There’s such a plethora of games that have come out in the past couple of weeks that it ends up putting much of the control in the hands of the gamer. It’s up to game publishers and developers to help make that purchase easier on the wallet, or a sweeter deal, in order to sway gamers their way.
That’s exactly what OnLive is trying to do with their deal for Assassin’s Creed Revelations. Simply pre-order the OnLive version of the game before it releases this Saturday, and net yourself a free OnLive console.
Yes, for those clever enough to read between the lines, OnLive is essentially putting the cart before the horse by offering a system... with pre-orders of a game for said system. Gamers who don’t have OnLive certainly won’t be pre-ordering Assassin’s Creed Revelations, and pre-order holders for Assassin’s Creed Revelations have already picked up their copy for their respective console.
This deal, in reality, is for those gamers who are interested in both OnLive and the final adventures of Ezio and Altair in Assassin’s Creed Revelations. Gamers who might want an OnLive console can simply wait for another one of these deals (they recently offered a console with copies of Deus Ex: Human Revolution), but it’s pretty enticing nonetheless.
As the culmination of four games worth of storyline, and mechanics that have become more engaging and dynamic, Assassin’s Creed Revelations is a no-brainer for fans that have kept up with the series thus far. And with the promise of a shiny new console thrown in, one that gamers still might be on the fence about, this just might be a solid deal, especially since it also is $10 less than the retail versions of the game.
All those interested need do is pre-order Assassin’s Creed Revelations for OnLive by November 19th, and the console and game are theirs. Like OnLive says, it’s a pretty sweet deal no matter how you slice it.
Would you be interested in picking up an OnLive console with a discounted copy of Assassin’s Creed Revelations? Any gamers out there who want to comment on their experience with OnLive thus far?
Assassin’s Creed Revelations is available now for PS3, Xbox 360, and PC, and will be available for OnLive on November 20, 2011.