Assassin's Creed III PC release date finally announced

Last month, Ubisoft stuck with tradition and announced that the PC version of Assassin's Creed III had been delayed. At the time, the publisher didn't give a new release date for the title, only saying that it would be out before Christmas. Now we know when Assassin's Creed III will be arriving on PC, with Ubisoft giving it a release date of November 20 in North America and November 23 in the UK.

With the Xbox 360 and PS3 versions launching on October 31, this means that PC players will have less than a month to wait before their own version of Assassin's Creed III is released. That's a new thing for Ubisoft, as typically it waits more than a month to launch the PC version of any given game. That probably won't do much to make PC players happy given the fact that delaying its PC games appears to be one of Ubisoft's favorite things, but hey, at least it's a start.

Ubisoft still hasn't explained why it delayed the PC version of Assassin's Creed III, but that isn't anything new. Ubisoft often delays these PC games without giving any reason at all, leaving us to guess at the reasoning behind the decision. That isn't a quality exclusive to Ubisoft either, as many publishers like to do the same exact thing.

So, we'll probably never know why Assassin's Creed III was delayed on PC, but at least now we have a solid release date for it. PC delay woes aside, Assassin's Creed III does look quite cool, as it appears to actually mix things up within the series. After three Assassin's Creed games featuring Ezio, a shake up was sorely needed in order to keep fans interested, so Ubisoft is definitely on the right track with Assassin's Creed III. Stay tuned for more information.

[via Joystiq]