Assassin's Creed headed to the Xbox 360...again?

Source: A CVG preview of the game...on the Xbox 360! The official story: See below. What we heard: Hey did you hear? Assassin's Creed may be coming to the Xbox 360! Ubisoft's medieval stealth game has been the subject of one of the hottest rumors of the year, a rumor that refuses to die or be...


Source: A CVG preview of the game...on the Xbox 360!

The official story: See below.

What we heard: Hey did you hear? Assassin's Creed may be coming to the Xbox 360! Ubisoft's medieval stealth game has been the subject of one of the hottest rumors of the year, a rumor that refuses to die or be debunked.

Assassin's Creed was officially announced at this year's Electronic Entertainment Expo for the PlayStation 3. Though a press release never mentioned the word "exclusively," it sure did its best not to mention the Xbox 360. However, the game, previously known as Project Assassin, was first revealed as an Xbox 360 game at X05--Microsoft's Xbox-centric event.

Further doubt that the game was a PS3 exclusive was cast when some Web sites claimed the E3 demo was running on an Xbox 360 dev kit, and earlier this month, Internet reports stated that an Ubi employee spilled the beans at the Interactive Digital Entertainment Festival in France.

The latest good news for those in the Microsoft camp comes via the Web site for Computer and Video Games, which has posted a preview for the game on the Xbox 360--which no doubt peeved the French game publisher. Though Ubisoft has never announced that an Xbox 360 version is in the works, CVG appears to be accepting it as fact. To give the preview even more credence, the article is branded with the Official Xbox Magazine logo.

When asked for comment on the rumored Xbox 360 version, Ubisoft said something awfully familiar. "Assassin's Creed is coming to the PS3. No other announcements have been made."

So what gives? Ubisoft and Sony may have a deal for a timed exclusive, much like they had with the Grand Theft Auto series on the PlayStation 2. Another more nefarious possibility is that a deal may have been worked out so the game stirs enough interest in the PS3 if gamers believe it will only be available for that platform. And of course, there's the possibility that no one wants to believe (except hardcore Sony fanboys)--it is a PS3 exclusive game.

Bogus or not bogus?: We've said it before and we'll say it again...we'd be utterly flabbergasted if it didn't make it to the Xbox 360...not bogus!

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vilgaxvsben10
vilgaxvsben10

i hate xbox 360 its nooo way better than that ps3

Lee-Croft
Lee-Croft

Another reason to keep the 360,. Now Microsoft get on to Konami about Metal Gear 4 and Capcom about Devil May Cry 4.

cloudedsamuri
cloudedsamuri

so what once ubisoft website says AC is coming to pc then i believe it

Dude543211
Dude543211

the fact that it's announced for Ps3 with screens to boot (and it's not even out yet), and nothing about XB360, that tells me that it's doubt-full weather XB360 will see this game. you can't have every thing XB fanboys.

trukosh
trukosh

This game will sure kick tushies in sales... but let's hope it also kick tushies in ratings.

Hamal
Hamal

PC would be nice.

arnouluck
arnouluck

Make up your mind people!!! PS3 all the way!

HACHET_MAN1
HACHET_MAN1

MORE THAN LIKELY IT WILL COME TO PC XBOX360 AND PS3

SilKar
SilKar

I really hope this isn`t a ps3 exclusive and it will come to my little xbox360

warriorblaze
warriorblaze

What tha heck? If that's the way it is uh. Now they have to steal the game from PS in order to get more cuistumers. Has to be XBOX.

jossco23
jossco23

it better not be exclsive cause the ps3 is gonna suck in comparison to the almighty 360. for those who dont like it can suck em

BlankNote
BlankNote

i think that this game should be PS3 only. It's one of the PS3's mainly wanted games

weapon_d00d816
weapon_d00d816

I'm not getting this game for PS3. It needs to be for 360 becuase I know Ubi, they wouldnt let a game go by like this. They wouldnt make an anticipated game and only make it for 1 platform that hardly anybody can afford.

wespb34
wespb34

I dont care if it goes to the 360, Im ready for it to come out regarless. Im not hatin on the 360. im just sayin, PS3 all the way!

