Assassin's Creed: The Americas Collection Won't Ship on PC in the US, Ubisoft Clarifies

Windows version will be available in Europe, Ubisoft clarifies.

46 Comments
Please use a html5 video capable browser to watch videos.
This video has an invalid file format.
00:00:00
Sorry, but you can't access this content!
Please enter your date of birth to view this video

By clicking 'enter', you agree to GameSpot's
Terms of Use and Privacy Policy

Ubisoft has clarified that its new Assassin's Creed bundle will not be released on PC in the US.

On Monday, Ubisoft revealed Assassin's Creed The Americas Collection, which includes copies of Assassin's Creed III (2012), Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag (2013), and Assassin's Creed III Liberation HD (2014).

A press release sent to European media stated that the collection was also due for release on PC too.

Ubisoft has since clarified to GameSpot that customers in the US will only be able to buy the Xbox 360 or PS3 versions. In Europe, however, a version for PC will also be available.

The Americas Collection will ship in the UK on October 3 and will launch across North America on October 28.

This collection will mark the third Assassin's Creed product due to reach retail in 2014, with Ubisoft also preparing to release Assassin's Creed Rogue (Xbox 360 and PS3) and Assassin's Creed Unity (Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC) in November.

In the UK, The Americas Collection will undergo a slight name revision, called Assassin's Creed Birth of a New World - The American Saga.

$10.99 on Amazon
Buy
$14.99 on Walmart
Buy

GameSpot may get a commission from retail offers.

Got a news tip or want to contact us directly? Email news@gamespot.com

Join the conversation
There are 46 comments about this story
46 Comments  RefreshSorted By 
GameSpot has a zero tolerance policy when it comes to toxic conduct in comments. Any abusive, racist, sexist, threatening, bullying, vulgar, and otherwise objectionable behavior will result in moderation and/or account termination. Please keep your discussion civil.

Avatar image for blackothh
blackothh

69

Forum Posts

0

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 1

User Lists: 0

And this is why I waited for Mordor.

Upvote • 
Avatar image for grenadehh
Grenadehh

40

Forum Posts

0

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 31

User Lists: 6

Ubisoft: *clears throat*..........F*ck PC gamers! That is all.

*Press explodes and asks questions*


Wouldn't pay full price for a package where I already have two of those games, and I'm content pirating Liberation. Ubi doesn't do Steamworks anyway so there's no point in even playing these games if you have already.

Upvote • 
Avatar image for AlexFili
AlexFili

35

Forum Posts

0

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 2

User Lists: 0

Not worth it, just get ACIV

Upvote • 
Avatar image for qtmew
QTMew

118

Forum Posts

0

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 0

User Lists: 5

Oh, the irony.

Upvote • 
Avatar image for absolut_gamerz
absolut_gamerz

121

Forum Posts

0

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 1

User Lists: 0

PC MASTER RACE!

Upvote • 
Avatar image for SingletreeAve
SingletreeAve

803

Forum Posts

0

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 1

User Lists: 0

<< LINK REMOVED >> Does not need these crap games anyway.

Upvote • 
Avatar image for ecter1216
ecter1216

123

Forum Posts

0

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 0

User Lists: 0

Watch...after a few months of being on the consoles then they will release it on the PC. They just saw they could milk it first so they are "saying" its not for PC but it is.

Upvote • 
Avatar image for DarkSaber2k
DarkSaber2k

105

Forum Posts

0

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 0

User Lists: 0

The only one worth having there is Black Flag anyway, and we already have it on PC.

Upvote • 
Avatar image for ilovelctr
ilovelctr

90

Forum Posts

0

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 18

User Lists: 0

I use and like Steam myself too, but to be frank I don't appreciate its dominance largely over physical copies in the PC gaming, because after all it's a DRM and it's not good at all that more and more games are bound with Steam even for their physical releases. But it's a trend that things get virtual rather than tangible for PC gaming, and that's why some recent Square Enix PC games are not available in physical form for United States.

