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Assassin's Creed Rogue will sail onto PC early next year

Assassin's Creed Rogue

Ubisoft revealed, today, that Assassin’s Creed: Rogue will definitely be making it way onto PC, and not just the previous generation of consoles. It’s set to arrive at some point early next year, the publisher told IGN. 

It’s due out in a couple of weeks on PS3 and Xbox 360, almost at the same time as Unity hits PC and next-gen consoles. The explanation for the large gap between the PC and console releases of Rogue is “production reasons”.

For those who, like me, felt that Black Flag was the best the series has ever been, Rogue might be of greater interest than Unity. While the next game in the main series is set in Paris during the French Revolution and is closer to the original Assassin’s Creed, Rogue is a nautical tale of revenge set in the North Atlantic, and beyond. 

Rogue will also put players in the shoes of a Templar, rather than an Assassin, and will contain modern day sequences as well. How these modern bits work, and whether they are closer to Desmond’s awful adventures or the Ubisoft self-parody of Black Flag remains to be seen, as the publisher is being tight-lipped. 

Hopefully, the aforementioned “production reasons” that are holding back the PC version mean that we can expect an upgraded version of the game to grace PC, rather than a simply, direct port from the dated consoles. 

Cheers, IGN.

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3 Years ago

It may be hard to play Rouge, by release time I will have already gotten use to the new, more powerful engine of AC Unity, so I won't really want to step down in terms of graphics... The story seams interesting though, so I'll probably still play through it.

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3 Years ago

Sadly AC Black Flag was the weakest game in the series. Guess I will play Rogue anyways since it's still an AC game - somehow.

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3 Years ago

Nonsense. AC3 was by far the worst in the series. Nothing even comes close to it. In fact AC4 was quite good imho. It was becoming very stale as a series, what with AC2, 2½, and 2¾ being pretty much the same game, and then just when you thought it was about as bad is it could get, they pushed out the crap that was AC3 which completely shattered my faith in the series. They did redeem themselves a bit with AC4 though. So much so that I'll look into buying the next one, but I was fairly disappointed when I learned that Rogue wasn't destined for the PC, so I'm happy to learn now that it'll come out eventually.

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3 Years ago

I've enjoyed AC3 far more than Black Flag.

It probably wasn't the fault of the series that you lost interest. That was your problem. You were looking for another experience and Black Flag had that. But that's also the reason why it sucks balls as an AC game. It's a nice pirate game but I hesitate to even call it an AC game...

I don't know why some people hate AC3 that much. To me it was a nice evolution of the series after the great AC2 triology. It was maybe 1000x more atmospheric than Black Flag without any question and the same is probably true for the story both in the past and in present time.

Black Flag had nice casual ship fights...and that's about it. Everything else was lackluster.

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3 Years ago

You're one of the very who has that opinion I suppose.

Anyway, it was absolutely the series fault I lost interest. What are you talking about that was my problem. Of course all opinions are subjective, and so you could say no game is bad that is just your fault for having an opinion. AC was becoming very stale as a series. The were releasing a yearly product which wasn't in any way different from last years product.

They tried something new with AC3 and completely failed. The story was rubbish, and the bug infested sandbox you played in was.. terrible, and don't even get me started on the lead character. The whole thing was just a huge fiasco.

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LordCrash replied to MrJinxed
3 Years ago

A series that stays true to its roots doesn't get stale. It just delivers on what fans want to have and expect. If you lose interest in that formula that's indeed your problem. You can't accuse Ubisoft for staying true to the series. You could just play different games without the AC name on it instead you know....

The story of AC3 was WAY better than the one in Black Flag for once. Also it was almost bug-free on my PC (but that might be luck, who knows). And yeah, Connor, the most underrated character ever. Let me just say that he has probably 100% more charisma or "real character" than Edward Kenway.

While AC3 was at least a good AC game Black Flag was a dumbed down insult to every fan of the series. It was a game based on numbers and achievement (hello, Watch_Dogs) without any AC atmosphere. It was a little casual game about ship fights for which somebody at Ubisoft thought it would be a good idea to call it an AC game - for money reasons of course.

But yeah, of course that's my opinion and you are free to have your own. I may remember you that it was you who called my opinion "nonsense"...

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MrJinxed replied to LordCrash
3 Years ago

I can't agree to anything you said there, so I think we should just agree to disagree on this and leave it there.

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