Not that it is something new for the fans of Assassin’s Creed, knowing that even the previous PC versions have seen delays as compared to the release dates for consoles, but it is big news since the Assassin’s Creed 4 is the most anticipated version of the game so far.
Assassin’s Creed 4,the pirate based account of the action adventure open world game is bound to hit the racks on the 29th of October this year for Xbox 360 and PS4. It has now been confirmed by Ashraf Ismail the game director in an interview with Elder Geek that the PC version will see a delay of few weeks.
So yes, it is not as bad as it seems. Firstly; it is just a few weeks – no matter how vague that sounds, it still can’t be a long-drawn-out delay. Second; though it might disappoint some of the returning fans but it comes at a benefit for them. Ashraf was clear about the importance that Ubisoft gives to PC platform; he made sure that the PC version of Assassin’s Creed 4: Black Flag will have enhancements over the console versions. Probably that is the reason why there is the delay in the first place.
Also, the next generation consoles are on their way which certainly means an improvement in the already well dug game. And if Ubisoft is taking time to cater to the potential that the next-gen consoles have the PC version’s delay might also include a touch of that. The only thing that might bring a disappointment would a delay that takes the PC release even further than the Xbox One and PS4 release because that would certainly be too long.
Not to forget, Black Flag touches new horizons not only in comparison to the previous episode but it is also being considered as one of the releases to look out for by returning and new players. New modes of play have been introduced in the game including naval combat using the ship of the new protagonist Edward Kenway and there is a greater emphasis on stealth. And all these improvements come in a Caribbean setting typical to pirates.
Would you be happy to wait for a longer time for Black Flag if it comes in return of a better version than its counterparts?