Almost as if on cue, Ubisoft has delayed the PC version of Assassin’s Creed 4: Black Flag until a few weeks after the release of the Xbox 360 and PS3 versions. Delays have become a regular occurrence for the PC versions of Assassin’s Creed, but this year the wait isn’t as bad as it usually it is.
That’s because this year will also feature the launch of two new consoles, both of which will offer Assassin’s Creed 4 as launch titles. And although the current gen version of AC 4 is no slouch, the next-gen versions, which includes the PC version, are presumably going to be superior.
The hope would be that Ubisoft needs some extra development time on these next-gen/PC versions and so they won’t be ready when the Xbox 360 and PS3 versions hit on October 29th. Obviously, the Xbox One and PS4 won’t even be out by then so that’s on a non-issue on those platforms, but for PC players this delay likely suggests Ubisoft is trying to deliver the best PC port possible.In fact, Game Director Ashraf Ismail says that the PC is “one of the main platforms we work on in the office.”
As Ubisoft continues to push the franchise to its limits, with bigger open worlds and more gameplay experiences like naval combat, they were likely to hit a wall with the current generation of consoles. The PC, and now the next generation of consoles, offers Ubisoft the power to make Assassin’s Creed even bigger. It’s funny to think that a few years ago fans lambasted the PC versions of Assassin’s Creed.
So, while Assassin’s Creed fans lament yet another PC delay, this time they will know the end-product will actually be superior to the versions released in late October. Now, if the PC version gets delayed until after the PS4 and Xbox One versions release — well, then there’s cause for disappointment.
How do you feel about Ubisoft delaying the PC version of Assassin’s Creed 4? Do you mind a delay if it means a better quality product?
Assassin’s Creed 4: Black Flag is slated for an October 29, 2013 release on the Xbox 360, PS4, and Wii U. The PS4, Xbox One, and PC versions will likely hit stores some time in November.
Source: Elder Geek