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Assassin’s Creed 3 exclusive DLC may decide reputation

As most of you are aware, the PS3 version of Assassin’s Creed 3 is going to contain around an hour of extra content, which won’t be found on the Xbox 360 or PC versions. If you won’t have the chance to play the bonus gameplay, you’ll be pleased to hear that we have a little preview to show you, giving you the chance to see if it is worth it or not.

In an unusual turn of events, it appears that it is actually Sony who has managed to emerge victorious in the ever growing, but still painfully frustrating practice of ‘please make exclusive content for our console, we’ll pay you lots of money for it’.

The reality now is that Assassin’s Creed 3 on the PS3 looks like the superior copy to own, as it will give you access to the content, which Ubisoft has now unveiled to be based around the Benedict Arnold character. It will be split up between four different missions, with the main character Connor now working undercover for Arnold, as it ‘builds up to a full blown assault on West Point that Connor must halt at all costs.’

It looks like a really deep story-driven mini expansion, and the graphics on show look absolutely fantastic as well. Another pleasing aspect for PS3 users, is that these missions are free and no extra fee apart from what you pay for the game will be needed.

As a further reminder for Xbox 360 and PC owners, the Benedict Arnold missions are platform exclusive to the PS3, meaning that they will not be available for purchase after 30 days like other games – the only way to play this content is to get the PS3 version.

What are your views on this content being solely exclusive for the PS3? Do you see it as ‘sweet payback’ in a way for PS3 users, or has Ubisoft made a huge error in terms of their future reputation by not making it timed exclusive content instead? You can pick up the game along with the four Benedict Arnold PS3 missions on October 31st.

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.

Contact Alan Ng: alan@product-reviews.net

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steven9707
steven9707

to be perfectly honest I think that game companies need to put there brains together and realise that DLC across the board = more $$$ and keeps everyone happy. Microsoft or Sony isn’t exactly gonna say give us exclusive DLC or it wont go on out console….

TD4
TD4

Damn, I’m Xbox & PC, though I feel everybody should get the same content, PS3 needed some sort of exclusive content.

Ash

i think this kind of thing is just stupid. Im not really bothered about an extra hour but when i complete the game ill probaly wish i had it. The thing is with exclusivity is no one cares, there is only a year left with both consoles and when the new consoles come out people will buy the one they want and will only buy the other is they want it, not because of some stupid exclusivity. all microsoft and sony are doind is throwing away money to get exclusive stuff. just like this people with xboxs arent going to… Read more »

jacob
jacob

this is good im a ps3 fan ans a bigger ac one so im glad the microsft retards dont get anything when it comes to ac3 cant wat 2 get this 2morrow i pre-ordered it in april

Albions Dragon
Albions Dragon

I think its disgusting that Assassins Creed started with XBOX 360, that the reason I favored the console was because of this franchise. I see a lot of Sony exclusives like games, extra content etc. For us all to pre-order the game and recieve less in return for what we pay for is pretty damn right out of order, Now if it was a ‘Pay for additional content’ I personally would not give a rats ass and think well ok, at least if they wanted it they have to pay for it. But no people like myself who purchased the… Read more »

NiCk14AlPhA
NiCk14AlPhA

Im an XBOX owner, but honestly? im not that bothered. Although PS3 gets this and we don’t personally I don’t feel like im missing out. Im crazy about Creed and I’ll probably not notice the lost hour.

However I bet anything it will come to XBOX eventually. Leave it a few months into next year and it will be up for sale for a ridiculous amount of MSP.