MiDiD24
MiDiD24

But will it come out for the wii?

Inv_Machine
Inv_Machine

They'll probably gunna have Assassin's Creed on PC before the Xbox 360. No way an exclusive title's gunna multiplatform onto the Xbox 360!

TeraTricker
TeraTricker

It probably won't be coming for the xbox 360, it's just one of the many rumors. Ubisoft is just trying to stunt, making all Microsoft fans having their hopes up, but then suddenly being let down when they announce they'll be giving Assassin's Creed to Sony anyway, which turns the Microsoft fans to buy a PS 3 and Sony wins the whole Next-gen war. But don't forget about the Wii, it might be suddenly own the rest...

ledzepmo
ledzepmo

awesome looking game itd suck if it didnt make it to the 360

jayhurley19
jayhurley19

i hope that assissians creed doesn't come out for the 360 cause they already have oblivion and thats kind of like assissians creed and im a big sony fan.

thebill1979
thebill1979

Ubisoft would be rather ignorant not to put it on the 360 given the great sales that Oblivion had.

Deadlocked4Life
Deadlocked4Life

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Deadlocked4Life
Deadlocked4Life

After Ubisoft has put so much time and money into this game, it'd be a mistake to not reach an even wider audience on another capable machine with the Xbox 360. In this day and age, time is money, and a game this size takes serious time. So why not make the best of it with a release on two consoles? Ubisoft's a big player in the industry, I'm sure they're well aware of this.

UnbredVermin-UK
UnbredVermin-UK

Microsoft won't let a game like this slip through the fingers! i will definitly be getting this on the 360.

foreverzero212
foreverzero212

tThis is great news. I hope it doesn't even go over to the PS3 at all.. Normally all I'd have to hear to decide a system is "Final Fantasy", but after the Square-Enix merge, my faith in the future of the FF series went down to nearly nothing... In other words, 360 + Wii all the way!

thepeter
thepeter

this is all lies, it will be on xbox 3!!!

Gleba2388
Gleba2388

It being PS3 exclusive would help Sony a lot, but a X360 version seems just fine.

KillerKyle17
KillerKyle17

WHY CANT THE PS3 USEERS JUSS HAVE SOMETHING FOR THEM FOR ONCE!?!?!?!?!

zskrabs24
zskrabs24

Everyone needs to shut up and just wait for ubisoft to tell u whats up, seriously. this crap is getting annoying, i want it to go to the ps3 exclusively just to get everyone to shut up, and why the heck would u wanna play this game on a PC anyway if it came out for it, and the 360 is being overestimated with its capabilities, just my opinion, a bit off topic but oh well

Karjah
Karjah

Anyone ever think that oh maybe Sony is paying them to make it ps3 exclussive. Which really sucks for all us pc and nintendo fans. as well as 360 fans. Sony must have learned something from the pr response they got for saying they dont' need gta as an exclussive.

Rayzup
Rayzup

I'm sorry but thats just a laff and a half rumor that the 360 was running the dev loool

DastardlyD
DastardlyD

I was reading the 1000-page article on this game in Game Informer a little while ago, all the while thinking "this will be a great XBOX 360 game". I was surprised to read that it was due to come out on the PS3. While I am devoted to the PS, I don't see why both can't reap the benefits of such an excellent game... an excellent game that will probably take me a year to play because I'm intimidated by how articulately it will be executed.

genevieveklyne
genevieveklyne

If there were any reason to believe this is a PS3 exclusive I would. But all signs point to X! I want Sony in the top spot in this next generation, but I'm sick of all their manipulations of their supporters. Ubisoft seems to be under contract not do declare that there's no exclusive. If they could I'm sure they'd love to. ACreed is not exclusive. Only timed. I'd bet my pinky toe nails on it. Then again, who cares.

