No multiplayer beta for Assassin’s Creed III
Ubisoft Annecy has stated that a multiplayer beta for Assassin’s Creed III will not be held, despite beta’s for the previous two games in the series – Brotherhood and Revelations – being heralded as successes.
Speaking to Xboxgamezone, Damien Kieken, multiplayer game director for Assassin’s Creed III revealed Ubisoft Annecy made the tough decision not to hold a multiplayer beta because they believed spending more time perfecting the final game content was more important.
“…doing a beta takes a lot of time; we’d need to polish a version, submit it to the platform holders and support it when it’s out. And all the time put into the beta doesn’t go into the final game. Because we wanted to push so many things into the game, we took the hard decision to favor the final game content instead of doing a beta and we believe it will be favorable in the end.”
Despite not holding a beta for the multiplayer aspect of the game, Ubisoft is planning to have a dedicated multiplayer support team who will focus and work on the title after it releases. In addition, community events have already been discussed and planned.
Assassin’s Creed III will be launching in October this year for PS3 and Xbox360. A PC launch of the game is planned before the end of the year.