If you were hoping today would be the day you could run around a virtual Paris in Assassin’s Creed: Unity with no problems you’ll have to wait a little bit longer. Ubisoft has announced that the big patch that was supposed to be released has been delayed “a few more days.”
“Rigorous quality control is of paramount importance to us, and your feedback over these past weeks has indicated that it is important to you as well,” Ubisoft’s live team said. “As stated last week, we’d expected to release the patch today (and we know that many are anticipating its release), but we are choosing to hold off until we can give you the improvements we’ve promised.”
Ubisoft has had nothing but problems since the release of the game. They’ve offered free DLC and games as a way to make amends, but how long will it be until people are ready to give up on Assassin’s Creed: Unity and move on to something else? No word yet on when the patch will be released, but we’ll keep you up to date on when that may happen.
I haven’t gone back to Assassin’s Creed: Unity since I saw the credits roll over a week ago. I finished the game before the first three patches were all released and while I “enjoyed” the game it was as I’ve explained on the podcast more of an exercise in frustration than fun. Ubisoft isn’t done trying to fix the game and they’re going to start sending out free games next week to people who bought the DLC Season Pass. Until then they’ve announced that a fourth patch is coming and they say this will fix most of the remaining issues with the game. Time will tell if that’s the case. For a full list of what’s coming in the patch click through the break.
The next Assassin’s Creed game has already leaked, and yes it is set to come out in 2015. Kotaku showed off some early footage of the game with target gameplay and photos of the setting. It’s codenamed Assassin’s Creed: Victory and is set in Victorian London. This game will have you running around 19th Century England hanging out in carriages, on top of trains and using a grappling hook to get around. Development of the game is being headed up by Ubisoft Quebec and is rumored to be launching on PS4, Xbox One and PC, much like Assassin’s Creed: Unity this year.
Also talked about where the releases of Assassin’s Creed Chronicles: China, a sidescrolling game set in the franchise that takes place in China during the time Ezio was running around Italy and the Middle East. Whether this spin-off is the start of a new series, or a one-off thing is still not yet known. Also confirmed was a PC port of Assassin’s Creed: Rogue set to release sometime in 2015.
I don’t know what’s going on. We finally played Smash. That was fun. Tony played some more of the shadow game. Micah and I played some more Ultimax. Shannon has some Final Fantasy music thing going on. We talk about Kool-Aid a lot. Somehow the whole show devolves when we have to pick our favorite pokemon. I don’t know. Y’all are smart. You’ll figure it out.
Starring – Tony, Micah, Shannon, Shelby
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Let me first get this out of the way. To many people this will sound like an article from a Wii U fanboy who’s whining about their favorite system not getting support it deserves and saying that Ubisoft owes me something. That’s actually far from the truth. I know there are many other Wii U owners out there who have pledged their support and voted with their wallets that think every game player should be able to get the same experiences no matter what platform they own. This is my own personal opinion and yes it’s going to be a little rantish, but I think everyone is entitled to that every now and then.
If you were a Wii owner in the last generation you know things were pretty slim when it came to third party support. If you got games with the same title as other consoles it was very often a completely different game only loosely tied to the “proper” console release of the same name. They were very often feature incomplete. Games like Call of Duty left out entire levels, had minimal online support, if any or were cartoonified like Madden to fit the platform. Ubisoft was one of the few publishers that pushed support of Nintendo’s little white box and even they had a tendency to create sub-par experiences for Wii owners (I’m looking at you H.A.W.X. and Ghost Recon).
Assassin’s Creed is one of those franchises that you continue to be surprised by when Ubisoft shows it off. The gameplay has remained fairly consistent over the years, but tweaks and changes to the formula allow them to keep it somewhat fresh or revitalize it when it starts to get stale.
Ubisoft showed off some of the first game play footage for their new game Assassin’s Creed: Unity today and I’m quite excited by it. The biggest change to the game this year is the addition of four player co-op and some of the things they do in this demo might get you interested in a franchise you’ve checked out on.
Assassin’s Creed: Unity is coming to PS4 and Xbox One later this year. Check out this demo of the new co-op feature.
Reports coming from Kotaku showed leaked screenshots of an upcoming game in the Assassin’s Creed franchise currently codenamed Assassin’s Creed: Unity. The screenshot shows off a blue clad assassin, whose identity is currently unknown, walking around Paris with landmarks like Notre Dame cathedral in the background. That is one of two Assassin’s Creed games rumored to be debuting this year and is set to hit the Xbox One and PS4, with a PC release probably as well.
The other game is codenamed Assassin’s Creed: Comet and is rumored to be heading to the Xbox 360 and the PS3.
What you’re not seeing is the Wii U being listed as a release platform for either rumored game. Of course, when I reached out to Ubisoft they said they had no comment at this time. It’s possible that one or both of these games could still come to Wii U, but with the track that Ubisoft releases have been taking towards the platform recently there is also a good possibility the franchise will skip Wii U altogether.
Wii U did see releases of Assassin’s Creed III and Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag, but did not see the release of Assassin’s Creed: Liberation HD, which also released on Xbox 360 and PS3. I would love to see Ubisoft continue to support Wii U and I would like to see whatever the next entry in the AC franchise come to the platform. We’ll have to wait until later this year when these games are officially unveiled for more information, but you can bet we’ll keep you up to date on all the AC info as it becomes available.