Assassin's Creed not PS3 exclusive

Ubisoft's medieval stealth game will not be limited to Sony's upcoming system; will eventually reach PC, says publisher.

"What is the meaning of life?" "How does Dick Clark stay looking so young?" "Is Assassin's Creed a PlayStation 3 exclusive?" One of these lingering questions has finally been answered today, and unfortunately for the philosophers and elderly out there, it's the latter.

Reports on the Internet have been nothing less than rampant on the state of Ubisoft's Assassin's Creed. Initially mentioned for the Xbox 360 as Project Assassin and then mentioned only for the PlayStation 3 (without the word "exclusive") at E3 2006, the answer of the game's ultimate platform destinations have been as stealthy as its sneaky protagonist.

The latest info comes from sites pointing toward magazine PC Gamer UK, which recently said that a PC version was in the works. No mention was made of the rumored Xbox 360 version.

At last, Ubisoft has shed some light on the subject, but still stays mum on the game headed to Microsoft's console.

A rep from the publisher told GameSpot, "Assassin's Creed PC will indeed see the light some day. Details will be provided at a later date."

Assassin's Creed is due in 2007 for the PS3; no date was given for the PC version. For more on the game, read GameSpot's previous coverage.

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division_9
division_9

I say it's stupid to sell a game thats exclusive to a certain console as the game makers wont earn as much cash and heck if games weren't exclusive we wouldn't have all this fanboy crap flying around.

saranel1996
saranel1996

Finally!!! yeees!!! A PC version, this is great,Let`s Party. I was willing to buy a X360 or PS3 just for this game, no more saving up for the game let`s partyyyyyyyy.Anyway this game is bound to be the best game of 2007 and many years to come.

Trakan
Trakan

Sweet.....PC...... Someone shoot Bam_Butch with a tranquilizer dart! QuicK!

renger6002
renger6002

K1LLSWITCH, I took everything u said, I was able to control myself until: "Oh wait Bill Gates stole Windows, literally, from Apple." and thats when I lost it. o well. APPLE SUX!

Demon_Beaver
Demon_Beaver

Holy crap, I'm getting out the champaigne... I was already thinking about buying a PS3 just for this game!

Pedro7_2000
Pedro7_2000

Digital-Devil "Pedro7_2000 for Nintendo you forgot, Zelda, Metriod and Super Smash" Ok, NO, I didn't forget them. I did accidentally leave off Metriod, but the constant Zelda delays have killed my love for the game. I wouldn't be surprised if they said it's no longer on the Cube, it's now on the Wii. As for SS, playing against real people is what makes that game truely fun. But Nintendo has IGNORED online connectivity. I have a Cube, bought the network adapter, and jerry-rigged it up to my PC to play online through Xlink. But nobody's there to PLAY. Xbox Live is what gives Xbox the edge. And thankfully MS has expanded on Live 100 fold with the 360. Plus the cost is down to less than $4 a month. While Sony's online product will be free, we'll have to wait and see what "free" gets us. I know I've bought many a PS2 games with online connectivity and the only one with truly good online play is Socom.

aliens1234
aliens1234

Bam_Butch: "All you 360 fanboys need to grow up , I laugh at how you people are creaming your pants about how this game is coming to the 360. Its a game , what is the big deal , I can gurantee you that in the next coming months an xbox 360 supposed exclusive will also be coming to the ps3. As a matter of fact , F.E.A.R was slated to be outr just for the 360 but long and behold , its on the ps3 now too. So grow up you nerds." Ah the intellect of the farm animal is quite something. The news is great for gaming and as I have said many times before, this gen is much closer than the last where PS2 really did have it over Xbox in terms of titles, despite the Xbox being more powerful. I would dare to go as far as saying the shoe is on the other foot, now the 360 has more of a share of it's exclusives than PS3. Assassins Creed was one of the hottest games at E3, and seeing it come cross-platform, as expected, is fantastic and only makes me happier that I decided to get my 360.

