Sorry, PC gamers. You’re going to have to wait a bit to get your hands on Assassin’s Creed Syndicate.
In what feels like a growing trend, those looking to run around London and shank all sorts of people in creative, painful ways will have to wait an extra month if they want to do it on a PC.
According to game maker Ubisoft, Assassin’s Creed Syndicate will launch on the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One on Oct. 23, but the PC version does not arrive until Nov. 19.
“We have introduced several new improvements to our production pipeline and validation process, which allowed us to focus on polishing, stabilizing, and optimizing the PC version very early on in the project. This has been one of the top priorities for the production team this year,” Sam Kovalev, studio production manager at Ubisoft Kiev, said in a statement.
“The additional four weeks are for us to really bear down and finalize all of the polish and optimization, to make sure the game and all of its systems are stable when it launches, so it runs smoothly for all players starting on day one,” he added.
According to Ubisoft, its Kiev team is working to optimize the game for the myriad of potential setups one encounters in the PC gaming world. This issue has stymied some other big-name developers. We’re still waiting for that PC patch that for Batman: Arkham Knight, the big title from Warner Bros. that has been messed up since its June release date.
So while it’s a little unpleasant that PC gamers will have to wait, hopefully this will allow Ubisoft to ensure a much more successful release than some of its big competitors. The publisher already claims that the game won’t have locked frame rates or locked resolutions once it’s released on the PC. As for what you’ll need to play it, we don’t know specifics just yet—Ubisoft is still working on finalizing the game’s requirements.
According to PCMag sister site IGN, meanwhile, the game’s pre-order bonus will include missions featuring Charles Darwin and Charles Dickens.