It seems PC gamers are once again getting the short end of the stick, this time with American civil war stealth title Assassin’s Creed 3. According to a promotional image which was submitted by a publishing source to the Czech Republic’s Eurogamer website, Assassin’s Creed 3 will be delayed until November 23, 2012, a month after the games console release.
This isn’t the first time the series has shown up late to the PC party however, the first Assassin’s Creed game landed on the PC five months after consoles. Then to continue the trend, Assassin’s Creed II and Assassin’s Creed: Brotherhood were both released four months after and Assassin’s Creed: Revelations, a week later for PC. Even other Ubisoft titles have met the same fate, with Splinter Cell: Conviction being delayed back in May 2010.
Assassin’s Creed 3 for the PC was scheduled to release the same day as consoles, with Eurogamer getting in contact with Ubisoft who stated in their reply, “the Windows PC release date is still to be announced.” Many speculate the reason for the delays is down to Ubisoft worrying over piracy, which seems to plague PC titles more now than ever. Question is, will the delay affect sales numbers for the PC platform?
Assassin’s Creed 3 is available to buy October 31 for the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3, with a Wii U version expected around Christmas time. We will let you know when a solid release date for PC surfaces. Make sure to let us know what you think about the delay in the comment section below.