LegionOSH
LegionOSH

Bam_Butch **All you 360 fanboys need to grow up , I laugh at how you people are creaming your pants about how this game is coming to the 360. Its a game , what is the big deal , I can gurantee you that in the next coming months an xbox 360 supposed exclusive will also be coming to the ps3.** Whether or not the game is coming to the 360 has no real relevence to me, my comment was made towards 2 guys whose comments lacked any logical thought behind them. The game could go to the Wii and I would feel the same. I like my 360, but I am not against the PS3, but I am against the $600 price tag..too high for general mass acceptance (and Sony's arrogance, but I have to learn to turn a (quite often) deaf ear I suppose).. However, if anything YOU sound like a SONY fanboy who ise upset their game is no longer "exclusive"... ** As a matter of fact , F.E.A.R was slated to be outr just for the 360 but long and behold , its on the ps3 now too. So grow up you nerds.** Personally I wouldn't care if every game was cross platform. The games go where they go, it's only the people who boast and brag that bother me. The more people that get to play a good game, the better. I for one am glad for any goo looking game fhat goes to the 360. My comment would've been the same had it been an awesome looking Wii game. (Well I do dislike Sonys arrogant attitude, but that's the way they are).. Of course if I am "such the fanboy" I wouldn't still have my Ps2, but you have it in your mind so nothing I say will change that.. Anyway, try to learn to not act the way you are accusing people of acting..makes you look like less of a hypocrite. My two cents, kevin legionosh@msn.com

Bam_Butch
Bam_Butch

All you 360 fanboys need to grow up , I laugh at how you people are creaming your pants about how this game is coming to the 360. Its a game , what is the big deal , I can gurantee you that in the next coming months an xbox 360 supposed exclusive will also be coming to the ps3. As a matter of fact , F.E.A.R was slated to be outr just for the 360 but long and behold , its on the ps3 now too. So grow up you nerds.

LegionOSH
LegionOSH

gizmo_logix Incubus420 I think you guys need to read the update on Assassins Creed confirmed for the XBOX 360.. ...not going to say I told you so though, because I am not that way.. My two cents, kevin legionosh@msn.com

luisnunezjr
luisnunezjr

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA *COUGH* *COUGH* HAHAHAHAHAHA I AM LOVING IT! I remember as if it was yesterday, that i saw that trailer and was like, wow, i wish that was coming to 360land....and lo and behold all the PS3 fanboys can sulk and jump off the top of their bunk beds!!! HAHAHAHAH

bigroy666
bigroy666

I love how the fanboys are like: Its still not coming to the xbox 360, PC and PS3 only.....HAHAHA you make me laugh:lol: As of today its official its coming to the xbox 360. Its ok just chillax you guys still got some exclusives, as does MS. Lets all just get along:)

tamd
tamd

PC that rocks just like prince of persia series heading for every console.high graphics high quality

anamnawshad
anamnawshad

Poor $ony loses another so-called exclusive/timed-exclusive.......... TCHBO!!!!

soniqstylz
soniqstylz

qiwihead: "..At E3, M$ stated very clearly that the next GTA would be released on both the 360 and PS3 at the same time..." No, _Rockstar_ said that it would be released on the 360 and PS3 at the same time. M$ tried to make it seem that GTAIV was going to be 360-exclusive.

Alpha2
Alpha2

....what? I dont get it... when did anyone actually think it WAS an exclusive?

Prince0fAngels
Prince0fAngels

@ Benshki.. you do realize the makers of PoP are behind this game right. How can someone rip themselves off? LMAO XD

mike_mgoblue
mike_mgoblue

The very first time anyone saw Assassins Creed was at the Microsoft X05 Trade Show last year, when Peter Moore of Microsoft announced the game for the Xbox 360, using the name Project Assassins. I bet we will see Assassins Creed officially announced--maybe using that name--for the Xbox 360 at the Microsoft X06 Trade Show this month. That would make perfect sense.

game_masta14
game_masta14

NOOOOOOOOO! Now the PS3 will die for sure! :(

Dark_Link657
Dark_Link657

I knew it. After denying Assasins Creed for other platform (s), ubisfot has cracked. Mark my words; it will be only a matter of time before it gets ported to 360.