GanjaQueen
GanjaQueen

While I generally don’t like the practice, I’d have to admit it’s usually only b/c I’ve grown accustomed to seeing us PS3 gamers usually getting the short end of the shaft, in terms of stuff like this. So to be frank, for once I’m kinda happy we don’t aren’t the ones getting screwed over. I know it kinda sucks for PC and 360 gamers, but ‘dems da breaks’.

sam
sam

PS3 is the better console

WHY?
WHY?

when Microsoft announced that we would get map packs on Xbox first i was just thinking whats the point why couldn’t we just get them all on the same day

William Sonak

I don’t care Xbox owners can suck it. After fallout cod and the skyrim incident

Alan Bastable

Does it matter that PS3 gets exclusive gameplay? by rights it is kinda good because come Xbox admit it that you get Cod maps early then the ps3 and also you still got them Skyrim dlc as well and the ps3 didn’t even get it and may never will. Yeah Assassin Creed 3 is worth raping the hole it provides but can’t we just think “hey we xbox got all this stuff like minecraft and dawngaurd and all that, let’s be chiiled that the ps3 have got a bit exclusive”. Ps3 do not rub it in their faces saying “we… Read more »

Ell
Ell

Good to see some exclusive ps3 content for once.. Blame Microsoft for being douchebags

pcanyway
pcanyway

pc will still be the best copy top own graphics wise anyway. i’d still rather have it run fluent without the mission on xbox 360 anyway than have to do the probable 3 hour mandatory install then watch connor run around with screen lag and mega slow loading times on my ps3. i’ll be getting it on pc because thats where it’ll look the best and i’m not a fan of loading screens =P

Ashley
Ashley

This is a true shame! Not to say that the PS3 is bad or anything, I own both. But to take my favorite historical tidbit from the Revolutionary War and make a whole HOUR (at least) of it exclusive to a console I’m not so comfortable using is a severe slap to the face for me. I’ve been a deticated fan of Assassin’s Creed since I first experienced Altair’s adventure, happily giving you my money for a grand and compelling story. Why? Why exclusive? Do you think it will curb sales in your favor? Is it sweet, petty payback for… Read more »

Jordan
Jordan

I happen to own both an xbox 360 and a PS3, so i guess i got my platform. usuly dont even have to think about it. 😛

A Upset Ubisoft Fan
A Upset Ubisoft Fan

I think this is getting ridiculous and verging on discriminatory. First, PC users are told they have to wait an extra month over consoles and now to tell us we cant have the full product because we dont use a PS3? And its not a DLC as far as I am concerned, if its released on the same day as the game, it is then a part of that product. And this is not just happening with AC, but on many games, consoles are getting earlier access or PC’s exlusive content. This is getting out of hand in the name… Read more »

Emloch
Emloch

Regarding “the superior console”; it’s all a matter of opinion. Whether the PS3, factually, has more powerful hardware, they have failed to utilize it over the years. I’ve yet to see any game that looks better on this system. I have both systems and I’ve seen many games run on both consoles. I can say that, in my opinion, the Xbox 360 is a better gaming system while the PS3 remains triumphant as an overall media console.The 360 has a much better UI, a better online system and a much better controller. The PS3’s UI is very clunky and ugly.… Read more »

Kris
Kris

To be honest, I’m 50/50. Im thinking ‘sweet payback’ as it makes a change for something to be exclusive for PS3. I’m also thinking ‘I don’t really care’. Again, I’m also thinking that it MIGHT ruin the reputation, but only if people allow it to. It’s only 1 hour of extra gameplay, it’s not big deal. All platform users should just be happy that they have AC3 with or without the extra gameplay. It’s going to be a good game, so just enjoy it!

psn=trash
psn=trash

this sucks for xbox players like me but hey i can always go back and play some dawnguard xbox 360 is better than ps3 for online games all ps3 has is a better disc psn is really bad compared to xbox live will sony ever get good servers ? whfo!

GoodYear92

I think it’s a shame that there is any form of exclusive content for each console. Surely it would still benefit those who design the games to just let one and all have everything possible. I own an Xbox and hate the fact that some content comes out on it before it does for the Playstation — is there any need, really? Why not just make it available to everyone at the same time? In fact, I also hate all the extra content that gets released in the months following a game’s release. We pay for the damn game, so… Read more »

dirkpitt007
dirkpitt007

it really annoys me that fanboys for both consoles are constantly arguing about which is superior, most people who argue over it arent really old enough to remember how gaming was before dicks just started arguing about it, ive had tons of consoles and not once have i thought wow this is way better than anything else, ive enjoyed the games that ive played, i dont care if one has a blu-ray player built in, i have a blu-ray player for that, it only agrivates me that something is released as DLC for one console and not the other, its… Read more »

DUMB BITCHES
DUMB BITCHES

…I don’t care about the DLC really.

