Assassin's Creed: Revelations Sneaks Onto PC Early

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Assassin's Creed: Revelations Sneaks Onto PC Early

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PC gamers, rejoice! Assassin's Creed: Revelations just leapt out of the shadows and is now available for Windows ahead of its original December release date.

While Assassin's Creed: Revelations launched for consoles a couple of weeks ago, Ubisoft was a little coy about the PC build's release date. The publisher originally planned to release the game for PC sometime in December, but the PC version is now available.

The PC release includes Steam, though Joystiq is reporting that it won't be available until tomorrow (December 1st) if you live outside North America. Additionally, the game won't use the much-maligned "always-on" DRM.

Ubisoft's also announced that it's launched Assassin's Creed Embers, the new CGI movie that tells the final chapter of Ezio Auditore's life.

Source: Joystiq

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November 30 was December 1
Now November 30, not December 1,
(Not) Been a long time gone, December 1
Now it's PC gamer delight on a moonlit night

Hm, on one hand they're not using their online DRM, which I fully support.

On the other hand, they essentially told me to fuck off with all their whole "PC users are dirty, bitching pirates" thing they're doing.

Hm...

*raises glass*

HOO-ZAH!!

oh yea i forgot i am getting this for the Xbox360 on Christmas...

/me picked it up at Target on Sunday. So, about five days before it was due for release. Also about $10 cheaper than normal.

That Target also had Batman a few days early, but they weren't selling it at that point.

wow. suddenly available. maybe i will get it from steam for once. thsi might be my last game i will get form ubisoft, since im a filthy pirate to them.

Metalrocks:
wow. suddenly available. maybe i will get it from steam for once. thsi might be my last game i will get form ubisoft, since im a filthy pirate to them.

Same here. It's such a shame it's so expensive...

D2D also allowed me to download it today, instead of tomorrow.

Nice.

I should really finish Brotherhood at some point...

OT: I'm torn on supporting a company that so clearly has it's head up it's ass when it comes to DRM. If I buy this game, will it send a message that I like they're not using the always on DRM, or will they ignore that I've voted with my wallet and continue to use that insufferable system of idiocy. Decisions decisions, then again, they did insult PC gamers a few days ago. I don't know if someone who assumes their customers are criminals is someone I want to give my money to.

Whether or not you decide to get it on PC, I would definitely recommend this game to any Assassin's Creed fans. It's another solid chapter in the ongoing story, and the more money this game makes, the more viable the AC franchise will be in the long run. If you're pissed at Ubisoft's policies, you have every right to let them know, but don't let this game fall by the wayside just because they've made mistakes elsewhere. I can't guarantee that every series fan will love it, but I'd be surprised if you walked away disappointed.

How much you wanna bet a ton of PC Gamers are going to rally to pirate the game to spite Ubisoft for the things about Ghost Recon and I Am Alive?.

Mr. Omega:
How much you wanna bet a ton of PC Gamers are going to rally to pirate the game to spite Ubisoft for the things about Ghost Recon and I Am Alive?.

Pfft, I'm not even going to bother to pirate any future Ubisoft games. I'll simply ignore every release they come with.

vansau:
Additionally, the game won't use the much-maligned "always-on" DRM.

*double take*

See, this very nearly convinced me to buy the game right now, even in spite of their previous comments. The only reason I'm not is because I haven't played the previous two.

Hmmmm... I want to give Ubisoft a carrot for once...

This might have something to do with the fact that the PC version of their game "leaked" out there onto Torrent sites about 7 days ago...

I cant stay away from the AC series even if i tried to. Running across rooftops in a hood seems to be something i love doing, for whatever reason.

Cool, sadly my collectors edition only shipped from Amazon today. But I can wait for my Ezio fix - good thing the SWTOR beta was last weekend otherwise I would've been seriously torn ... oh who am I kidding Ezio would've waited, he's a good guy.

well, i got it today after all from steam. and it works just fine. at least after over an hour of playing i had no issues.
read on steam that ubisoft did fix some problems with a lunch patch.

http://www.pcgamer.com/2011/11/29/assassins-creed-revelations-day-one-patch-revealed/?ns_campaign=article-feed&ns_mchannel=ref&ns_source=steam&ns_linkname=0&ns_fee=0

maybe there is still some hope for ubi :P

I really don't care what a company calls me, or how they fuck me over, sideways, and around the Eiffel tower; I enjoy the gameplay and stories they have to offer (most of the time) and to me, that's worth it.

