Assassin's Creed PlayStation 3 exclusive?

Source: Various reports on the Web, including Eurogamer. The official story: See below. What we heard: One of the games that made the biggest impressions on E3 attendees this year was Assassin's Creed, currently in development at Ubisoft Montreal. The third-person stealth/action game is a...

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Source: Various reports on the Web, including Eurogamer.

The official story: See below.

What we heard: One of the games that made the biggest impressions on E3 attendees this year was Assassin's Creed, currently in development at Ubisoft Montreal. The third-person stealth/action game is a combination of Prince of Persia and Splinter Cell, and is set during the third Crusade in medieval Europe.

Considered by some to possibly be a "system seller," many (Microsoft included, no doubt) were shocked to find that it was only announced for the PlayStation 3 at this year's E3. The game was being shown behind closed doors at Ubisoft's booth in a small room where five stations were set up and Ubi developers ran lucky gamers through personal demos.

Early rumors had the game running on a PlayStation 3 at E3. Soon, rumors flew that the game was actually running on an Xbox 360 dev kit with a PlayStation 2 controller running through a USB adapter.

GameSpot News contacted Ubisoft to set the record straight. "Assassin's Creed was being shown on a PC emulating a PlayStation 3," a rep told GameSpot News. The systems were out of view, so we'll take Ubisoft's word as to what the game was running on.

As for confirming PlayStation 3 exclusivity, solving that riddle is proving as elusive as the game's protagonist. The pre-E3 announcement of the game says only that the game is being developed for the PS3, carefully avoiding any use of the word "exclusivity."

However, one compelling piece of evidence offers insight to the game's future. Assassin's Creed went under the codename Project Assassin, and was shown off as a PS3 game at last year's Tokyo Game Show. A month later, the game was also listed off as a future Xbox 360 title at Microsoft's X05 event in Amsterdam, but little was heard about that version since then.

Ubisoft has a history of showing love for multiple consoles, and has embraced all three next-gen systems with games such as Red Steel (Wii), Ghost Recon Advanced Warfighter (Xbox 360), and Assassin's Creed (PS3). Red Steel was clearly earmarked for the Wii controller, and GRAW was well known to be an integral part of the Xbox 360's early days as the only next-gen console on shelves.

Those exceptions aside, other Ubisoft franchises are taking the same course as Ubi's current-gen multiplatform releases. The next Splinter Cell, Rainbow Six, and Brothers in Arms games are all being released for both the Xbox 360 and the PS3, so why should Assassin's Creed be any different? Answer: it probably isn't.

Ubisoft isn't indicating either way, further fueling the rumor inferno. "Assassin's Creed is coming to the PS3. No other platforms have been announced at this time," said a Ubisoft rep.

Bogus or not bogus?: What's "official" and what's going to happen are two different things. PS3 exclusive? Likely Bogus. What do you think?

Discussion

546 comments
hoolesy
hoolesy

Let's hope it comes to the 360, there's been so much media already for the 360 on this game, surely they can't puill the plug now?! Who thinks this game's gonna be a real big one!

GameCrook
GameCrook

I hope it comes to the xbox 360

GameCrook
GameCrook

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SeyhanC
SeyhanC

If this game doesn't come out for the XB360 I'll be disappointed but oh-well can't do nothing about it. 'Cause having GRAW is just as good, and having a clan and all that is way better anyway. And I hate fanboys, why you guys gotta hate? Just appreciate what you have, and don't hate on neither console just because you own one of the others.

zeke47
zeke47

I am not getting a Xbox and hope the game will not be sent since it is the first or second game i'm gunna buy and i don't want it to seem like i could get the game for a lower cost by buying a 360 instead and i must say that the PS3's potential is much higher than the 360 considering that the developers have had time to get use to the 360 already and the games for PS3 are better and it just came out so therefore when the second wave come out i'll be happy i bought the PS3 instead of the 360 peice of ****

1000bullets
1000bullets

ps3 is much better than xbox 360 and xbox360's getting advancewarfighter so why would it get assassins.it would not be fair.ps3 rocks!!!!!

razarocks
razarocks

to anybody who thinks that the xbox 360 cant run assasins creed. let me remind you that the 360 and the ps3 arent that different. both have 3.2 ghz multicore cpus with the ps3 having a slightly better gpu. theres no reason this game shouldnt come to the 360.

