Assassin's Creed 3, like previous entries in the series, will be available on the PC. However, Ubisoft says that if you play that version, you should really think about getting a gamepad.

"We're definitely supporting PC, we love PC, but I think it'll be PC with a controller," Ubisoft Montreal's Alex Hutchinson told GameSpy. "I don't see us investing hugely in a mouse and keyboard setup. I think if you want to play on PC and you want to play Assassin's Creed, you have a controller."

Ubisoft reassured PC gaming site RPS that the game will still support a mouse and keyboard. It just won't be the optimal way to play the game. That's probably nothing new to PC gamers, though. AC controls require a lot of multi-button presses, which is much less awkward on a gamepad than a keyboard.

Still, Ubisoft might earn some points with PC gamers on another front. The company recently suggested that they might ease up on DRM in future titles. DRM has probably been the biggest source of friction between Ubisoft and PC gamers so any leniency on the publisher's part would go a long way to winning back consumers' trust.

Assassin's Creed 3 is scheduled to be released on the Xbox 360, PS3 and PC on October 30th in North America and on the following day in PAL territories. PC gamers should probably expect to get the game slightly later than that, though. Ubisoft has a tendency to delay multiplatform games on that platform at the last second - like I said, they've got some work to do with gamer relations.

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