Over the past year, the status of Ubisoft’s Assassin’s Creed had been the source of much speculation. Some say that the supposed secret has been poorly kept anyway while others contend that there is a good and legitimate secret behind the closed doors and hushed voices.
But now the secret is finally out and owners of Microsoft’s Xbox 360 has reason to rejoice.
Ubisoft has finally revealed to the public that Assassin’s Creed is coming out on the Xbox 360 exactly as it was being speculated in so long. The particular announcement came after the renowned games publisher admitted that the same game will be heading to the PC.
This bit of news actually finally settles one of the most speculated topics in the gaming industry for the year. For most of the year there was an unending debate on whether or not the game is actually going to be heading to the Xbox 360 in addition to the Playstation 3. The confusion came because of a series of weird goings on in the various gaming expos held all throughout the year. It was initially announced during Microsoft’s X05 event as Project Assassins way back in 2005. But the game was first shown as Assassin’s Creed and announced as a Playstation 3 game at the Electronic Entertainment Expo in 2006. No mention was made of an Xbox 360 and PC version for the game.
From a gamer’s point of view this is great news, since they won’t have to buy a PS3 just to play this potentially awesome game. But for Sony this is going to be a significant blow. Exclusivity is a great way of forcing consumers to buy their consoles and this is one high profile title that has yet slipped through Sony’s hands. With the loss of Grand Theft Auto as another exclusive Sony title, the company has its work cut out for it come launch time – which is just three months away.