BlankNote
BlankNote

Well, Ive been tracking down Assasin's Creed since it was first announced, and I think that it should be exclusively for the ps3. It is (in my opinion) one of the best games on the ps3 exclusive's line-up. I also think that the ps3 could handle this game better. This game is probably going to be a best-seller, because of it's awesome gameplay. So, I say, that it's bogus for Creed to come to the 360

Bulldog19892
Bulldog19892

I got a 360. I realize now that I should have gotton a PS3 because a lot of the games that being shown for PS3 interest me. Assasin's Creed, Metal Gear Solid 4, Devil May Cry 4., and so on. Fact is there just aren't that many games for the 360 i'm really interested in. I loved Oblivion and I kinda liked GRAW, but there's nothing else I'm super interested in. I'm no fanboy of either system. I go where the games are, so i'm not going to make comments that favor Sony's or Microsoft's buisness affairs. So if Assasin's Creed is going to 360 I will definatly get it. It'll be a long time before I can get my hands on a PS3 so i'll take any console crossover game I can get.

mrhankeydinks
mrhankeydinks

Wha? You realize a pc can shove out more detailed games than any console right? When they design a pc game they scale it for high end to low end comps. So it looks good on both.

SonicTheMonkey
SonicTheMonkey

if AC isn't an exclusive title then (just like always) the game will be made with the lowest common denominator in mind (in this case the 360, or god forbid, a crappy computer). if this happens then the game won't be nearly as detailed and intuitive as it could be on the PS3. PLEASE keep it an exclusive title!

NXX13
NXX13

xxpantherxx at the E3 06 Assasin's Creed was being run on a xbox 360 behind closed doors so no doubt the Xbox 360 can handle it.

wespb34
wespb34

I really dont care if it's multiplatform release, I already have it reserved at GameStop for the PS3.....YAY!

DJjoey
DJjoey

Don't you worry PS boys, I've heard UbiSoft finally learned to keep thing exclusive! Capcom taught them how to do it right *thumbs up*

phSychO_AtDawn
phSychO_AtDawn

I think it would be a smart move on Ubisofts part to release Assassins Creed for the Xbox 360 and the PS3. first of all because by the time PS3 comes out most people will have already bought a 360 thus meaning if they bring the game to that platform you will see more sales. And from what Im reading in these comments is most 360 owners are excited about this game, but future PS3 owners are hating saying it's not possible, when in fact it is possible.And really looking back at games any person can agree with me when I say "exclusivity ain't what it used to be".

ShotGunBunny
ShotGunBunny

Hmm, I've got a PC magazine with a review about the game, and it would be really stupid if it turned out to be console only. Most likely they've had some sort of confirmation.

ErikB0869
ErikB0869

I hope this is coming to the 360, too, but I also hope that Sega will see the light and release Virtua Fighter 5 for the 360 as well.

darknight570
darknight570

I love the new ai that will be used in this kgame. i have been reading about it in the gi magizine and it sound pretty impressive. i am really looking foward to seeing how ubisoft does after making such a good game series like prince of perisa.

darknight570
darknight570

Put it like this, if this game is an excluive to ps3, then i will be getting a ps3. If not, then i will get a 360 and wii.

sheik026
sheik026

I am really, reeeeaaaallly hoping ubisoft decides to bring this one to the 360. i loved PoP:SoT and since this game is being made by the same development team, im sure that i'll love it, but im refusing to pay $600 just to play it on the PS3.

nw030
nw030

This is probably just a smart business move by ubisoft they are giving Sony time to make a deal with them for it to be an exclusive. Or they could just be getting the game more attention. Either way it is a smart move but i hope it comes out for 360 because i already have one and might not get a ps3.

ilplaynebody510
ilplaynebody510

If this games coming out in 07...ubisoft will not ignore how 360 will sell in the holiday season...360 has far to many superior titles coming out, that are going to draw attention..