bobby1690
bobby1690

if there were gona bring it out for the 360 he would have said it

Benshki
Benshki

You fanboy idiots can argue all you like. You can argue until your fingers ache and you want to punch holes into brick walls, the fact of the matter is you dont get a choice on which system this game comes out for so stfu and get over it =) And ill wait to see some gameplay footage instead of rendered videos before i even think of buying this game, at the minute it just looks like a Prince Of Persia rip off. =)

_Sam_
_Sam_

I'm still getting my copy on the PS3

Shuzen
Shuzen

PS3 AND PC ONLY!

Sydwynder
Sydwynder

Hopefully they are just waiting to announce the 360 version until after the PS3 launches. I'm sure sony paid them some money to keep it quiet to help build excitement for their system cause what other games get people excited for PS3? MGS4? Give me a break, that series has gone on too long. Hey Ubisoft, bring Assassins to 360!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

drspotxxx
drspotxxx

i love how the stupid half of the PS3 supporters claims the 360 cant handle it, when IT WAS SHOWN ON 360 OVER A YEAR AGO, not to mention the rumors that it was running on a 360 at E3. how can you guys vouch for the power of a system that isnt even out yet while discrediting a system that hasnt been put to the test yet in the same breath? I'm not gonna sit here and say its definitly coming to 360, even tho i personally beleive it is. but if you seriously think that 360 is that weak, u are obviously heavily biased, and have blinded yourself because of hype. end of story

Hoopin4thelove
Hoopin4thelove

and then the X360 of which it was running on at E3. altho PS3 will have it exclusive for a couple months

HACHET_MAN1
HACHET_MAN1

I HOPE I GET A RELLY GOOD PC TO PLAY THIS

LegionOSH
LegionOSH

gizmo_logix **LegionOSH, could you please stop with your silly comments. It's not our fault that you misunderstood the original point about GTA. Maybe you should read the post before you reply.** I DID read the posts and replied accordingly. Nice of you to single me out though. I really appreciate that. So he calls the other board members poor bastards and you're on my case about it. There was no "misreading" his inital post that I replied to. I paraphrased it almost word for word. So that makes my comments silly, and his are ok? I am well aware that gamers have gotten older (I am one myself if you had read MY post). I WAS watching the 360 packages. (You are aware you are talking to me like I am an idiot right? I don't appreciate that.) Being older doesn't automatically mean "buy more expensive console". There is a big difference between the $300 and $600 price points of this gen and next gen. The past few generations of consoles have launched at or near the $300 price point. This is the first time (well aside from the 3DO and NEO GEO) that a major console has launched at such a high price point. I am also aware the launch allocation of the PS3 will sell out, regardless of price. There have very few launches where the console DIDN'T sell out. I had a friend selling some of the launch day 360s on eBay, so yes I am well aware of how much they went for. Just fyi, I don't go around widly criticizing anyone on the boards. Had he NOT called anyone who wasn't able to afford the PS3 (the reason didn't matter obviously) a poor bastard, I would have simply restated my earlier comment that Assassins Creed is more than likely heading to the 360, and I would've restated that his comment of it "only gonna be on PS3" had no logic behind his statement. That would've been it. But I responded to his crude name calling, and YOU are saying MY comments are silly. And just fyi, I never said the PS3 wouldn't sell, but I HAVE always stated that the real test comes after the initial launch hoopla subsides. I still say the $600 price tag is too high for mass acceptance (if you think the PS3 will have the PS2 numbers until it comes WAY down in price I think you might be mistaken). Nice of you to more or less say his calling everyone "poor bastards" is ok (well not outright, but since you are calling my comments "silly" and you said nothing of his comment, I can only assume you are ok with what he said). Anyway I am not out to start any arguments or anything of the nature. I thought what he said was wrong and commented on it. My two cents, kevin legionosh@msn.com

qiwihead
qiwihead

I don't know who this Incubus dude is, but he's wrong on just about every point he makes. His biggest error is claiming that no one bought GTA for the Xbox. In fact, the GTA 2-pack they released was a bestseller on the Xbox. From his comment that he doesn't know anyone who bought it, it seems that he only made this claim on anecdotal evidense based on his own group of friends. He also says "thank God [the next GTA] is coming to the PS3 first." This is also incorrect. At E3, M$ stated very clearly that the next GTA would be released on both the 360 and PS3 at the same time. Next time, before ranting and flaming people, at least get your facts straight. Because without the facts, there's really nothing else interesting about your juvenile posts.