In fact, it's so worth it I'm waiting until my next paycheck to buy it, and completely disregarding that juicy torrent.

YOU'RE WELCOME.

Dexter111:
This might have something to do with the fact that the PC version of their game "leaked" out there onto Torrent sites about 7 days ago...

Granted, it was a pretty buggy version - crack came out after three or four days, and Desmond's Memories kept crashing.

I was going to download it, but I thought "fuck this, I will just wait till release to play the game, and never going to buy another Ubi$oft game ever". Because if they treat me like a pirate, when this is ANOTHER AC game I bought in pre-order, I will just stop supporting them.

Well, like I said at he new year and I said when they announced that daft DRM system, the accountants have stepped in to kill it.

That always on DRM represented an infinite cost for games with a distinctly finite revenue stream, like trying to run an MMO server that requires one subscription payment... and that's it. Sooner or later someone would realise it's a good way to lose money, although I imagine Ubisoft's accounts department as being like Kif Kroker.

Sir, our games are losing money again, the DRM servers are...

WHAT?! LOSING MONEY!? THOSE DAMN FILTHY PIRATES! MORE DRM!

But sir it's no...

MORE DRM!!!

Bubutbut... eurgh... yes sir...

Assassin's Creed 2: Let's stretch out the Ezio story some more.
So typical for UbiSoft...

I don't think I'm gonna bother with this one. I'll watch the end on YouTube and hope Assassin's Creed 3 will finally return to the excuse plot to let us dive into a somewhat accurately recreated city in a new and fresh time period, with interesting politics and a brand-new protagonist.

Also wouldn't buy it if I was interested. It's one of the times where I push back my own desires and think in the slightly larger picture, supporting UbiSoft after what they've done and said. Of course this just plays into their hands and supports them into the decision to not to any ports at all anymore (instead of just lazy ones), but the alternative would only stretch out the inevitable either way.

They can't just destroy the cheesy-as-hell doom satellite in AC3, right guys? Goddamn, the contemporary assassins are such boring characters, and Desmond is their king.

vansau:
Ubisoft's also announced that it's launched Assassin's Creed Embers, the new CGI movie that tells the final chapter of Ezio Auditore's life.

Soooo... where can one watch this movie? I can only find trailers of it.

Irridium:
Hm, on one hand they're not using their online DRM, which I fully support.

On the other hand, they essentially told me to fuck off with all their whole "PC users are dirty, bitching pirates" thing they're doing.

Hm...

I still think its worth supporting if they're not using that piece of shit - having said that, I think it still needs an activation every time you launch it (not sure). Because, y'know, once I've bought my copy I always use a pirated version afterwards.

At any rate, I won't be picking it up until the Steam sale anyway.

I can drop everything else from Ubisoft (especially since Splinter Cell went off the fucking rails; why build on one of the greatest stealth games made when you can put out SC: Conviction instead, eh?), but the AC series really has me by the cock and balls.

This game was available to pirates like a week ago, which means the game was finished for PC at the same time it was for consoles. So why the fuck didn't they just release it then? What is the big deal? Are they deliberately trying to piss off PC gamers? Whoever got previous 3 games on PC won't get Revelations on a console, so it's stupid to think the delay would earn them more money than if they released it on time. It's actually doing more harm. The way they're treating PC audience is pathetic and they deserve to go bankrupt, or worse - to merge with Activision.

Day one patch to improve Nvidia 3d support and triple monitor support as well as other things. I don't like being called a pirate but an early, bug free (so far) release is better than a lot of other PC supporting companies have done recently (looking at you rocksteady). Actions speak louder than words and all that, so I think they get some points back for this. They still have a a lot of point to get back if they want to redeem themselves though.

