Assassin's Creed IV and Watch Dogs DLC exclusive to PlayStation for six months, suggests Sony ad

Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag's Aveline de Grandpré missions could reach Xbox One.

A new Sony video has suggested that the exclusive content coming to Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag and Watch Dogs will only be a 6-month timed-exclusive for PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 3.

Small print in Sony's North American version of its "The Best Place to Play" promotional video, spotted by Shacknews, mentions the six-month exclusivity period.

Ubisoft and Sony are yet to comment.

Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag features an hour of additional content on PlayStation 3, focusing on Assassin's Creed III: Liberation protagonist Aveline de Grandpré. The three new missions take place after the conclusion of Liberation, and are independent of Black Flag's main campaign.

Ubisoft is yet to announce the specifics of what extras it will be including with Watch Dogs.

The current-gen versions of Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag will launch on October 29, with Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC versions following in November.

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telaros
telaros

*scribbles on notepad*

And~ check!

Do not buy Watch Dogs till next year's Steam Summer Sale.

K!


(And no, never had intentions of ever owning Assassin's Creed 4.)

evil13killer
evil13killer

thats Ubisoft working things with Sony for screwing the Ps4/Watchdogs bundle

randomkidlol
randomkidlol

Ubitrash milking their franchises for all its worth.

Catz_03
Catz_03

So does that mean everyone gets the Watch_Dogs dlc since it was pushed back 6 months?

ANUBISZER0
ANUBISZER0

I hate DLC and I loathe exclusive DLC.

DiamondDM13
DiamondDM13

Well, that sounds better than the Benedict Arnold DLC. That one didn't reach the 360. But makes sense, Aveline will no longer be Sony exclusive character in 2014 so...

Auriken
Auriken

Oh look, two games I was considering buying soon after release. And look at that, my money going toward something else. This exclusive shit needs to end. During the previous generation the PC gaming community got screwed sideways my developers almost constantly, and it wasn't until the last two years or so they started doing it less.

I'm going to be smarter with my wallet this generation. Do that exclusive DLC bullshit and I won't buy your game. It's that simple.

vicsrealms
vicsrealms

Boy, my interest in Watch Dogs had been up in the air.  This little announcement basically killed my interest in the game.  I will wait for a Steams ale and  GOTY version.

Mr_Big_Boss
Mr_Big_Boss

I hate timed exclusives, I don't care which console gets it first, I still hate it. All it does is show which companies are the greediest.

thanxforplayin
thanxforplayin

This whole exclusive shit is starting to piss me off

Dexyu
Dexyu

now sonny is just being an asshole

BelaidKL
BelaidKL

I couldn't care less about getting this DLC... Also Watch Dogs has no excuses on the matter, the game has been delayed by 6 months.. Them not putting that content in the final product is just pathetic and pure money leeching

Thanatos2k
Thanatos2k

Stop buying DLC, people.  Stop it!

immortality20
immortality20

Damn, as an Xbox One owner (well it's pre-ordered) this makes me kind of sad. I'm so sick of timed DLC. I don't care if MS has CoD, I'd take Watch Dogs DLC over it any day of the week. Oh well, I guess sadly that's where this industry is heading. And I'm confused, is this all DLC post release like future missions, or just the 1 extra hour of 3 missions? 

Arachnofunk
Arachnofunk

i'm getting this for xbox one, can't wait

krystyla
krystyla

I remember the benedict Arnold dlc took me 15 minutes and was inconsistent with the story of AC3 because my Connor was still on good terms with Washington

unreal101
unreal101

Who cares, the exclusive Ubi DLC is always irrelevant throwaway content.

super_tramp_tri
super_tramp_tri

So does that start at the date Watch Dogs should have came out or...

sladakrobot
sladakrobot

Dunno about you guys but i learned my lesson.
I will wait for Goty's or complete editions.

Furwings
Furwings

And then there's also retailer-specific exclusive content as well. Buy it at Walmart and get an extra character skin, buy it at GameStop for an exclusive map etc. So you could live beside a store that has the game, but do you drive across town to that other big box store to get the retailer-specific bonus content? Dumb, I don't like it.

Queuingreturns
Queuingreturns

Nice.

