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Assassin’s Creed IV on PC delayed; Season Pass confirmed


Double dose of Assassin’s Creed IV news today; but really, if the same thing happens annually, is this really news? That was rhetorical; don’t answer that. What? Shut up, OK. It’s a slow news day.

Just as Ubisoft has annualised the Assassin’s Creed series, so too have they annualised their announcement of the PC version being delayed. Surprise: Assassin’s Creed IV won’t be out on PC at the same time that it hits the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360, which is on 29 October 2013. Instead, the PC version will release some time after the next-gen consoles get their copies. Considering Assassin’s Creed IV is slated to be a launch title for both Xbox One and PlayStation 4, and considering the first of these next-gen consoles is out sometime in November, PC gamers will likely be waiting “a few weeks”.

A Season Pass for the inevitable plethora of single and multiplayer DLC has also been revealed for Assassin’s Creed IV. It’s kind of odd playing games in an industry that announces DLC before the game is actually out, but there you have it.

According to a Best Buy advertisement, future Assassin’s Creed IV DLC will feature a brand new playable character: Adewale, who is actually protagonist Edward Kenway’s first mate. You can find the wording of the Best Buy advert below:

“It is 1715. Pirates rule the Caribbean, terrorizing navies and humiliating empires. From sinking warships to conquering fortresses, Captain Edward Kenway stopped at nothing to earn his fortune and legend. Yet, the adventures of his first mate, Adewale, have never been revealed. Until now. Pre-order Assassin’s Creed IV Black Flag Season Pass now for the chance to play as Adewale, a new assassin who will take you even deeper into the real explosive events of the Golden Age of Pirates.”

Sources: Shacknews and Rock, Paper Shotgun

  • Alex Rowley

    I’m actually interested to see how well this sells. Assassins Creed 3 already showed that people are getting sequel fatigue for this series and now with the internet going ballistic over any form of DRM, not to mention EA doing away with all their season passes. Ubisoft is in for a tough time me thinks.

  • FanieNel

    And as always, the PC version gets delayed.
    And I only recently bought myself a copy of AC3.

    • Miklós Szecsei

      Well, on the positive side, the delay in the PC version seems to indicate that that version will have all the fancier features that will be part of the next-gen console versions.


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