Must go and get a copy of Brotherhood now and catchup.

Adam Jensen:
This game was available to pirates like a week ago, which means the game was finished for PC at the same time it was for consoles. So why the fuck didn't they just release it then? What is the big deal? Are they deliberately trying to piss off PC gamers? Whoever got previous 3 games on PC won't get Revelations on a console, so it's stupid to think the delay would earn them more money than if they released it on time. It's actually doing more harm. The way they're treating PC audience is pathetic and they deserve to go bankrupt, or worse - to merge with Activision.

My guess: They still see the PC as a pirate platform. They're worried that console players will pirate the game on the PC rather than buying it on the TOTALLY PIRATE PROOF console if both are available at the same time.

It's good if this game doesn't have a 3-install limit or always on DRM. Still, I never even played any of the previous AC games, so I'm not going to suddenly spend 50 bucks to reward Ubisoft for sucking slightly less.

Please do continue supporting the 1 year development model, it's done naught but good for the industry. Just take look at the top notch quality ridden titles Ubisoft has been putting out!

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After essentially being called a little pirating bitch by Ubisoft, I could care less that the game is coming out. I was actually considering trying to get back into Assassin's Creed after being a little underwhelmed by the first one, but then that PR disaster came out.

omicron1:
/me picked it up at Target on Sunday. So, about five days before it was due for release. Also about $10 cheaper than normal.

That Target also had Batman a few days early, but they weren't selling it at that point.

Yeah, I noticed that. Target had it out like all of last week. I was utterly confused because Steam was still all "WANT TO PRE-PURCHASE LIKE A CHAMPS?!"

Adam Jensen:
This game was available to pirates like a week ago, which means the game was finished for PC at the same time it was for consoles. So why the fuck didn't they just release it then? What is the big deal? Are they deliberately trying to piss off PC gamers? Whoever got previous 3 games on PC won't get Revelations on a console, so it's stupid to think the delay would earn them more money than if they released it on time. It's actually doing more harm. The way they're treating PC audience is pathetic and they deserve to go bankrupt, or worse - to merge with Activision.

My above post states as much that it's been available in retail for over a week for the PC. Just pointing that out.

But the real question is, who did it stab in the neck?

lacktheknack:

vansau:
Additionally, the game won't use the much-maligned "always-on" DRM.

*double take*

See, this very nearly convinced me to buy the game right now, even in spite of their previous comments. The only reason I'm not is because I haven't played the previous two.

Hmmmm... I want to give Ubisoft a carrot for once...

Pretty sure they stripped the DRM from AC2, so it might be a place to start.

Do check it out first, I'd hate someone to buy a game based on my half-ass memory.

Awesome game, but I played it on the 360, so I didn't have any qualms.

So long as this causes the price of Brotherhood to drop I'll be happy. I'm a budget gamer so if it's over 20 bucks, I tend to not buy it.

Time to pirate it cuz I'm just a dirty pc gamer and that is all we ever do. Right ubisoft?

Adam Jensen:
This game was available to pirates like a week ago, which means the game was finished for PC at the same time it was for consoles. So why the fuck didn't they just release it then? What is the big deal? Are they deliberately trying to piss off PC gamers? Whoever got previous 3 games on PC won't get Revelations on a console, so it's stupid to think the delay would earn them more money than if they released it on time. It's actually doing more harm. The way they're treating PC audience is pathetic and they deserve to go bankrupt, or worse - to merge with Activision.

Perhaps the PC version wasn't totally finished. They were probably still sweeping for bugs. Pirates have never been all that picky about releasing buggy versions of the game if they find it leaked early. I'm giving them the benefit of the doubt here.

antidonkey:
So long as this causes the price of Brotherhood to drop I'll be happy. I'm a budget gamer so if it's over 20 bucks, I tend to not buy it.

In the UK, you can pick up a PC version of Brotherhood for £5.00 - the equivalent of about $8. Or you can buy it on Steam for £30. It's really weird, but physical copies of the AC games seem to devalue really, really quickly.

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