It’s hardly the biggest delay in the world, but Assassin’s Creed Unity has been pushed back by a fortnight from a worldwide launch date of October 28th to now release on November 11th in the US and November 13th in the EU and UK – which is a slightly unusual Thursday release date. Assassin’s Creed Rogue, the separate game that is heading to the last generation of console, is also seeing its worldwide release on November 11th being split to match the new release dates of Unity.
As part of the press release, Vincent Pontbriand, Senior Producer at Ubisoft said, “As we got close to the finish, we realized we were near the target but still needed a bit more time to hone some of the details to make sure Assassin’s Creed Unity is exceptional. We sincerely appreciate players’ commitment to the game and their patience. It’s just a couple more weeks. And it’s going to be worth it.”
Naturally, that new release date is also going to come with a day one patch, as Ubisoft continue to push in order to get Unity ready for public consumption.
The downside to all of this is that November is now looking like an incredibly crowded month for games, with Unity, Rogue, The Crew and Far Cry 4 all currently set for release in addition to a whole host of games from other publishers like Dragon Age: Inquisition and Halo: The Master Chief Collection. The smart money would say that something somewhere is going to slip back to December or into 2015.
Place your bets now.
Source: press release