PS4 has more incentives for people to buy it. ; )

Furwings
Furwings

I agree completely with @Solace427 on the timed exclusive stuff. It's dumb. For Soul Caliber II it made sense - Link was the exclusive guest character on the GameCube version, Heihachi (back when Tekken was considered a PlayStation-only franchise) on the PS2 and Spawn on the Xbox version because...well...not really sure actually but the first 2 made sense anyway. So yeah exclusive content that's themed to that console is fine. But things like the Play as the Joker challenge maps on Arkham Asylum just never coming to the 360 version or one console getting map packs first, etc are stupid to me.

Really though Microsoft started it. The 360 had far fewer exclusives than the PS3, so in an attempt to level the playing field they started paying 3rd parties for timed exclusive content. Sony really was just evening the score by doing the same with certain 3rd parties. In some cases the fact PS3 uses Blu-ray is the reason some multiplatform games have bonus content on the discs - there's just extra room on the disc so some 3rd parties just threw extra stuff on the PS3 version.

Solace427
Solace427

In general console exclusive content for a multi-platform game to this extent I never agreed with. Now if you had stuff that was themed to that system in a way, that would be cool.

Console exclusives? Sure all for it. Content exclusive...ehhhh not so much. It's nice to see that this is a timed thing.

noirtenshin
noirtenshin

rofl seeing people fight who has what exclusive is like watching kids screaming who's father is the strongest

MapleLeafKush
MapleLeafKush

M$ fanboys are mad because they for ONCE don't have the good timed exclusives... Keep you're  crap COD timed exclusive its crap anyway

quidditch3
quidditch3

Timed Exclusive are moronic. Either release everything at the same time or don't bother because you have already lost my loyalty.

Mik2303
Mik2303

@telaros Steam Saaaales! Who even cares about playing games day 1 anymore!

haze0986
haze0986

@sladakrobot same here but i dont think ill be picking up ac at all they suckered me in with ac3 and i hated it so ill wait and see

krystyla
krystyla

@Furwings just buy on amazon till all retailers die and you will have only one exclusive content edition 


ExtremePhobia
ExtremePhobia

@Furwings It is kind of dumb but at the same time, I've found that most of these things tend to add little to the actual game. Obviously it can't be too important or it would actually detract from the experience for people on the other platform. Basically, it's not even an incentive so much as a marketing ploy.

quidditch3
quidditch3

@MapleLeafKush Might I suggest that you got all of the dlcs for BF3 on timed exclusive and we only get one BF4 DLC with rehashed BF3 maps as timed exclusive this time around

howiex89
howiex89

@quidditch3 time exclusive is the new exclusive. at least it means both users get it eventually unlike only half the fan base 

quidditch3
quidditch3

@howiex89 Don't care its just another damned marketing ploy, Hell I am playing 360 and soon Xbox One and even I don't like that we get one dlc a month earlier then everyone else for BF4 and the even after Ps3 got the same deal for BF3 except for all of the dlcs

howiex89
howiex89

@haze0986 @Furwings @howiex89 @MapleLeafKush good for you, you started this petty tit for tat so I followed up with a well reasoned response. A response which was of a game that has a lot of positives from those that have tried it. I don't really care to take a deeper look into the word "exclusive" just for this petty point scoring. Some of you really need to get a grip on reality, this fanboy crap really gives the gaming community a bed rep. 

haze0986
haze0986

@Furwings @howiex89 @MapleLeafKush ill never buy a online only game for 60, if it was a good enough experience i might be willing to pay 25-30 because essentially it is only half of a game

MapleLeafKush
MapleLeafKush

@quidditch3 @MapleLeafKush @howiex89 lol... Microsoft is merely an operating system on PC...Xbox and Windows on PC is not the same thing...MOST people own a PC and nobody refers to it as a Microsoft PC lmao...  Exclusive means on one platform and its not..... Pretty sure My Asus laptop using windows dosent make it microsoft...

haze0986
haze0986

@quidditch3 @MapleLeafKush @howiex89 not what they choose to use the word exclusive for, when exclusive is used in gaming its used specifically, sony uses the term" exclusive to sony consoles" which is true while on the other hand ms uses"exclusive" leading people to believe its only on one platform which it isnt, why are people going to buy an x1 for titanfall when they could play the pc version or even the 360 copy

haze0986
haze0986

@mortalsaw no looking at the gameplay it looks boring, you actually just said if anyone thinks its boring they suck at fps.....lame xbot is lame

mortalsaw
mortalsaw

@buy2playz @howiex89 @MapleLeafKush if u are any good at FPS by watching the gameplay you will notice how good it is , but if you are a noob in FPS you say " ANOTHER SHOOTER BORING "