2 • 
Avatar image for ezioismyname
EzioisMyname

45

Forum Posts

0

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 0

User Lists: 5

LOL, everyone has probably already purchased all those games. Everyone meaning fans of the franchise

Upvote • 
Avatar image for frozenuxx
Frozenuxx

25

Forum Posts

0

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 0

User Lists: 5

Gee what a TRAGEDY...

6 • 
Avatar image for Saidrex
Saidrex

1726

Forum Posts

0

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 9

User Lists: 0

Smart move, most PC gamers don't buy retail.

Upvote • 
Avatar image for frozenuxx
Frozenuxx

25

Forum Posts

0

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 0

User Lists: 5

@Saidrex

Digital is where it's at on PC.

Upvote • 
Avatar image for Bellum_Sacrum
Bellum_Sacrum

37

Forum Posts

0

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 0

User Lists: 0

<< LINK REMOVED >> "free digital"

Upvote • 
Avatar image for LordCrash88
LordCrash88

528

Forum Posts

0

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 17

User Lists: 1

<< LINK REMOVED >><< LINK REMOVED >> zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

Upvote • 
Avatar image for Gamer_4_Fun
Gamer_4_Fun

3862

Forum Posts

0

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 139

User Lists: 0

Assassin's Creed - 5$ - << LINK REMOVED >>

Assassin's Creed 2 with all DLC - 5$ - << LINK REMOVED >>

Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood - 5$ - << LINK REMOVED >>

Assassin's Creed revelations - 5$ - << LINK REMOVED >>

Assassin's creed 3 - 5$ - << LINK REMOVED >>


Assassin's Creed 4- 27$ - << LINK REMOVED >>


Total: 47$ For all AC games (liberation is 20$ now, however, if you can wait a bit, you can get as low as 5$)


PC Gaming rules!



10 • 
Avatar image for PeterDuck
PeterDuck

1048

Forum Posts

0

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 92

User Lists: 0

<< LINK REMOVED >>

That's just like your opinion, man.

Upvote • 
Avatar image for Gamer_4_Fun
Gamer_4_Fun

3862

Forum Posts

0

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 139

User Lists: 0

<< LINK REMOVED >> based on data I provided, it is not just mine.

Upvote • 
Avatar image for Aver88
Aver88

38

Forum Posts

0

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 0

User Lists: 0

<< LINK REMOVED >><< LINK REMOVED >> No, it's definitely only your opinion that 5x5 + 27 is 47.

Upvote • 
Avatar image for iammcgruber
IAmMcGruber

1451

Forum Posts

0

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 0

User Lists: 5

<< LINK REMOVED >> 25+27 = 52

Upvote • 
Avatar image for gocorinthiansgo
GoCorinthiansGo

25

Forum Posts

0

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 0

User Lists: 5

Whats Assassins Creed?

Upvote • 
Avatar image for ezioismyname
EzioisMyname

45

Forum Posts

0

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 0

User Lists: 5

<< LINK REMOVED >> A TV show

Upvote • 
Avatar image for gocorinthiansgo
GoCorinthiansGo

25

Forum Posts

0

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 0

User Lists: 5

@ezioismyname @gocorinthiansgo ohh...I knew that was something ancient that uTube made it a long gone histori! lmao!

Upvote • 
Avatar image for Gamer3344
Gamer3344

110

Forum Posts

0

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 9

User Lists: 0

and we don't need one

Upvote • 
Avatar image for Gamer_4_Fun
Gamer_4_Fun

3862

Forum Posts

0

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 139

User Lists: 0

Doesn't need to, you can get all the AC games including AC4 for 60$ for PC.

2 • 
Avatar image for Sushiglutton
Sushiglutton

7331

Forum Posts

0

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 7

User Lists: 0

Doesn't matter. Only good game in that bunch is AC4, so it's a better deal to buy it seperately and ignore the rest.

Upvote • 
Avatar image for LordCrash88
LordCrash88

528

Forum Posts

0

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 17

User Lists: 1

<< LINK REMOVED >> AC 3 is the best game of the bundle.

Upvote • 
Avatar image for Hurvl
Hurvl

2224

Forum Posts

0

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 0

User Lists: 0

@Sushiglutton In general, people seemed to like AC IV much more than either AC III or the Liberation spin-off, so it's like they're trying to unload two less good games by adding a good one into the bundle. Like so many bundles, you often get stuff you don't care about along with the one that's actually good.

