Assassin's Creed Unity Delayed

#1 Posted by charizard1605 (57674 posts) -

Apparently, the delay is just a couple of weeks.

Still, the race is almost over. Assassin’s Creed Unity will release in the US on November 11 and in EMEA territories on November 13, 2014.

Yes, that’s two weeks after the previously announced release date. But along with big ambition – and even bigger promises – comes a lot of heavy lifting. “This being a fully next-gen game, it requires a lot of work, a lot of production, and a lot of learning,” says Senior Producer Vincent Pontbriand. “It’s always hard to be precise and to quantify exactly how much work is involved. So as we get close to the finish we often realize we’re near the target but we’re not quite there yet.”

The new release date for Assassin's Creed Rogue (the PS3/Xbox 360 game) is November 13 in Europe and other territories; in the US, it will release November 11 as planned.

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#2 Posted by clyde46 (46289 posts) -

Cash grab.

#3 Posted by Animal-Mother (26951 posts) -

So wait what was the original release date? So it was kinda delayed?

#4 Edited by charizard1605 (57674 posts) -

@Animal-Mother said:

So wait what was the original release date? So it was kinda delayed?

October 30. And yes, a minor delay.

The issue is, it now launches in the same month as Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare, Super Smash Bros., Pokemon OmegaRuby and AlphaSapphire, and Halo: The Master Chief Collection.

#5 Posted by PurpleMan5000 (7280 posts) -

@charizard1605 said:

@Animal-Mother said:

So wait what was the original release date? So it was kinda delayed?

October 30. And yes, a minor delay.

The issue is, it now launches in the same month as Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare, Super Smash Bros., Pokemon OmegaRuby and AlphaSapphire, and Halo: The Master Chief Collection.

It's going to sell very well on the PS4, and poorly on the Xbone.

#6 Posted by sherman-tank1 (8135 posts) -
@charizard1605 said:

@Animal-Mother said:

So wait what was the original release date? So it was kinda delayed?

October 30. And yes, a minor delay.

The issue is, it now launches in the same month as Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare, Super Smash Bros., Pokemon OmegaRuby and AlphaSapphire, and Halo: The Master Chief Collection.


However, only two of those are on PS4 and Xbox One yes?

#7 Posted by charizard1605 (57674 posts) -

@sherman-tank1 said:
@charizard1605 said:

@Animal-Mother said:

So wait what was the original release date? So it was kinda delayed?

October 30. And yes, a minor delay.

The issue is, it now launches in the same month as Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare, Super Smash Bros., Pokemon OmegaRuby and AlphaSapphire, and Halo: The Master Chief Collection.

However, only two of those are on PS4 and Xbox One yes?

Two of those are on Xbox One, one of them is on PS4.

#8 Posted by Animal-Mother (26951 posts) -

@charizard1605: Well black flag was a good turn for the series. But we;re on what AC 7 technically?

AC1,2,Brotherhood,Revelations,3, Blackflag, Unity and the other one

Franchise is gonna be burnt to the ground soon.

#9 Posted by parkurtommo (27055 posts) -

@charizard1605 said:

@Animal-Mother said:

So wait what was the original release date? So it was kinda delayed?

October 30. And yes, a minor delay.

The issue is, it now launches in the same month as Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare, Super Smash Bros., Pokemon OmegaRuby and AlphaSapphire, and Halo: The Master Chief Collection.

Those aren't really direct competitors.

#10 Posted by The_Last_Ride (71750 posts) -

@Animal-Mother said:

So wait what was the original release date? So it was kinda delayed?

it was in mid October

#11 Posted by charizard1605 (57674 posts) -

@Animal-Mother said:

@charizard1605: Well black flag was a good turn for the series. But we;re on what AC 7 technically?

AC1,2,Brotherhood,Revelations,3, Blackflag, Unity and the other one

Franchise is gonna be burnt to the ground soon.

Yeah, exactly.

I mean, I love Assassin's Creed, and I loved Black Flag, but I can't get myself to be excited for this game anymore, man, I just can't, I've played too many Assassin's Creed games in too short a period of time, and I don't think I actually care any more.

#12 Posted by PurpleMan5000 (7280 posts) -

@Animal-Mother said:

@charizard1605: Well black flag was a good turn for the series. But we;re on what AC 7 technically?

AC1,2,Brotherhood,Revelations,3, Blackflag, Unity and the other one

Franchise is gonna be burnt to the ground soon.

That's ignoring the handheld titles like Liberation.

#13 Edited by charizard1605 (57674 posts) -

@parkurtommo said:

@charizard1605 said:

@Animal-Mother said:

So wait what was the original release date? So it was kinda delayed?

October 30. And yes, a minor delay.

The issue is, it now launches in the same month as Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare, Super Smash Bros., Pokemon OmegaRuby and AlphaSapphire, and Halo: The Master Chief Collection.

