Assassin’s Creed 3 PC Gets Ubisoft’s Standard Month Delay
As has become standard operating procedure for Ubisoft’s PC releases, Assassin’s Creed 3 has been pushed back a month, according to a report from Eurogamer.
Previously, we were expecting the PC version of Assassin’s Creed 3 to launch alongside the Xbox 360 and Playstation 3 versions of the game on Oct. 31. That’s not the case anymore, however — instead, expect your PC version to be available on Nov. 23. The tip came to Eurogamer from a Czech publisher, which reportedly supplied PC promo art that shows the release date as Oct. 31. But since Ubisoft delays its PC all the time, it seems a tip that’s worth believing.
At this point, we can’t expect a PC game to launch from Ubisoft at the same time as its console counterparts. Ubi hasn’t given an official reason why it delays so many games — PC releases of previous AC titles, bigger releases like Driver: San Francisco, as well as smaller downloadables such as From Dust have received delays of a couple weeks to a full month or more — but the general speculation is that the company tries to limit PC piracy by giving the console versions of its games time to sell first.
For its part, Ubisoft hasn’t confirmed or denied the PC delay for Assassin’s Creed 3, and has said only that the release date for the Windows version hasn’t been announced yet.