It seems like the demons of the previous Assassin's Creed Unity have hit Ubisoft hard. In fact, the hit is so massive that Ubisoft, not ready to repeat the mistakes of Unity, has decided to delay the PC version of the upcoming Assassin's Creed Syndicate to 19 November. The PC version was scheduled to arrive the same day as its console counterparts, on 23 October.
Ubisoft is well aware of the kind of criticism it had to digest, following the release of Unity, and now it must deliver the next AC title that has to be near perfection, at least to save the franchise's face from further ridicule and complaints. And according to the publisher/developer, the delay will allow them to deliver the "most stable, optimized version of the game on day one."
Now, instead of 23 October release date for the PS4 and Xbox One versions, the PC version of Assassin's Creed Syndicate will be released on 19 November. However, we aren't really concerned about it at this point, since the waiting period is less than a month. And honestly, we have survived through greater waiting periods for games before this.
The company did push out Unity without any major delay. But then, things started going horribly wrong for both fans and the developers, with problems such as disappearing faces, hard console crashes and major frame rate issues just forming the tip of quite a nauseating iceberg.
So maybe, the delay to the PC version of Syndicate is actually a blessing in disguise, allowing Ubisoft a bit more time to double check the game before it finally hits the shelves. That being said, a few PC fans will indeed question the developers' integrity, but we can name a number of titles in the industry that got their console versions out ahead of the PC version. Fingers crossed!
As of now, Assassin's Creed Syndicate is set to be released on 23 October, 2015 for PS4 and Xbox One, while, as mentioned earlier, the PC version of the game will be release on 19 November.
Stay tuned for more updates!