Ubisoft expressed confidence that it will hit the October 28th release date for Assassin’s Creed Unity on PC.
Producer Lesley Phord-Toy had this to say in a recent interview with Rock Paper Shotgun. “We’re always aiming to ship all our games on all platforms at the same time.”
“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.”
Phord-Toy pointed to the challenges in dealing with different hardware configurations as one of the reasons for the PC delays in the past.
Ubisoft says they’re on track. Let’s take a look at Assassin’s Creed release dates in the past. Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag first released on PS3 and Xbox 360 on October 29. The PC versions didn’t release until November 19. Ok. A lot was going around then with the release of two new consoles. Let’s skip that one.
Assassin’s Creed III hit PS3 and Xbox 360 on October 30. PC fans didn’t get it until November 22.
Assassin’s Creed II and Brotherhood were worse. It took months to get on PC compared to console release dates.
Ubisoft is getting better though. Every Assassin’s Creed has narrowed the gap between console and PC release dates. Maybe Unity is the one that finally gets a same-day release as consoles. History says otherwise.