When Ubisoft officially unveiled Assassin’s Creed 4: Black Flag, they announced that the next game in the popular franchise was headed to the PS3, the PC, Xbox 360, and even Wii U. However, there was no mention of the next-gen consoles.

To be fair, only Sony has shown their hand in regards to the next generation of gaming platforms, but still, the omission was a little odd. However, it appears the omission was not intentional, and Assassin’s Creed 4 is headed to next-gen consoles.

Ubisoft hasn’t officially made the announcement, but a clever Internet sleuth known as DarkZero has discovered a product site for Assassin’s Creed 4 that mentions the game is “also coming to next-gen consoles.” Since Microsoft has yet to reveal the Xbox 720, Durango, or whatever you want to call it — although they might reveal it this April — the vague next-gen title does the trick.

But it isn’t the next-gen reveal that caught our eye with the site, but an official release date as well. Last we had heard, Assassin’s Creed 4 was targeting a release date within Ubisoft’s fiscal year 2013, but that includes early 2014. It would be strange to see Ubisoft break from their typical October/November release date cycle, but it was certainly a possibility.

Assassins Creed 4 Next Gen, Release Date

Alas, that possibility will not become a reality as the site reveals Assassin’s Creed 4 will be hitting store shelves on October 29th. Well within the typical AC window, and far enough from Grand Theft Auto 5 to feel safe.

What is interesting to point out, though, is that October 29th is before many expect the PS4 to hit store shelves. The earliest gamers can expect the PS4 is mid-November — Sony is currently running with a holiday 2013 window — which would leave many gamers waiting almost a month for such a highly anticipated game.  And what of the exclusive PS3 content? Will that also be PS4 content?

Hopefully we’ll get further clarification regarding Assassin’s Creed 4, including who exactly the game’s protagonist is, on Monday, when the embargo for an AC4 press event lifts. With a poster already revealed, gamers can expect at least a reveal trailer and probably some clarification on a release date.

Would you wait for Assassin’s Creed 4 on the PS4 if it meant waiting a month? Do you think Ubisoft should wait until the new consoles are out to release the game?

Assassins Creed 4 Black Flag is rumored to be releasing on October 29, 2013 for the PC, PS3, and Xbox 360. A PS4 and Xbox 720 release should follow some time before the end of 2013.

Source: DarkZero (via Kotaku)