Dic_Dasterdly
Dic_Dasterdly

For one, the game is coming to the 360. Next, what are sony fanboys talking about. Im tired of them saying how all games are going to be better on the PS3 because they will look better. Every game that Ive seen and played on both the PS2 and X-box, the X-box version always looked better. But I sure you would have still said the PS2 was better. Make up your minds, do you like better graphics or not. Oh and 360 owners.. GOW,Halo3, RE5, Mase Effect, Bioshock, Lost planet, too human, assasin creed. And most of these are exclusive.

MovieMan200x
MovieMan200x

@miiiguel - What?! How dumb is that statement? I think the tens of thousands of people that played the PS3 at E3 last May would have some words for you...

miiiguel
miiiguel

This is all real funny, the comments I mean. What I find real, real strange, is that the FRIKIN system called PS3 doesn't EXIST!!!!! Nobody played with it!!!! How can you say it's good, or bad, or better, or worse, than a Mega Drive ? IT DOESN'T EXIST!!!!!

NOX360
NOX360

A game like this should be released on all platforms....

kinglink2
kinglink2

If the PS3 loses this too, I'll crack up. They need some reason for us to buy their system and it's going to take a whole year worth of games for me to even CONSIDER 600 bucks. If stuff goes non exclusive after 6 monthes they will have HUGE problems. Not like they don't have any now

lord-azrael
lord-azrael

Why all the hype?am I missing something,it looks decent but I wouldnt say it looks like heaven on a disc

Rated_R_Gamer
Rated_R_Gamer

Not a day goes by that another reason to buy the 360 over the PS3 doesnt happen. Chalk another one up fpr microsoft making it at like I think 83. ANd leave PS3 with its 1. That 1 is MGS4.

TriggerHappy723
TriggerHappy723

I don't care where it goes, just let it go to the PS3. I would prefer it PS3 exclusive, cuz thats how I role.

The__Dragon
The__Dragon

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Valen_Ca
Valen_Ca

Ok seriously people, stop saying Gamespot is anti-Sony because they keep saying that this one game isn't going to be PS3 exclusive, I am pretty sure that they have their reasons for saying so. As for why it keeps appearing in Rumor Control, well it seems that everytime they post it in here it gets a lot of results so I guess that they figure that people really want to know all about it. In saying that am I the only one that thinks that it would be very funny if they scrapped this for the PS3 and 360 (yeah I think it's going to the 360 as well) and made it exclusivley for the Wii , PC or one of the handhelds ?

The__Dragon
The__Dragon

who gives a crap!! it will be a hell of a lot better on ps3 anyway even if they do release it on 360 as well!!

phSychO_AtDawn
phSychO_AtDawn

if people want this on the Xbox 360 so much do what I did, contact Ubisoft my friends, and Assassins Creed will be announced for both 360 and PS3.

phSychO_AtDawn
phSychO_AtDawn

Hypereagle knows nothing about the power of next-gen systems,nothing!

nappan
nappan

"thekey 360 version for me all the way. " Way to choose a version of a game that doesn't exist yet, for a console that is competing with another console that hasn't been released yet. That's deep thought for yah! "i wish it was a PS3 exclusive. it would give me more reason to by a ps3 over xbox360." Breathtakingly stupid quote. It makes me very smug that I will buy both consoles... after the bugs are worked out of them of course. "Hahaha this will even come to the wii, its ubisoft... " Uh if a game that is truly a powerhouse game for the 360 and PS3 is ported to the Wii, it's going to be a pretty inferior version. The Wii is going to have it's peak in terms of shared titles at launch, and go downhill as the 360 and PS3 dig deeper into their power, and the Wii doesn't have it. I assume that Nintendo is banking on their in house develpment, mario titles, etc. The Wii is not "next gen" in any way like the PS3, or even the 360. That doesn't make it bad, but I think time will show the Wii filling a very different niche.

darkjor
darkjor

Hahaha this will even come to the wii, its ubisoft...