Assassin’s Creed 3 on consoles will have been patched at least twice by the time it hits PC, but the matser race won’t have to wait for these improvements.
In a Reddit AMA thread, a number of Ubisoft staff members answered questions about the upcoming PC release and plans for patches.
“Lots of bug fixes incoming. PC release will include the first two patches on release,” creative director Alex Hutchinson confirmed.
Senior community developer Gabe Graziani said the PC version will receive all DLC the console releases have access to. He said the wait for the port is justified because Ubisoft “added a lot more detail to the PC version and support for DX11. Stuff that we didn’t really need to think about for the console versions,” as well as some PC-specific patches.
The next patch is in certification, and is due “really really soon” according to Graziani, with details expected in the next week. Ubisoft has quite a few plans for what to address in upcoming patches; Hutchinson confirmed a future update will allow players to raise Connor’s hood post-ending, for example.
AI and gameplay team lead Aleissia Laidacker said Ubisoft is looking at tweaking the controls for chase missions, as the combination of run and free run into one button can cause headaches.
The AMA is still open and there’s loads more to browse through; hit the link above to check it out.
Assassin’s Creed 3 is out now on PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360; the Wii U version arrives at console launch; and the PC version is due before the end of the month.