PC gamers that've been looking forward to Ubisoft's next romp in the Assassin's Creed (AC) universe will have to wait a few months longer: the sequel has been pushed to Q1 2010.
The publisher notes this is to afford "a bit more time for the dev team to deliver the best quality game to you." As most PC gamers know, it takes some extra effort to do a solid port, conversion, or a built-from-scratch version for the platform, which sometimes leads to delays -- although DRM implementation can be another major factor, and Ubisoft has hinted AC II may be the first title to use their in-house scheme.
In any case, this is more good news than bad for the PC crowd -- those who played the first game on their rig know it wasn't the greatest port, particularly with that 11-button game exit setup, so this time around should justify the game significantly moreso.
Console gamers can still look forward to the title for November 17 (19-20 for Europe), for which we'll have a review when the time comes.