Assassin’s Creed Unity – Did Next Gen Consoles Delay It?

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When Ubisoft recently announced that they have decided to delay Assassin’s Creed Unity by two weeks and will release it in the month of November, the big question was did Playstation 4 and Xbox One have a role behind it!

The company refused to state specific reasons. Instead, they said, “Our team has put in a lot of efforts and have spent years in making this game perfect. We have done everything possible but at the last moment, they realized that two more weeks will give them the much needed space to do last minute touches.

It should allow us to deliver the type of game that people expect.” Players didn’t really believe that because most veteran gamers know for a fact that the game is not going to need that much of final touches. The actual reason could be related to the game’s sales or it should be because of the fact that the game couldn’t run at 1080p.

Downgrading the Visuals

The latest Gamescom trailer of Assassin’s Creed Unity was a bit of a shock. If you have watched the game play video closely, the graphics has been significantly downgraded and it didn’t look as good as it should. Did Ubisoft decide to make the game look ugly, as they did with Watch Dogs? It seems like that could be the only answer; but we can’t confirm it unless the game actually releases on November 11.

Every developer is trying so hard to make sure their games run on 1080p 60 fps on Playstation 4 and Xbox One consoles. But, the practical situation is completely against them because both these consoles are already inferior, in terms of hardware, even though they got released just a year ago. Reducing the graphical quality is the only way to achieve this resolution which will affect PC gamers who usually have very good gaming rigs even in their low end setups.

Managing Sales of Rogue

On the other hand, if we have to see the delay of Assassin’s Creed Unity on a positive note, it can be said that they are trying to make sure their new game doesn’t gobble down the market share of Assassin’s Creed Rogue. Rogue is an exclusive title that is getting released only on Playstation 3 and Xbox 360. The game follows the storyline that is set between Assassin’s Creed 3 and Black Flag with a separate storyline campaign. Maybe, Ubisoft could have felt that releasing Assassin’s Creed Unity earlier would push Rogue below in terms of sales and may dominate it too much in the market. Releasing them both on the same day gives the titles an equal chance to compete for the gamers’ pockets and will make sure it turns out to be a profitable affair for the publisher.

So, at this point, we can’t confirm what delayed the release of Unity; but it is definitely not just giving it the finishing touches. A good game awaits us for sure, but we really hope it is not dumbed down so as to keep it working on new generation consoles.


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