Those aren't really direct competitors.

If I have $180 to spend on games total in November, then yeah, they kind of are...

EDIT: Assuming I own the platforms in question, of course.

#14 Posted by Heil68 (44508 posts) -

@charizard1605 said:

@Animal-Mother said:

So wait what was the original release date? So it was kinda delayed?

October 30. And yes, a minor delay.

The issue is, it now launches in the same month as Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare, Super Smash Bros., Pokemon OmegaRuby and AlphaSapphire, and Halo: The Master Chief Collection.

That's fine. I got the CE coming. :D

#15 Edited by charizard1605 (57674 posts) -

@Heil68 said:

@charizard1605 said:

@Animal-Mother said:

So wait what was the original release date? So it was kinda delayed?

October 30. And yes, a minor delay.

The issue is, it now launches in the same month as Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare, Super Smash Bros., Pokemon OmegaRuby and AlphaSapphire, and Halo: The Master Chief Collection.

That's fine. I got the CE coming. :D

Haha, I didn't know you liked Assassin's Creed games, man. Didn't you say you disliked them? Or did Black Flag change your mind?

#16 Edited by Animal-Mother (26951 posts) -

@charizard1605: Black flag officially burnt me. While it was good. I just cant do it anymore..

#17 Posted by Seabas989 (10280 posts) -

When I saw the topic title I assumed delayed until 2015 lol.

#18 Posted by charizard1605 (57674 posts) -

@Animal-Mother said:

@charizard1605: Black flag officially burnt me. While it was good. I just cant do it anymore..

Yeah, I think that may be the case with me too.

Funnily enough, I didn't even feel this burned out until I saw Rogue. I was excited and gonna get Unity before, but then they show off Rogue, and it all just looks the same, and Unity looks the same, and I don't know man...

Yeah. Oh well. Games will sell millions without you or me.

#19 Posted by skipper847 (3284 posts) -

That gives them time to downgrade the PC version :D

#20 Posted by Animal-Mother (26951 posts) -

@charizard1605 said:

@Animal-Mother said:

@charizard1605: Black flag officially burnt me. While it was good. I just cant do it anymore..

Yeah, I think that may be the case with me too.

Funnily enough, I didn't even feel this burned out until I saw Rogue. I was excited and gonna get Unity before, but then they show off Rogue, and it all just looks the same, and Unity looks the same, and I don't know man...

Yeah. Oh well. Games will sell millions without you or me.

it certainly will, though it's sad AC is morphing into one big amorphous pirate ship and seas after 3

#21 Posted by parkurtommo (27055 posts) -

@Animal-Mother said:

@charizard1605 said:

@Animal-Mother said:

@charizard1605: Black flag officially burnt me. While it was good. I just cant do it anymore..

Yeah, I think that may be the case with me too.

Funnily enough, I didn't even feel this burned out until I saw Rogue. I was excited and gonna get Unity before, but then they show off Rogue, and it all just looks the same, and Unity looks the same, and I don't know man...

Yeah. Oh well. Games will sell millions without you or me.

it certainly will, though it's sad AC is morphing into one big amorphous pirate ship and seas after 3

I don't think there is naval combat/exploration in Unity.

I skipped AC3 and Black Flag, I think I want Unity.

#22 Edited by edwardecl (2239 posts) -

Need the extra time to downgrade the graphics for the Xbox One... OK I'm gonna stop trolling now :).

#23 Posted by PurpleMan5000 (7280 posts) -

@Animal-Mother said:

@charizard1605 said:

@Animal-Mother said:

@charizard1605: Black flag officially burnt me. While it was good. I just cant do it anymore..

Yeah, I think that may be the case with me too.

Funnily enough, I didn't even feel this burned out until I saw Rogue. I was excited and gonna get Unity before, but then they show off Rogue, and it all just looks the same, and Unity looks the same, and I don't know man...

Yeah. Oh well. Games will sell millions without you or me.

it certainly will, though it's sad AC is morphing into one big amorphous pirate ship and seas after 3

Ubisoft really should expand on the idea and make a new IP that is based on Pirates. A pirate game with the sailing mechanics (wind should play a bigger factor though) and combat from AC4, where you build a pirate fleet, aren't tied to 1 ship, and actually get to sail around plundering with the fleet would be a pretty good game. They could cut out all of the Assassin's Creed crap and actually focus it on pirating and the game would be much better for it. Pillaging small coastal towns and picking off unguarded merchant ships would be a lot of fun. They would need to tone down the ship upgrades, though. The jackdaw was way too overpowered.

They could even have a multiplayer where you and your friends took the best ship from your respective fleets and go on big raids together. Or have competitive battles on the seas.

#24 Posted by ghostwarrior786 (4641 posts) -

@charizard1605 said:

@Animal-Mother said:

@charizard1605: Well black flag was a good turn for the series. But we;re on what AC 7 technically?

