Ubisoft's upcoming video game Assassin's Creed Unity has unfortunately been delayed by two weeks. This will push the release date of Unity to November.
Ubisoft wanted to polish the game, thus causing the delay, IGN reported. This will mean that the game will not be released in October. Assassin's Creed Unity was scheduled for release on 28 October, and it has now been moved to 11 November.
"As we got close to the finish, we realized we were near the target but still needed a bit more time to hone some of the details to make sure Assassin's Creed Unity is exceptional. We sincerely appreciate players' commitment to the game and their patience. It's just a couple more weeks. And it's going to be worth it," said Vincent Pontbriand, senior producer at Ubisoft, on the Ubisoft Blog.
This move by Ubisoft will give developers more time, allowing them to spend time on improving some of the minor aspects of the game. Also, Polygon reported that a Day One patch was also in the works for Assassin's Creed Unity.
Unity will release for Europe and other countries on 13 November, and this will coincide with the release of Assassin's Creed Rogue.
Assassin's Creed Unity differed from its predecessors, moving away from the tropical climate of the Caribbean to France. The game is set during the French Revolution of the 18th century and introduces the characters Arno Dorian and his love interest Elise De LaSerre.
Unity will also introduce new Parkour game mechanics and will use the Phantom Blade mechanics - a hidden blade with crossbow capabilities. The game will also introduce co-operative multiplayer to the series and was the result of 10 different Ubisoft studios.
In addition to these, Assassin's Creed Unity will also bring in a new combat and stealth gameplay. The combat experience will be based on skill, timing and flow. There will be more focus on stealth gameplay, which will include a new stealth mode, cover system and crowd-manipulation techniques.
Assassin's Creed Unity will release for PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.