Ubisoft today announced that Assassin's Creed Unity has been pushed into November, about two weeks later than its original release date in October. This current-gen Assassin's Creed will instead be arriving November 11 and November 13, for North America and Europe respectively.
It isn't much of a delay from the initial October 28 date, but that's quite a few more days we'll need to wait before seeing Arno in all his glory. Then again, who can fault the developers for wanting more time to work? Unity Senior Producer Vincent Pontbriand notes that the game is an entirely "next-gen" experience, so it requires substantially more care.
The end result is presumably an amazing game, and the first Assassin's Creed for the current generation:
“This being a fully next-gen game, it requires a lot of work, a lot of production, and a lot of learning. It’s always hard to be precise and to quantify exactly how much work is involved. So as we get close to the finish we often realize we’re near the target but we’re not quite there yet.
“And AC is a huge open-world game. We have thousands of NPCs on screen. We have more depth in the types of AI we’ve built. The graphics are spectacular. The processes are way more complex. Which makes it exponentially harder to grasp everything than it was in the previous generation.”
Pontbriand also assured that the team is incredibly "confident" in what they've created. This is a project they've spent two to three years on, after all.
“We’re very confident in the game we’re making.
"Making games is not a precise science. It’s a leap of faith. There’s a good level of subjectivity and creativity. We have a bunch of us who have spent two, three years or more on this project. It’s a huge personal investment. People have been truly dedicated to this game. For them it’s also important to make a game that they can be proud of.”
Again, Assassin's Creed Unity will be out November 11 in North America and November 13 in EMEA territories, exclusively for PC and current-gen consoles. This actually puts Unity next to Assassin's Creed Rogue, a separate installment coming in November for Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3.