LosDaddie
LosDaddie

:lol: :lol: PS3 Fanboys still think this game won't come to the great Xbox360? :lol: I guess they don't realize how every Ubi Soft game is on multiple consoles.

gizmo_logix
gizmo_logix

LegionOSH, could you please stop with your silly comments. It's not our fault that you misunderstood the original point about GTA. Maybe you should read the post before you reply. And please don't criticize kids on this board because they are younger than you are. That's what this website is for. Mostly a younger audience. Although, one thing you should know is that gamers have gotten older over the years and can afford more; .i.e. PS3! All you had to do was watch the 360 game packages going for $900-$1400 on ebay during the first month. Statistical trends show this. So, if you can't aford it. Oh, well. Millions will.

mkeelahi
mkeelahi

that's a killlling news!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

LegionOSH
LegionOSH

Incubus420.. ..yeah I expected you to try and turn this around on me..typical. **...I was refering to how noone (atleast noone I know) has a copy of a GTA game for their XBOX...** But that was not what you said, now was it? Try and word it however you think makes you look best, I took you initial comment at face value. But if trying to say "..what I meant was, etc, etc, etc" makes you feel better then whatever floats your boat my man. It's not my fault you failed to choose your words wisely.. Funny, but it's hard to take a comment like "You poor bastards" as something in good taste. For no reason you blatantly belittled several members of this board, just to make yourself look...well however you "felt" it would make you look.. **...I do live away from home with bills my biggest bill college drinking habits..** Well nice to know where your priorities are. Luckily I was never a drinker. sad to think some people waste their lives the way you do. If alcohol is an "expense" that you plan for you have a problem my friend. I would seek professional help. ..and I assume your parents handle most of your college expenses? Maybe not, maybe you have a scholarship and are working to earn extra money for food, classes, books, school supplies, rent, etc..then goody for you.. ..but judging by your "biggest expense" comment I doubt that is the case.. **...Im sorry your a 50 year old man yelling at me for a comment I made on a blog on a videogame website( the best videogame website)..** I am far from 50 (only 37 buy my age has no bearing on this conversation), but I guess to you anyone that acts mature and doesn't resort to blatant name calling is "OLD"...since you act so immature you took it upon yourself to try to make yourself look "good" to the board members and make yourself feel like less of a schmoo and resorted to calling me old. Again, whatever floats your boat. But yes, you are right about this board being the best. That's why I post here most often. Glad to know your going to college managed to make you realize something. **.. How about you grow up and feed your kids..** Funny, I thought that was what I was doing everyday. Funny of me to miss the whole "grow up and be mature" part of life, not to mention the not feeding my kids. Yeah I imagine they must be pretty hungry after all these years..the poor children.. You know, you tried your best to make me look like the bad guy, but all you managed to do was grasp at straws in hopes you might make me look bad and failed. And I like my 360, thank you very much. I still have my XBOX and PS2 also. Wow, for an old dude I musn't suck that bad eh? My two cents, kevin legionosh@msn.com P.S. I only commented because you blatantly insulted several board members, myself included. I think the PS3 is too high for mass acceptance. Does that make me a poor bastard because it's outside of my budget? Of course you think I am a bastard anyway, so your opinion won't matter, but you get my point.

SoullessL3
SoullessL3

"Assassin's Creed is due in 2007 for the PS3; no date was given for the PC version." Alright, I can deal with being the first one playing/beating AC on a PS3. And what's up with NO mention of a 360 version? Hmmmmm.. interesting.

