Ubisoft has ducked questions about a PC version of Assassin's Creed Rogue for months. Now they're finally ready to talk.
"The PC version is coming out early 2015," Ubisoft told Eurogamer. "PC fans who enjoyed Assassin's Creed 3 and Assassin's Creed 4 Black Flag will be able to discover the missing links between these two epic stories with Assassin's Creed Rogue."
The company also confirmed the news to IGN, who also asked why the PC version of Rogue was coming later than its console counterparts. Ubisoft simply said the delay was "primarily for production reasons."
PC gamers ought to be used to getting Assassin's Creed later than everyone else at this point. Every game in the main series to date has launched on consoles weeks, if not months, before the PC. This fall's Assassin's Creed Unity will be the lone exception to this rule - you know, barring any other "production reasons."
Assassin's Creed Rogue lets players experience the other side of the centuries-old war between the Templars and Assassins. The player is Shay Patrick Cormac, a young Assassin who is betrayed by his brotherhood. He defects to the Templars and begins to hunt down his former comrades. His missions against the Assassins will take him to New York City, the nearby frontier and the Arctic.
Ubisoft announced Assassin's Creed Rogue back in August for PS3 and Xbox 360. They were coy about the possibility of a PC version, though, merely stating that there was interest.
"We've heard a lot of response requesting a PC version so we'll be looking into that very soon," said one of their rep's in September.
They've been similarly tight-lipped about the chance of a PS4 or Xbox One version of Rogue. IGN couldn't get any fresh information out of them about new-gen consoles today. Ubisoft simply told them that they "can't talk about this right now." Not exactly a 'no.' Maybe the PS4 and Xbox One versions aren't as far along, though.
Why are they so reluctant to talk about PS4, Xbox One and PC versions of Assassin's Creed Rogue? It seems that they want to keep gamers on those platforms focused on Assassin's Creed Unity, releasing on PS4, Xbox One and PC this November. They want to maximize their sales of Unity on those platforms and then sell Rogue to them months later once they've tired of the former.
Assassin's Creed Rogue will debut on PS3 and Xbox 360 on November 11th in North America. AC Unity will hit the PS4, Xbox One and PC on the same day.
What version of Assassin's Creed Rogue will you buy?