The Assassin’s Creed franchise has a well-known history of delaying the PC versions of the games until a good amount of time after the console versions ship. However, it seems as far as the Producer for the game Lesley Phord-Toy knows, the PC version of Assassin’s Creed: Unity will release the same date as the Playstation 4 and Xbox One versions do.

“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 told Rock Paper Shotgun.

When asked why PC delays of the Assassin’s Creed games seem to be so common, Phord-Toy responded, “PC has a variety of different hardware configurations that you can’t necessarily predict. 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.”

To reduce the likeliness of this happening with future games, Ubisoft has said that they have started to increase the size of their PC support teams. This should make it easier for them to take care of any bugs and discrepancies from the console versions the game might have before launch. We’ll see if this strategy and planning on their end actually gives us the game on the promised release date it currently shares with consoles.


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