Assassin's Creed: Unity Summary
If you missed the pre-order incentives for Assassin's Creed: Unity then you can now get a hold of those extra little side-missions and gear items... for a price. Yes,is actually charging us for it.
That's not surprising as this is their standard operating procedure, except Unity is far from their standard launch of a new Assassin's Creed. PC in particular still feels the brunt of lacklustre quality control.
Clinton Keith, former CTO for, has put together what he considers the 'Vicious Cycle' keeping developers and gamers locked in a whirlwind of buggy launches.
Basically, marketing has become too powerful a force inside publishers and ends up being the deciding factor when it comes to releasing games, and that's because of stakeholder pressure.
The final 'last-gen only' Assassin's Creed game is on the way to PC and the German classification board has slapped a 16 rating on it. Assassin's Creed Rogue takes place between Black Flag and Assassin's Creed III.
It was originally announced as only for Xbox 360 and PS3, with rather vague shrugs fromas to whether it would also hit desktops. New trailers confirm it's out on PC "early 2015".
The first and maybe only single-player DLC for Assassin's Creed: Unity is due next week, says. Dead Kings was part of the now scrapped and 'compensated' Season Pass for Unity.
Dead Kings releases for PC on January 13th, and takes Arno out of Paris to Saint Denis. Aside from an 'underground city' to explore, the DLC also features new "Murder Mysteries, enigmas" and co-op.
We've got an official release date for the Assassin's Creed movie (yes, that's still a thing that's happening). According to the, the adaptation directed by Aussie filmmaker Justin Kurzel and starring Michael Fassbender will hit cinemas on December 21 2016.
Assassin's Creed has been in development hell for a few years, as Ubisoft went back and forth with first Sony, then current distributors 20th Century Fox on various aspects of production.