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Assassin's Creed Syndicate will not have companion app, Ubisoft confirms

Development focused on "core experience".

Assassin's Creed Syndicate will not have a companion app, the publisher has confirmed.

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Adieu, companion app. Adieu.

This year's Victorian London-set adventure will be the first in several years not to have an extended mobile experience.

Fans of the series will likely welcome the news. Among the criticisms of last year's Unity was its tactic of locking access to treasure chests and costumes behind hours of app progression.

Assassin's Creed: Black Flag had a companion app too, although its use was limited to earning money and resources via the Kenway's Fleet activity.

Unity took this further by letting you complete missions throughout Paris using a team of trainable Assassins.

But the rewards it offered cluttered the main game's map and teased players with many, many locked chests placed around the Parisian world - whether you used the app or not.

Ubisoft did not mention a companion app during its official announcement of Syndicate, although recent reports have suggested one would not be present (thanks, Access the Animus).

A company spokesperson has now confirmed that no Syndicate companion app will be present.

"There will not be a companion app," Ubisoft told Eurogamer. "For Assassin's Creed Syndicate, the team wanted to focus all their efforts on the core experience."

Similarly, Syndicate will not include any form of multiplayer experience - be it the new co-operative system introduced in Unity or the older competitive modes.

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