There's no denying that Ubisoft hasn't been so good about bringing Assassin's Creed to PC in a timely manner. Delays would often push it back behind its console brethren. It happened last year... and the year before that... and the year before that... and, alright, it's happened an awful lot. But this time, Ubisoft swears they'll have Assassin's Creed Unity released alongside its console counterparts. For reals, this time!
Producer Lesley Phord-Toy assured Rock Paper Shotgun that the PC, Xbox One, and PlayStation 4 versions of Unity would all release on the same October 28 release date. While PC delays have previously been attributed to console master SKUs, this time, Phord-Toy offers a somewhat different explanation.
"PC has a variety of different hardware configurations that you can't necessarily predict," Phord-Toy explained. "On a console you know what's in the box. Every customer has the same configuration for the most part, and first-parties push firmware updates so everyone has what you’re expecting to have. PCs are nowhere near as consistent. So it can be extremely challenging to try and support as many of those permutations as possible."
Phord-Toy adds that Ubisoft's PC support team has been bolstered to prevent anymore delays, such as this one. Whether the publisher will be able to see this through remains to be seen, but you know how the old saying goes: seventh time's the charm.