they were disabled, and that’s how the bug appeared.
Considering that multiplayer has been completely removed from the latest installment of the series, this is certainly interesting, even if I personally feel that the single player experience is basically all that matters in Assassin’s Creed games.
The Video Game masterclass event in Paris was organized by Jeux Vidéo Magazine and Cité des Sciences.
[On-Location Reporting and Translation: Morgane Bouvais]