AC1,2,Brotherhood,Revelations,3, Blackflag, Unity and the other one

Franchise is gonna be burnt to the ground soon.

Yeah, exactly.

I mean, I love Assassin's Creed, and I loved Black Flag, but I can't get myself to be excited for this game anymore, man, I just can't, I've played too many Assassin's Creed games in too short a period of time, and I don't think I actually care any more.

wat??? but u made threads saying why do people hate ass creed so much and u were hyped for rehash creed unity. i told u this franchise needs a break

#25 Posted by scottpsfan14 (5249 posts) -

2 weeks isn't so bad. This game seems soo fresh for the franchise. Like AC1 all over again. Although AC4 was still fantastic. Ubi are fantastic regardless of the hate. Ever since Rayman they have just delivered.

#26 Posted by always_explicit (2893 posts) -

I wasnt too excited for unity until watching a short video of the single player campaign on LIVE today and my opinion changed dramatically. Multiple entrances and exits to assassinations actually makes all the difference in the world to me.

I was always annoyed how in previous games straight through the middle or "from above" seemed the only real options to get to your target. I never felt like an assassin...just somebody good at climbing buildings. This is a problem in most stealth games though, im still not sure devs know how to create "stealth". I suppose most ordinary human beings dont know what it means to be stealthy let alone build a game around those mechanics.

#27 Edited by charizard1605 (57674 posts) -

@ghostwarrior786 said:

@charizard1605 said:

@Animal-Mother said:

@charizard1605: Well black flag was a good turn for the series. But we;re on what AC 7 technically?

AC1,2,Brotherhood,Revelations,3, Blackflag, Unity and the other one

Franchise is gonna be burnt to the ground soon.

Yeah, exactly.

I mean, I love Assassin's Creed, and I loved Black Flag, but I can't get myself to be excited for this game anymore, man, I just can't, I've played too many Assassin's Creed games in too short a period of time, and I don't think I actually care any more.

wat??? but u made threads saying why do people hate ass creed so much and u were hyped for rehash creed unity. i told u this franchise needs a break

I'm still hyped for Call of Duty, Advanced Warfare looks great.

Unity though... eh.

#28 Posted by Phazevariance (10969 posts) -

I'll get Unity since finally a graphical bump that can add to the gameplay (more people on screen). I tend to play these AC games for a while, then take a break, then come back, so its sort of nice to have a constant amount of game to play, so ong as the story remains interesting. Things got strange after 3 and i'm not entirely sure where they are headed anymore.

#29 Posted by PhazonBlazer (11847 posts) -

Don't scare me like that Ubisoft!

#30 Posted by silversix_ (14602 posts) -

Board the cash grab train chooooo chooooo

#31 Posted by wiifan001 (18414 posts) -

I swear if it was being delayed to 2015 I was going to SCREAM

#32 Edited by lundy86_4 (43423 posts) -

Not too bad. I can survive two weeks of waiting.

#33 Edited by ShadowDeathX (10657 posts) -

Expected. Having Rogue and Unity release at the same date was the best choice.

#34 Posted by DocSanchez (1603 posts) -
@charizard1605 said:

@Animal-Mother said:

So wait what was the original release date? So it was kinda delayed?

October 30. And yes, a minor delay.

The issue is, it now launches in the same month as Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare, Super Smash Bros., Pokemon OmegaRuby and AlphaSapphire, and Halo: The Master Chief Collection.

Not one single one of these is a direct competitor. Apart from mentioning three handheld games, you also have a wii u only game (and we know how ubisoft has abandoned the wii u so no competitor there), and two FPSs. Had you mentioned Shadows of Mordor you might have a point.

#35 Posted by lamprey263 (23912 posts) -

still looks like they're on track to pumping them out annually

#36 Posted by inb4uall (5718 posts) -

Lol at the poeple just now getting tired of AC. I got tired of it back back around AC II.

#37 Posted by slimdogmilionar (560 posts) -

@Animal-Mother: I feel the same way, I beat the campaign and haven't touched the game in about 2 months. I spent the last few months of the last gen tryna get 100% completion and acheivements in AC3, skipped Black Flag until this gen came around, and at this point I'm just burnt out on AC.

#38 Posted by PhazonBlazer (11847 posts) -

@inb4uall said:

Lol at the poeple just now getting tired of AC. I got tired of it back back around AC II.

Flagged for bad taste.

#39 Posted by speedfreak48t5p (7806 posts) -

@silversix_ said:

Board the cash grab train chooooo chooooo

Don't have a boarding pass, nor do I care to get one.

#40 Posted by FoxbatAlpha (7128 posts) -

At least it wasn't a 18 month DriveClub style delay.

#41 Edited by LegatoSkyheart (25357 posts) -

Delayed a WHOLE TWO WEEKS what will we do??