Assassin's Creed III PC Delayed To November 20, Surprising Nobody

Ubisoft has delayed the PC version of Assassin's Creed III to November 20.

This delay should not come as a surprise to PC gamers who have followed Ubisoft's stealth-action series. There have been four Assassin's Creed games on consoles so far, and every single one has been slow to make it to computers.

But today seems like a good day to bring up this prescient interview from GameSpy (as pointed out by Kotaku reader -Silver-).

GameSpy: So when's the PC release date?

Ubisoft PR: October 30th.

GameSpy: Yeah, but when's the real PC release date?

Ubisoft PR: It's October 30th.

GameSpy: Uh huh. And can you say that with a straight face?

Ubisoft PR: You can ask me as many times as you like, but the answer will be the same.

GameSpy: Very well, let's move on. So, when will you announce the delay of the PC version?

Ubisoft PR: ...

Well played, GameSpy. Well played indeed.


    Dammit, delayed... I guess Halo 4 will keep me occupied till then.

    Is anyone surprised? This is because they want as many sales on console before us thieving 2nd rate PC gamers get a chance to inevitably pirate it, because there are nothing but pirates on that platform.

      They also use the excuse that the porting team they have is quite small (remember reading that somewhere). But yeah, no PC gamer is surprised by this at all.....and come to think of it, when was the last time a Ubisoft game didn't get a delay on PC anyway? lol

    3rd person game on mouse & keyboard, always-on DRM - honestly, if you're an PC gaming AC fan, you may as well just pick up a console on the cheap & play the games that way.

    No one will deny you're still part of the PC gaming master race, honest :P

      I would get an Xbox or PS3 and play it, but there's two reasons I won't. Firstly, I want to support the PC sales figures (not to mention they're cheaper), but it will just look soooooo much better on PC. Playing at 4x the internal res of the consoles is so much crisper. Plus my monitor is bigger than my TV. I already play with a 360 controller.

      I am willing to bet that allot of PC players would use a gamepad (me included), and the always-on DRM is a non-issue because they gave up on that ages ago....They even removed it from most of the games that had it previously :)

      Plus, who wouldn't buy it on PC if they had the rig for it? Among other things, PC games generally look allot better and are cheaper to purchase.

        That's the only reason I'm getting it on PC. Would have been nice if it was released on the same day as consoles or even slightly earlier but I can't complain. It's good release date anyway, allows time for me to play Halo 4 and all my exams will be completed a week before than.

        People like to argue they arent but even if the platform is a little more? Over time if you purchase off Steam? You'll save more than you ever will on console. Ive got around 80 or 90 games and Im yet to hit 300 dollars spent on Steam...

      If someone is willing to fork at about $400 for a console and 90 odd dollars just to play AC3 early, I'll deny their part of our master race. :p

    Writing software is hard. Modern game production is hard. The fact that delays happen is not surprising... Why get so pent up over when software ships?

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