Assassin's Creed III
Assassin's Creed III Won't Be Getting a Multiplayer Beta
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Ubisoft has confirmed that there'll be no multiplayer beta for Assassin's Creed III, despite both Brotherhood and Revelations getting MP betas. The extra time that would have been sunk into the beta will be assigned to providing the game with additional polish instead.

"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," Multiplayer Game Director Damien Kieken told XboxGameZone.

"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 favour the final game content instead of doing a beta and we believe it will be favourable in the end."

Assassin's Creed III is out on October 30th, 2012.

[Via EG]


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Comment #1 by BobbyTastic
Tuesday, August 07, 2012 @ 03:47:37 AM
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My first post is a first? Nu wai. Anyways, I'm hoping this means they're favouring single-player content over multiplayer polish, which is a good thing (certainly for a series like AC). Ideally both would be perfect, but I'd rather the single-player be better put together. Multiplayer can always be patched later, story content cannot come in aside from DLC (which we'd end up paying for to boot). It's nice to see a developer other than Rocksteady not prioritize somewhat shoehorned multiplayer over single-player content. Besides, we all know the first month of a multiplayer in a game might as well be a beta these days.

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Comment #2 by Jack Flak
Tuesday, August 07, 2012 @ 03:47:43 AM
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As long as the campaign isn't half-done, the multi can wait. That's why we have patches.

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Comment #3 by Daemon300
Tuesday, August 07, 2012 @ 03:47:43 AM
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Even if they did do a beta, it would probably be a PS3 exclusive beta...

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Comment #4 by m-iichel
Tuesday, August 07, 2012 @ 03:49:29 AM
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here is an idea: TAKE OUT THE ENTIRE MP!!
and make it sp only like the first 2 games were.

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Comment #5 by treo9
Tuesday, August 07, 2012 @ 03:51:01 AM
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sounds good to me, more polish more enjoyable, hopefully.

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Comment #6 by OptimumJay
Tuesday, August 07, 2012 @ 03:58:12 AM
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Surely I'm not the only one who enjoyed AC MP am I? I guess the achievements were a bit of a bore but on the whole it was a different experience. Shame about the beta but I'm sure the game will kick ass, can't wait.

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Comment #7 by IHeartPS3
Tuesday, August 07, 2012 @ 04:01:32 AM
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omg...... I wish I can be post #1 like you one day. It would be the best accomplishment of my life. I would rather get the first comment in an article than 20 gold medals in the Olympics. I bet I would get so many babes because I post quicker than anyone else. Damn, someday I will be up there.

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Comment #8 by Samigi
Tuesday, August 07, 2012 @ 04:13:42 AM
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That's fine we don't need a beta anyway, I'm sure you can post up a video of it instead.

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Comment #9 by BobbyTastic
Tuesday, August 07, 2012 @ 04:14:22 AM
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@5 AC MP wasn't bad, I don't think it should be removed entirely. I just want them to have their priorities straight. I admire their honesty about not having time in their dev. schedule for a beta.

@6 Really? It was only one sentence at the beginning of a somewhat detailed/elaborated post. It's not like I just posted "First!" like so many other first-whores. I also didn't deliberately race to post first, I was on the main page looking up achievements for Metal Slug 3, saw a new article and noticed a lack of comments while I was writing my comment. On top of that, I was saying this was the first time I have commented on a news article on this site after being a long-time lurker, I just thought it was an interesting coincidence.

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Comment #10 by IHeartPS3
Tuesday, August 07, 2012 @ 04:16:22 AM
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Anyways, I hope the MP turns out decent and keep the achievements aways from it. Hopefully they focus mostly on SP and the story for once.

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Comment #11 by Samigi
Tuesday, August 07, 2012 @ 04:17:13 AM
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@6 I loved the multiplayer too, the character customisation was great and the amount of ways to kill your opponent, it's a unique experience.

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Comment #12 by creaper210
Tuesday, August 07, 2012 @ 04:18:27 AM
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That's fine. I'm getting it for the story anyways. Never liked AC multiplayer. Coop campaign would be fun though.

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Comment #13 by Astrex
Tuesday, August 07, 2012 @ 04:21:09 AM
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I can't wait for the movie

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Comment #14 by Gretchi
Tuesday, August 07, 2012 @ 04:59:14 AM
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I have always been more interested in the single player myself. Plus I don't own a PS3 so even if there was a beta I wouldn't have been able to play it :)

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Comment #15 by bcfcchaos1991
Tuesday, August 07, 2012 @ 05:06:26 AM
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how about we take out MP and put in a CO-OP section
this is one thing i have thought about for a long time in AC
me and a lot of my friends really enjoy playing AC and would love to be able to CO-OP the campaign

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Comment #16 by sumthingchronic
Tuesday, August 07, 2012 @ 05:19:47 AM
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Fine by me, can't be a lot to change to multiplayer tho I would of liked to of tested the new domination and wolfpack modes but am more than happy to wait for the game to come out. One of my most anticipated games of 2012

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Comment #17 by Kaizoku Kaede
Tuesday, August 07, 2012 @ 06:02:47 AM
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I read that wrong initially. I got really excited for a second.

"Assassin's Creed III Won't Be Getting a Multiplayer..." OMG, RLY? YEY!

"...Beta." Oh. -:(

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Comment #18 by BobbyTastic
Tuesday, August 07, 2012 @ 06:08:46 AM
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Jeez, so much hate for one sentence in a paragraph post. People must be cranky this morning.

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Comment #19 by Mittens2317
Tuesday, August 07, 2012 @ 06:29:05 AM
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@1,4,18: The multiplayer's being developed by a different studio, and always has been. Therefore, the single player has at no point been neglected in favour of multiplayer.