I just want to buy my own copy of the game and play it.

It’s supposed to be really long already with the single-player mode, right? So I don’t think that we need even more reason to waste our time playing more of a video game when we can be doing other things – like having a life.

Poggle566
Poggle566

I’m getting this DLC for PS3 but I find it very unfair that users of one console get everything but users of another are punished for simply buying their favored platform.

Tristn
Tristn

It is payback! I don’t see why the XBox owners are all upset. I’m not ever going to see Halo on my PS3, and I’m not upset; so what’s wrong with them not getting 4 little missions?

Joseph
Joseph

Neither system is better then the other, just with the Disk Space on the Blue ray disc that the PS3 uses, being bigger then the DVD that the Xbox uses they probably were able to fit this in. This system wars crap is old and stupid, Though I would hope that this comes out on all other systems on a later date.

Amanda Coodle ;)
Amanda Coodle ;)

the author seems extremely bias favouring Xbox. Anyway I don’t care much for COD stuff, I hate the game.

Gareth
Gareth

I doubt I’ll get it on ps3. I have all the other main games on Xbox 360 and my desire for them to match outweighs my desire to play this mission.

Dam
Dam

For once though Failbox owners know how it feels, i’m still awaiting Skyrim DLC and not to mention the whole COD thing other things, before anybody says i have all 3 consoles just based on performance and utility PS3 dominates the xbox.

Aaron Kuhns

it doesn’t matter which is better they both have pros and cons. It is wrong that a game is incomplete on one console. Ubisoft already pissed most of us off by creating a Vita only game, so why so Sony need more exclusives?

Danny
Danny

Umm……. X-box users have a problem still? Should I be the one to bring up Minecraft? Or was that conveniently forgotten?

Bom Kitinan

Blame microsoft they started it .

Sand
Sand

A complete joke as XBOX has 50% more pre-orders than PS3, they are just quashing the community that actually plays the game

Jack Frost
Jack Frost

At this point, Bethesda is almost the only high-profile company that favors the FailBox 360. I’m guessing people finally noticed Micro$oft’s monopolistic business practices and how it treats its customers like illiterate retarded monkeys.

ONEPISSEDOFFACFAN
ONEPISSEDOFFACFAN

I’m an Xbox owner, its disgraceful from either console and the producers who allow it, to withhold content from dedicated fans who invested there time and money into the franchise and made it what it is now, and being told that they spent hundreds on the wrong console, is a real slap in the face to everyone. its about time they brought this elitism of the consoles to an end once and for all.

RONIN
RONIN

I have both consoles and its crap that one gets content over the other. I have to buy a copy of AC3 and the DLC on both just to get one DLC? no that’s wrong,just plain greed. make the game, make the DLC and release on all platforms that carry the game.trying to lure people over to one side or the other by DLC or exclusive games is low. if your system is good the gamers with decide not exclusives.

Ian
Ian

Its about time, the PS3 is the superior console, whether Xbox fan-boys like this fact or not, and before anybody calls me a Sony fan-boy please know that i have owned all three consoles, and hate the poor quality that is the Xbox and its operating system. Xbox owners didn’t complain when they got Splinter cell Conviction an Exclusive game, not DLC but a whole game, they didn’t complain when they get all the COD maps early, but they do complain when the PS3 gets on piece of DLC exclusively. @ John, do you think it unfair what Xbox does… Read more »

John
John

Still it’s not fair that ps3 get more content just because of money

aRUBBER Ducky
aRUBBER Ducky

Well PS3 players had to suffer with COD elite and Xbox receiving map packs earlier so this one small piece of extra content isn’t as bad as what PS3 players had to go through

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