Assassin’s Creed 3 on PC is not a “basic port”

The Assassin’s Creed 3 dev team have just taken part in a  Reddit AMA chat and there were a few bits and pieces of information that were relevant to the PC version which has still to be released.

UbiSoft has confirmed that the PC version will ship with all the latest patches already applied and it comes with a “special patch” which has been “designed to ensure that everything runs as smoothly as possible”. They did mention that there are likely to be fixes at launch or shortly after release but  that it will be “less buggy” than the console versions were at launch.

The PC version will be enhanced with DX11 support so there is increased texture resolution, Tesselation and shader improvements. This is apparently why the PC version is releasing after the console versions.

The Assassin’s Creed control system has never been great on the PC and it sounds like that won’t be changing. In their opinion the game is designed for a controller which is the “recommended interface”. This could turn PC players off, I know it’s a real beef I have with the series on PC.

The full conversation on AC3 can be read here.

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  • Simply buy a USB 360 controller… it can be used on a 360 as a bonus

    • dunno about you but i play games much better on the pc then a small gamepad, consoles are good for games that belong on the console but there are plenty of console-only games that simply works much better on the PC.

  • DavidTheSlayer

    Yeah x360 all the way, its odd why they didn’t learn their lesson from the community the other couple of times around.

    • DavidTheSlayer

      To add, I wish they’d add co-op.