Ubisoft have announced that Assassin’s Creed III’s multiplayer aspect will not be receiving a beta before launch. Despite both Assassin’s Creed Brotherhood and Assassin’s Creed Revelations having beta, the series’ jaunt onto American soils is keeping it internal and what you receive when the game launches is what you’ll get. Chatting to XboxGameZone, Multiplayer game director Damien Kieken said:
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.
Sounds fair but some players might be disappointed. The betas for the last two games allowed players a glimpse at the finished product weeks before release but this time we’ll have to wait.
Assassin’s Creed III is due out on October 31st for PS3, Xbox 360 and PC with a Wii U release coming when the Wii U launches later this year.