Ubisoft Confirms Assassin’s Creed Syndicate Will Not Have a Companion App; Developers Focusing on “Core Experience”

on May 28, 2015 11:47 AM

Earlier this month, the world was introduced to the latest entry in Ubisoft’s flagship action-adventure series with Assassin’s Creed Syndicate, and while the series is still introducing annualized installments like its predecessors, Ubisoft revealed that the game’s development team seems to be stripping away much of the extraneous (and often buggy) features of previous games for a more lean, focused experience.

Speaking with Eurogamer, publisher Ubisoft confirmed that Assassin’s Creed Syndicate will not be featuring a standalone companion app for the upcoming title, stripping away one of the features shared with previous entries in the series such as last year’s Assassin’s Creed Unity and the previous Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag.

Where Unity last year provided numerous treasures and items across its world map that were locked behind progress in the game’s companion app, a spokesperson from Ubisoft confirmed to Eurogamer that “there will not be a companion app,” with the Ubsioft rep also detailing that “for Assassin’s Creed Syndicate, the team wanted to focus all their efforts on the core experience.”

Assassin’s Creed Syndicate will release for PS4 and Xbox One on October 23rd, 2015, with a PC version of the title to release later in 2015.

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