If you're a PC gamer and a fan of Ubisoft's Assassin's Creed series, it will come as no surprise to learn that the series' latest title, Assassin's Creed Syndicate, has been delayed on PC by just under four weeks.
Syndicate, which is set in London during the Industrial Revolution, is set for release on Xbox One and PlayStation 4 on October 23, 2015. The PC version, which has been delayed so that PC gamers "get the most stable, optimized version of the game on day one", will be released on November 19, 2015.
Ubisoft Kiev's Studio Production Manager, Sam Kovalev, says that the studio's production and validation process has improved, which allows them to polish and optimize the PC version of the game throughout the development process. Despite these improvements, the game has still been delayed to ensure the best experience come launch.
Kovalev has assured PC gamers that there will be no resolution or frame rate locks in the PC version of Assassin's Creed Syndicate. Ubisoft are still finalizing the system requirements for the game, but when they are released, the recommended requirements will target 30 FPS at 1080p.
By delaying Syndicate until November on PC, hopefully Ubisoft can properly optimize the game for gaming PCs, something the company couldn't achieve with their previous release, Assassin's Creed Unity. Unity was one of the few Assassin's Creed games that weren't delayed on PC, so hopefully the delays to Syndicate will make the game much more polished at launch.