Ubisoft Urges Customers to Get Assassin's Creed 3 Day-One Patch

October 30, 2012 -

Ubisoft says that everyone who bought Assassin's Creed 3 should download the "day-one patch" because it "optimizes player experience and is highly recommended." Not exactly an inspiring message for a product that you just bought. The day-one patch fixes bugs and other glitches that shipped with the game, apparently. Ubisoft has a list of fixes here in the patch notes, but you probably won't want to read it because it is chock-full of spoilers. The long and short of it is that the day-one patch fixes a number of game play glitches that might break the game for you like problems with NPC placement, problems with exiting areas or locations in the game, and other mission specific problems.

On a related note, Hurricane Sandy shut down a number of midnight launch events on the east coast for the game at retailer GameStop as the storm slammed into the United States and saw New York City go dark yesterday. On Monday afternoon GameStop posted a note on its Facebook page telling gamers that it had cancelled all of its midnight launch parties for Assassin's Creed 3 at all of its northeastern US locations that were in the storm's path and urged them to stay safe and out of harm's way.

Source: Eurogamer

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Re: Ubisoft Urges Customers to Get Assassin's Creed 3 ...

It seems I can't post a positive comment about any of the articles today. I apologise as I continue the trend...

"...but you probably won't want to read it because it is chock-full of spoilers."
 

The story writers, at this point in the series, appear to be winging it anyway. It's a problem when you drag out a story arc over several games. After the game is played you'll probably be able to summarise any new important information about the fiction in two sentences and it'll still be left open for the next game. There will be more plot holes added than intriguing story elements or tied threads.

I really do dig the gameplay of this series, but I stopped buying it for the story post-Assassin's Creed 2.

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Re: Ubisoft Urges Customers to Get Assassin's Creed 3 ...

Typos happen.  Please feel free to point them out so we can correct them.

 

Andrew Eisen

Re: Ubisoft Urges Customers to Get Assassin's Creed 3 ...

Heh.  Evidently I do feel free...  ;)

Re: Ubisoft Urges Customers to Get Assassin's Creed 3 ...

While I appreciate the fix being available on day 1, perhaps you should, you know, finish the game before you ship it, eh?

 

Andrew Eisen

Re: Ubisoft Urges Customers to Get Assassin's Creed 3 ...

But that would require Ubisoft makes a good business decision. You'd have better odds of being bitten by a shark in the Midwest.

Re: Ubisoft Urges Customers to Get Assassin's Creed 3 ...

My guess is that corporate wouldn't let the developers finish so they could meet the deadline.

Re: Ubisoft Urges Customers to Get Assassin's Creed 3 ...

My comment was aimed at Ubisoft, not the specific development team.

 

Andrew Eisen

Re: Ubisoft Urges Customers to Get Assassin's Creed 3 ...

Ah, my mistake, sorry. Still, it is a pretty bad problem in the industry. I'd prefer a game get delayed a bit and fixed properly instead of, well, that.

 
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