Published on November 28th, 2013 | by Patrick Doyle0
Game Systems No Longer Support Three-Team Games Says Ubisoft Developer
In a Q&A session on Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag, the game’s lead multiplayer designer Tim Browne indicated that game systems no longer support matches of more than two teams pitted against each other.
He was responding on the official Assassin’s Creed Twitter channel to a question about the lack of fan-favourite Alliance Mode from the game’s online component. The mode features three teams of two players against each other in a variant of team deathmatch.
(…)The reason Alliance can’t come back is that it uses 3 teams of 2 players. None of the games systems supports 3 teams anylonger.
— Assassin’s Creed (@assassinscreed) November 20, 2013
Browne offered no technical information on why three-team modes aren’t possible, whether it only applies to Ubisoft’s AnvilNext engine, or just specific platforms.