Ubisoft "actively investigating" Assassin's Creed 4 connection issues

Developer says it is aware of reports about connectivity problems and working to resolve them.

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Ubisoft is looking into reports of multiplayer connectivity issues for the recently released open-world game Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag, the developer said on Twitter today.

"We've seen reports about connection issues and [are] actively investigating this with members of the community and internally," Ubisoft said.

It is unclear which platforms are being affected by the connectivity issues. Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag is available for Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, PC, and Wii U.

Though it remains to be seen when Ubisoft will deliver a patch to fix the reported connectivity issues, the developer added that a new title update featuring around 275 general gameplay fixes is currently with Microsoft and Sony now for certification.

The update will bring changes to Wolfpack balancing and tweaks for scoring, as well as fixes for crashes and exploits, among other things. A release date for this patch was not announced.

Versions of Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag for Xbox One and PlayStation 4 were released yesterday, ahead of both next-generation platforms' public release dates.

Discussion

25 comments
isshiah
isshiah

A fat lot of good this'll do me, I've just finished at 97% sync. Goddamn if my ship isn't gorgeous,  though.

emperiox
emperiox

So, where were all the retards that were like "Ooh now Ubisoft can fix the PC version because of the delay"! Are you kidding me? It's obvious they didn't even do any bug testing in the 3 weeks after the consoles release. It's obvious that they never do. They don't utilize that time to fix anything...

bahamut_au
bahamut_au

An Ubisoft game launches with major issues? NEVER!

fieldofview
fieldofview

I hear people are playing Assassin's Creed IV today on the PC (emerged on the torrents) with absolutely no connectivity issues or DRM bullshit. And here we are, legit players who have some respect for the developers, waiting... And reading how the legal version of the game is riddled with issues. Fuck me, right?

boogie25
boogie25

Im getting AC4 on pc on release day here in EU, hope we dont have any issues...but knowing Ubi there will be  even with SP :-/

Thanatos2k
Thanatos2k

Aw, was the game rushed again?  Poor Ubisoft!

crix01
crix01

The same problems from every previous game?

Grimkillah
Grimkillah

ACIVBF MP was a tack-on anyway, no one will miss it.

scgarfield
scgarfield

Its funny how gamespots ac4 ads don't seem to have any issues connecting......

goutetsuo
goutetsuo

It sucks balls playing it on ps3 i returned it and got the 360 version....the network on the ps3 version so fucking bad it ruins the online experience. I can get into multiplayer matches on 360 version of the game at least.

zoopilandia
zoopilandia

It's a shame, Black Flag looks like a really, really good game.

ginobili1
ginobili1

Another game, another game with connection issues. Why can't Ubi be more like CDPR?

SingletreeAve
SingletreeAve

Shouldn't be a issue with the Xbox One version right?  Since it will use rock solid cloud services presumably.

Anigmar
Anigmar

"Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag is available for Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, PC, and Wii U."

Nope, it's not out for PC yet. Please check your facts beforehand.

bloody-hell
bloody-hell

@fieldofview And here I am again, shaking my head in disbelieve how people are still supporting and willingly bending over for always online DRM, online account requirements, activation limits and 3rd party / separate launchers to basically rent a game for full price that they don't even own, to which access can be denied at any time for any reason ...

It's not even to protect their games, it's purely to piss off customers, track every step they make and everything they do, "anonymously" collect data to sell to other companies and keep control over when to shut down access to a "service" (game)

There's no reason and no justification to consider paying for these disfunctional services. (same holds true for EA and Activision and a few others)

python1026
python1026

@Thanatos2k  Multiplayer couldnt be rushed its pretty much the same as AC3s multiplayer:P I understand rushing the servers though. (Not in a good way)

themc_7
themc_7

@zoopilandia whats' the problem? it's still a great game, they just have to work out a couple MP bugs. Go play the singleplayer, it's amazing

bahamut_au
bahamut_au

@ginobili1 You mean make absolutely fantastic single-player games with mature storywriting and themes, with no shitty tacked-on multiplayer and no bullshit DRM? Haha yeah right ;)

Deamon59
Deamon59

@Anigmar my thoughts exactly. if the pc version was out, i would probably be playing it

Dexyu
Dexyu

@Anigmar it  is out go check the leaked something something 

TheWatcher000
TheWatcher000

@bloody-hell @fieldofview And you will probably be mostly ignored, because people would rather feel good and live in a fantasy world where everything is fine, and pretend that real issues don't exist, despite the fact they are very real, and as long as they would rather live in said fantasy world instead of reality, said issues will only get worse, companies will get more abusive, and the Industry will continue to wilt under the weight of a bunch of greedy thugs who only care about profit, and nothing  for gaming, creativity or artistry.

But that's just too scary to think about, so everything is fine.

It's sad, but ironically, people are getting what they wish for.


zoopilandia
zoopilandia

@themc_7 @zoopilandia AC is one of my favourite franchises ever, I want all games to perform well because I love them. I only said it's a shame it has problems because people will start immediately hating on it and on Ubisoft.

TheWatcher000
TheWatcher000

@bloody-hell @TheWatcher000 I Know, I Know.  :(  BELIEVE Me I Am With You On This.

I just wish most of the Younger gamers would come to their senses and stop feeding the Beast.  At some point we must accept our responsibility for enabling this nonsense.

bloody-hell
bloody-hell

@TheWatcher000 I would agree, but people can very well choose, which is why I don't understand why they keep doing that to themselves.

It makes no sense to keep throwing out money on limited, restrictive, disfunctional "services" when there's tons of alternatives and customers underestimate their "power", if only they'd stand up for their rights more often.

In a perfect world, not even gaming as a streamed service would be a bad thing (quite the contrary, it would be efficient and awesome), but realistically thinking I basically already know how this will end up, especially with "those" companies involved. (hint : gamers will continue to get fucked in just about every way imaginable)