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PC Version of Assassin’s Creed: Unity Will Not Be Delayed, Claims Ubisoft
Ubisoft has a history of delaying its Assassin’s Creed games for the PC platform but this time around the studio is pretty confident that all versions of the game will launch on the same day.
The claim was made by game producer Lesley Phord-Toy while speaking with Rock Paper Shotgun in an interview.
“We’re always aiming to ship all our games on all platforms at the same time,” he commented, which made it sound more like Ubisoft has ‘always’ been aiming to ship their games on all platforms at the same time but have failed miserably so far.
“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 also added that while they are fully committed to releasing simultaneously on all platforms, the PC versions can prove to be really challenging since the platform has a variety of different hardware configurations that are most of the times unpredictable.
“On a console you know what’s in the box,” he said. “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.”
The issue isn’t even about the game releasing on PC at the same time as that of its counter-parts. It’s about the game being fully optimized on PC, specifically with AMD hardware, upon release.