Upvote • 
Avatar image for GH05T-666
GH05T-666

1067

Forum Posts

0

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 26

User Lists: 1

They should have made it all the Assassins Creed games I would rather 1 and 2 then the Assassins Creed 3 games.

Upvote • 
Avatar image for punksterdaddy
punksterdaddy

1410

Forum Posts

0

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 35

User Lists: 0

Unsurprising really, Ubisoft's lack of love for the PC is well on record by this point.

I'm not even sure why this boxset even exists, considering you would get the individual games far cheaper than the collection?


Upvote • 
Avatar image for deactivated-5a803cda1fb41
deactivated-5a803cda1fb41

290

Forum Posts

0

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 0

User Lists: 0

Typical Ubisoft and their hate for the PC.

Upvote • 
Avatar image for MAD_AI
MAD_AI

28

Forum Posts

0

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 3

User Lists: 0

<< LINK REMOVED >>


Not really anything to complain about tho, retail is practically dead on PC and digital is dominating. Boxes are for niche collectors on PC these days where you can buy Steam or Uplay keys for cheap and better convenience.

7 • 
Avatar image for deactivated-5a803cda1fb41
deactivated-5a803cda1fb41

290

Forum Posts

0

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 0

User Lists: 0

@MAD_AI @bernard978 I prefer physical, it's easier for installation and I like hoarding boxes. Although the contents of this edition were just previous games with IV being the only one worth playing.

3 • 
Avatar image for MAD_AI
MAD_AI

28

Forum Posts

0

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 3

User Lists: 0

<< LINK REMOVED >><< LINK REMOVED >>

I like physical too, I payed 120$ for Witcher 2 collector's edition and Mass Effect trilogy. But then it hit me when I tried to install those discs that I needed to download Gigabytes worth of updates which made the discs sort of irrelevant. But I still buy a box if I like it from time to time just to put it on my desk.

Upvote • 
Avatar image for MAGIC-KINECT
MAGIC-KINECT

25

Forum Posts

0

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 1

User Lists: 0

<< LINK REMOVED >> Also can sell games you get tired of or that suck if you buy discs.

Upvote • 
Avatar image for deactivated-5a803cda1fb41
deactivated-5a803cda1fb41

290

Forum Posts

0

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 0

User Lists: 0

<< LINK REMOVED >><< LINK REMOVED >> You can't on the PC because of DRM, it's on a majority of the games we have. You know the kind of DRM which the original Xbox One was supposed to have? the one which punishes you for buying games.

Upvote • 
Avatar image for LordCrash88
LordCrash88

528

Forum Posts

0

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 17

User Lists: 1

<< LINK REMOVED >><< LINK REMOVED >> It doesn't punish you. That's just wrong.

Upvote • 
Avatar image for Acillatem1993
Acillatem1993

1076

Forum Posts

0

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 1

User Lists: 0

Why would the pc even need this? These collections usually cost more than they are worth. And with the sales that steam and uplay have sometimes, you can get these games really cheap.

5 • 
Avatar image for justbefahad
JustBeFahad

1094

Forum Posts

0

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 0

User Lists: 5

This American Collection won't be complete without Rogue, and since AC3 n' ACL HD were terrible games and Rogue is a rehash of Black Flag, this collection would have been a bad waste of money even if it had Rogue in it.

Upvote • 
Avatar image for Cryio
Cryio

502

Forum Posts

0

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 17

User Lists: 0

1) It's stupid this won't come out on PC.

2) It's a stupid set for consoles either way, since the American Saga is AC3, Liberation HD, ACIV and AC Rogue, but whatever.

Upvote • 
Avatar image for _termahnator_
_Termahnator_

25

Forum Posts

0

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 0

User Lists: 5

You know, they usually release bundles like this before continuing a series...there's usually a medium surge of ppl that buy previous titles to catch up.....uncharted 1 and 2 right before 3, God of war did it, gears did it, halo is doing it....it's normal.

Upvote •