Ubislow no more? Assassin's Creed Unity to launch on all platforms simultaneously | PCGamesN

Ubislow no more? Assassin's Creed Unity to launch on all platforms simultaneously

Simultaneous release for Assassin's Creed Unity

It’s gotten to the point where expecting a simultaneous release of Assassin’s Creed across consoles and PC is folly. We always end up waiting while our console brethren enjoy running across roofs and jumping on folk like a predatory cat. 

But Ubisoft are looking to fix this unfortunate tradition and bring Assassin’s Creed Unity to PC at the same time as Xbox One and PS4. What do you think of our chances?

“We’re always aiming to ship all our games on all platforms at the same time,” Unity producer Lesley Phord-Toy said to Rock Paper Shotgun. “I don’t have any specific news on the PC version of Assassin’s Creed Unity, but I do know we’re planning on shipping on all three [platforms]: Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC. I haven’t heard any news differently than that.”

Sounds hopeful, but then again, apparently Ubisoft always aim to bring their games to all platforms at the same time, and so far that hasn’t happened with Assassin’s Creed. 

Phord-Toy goes on to explain that the variety of hardware configurations on PC make it difficult to make the deadlines. 

“PC has a variety of different hardware configurations that you can’t necessarily predict,” she said. “On a console you know what’s in the box. Every customer has the same configuration for the most part, and first-parties push firmware updates so everyone has what you’re expecting to have. PCs are nowhere near as consistent. So it can be extremely challenging to try and support as many of those permutations as possible.”

Will Ubisoft be able to overcome these difficulties like other developers? The proof will be in the pudding. Or cake

Cheers, RPS.

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SkaarjGuy Avatar
3 Years ago

This isn't about the article, but on the PCGamesN twitter: "Ubisoft wants to end the tradition of releasing Assassin's Creed on PC..." WHAT!?! "...later than the console versions." Oh.

Fraser Brown Avatar
3 Years ago

Our Twitter has been known to cause heart attacks.

nimrod123 Avatar
3 Years ago

I call bullshit, since they used the shitty spell for AC3.

So unity on PC 3 45 days after consoles.

TenClub Avatar
3 Years ago

This isn't the first time they have said this. They always say it's what they aim for but apparently they come up short. I just don't listen to anything game devs/publishers say. I have no expectations so when something good does happen I am genuinely surprised and happy.