Incubus420
Incubus420

LOL LegionOSH You have to be kidding me... I was refering to how noone (atleast noone I know) has a copy of a GTA game for their XBOX...Also to refer to your comment about all the bills you have to pay. I do live away from home with bills my biggest bill college drinking habits. Im just not stupid enough to have kids at 20 years old. Im sorry your a 50 year old man yelling at me for a comment I made on a blog on a videogame website( the best videogame website). How about you grow up and feed your kids.

LegionOSH
LegionOSH

Incubus420 **I bet it will be only for PS3....** **...This sorta reminds me of what rockstar did with a game called Grand theft auto vice city...** Gee I guess you are referring to the GTA games that also made it to the XBOX ALSO and at least one or more GTA games made it to the PC? Naw..I must be thinking of the OTHER GTA games that made it to the XBOX and PC.. How old are you anyway? If you had any kind of common sense about economics, business models, etc, you'd see that your comments, unlike a lot of others posted here are pure opinion with no sensable logic behind them. ***...And for all you poor bastards out there (yes I will have both systems) because unlike you guys i know how to save..*** You know, for you to crudely and cruely criticize people and resort to blatant name calling shows your level of intelligence and basically shows what kind of a person you are. "You know how to save.." Well goody for you. When you move out on your own and have a family, rent, car note, credit card bills, utilities, clothing, food and the countless other expenses a lot of us have to ALSO pay for, then you can brag about how how you "know how to save".. Otherwise, I am sure most of us would be thrilled if we never read another post from you again. And what is it that you are saving exaclty? Your allowance from your parent(s)? Your "after school" job at McDonalds? Maybe I am judging you and assuming you're less than 17 years old (a couple of years less at least), but hey, all I have to go by are your comments.. ..and judging by them my estimate on your age should be fairly close. ..Of course if you are older you need to grow up, at least mentally. My two cents, kevin legionosh@msn.com P.S..oh and go ahead and feel free to "flame" me and call me names. Of course someone with any respectable level of intelligence would try to refute(look it up) what I said and try to debate it maturely..then again then it is you we are talking about here isn't it? *sigh*..never mind..

Incubus420
Incubus420

I bet it will be only for PS3....They are prolly gonna wait and see how their sales are for the Ps3 and PC version. This sorta reminds me of what rockstar did with a game called Grand theft auto vice city...Thank god its coming to the PS3 first......And for all you poor bastards out there (yes I will have both systems) because unlike you guys i know how to save.

zambo1987
zambo1987

no surprise about pc version, magazine was sure about that

pspmad1
pspmad1

this is getting very interesting ithink they will teae 360 gamers like me till the ps3 version comes out and then say its coming to the 360

Seymour47
Seymour47

It's interesting that they mention the PC version, but still no word of the 360 version. I think we all know this will be coming to the 360 though.

LegionOSH
LegionOSH

I have to agree, with the currently installed base of the 360 and the general backlash against the high price of the PS3, I would almost guarantee that it will come out on the 360. With so FEW games being console exclusives these day, and with the development cost of a high profile game (such as this) reaching into the tens of millions of dollars, it's almost suicide for a developer to make a game exclusively for one console (unless you have a bajillion user customer base like the PS2, then even mediocre sales are not too bad). Unless the PS3 takes off unexpectedly and sells 15-20 million units it's first year (I don't even think Sony has anywhere near the capacity to produce the console in that quantity, but let's assume hypothetically they can), I am pretty sure the 360 will get this game. Not sure when (we all know about the "timed" exclusive deals), but it should happen at some point. Of course this is my opinion, and I am wrong regularly..lol.. My two cents, kevin legionosh@msn.com

Thanos_of_MW
Thanos_of_MW

Most likely it will end up as multi-platform. Makes me wonder what beast of a PC will be needed to run this game.

ftjx
ftjx

I'll bet there will be an Xbox360 version.

Dust24311
Dust24311

Sweet. It will play even better on a DirectX 10 card with the small batch problem fixed!