Stop me if you've heard this one before. Despite being heavily criticized in the past for its DRM policies and lacklustre PC ports, Ubisoft has promised that it will take PC gaming more seriously as the importance of the platform continues to grow.
Speaking "We recognise the importance and needs of PC gamers, and want to continue to improve how we create and support games for PC.”Ubisoft's European boss Alain Corre said;
"We listen to feedback from players and continue to adapt accordingly,"
"We listen to feedback from players and continue to adapt accordingly,"Corre claims. "For instance, we switched to a simple, one- time activation for our PC games – a standard practice in the industry. We’re also doing our best to bring our games to PC at the same time as the console versions. Assassin’s Creed Unity and Far Cry 4, for example, will be released simultaneously on console and PC, and this will continue to be the goal for all our major titles."
“Finally, we are committed to improving the optimisation of our games for each platform on which they’re released – including PC.”
Ubisoft has, you might remember, stated that PC versions of its games would release alongside their console counterparts before, only to eventually delay them for week or even months. Hopefully the company is as good as its word this time, although concerns have already been raised at the fact that the PC versions of both Unity and Far Cry 4 are being handled by Ubisoft Kiev, whose previous ports haven't been particularly well received.
We'll see how much care has gone into the PC versions of both games when they launch later this year - Assassin's Creed Unity hits on October 28, while Far Cry 4 follows a month later on November 18.