Ben-X
Ben-X

theres too much talk on this game not being a ps3 exclusive that it probally isn't

steven141
steven141

Id like to see it as an exclusive for the PS3 since it rocks and will be better than the 360

butterNLFL
butterNLFL

And BTW, it'd be really stupic of Sony to make their console way better than the other 2. Nintendo is a whole other story, they're just doing what they want. But, to the point now. Console exclusives are nice and all but as a developer you gain way more money from making multi platform games than from making exclusive games. But console developers gain from these sold games aswel. So it's wise for both the designers and the console companies to have games that can be played on eachothers consoles. And thus, making a super high, way better than all the rest console is actually not a good way to make profits. So the PS3 wil purposely not be waaaay better than the 360, nor the games developed for it as the developers want the extra bucks they get from making multi console products... Wow triple post :p

butterNLFL
butterNLFL

PS. Also, on the 360 cant run PS3 games comments. Not true. Think of it, the consoles are fresh, developers need to get accustomed with them, the latest console isnt even a YEAR old. And BTW, the 360 hasnt even been used to its full potential yet, remeber that the X360 has not 1 not 2 but 3 cores? Well, no game has used more than 1/2 cores, so believe me, the X360 is also a VERY powerfull machine. And if MS had waited another year with developing theur console and bring it out together w/ the PS3, I think it wouldve been a better machine, as it even now, a year later (long time in electronics) is very close to the PS3, even though the next PS will be slightly more powerful...

butterNLFL
butterNLFL

Just a side note: why the HELL would a console (and producer of the console) have a console exclusive game while it's pretty much an all out 3d party support console. The PS has always had games that were also on other consoles and quite frankly, I do think this one will too. I think that even IF it's not released on multiple consoles that they'll just put it on the 360 in a month or 3...

hardknox
hardknox

I have a 360 and getting a PS3 so I dont care!

choicemaker
choicemaker

xpanther.........X360 can run watever ps3 can u high?

darknight570
darknight570

I think that this is a ploy done to get more gammers intrested in the ps3. Afterall this is a "system seller".

ish_gibbor
ish_gibbor

does not matter the 360 will not be able to handle everything the ps3 version will offer

footballfiend5
footballfiend5

haha this arguements been dead for 4 days now, but i feel like addin somthin : ) if Creed doesnt come out for 360 i think im personally gunna hav to smack som1 from ubisoft. not caus i think 360 is better or anything like that, but just because i bought a 360, and i dont feel like buying a ps3 just to get this game. p.s. please dont sue me ubisoft, ur games r awsome, and please put AC on the 360

reckeweg
reckeweg

The PS3 exculsive is going to prove bogus, Ubi will be missing out on too much extra green, by only releasing this game on the PS3. And no one quote me on this because I may be very wrong, but I think the PoP series sold much better on the X Box console than the PS2. Either way this game looks fantastic and I can't wait to get my hands on it.

CommanderLYNX
CommanderLYNX

"Halo 3" aside, if the Xbox 360 can run "Mass Effect", which has - IMO - visuals that topple Assassin's Creed, then it can run AC. Also, does the graphical quality of games such as Ghost Recon: AW, Gears of War, BioShock and Huxley not attest to the power of the Xbox 360? If it is able to produce visuals of such quality, then surely it can run Assassin's Creed? I'm NOT a fanboy, I just love video games, and when I see fanboy wars it makes me upset.

fkholmes
fkholmes

Dude sorry to burst your bubble but the PS3 is more powerful than the 360 so think about the 2nd wave of PS3 titles I mean $ony would have to screw this one up pretty damn bad I mean they could because they suck but still. [ And I ai'nt a fan boy hate all the companies just like their stuff and I hate most f@nboys!!!!]!!! rickstervt thisissami just so you know everything ive heard about e3 states that none of the ps3 games looked even close to the 2nd wave of 360 games

