The PC version of Assassin’s Creed 4 will be releasing three whole weeks after the console versions, and according to Ubisoft lead designer Jean-Sebastien Decant, the delay is due to the fact that the “master version” of the game was created on consoles.
“It all depends on what is the master version,” Decant said. “If for instance, the [Xbox 360] version was the master version, or the PlayStation 3 version was the master version, then we’d need a little bit more time to adapt it for the PC. But we need to finish that other version first.
“The technology goal we had [for AC4] was for the current-gen. You need to finish one and make sure that it’s clean before you can then finish the others.”
We saw this happening more than once, so it isn’t quite a surprise for us. We can only hope that there will be no difference between consoles and PC when it comes to gameplay or any other small thing.
Assassin’s Creed 4 Black Flag will be releasing on 29 October in North America and 1 November in Europe for PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360.