And yeah, I like the multiplayer, however it does feel more and more primitive every time I go on it. I WAS hoping they'd make the MP more like the single player campaign, but then again I was also hoping of a modern-day Desmond-only AC. Looks like neither are gonna happen.

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Comment #20 by ATOMICKILA3000
Tuesday, August 07, 2012 @ 06:48:10 AM
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@15 I'm pretty sure ubisoft confirmed co-op for AC3. Its called wolf pack and can support up to four players. You guys are assassins working together, trying to kill a specific target or something like that.

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Comment #21 by R_A_LEE20
Tuesday, August 07, 2012 @ 07:07:49 AM
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I don't see why this news is on the site, the 360 never got the beta anyway.

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Comment #22 by R_A_LEE20
Tuesday, August 07, 2012 @ 07:08:53 AM
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For the last two.

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Comment #23 by PluralAces
Tuesday, August 07, 2012 @ 08:00:02 AM
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Ubisoft doesnt listen to its customers anyway, people informed them of several things that needed to be fixed in the beta, never got addressed, they even issued patches to make the multiplayer worse, all i want to be able to do is play on the same team with my friends, if they dont do that, i will not buy this game until it drops to $10-$20.

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Comment #24 by GREEBALISHES
Tuesday, August 07, 2012 @ 08:25:42 AM
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Comment #25 by hotdogenigma
Tuesday, August 07, 2012 @ 09:29:50 AM
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If you took out the very last word in the headline I would have been happier.

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Comment #26 by Spanish Assault
Tuesday, August 07, 2012 @ 09:48:35 AM
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AC:R had the MP right. Easy Achievements and it was fun. Keep it that way...PLEASE.

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Comment #27 by cbssi
Tuesday, August 07, 2012 @ 12:33:46 PM
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Wait....the previous two had betas? Where was I for this???

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Comment #28 by BobbyTastic
Tuesday, August 07, 2012 @ 01:00:22 PM
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@19 My mistake you're right, have read that on this site before. Completely forgot, just was going with the tone of what Ubi was saying, but I suppose they didn't say "single-player" at any point. So the multiplayer is set to include a lot of content? That's nice, liking what I've seen of this Wolf Pack mode.

Also totally with you on thinking/hoping for a playable modern Desmond storyline that I felt the story was building up to (doesn't have to be the ONLY playable character in-game or anything if they thought it'd be boring or whatever). At least one that wasn't random platforming with bits of backstory thrown in.

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Comment #29 by asilent boom
Tuesday, August 07, 2012 @ 02:10:10 PM
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@4 So you want content taken out of the game because you don't like MP? Here's an idea that works so everyone can be happy, how about you don't play the MP, and the people who do enjoy it, still can.

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Comment #30 by TotalBlank
Tuesday, August 07, 2012 @ 03:07:12 PM
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They are taking Assassin's Creed in the wrong direction by furthering online play, it's absolutely terrible, boring and the achievements really suck. And now there are rumors that they are trying to cut Desmond out of the story soon? None of what they are telling us about Assassin's Creed's future is sounding very promising. The game used to revolve around a solid single player campaign (which has fallen apart a bit in Revelations) and the fact thaty Desmond Miles is THE reason that any of these games are even possible because we all know he shares a unique bloodline with Altair, Ezio and now Connor. It wouldn't make sense to get rid of Desmond because people bitch and moan that he's useless and his role is becoming useless. Not very happy with Assassin's Creed future as it is now.

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Comment #31 by Phantomzero17
Tuesday, August 07, 2012 @ 03:16:28 PM
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@30 I'm pretty sure it's not a rumor anymore. But it still really sucks. I understand that for most of us (myself included) we really enjoy going back into the past and expereincing that bit of the story line but that doesn't mean the modern era needs to be neglected as much as it has been. And certainly not to the point that it needs to be cut to the bone.

The new "story" behind the multiplayer with Abstergo selling Animus products to the general public is probably going to be the new angle for any future titles and their protagonists or lack thereof.

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Comment #32 by Death shrimp X
Tuesday, August 07, 2012 @ 03:30:46 PM
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It needs one iv never been able to play the previous games with certain friends

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Comment #33 by AirborneRichard
Wednesday, August 08, 2012 @ 06:48:56 AM
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I,m not a huge fan of the MP in AC, but i know there are plenty of ppl that do, so i not going to start a riot about if they should leave MP in or out, fact is its in the new AC III, i not mind and as someone said if you don,t like MP don,t play it. As a fact they few times i tried the MP in AC:R it wasn,t bad at all.
As for the Beta, i think its good Ubisoft spends the time to polish the game instead of making an MP beta. Someone asked how its possible he missed the other two beta,s, as an answer they where PS3 exclusives then and mainly for the PS3 + Members.

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Comment #34 by The Produca
Wednesday, August 08, 2012 @ 10:12:09 PM
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Just don't play MP. Achievements? Im posotive they'll be just as easy as ACR. Don't bash on the game because of multiplayer. Who buys games for the multiplayer? It's absurd! Really, all games should cut multiplayer out of itself. People need to stop complaining over anything that has multiplayer and focus more on the ACTUAL game.

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Comment #35 by AliasDJA
Thursday, August 09, 2012 @ 06:46:08 AM
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Just another creed to complete. Whatever it takes as always to get the Creed series 100% complete on the Gamercard.

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Comment #36 by Panders52
Monday, August 20, 2012 @ 01:34:43 PM
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Gives people more time for Revelation online achievements. I was afraid the online would just die off like in Brotherhood.

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Comment #37 by Wheelie209
Monday, September 03, 2012 @ 11:33:54 PM
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The multiplayer is only good sometimes, and the single player is just beast

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