Assassins Creed Unity Faces Short Delay, Ubisoft Confirms

Written by Katie Allen on Thu, Aug 28, 2014 5:30 PM
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Is there any game these days that doesn’t get delayed? It seems all the titles on our radar right now, from The Witcher 3 to The Division to Batman: Arkham Knight are getting pushed back faster than you can say “pre-order”.

Assassin’s Creed: Unity is the latest in line to face a delay; Ubisoft confirmed this afternoon that the previous October 28th release date would no longer be kept to. The good news is that the delay will be significantly less than we’ve seen for several titles this year, but it does also mean you’ll have to wait until November to get your hands on this title…

Fortunately, the delay is just two weeks, meaning you’ll be able to grab Assassin’s Creed: Unity from the shelves on November 11th in the USA and on 13th November in other territories. This means this next-gen and PC game will launch the same day as last-gen nautical adventure Assassin’s Creed Rogue. Hopefully those extra two weeks can add some additional polish and iron out any bugs or optimisation issues.

"As we got close to the finish, we realized we were near the target but still needed a bit more time to hone some of the details to make sure Assassin's Creed Unity is exceptional," said senior producer Vincent Pontbriand, "We sincerely appreciate players' commitment to the game and their patience. It's just a couple more weeks. And it's going to be worth it."

What do you think of Assassin’s Creed: Unity’s delay? Does the extra two weeks bother you, or will this result is a slicker and more bug-free experience for us all? Let us know what you think.

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12:28 Aug-29-2014

they're going to delay the PC release, i guarantee it

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12:15 Aug-29-2014

actually I'm happy they extended the release date
i got this PC just a week ago and my old PC cant even play Ac 1 so now i have started the series from 1 st part
this gives me some additional time to finish the 6 games

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14:26 Aug-29-2014

good :)

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03:18 Aug-29-2014

It's Watch Dogs all over again! Prepare for bad optimization everyone!

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03:11 Aug-29-2014

If it's anything like black flag for pc, I'll be getting this on the ps4.

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03:05 Aug-29-2014

NOT THE HOTDOG GAME HAHAHAHAH FROG LOVER

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01:49 Aug-29-2014

Hopefully Ubisoft grows a pair and optimizes it for PC.

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02:06 Aug-29-2014

If it is anything like The Crew Beta it will be very optimized. Come at me downvotes, I can feel the hate already.

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12:29 Aug-29-2014

Quite the opposite emotions from my side atleast :P

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00:32 Aug-29-2014

Seriously, 2 weeks is not that much time to tweak and fix the bugs... I honestly think that they're just waiting for the holiday sales to get more $$$

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20:05 Aug-28-2014

I don't know, Watch Dogs was delayed 5+ months and we all saw how that turned out.

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20:02 Aug-28-2014

Exactly what I was thinking about! We were missing you Delaysoft! :P

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19:20 Aug-28-2014

Right in the middle of the fcking exams. Yay. I hate this "no games for summer" policy.

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19:24 Aug-28-2014

Yeah mine too. I thought I could sneak in some Unity in the last week of Oct. Now I cant play it until 3rd week of Nov. :"{

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20:02 Aug-28-2014

i feel for u guys, i would kill my self if i had exams during this game release

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19:03 Aug-28-2014

Not a big deal, I'll clean my gaming schedule a little bit by completing some other games, so I'll have more time to play this huge game.

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18:07 Aug-28-2014

They want to downgrade the graphics as much as possible in those two weeks

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18:17 Aug-28-2014

Bull****!! Assassin's Creed graphics were never ever downgraded -_- Why don't we stop hollering at Ubisoft because of Watch Dogs and wait to see how the game will be?

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18:26 Aug-28-2014

Original.

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18:02 Aug-28-2014

With this delay Ubisoft will lose alot of $$$,there is soo many games for November(Like I'm waiting GTA 5)allready pre-ordered both but they will lose definitely alot.This is some strategy with this delays,but i dont understand it! xD

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23:34 Aug-28-2014

There is a rumor saying that GTA V will also be delayed. But it is just a rumor.

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03:12 Aug-29-2014

Far cry 4 in November as well..

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18:00 Aug-28-2014

F**K ubisoft are stupid

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00:50 Aug-29-2014

Calm Down :)

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17:57 Aug-28-2014

Damnit, that's just a week before Far Cry 4's release... Oh well, knowing Ubisoft's history with the PC release of Assassin's Creed games, the PC version release for AC:U will probably be pushed back another month.

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19:56 Aug-28-2014

actually they said it will be launched on the same day as console

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17:54 Aug-28-2014

Not sure how two weeks are going to fix something but as long as they don't delay the PC version more as we are used to, then two weeks are no big trouble.

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17:53 Aug-28-2014

Might be possible they found some game-breaking bugs. Who knows?

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17:53 Aug-28-2014

Want to downgrade the graphics again, Ubisoft?

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19:57 Aug-28-2014

I remember reading somewhere that they were aiming for 60fps experience on next gen consoles. But I dont see that happening. I think this delay was just to release it at the same time as AC Rogue. But what I would REALY hope is that they would take the delay time to actually polish and optimize their games :/

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14:28 Aug-29-2014

Yeah, if Ubi actually said: We want to optimize this game for PC. Then I would be fine with the delay, because I wouldn't mind waiting a week extra for a better frame rate.

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19:57 Aug-28-2014

They want to make it "exceptional", so I don't think they'll achieve that by downgrading the graphics :P

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14:34 Aug-29-2014

Give it good optimization, that would be exceptional with PC dudes.

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20:08 Aug-28-2014

They said that something similar about Watch Dogs but if it's such a short delay then it probably is just to match with AC Rogue, it'll stop people bitching about not being able to play AC on current gen before last gen

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03:52 Aug-29-2014

They have reason...Gta V also have delayed...don't get me wrong. maybe they did, but i hope not :)

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03:49 Aug-29-2014

AC series never had graphics downgrade issue...i hope not :) sorry for the english

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14:33 Aug-29-2014

AC series always has some issue with it, AC1 was kind of boring, 2 had always online, Brotherhood was fine, Revelations was fine but the I did not like that old Turkish theme (and I am Turkish and I don't like it), AC3 had Conner nuff said, AC4 had those damn tailing missions everywhere.

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14:35 Aug-29-2014

well, i say graphics...not gameplay -_-

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14:42 Aug-29-2014

Graphics look good in this game, but then again Watch Dogs looked good.

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14:50 Aug-29-2014

well, of course...but i say downgrade issue...AC series never had downgrade issue.

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15:37 Aug-29-2014

Let's just wait till the game is released.

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17:46 Aug-28-2014

Sounds fishy to me, two weeks is a very short period of time, even just to polish a game. It could be a "hype-delay", ya know, delaying the game to make people think they're really going to polish it. Anyways, nothing is sure with Ubisoft lately.

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17:53 Aug-28-2014

Yeah definitely just a marketing tactic. Earlier Rogue was set to release on 28th but got pushed to 11th. Figures that they moved Unity this time.

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17:45 Aug-28-2014

FUDGE!!! NO! I can't wait a signle day more ! I am so hyped for it.. Well , unless the reason of the delay is optimisation :P

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