LsTr_Of_SmG
LsTr_Of_SmG

PS: Oh and I agree totally with ReaperXxxx's comment as well :D

LsTr_Of_SmG
LsTr_Of_SmG

Oh and everyone look at calanorn's post on page 10 I have to say that his is the most factually correct, and since he is a PC gamer is unbiased towards either console. He is also correct that there will be little difference performancewise between the PS3 and 360. Anyone who understands PC infrastructure will tell you that having a better processor does not always make a better overall machine (though of course it can help a lot ;) ) the PS3 WILL be ever so slightly more powerful but I will bet a heck of a lot of money on it not being noticable unless under close scruitny. Also everyone should stop turning this into a freaking console war as usual. Its fanboys like you that prevent most people from buying games consoles. THE TOPIC IS ABOUT WHETHER THE GAME WILL GET PORTED OR NOT, there is no need to argue specs. PS2 can run Xbox games and it is much less powerful so what is to stop the 360 running PS3 games even if it was a LOT less powerful. Sacrifices may be made but unlike some of you are trying to say it wont be impossible. In conclusion, everyone stop arguing and get back to the freaking point! :P Yours Grumpily, LsTr :P

LsTr_Of_SmG
LsTr_Of_SmG

So I'm guessing that only an idiot would throw the Wii into the mix... LOL yeah I know it wont come to the Wii but the tilt sensor could/woulf add to some interesting kills with his wrist blade... :D

ReaperXxxx
ReaperXxxx

I'm getting sick of the "Assassin's Creed can't run on the 360" comments from people who obviously don't understand hardware or gaming development. Get it through your tiny little minds that both systems have EQUAL capabilities. Fanboys of either system can just stop making themselves look like total morons by simply accepting that FACT.

argulkurzak
argulkurzak

Think this will be on 360 with Ubi being all tightlips about it. They usually follow up with more news and I hope it will come out on 360 but until it is told I don't know...

boyfromthepast
boyfromthepast

unfortunatly i think it probably will be released for the 360 aswell as the ps3. however it will probably be released for the ps3 first and then the 360 possibly with bonus and extra features (like the time i got veiwtiful joe for the GC and then for the PS2 version you could play as dante - not happy bout that). see i really want a PS3 at the moment but if good games are going to be on both consoles then i'm starting to debate.

0rin
0rin

It won't run on a 360 -- TO ITS FULL POTENTIAL. It probably won't really be too noticable of a difference, but it will be there. It is being designed for the PS3. Thus meaning it is being designed for a system that utilizes Blu-ray (which could mean the game will be too big for a regular dvd) and the PS3 has better capabilities graphics-wise. So, IF... IF it gets ported to 360, there will probably be a few things lost in the translation. I personally hope it stays exclusive, MS ditched ubi early on, thus why they went with PS3. And for you guys saying how all these other games are being ported with the same graphics, they aren't. there are subtle changes. So lets not let the fanboyness over run the sheer fact that Xbox has an insane number of non-MS exclusives already. Lets see some non-Sony exclusives for the PS3.

blkgto
blkgto

anyone who says this game cant run on 360 needs to do a system comparison to set the record straight....overall, not much of a difference. Quit deifying one system over another. that goes for fanboys of both consoles.

DR_OVeRkiLL
DR_OVeRkiLL

yeah, if this game comes out on xb360 and it gets the ratings it seems like it's gonna get, i've finally decided to get the 360

Gir777
Gir777

I'm pretty sure that this will come to the 360 and/or the PC. Also, Ubisoft didn't ever say the word 'exclusive', just being in development for the PS3 at the current time.

sicone111
sicone111

hope this comes to the 360... the game looks hot!

kaleidostar
kaleidostar

If people say that its better to have multiplatform games since it benefits the companies then the systems wont really make an impact at all except maybe inhouse developments. You can make same statement for GOW, wouldnt they make more money for multiplatform? M$ would be superworried if it is multi. So i think its better for companies to do some games exclusive so to differentiate the systems a bit more. Plus I doubt programming the games for multiplatforms will be easy- they will be spending money for development, money they could use for a new game perhaps.