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No Multiplayer Beta for Assassin’s Creed III

Posted on August 6, 2012 AT 02:07am

You heard it right, despite the success of multiplayer betas for Assassin’s Creed: Brotherhood and Revelations, Ubisoft Annecy’s Multiplayer game director, Damien Kieken has confirmed that Assassin’s Creed III will not be getting a beta.

In a recent interview with Xboxgamezone, Kieken explained the reasons behind the developer’s decision. He started by saying that “a [mulitplayer beta] is something we want to do every year because we get community feedback that helps us tune the game. It is also a good reward for the community that has followed us from the beginning.”

Kieken went on to explain the reasons behind the decision, “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. 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 favor the final game content instead of doing a beta and we believe it will be favorable in the end.”

It’s definitely a blow for fans, however it does mean that the team has more time to spend on the game without needing to worry about supporting a running beta at the same time. At this point the fundamentals of Assassin’s Creed‘s multiplayer are set in stone, so the need to test them is lower, meaning the team can get away with not offering a beta without having to worry about major issues come launch.

Are you disappointed that there won’t be a beta? Let us know in the comments below.

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