Assassin’s Creed 3 beta cut to save time

If you were hoping to get into an exclusive multiplayer beta for the highly anticipated Assassin’s Creed 3 game, you are probably in for a huge shock. Despite the fact that there were betas for the last two Assassin’s Creed games, developers Ubisoft has just confirmed that there won’t be a beta for AC III.

This is probably going to hurt PS3 users the most, as if you have played the likes of Brotherhood and Revelations, you’ll know that there were betas for both games and they were both exclusive to Sony’s platform. A lot of you had been hoping that there would be a similar scenario for an Assassin’s Creed 3 beta for PS Plus users first, but that isn’t going to be the case.

At least Ubisoft has provided a detailed explanation on why they aren’t following the same pattern though. In an interview with XboxGameZone, Assassin’s Creed 3 multiplayer director Damien Kieken had this to say:

“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.
Because we wanted to push so many things into the game, we took the hard decision to favor the final game content instead of doing a beta and we believe it will be favorable in the end.”

He went on to reiterate that they enjoy putting a beta out for their upcoming games each year, but ultimately decided that fans will be satisfied with the final game, due to the sheer bulk of content that they are putting in. It is a disappointment for sure, but we have a feeling that many of you won’t be too down about this.

You may also like to know that Assassin’s Creed 3 multiplayer is going to be handled by various Ubisoft development branches situated in different regions, so that could have played a factor in their decision as well. There will be no user preview available though this year, so give us your thoughts on this.

Is this a decision you can understand, or are you disappointed seeing as there were betas for Brotherhood and Revelations? Don’t forget to join the graphics debate here.

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Written by Alan Ng

Alan has been working for Product-Reviews since 2009 and became the Editor-in-chief in 2014. He has a passion for technology, the latest mobile phones and gadgets, and the gaming industry. Alan is a graduate of Canterbury Christ Church University and completed a B.A in Commercial Music in 2008. While expressing a keen interest in all areas that PR cover, you'll usually find Alan in the gaming section, where he'll be keeping enthusiasts up to date on all the latest news and reviews for consoles and PC.

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