It looks like we’ll have to wait an extra two weeks to get our hands on Assassin’s Creed Unity. The title was slated to hit shelves on Oct. 28, but will now arrive on Nov. 11. Ubisoft broke the news late last week, explaining that the delay would give their team the time they need to present the best game possible at launch.
“This being a fully next-gen game, it requires a lot of work, a lot of production and a lot of learning. 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,” said senior producer Vincent Pontbriand. “We honestly appreciate [fans’] commitment to the game and their patience. It’s just a couple more weeks. And it’s going to be worth it.”
Pontbriand said that the developers have reworked several key gameplay elements and that the delay is out of respect for all the hard work they have devoted to the project. He added, “We have a bunch of us who have spent two, three years or more on this project. It’s a huge personal investment. People have been truly dedicated to this game. For them, it’s also important to make a game that they can be proud of.”
With the delay, Assassin’s Creed Unity will now hit stores the same day as Assassin’s Creed Rogue. Unity will be available for PC, XBO and PS4, and Rogue will arrive for Xbox 360 and PS3.