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    The Ubisoft PC delay timeline history.. very funny :)

    Assassin's Creed
    -August 2006: Announced for PC, Ubisoft told PC Gamer it was a 2007 release
    -September 2007 (less than 2 months before release): Delayed to 2008

    Assassin's Creed 2
    -April 2009: Announced for November, 2009 release, no mention of any platforms
    -September 2009 (less than 2 months before release): Delayed to 2010

    Splinter Cell Conviction
    -January 2010: After all platforms delayed, April 2010 release date announced
    -March 13 2010: Demo announced
    -March 17 2010: No PC demo
    -March 19 2010: PC version delayed, coming 2 weeks after 360 version

    Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood
    -May 2010: Announced for holiday release on all platforms
    -September 2010: Delayed to 2011

    H.A.W.X. 2
    -July 2010: Announced to be coming out in September 2010
    -August 2010: PC version delayed to October
    -September 2010: PC version delayed to November 1
    -October 2010: PC version delayed to November 12

    From Dust
    -July 8 2011: Announced for release on July 27 on all platforms
    -July 25 2011: PC version delayed to August

    Call of Juarez: The Cartel
    -June 2011: Console versions July 22, PC version August 26
    -July 2011: PC version delayed to September

    Driver: San Francisco
    -April 2011: Announced for September 6 2011
    -August 2011: PC version delayed to September 27
    -Also, no demo of course for PC

    Assassin's Creed Revelations
    -May 2011: Announced for November on all platforms
    -August 2011: Surprise! No PC demo
    -How long until you think this one is delayed?


    Why does Ubisoft keep lying to PC gamers pretending like they're stupid enough to believe their version will come out at the same time as the console versions?

    All the while, they strap on the most restrictive DRM ever created, claiming that it lowered piracy (without bothering to mention sales numbers)


    Is their strategy working, focusing on console games, neglecting PC games, obviously delaying their games not for "polish", but because they don't want one to cannibalize the other?

    Well, let's take a quick look at the numbers:

    Ubisoft: First half - ~$127 million loss (after conversion). PC games make up 6%.
    EA: Last quarter - $221 million profit. PC games make up 29% (non-GAAP), equivalent to the 360, ahead of all other platforms
    Activision Blizzard: Last quarter - $335 million profit. PC games make up 7%, or 38% with subscriptions. Last 6 months - $838 million. PC games make up 6%, or 49% with subscriptions
    http://www.neogaf.com/forum/showthread.php?t=440438

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    Re: The Ubisoft PC delay timeline history.. very funny :)

    Assassin's Creed Revelations
    -How long until you think this one is delayed?
    I'll put my money down that on October 26th it'll be delayed until December 13th.

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    Re: The Ubisoft PC delay timeline history.. very funny :)

    With the current crop of crap they're releasing,I don't mind these delays.

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    Re: The Ubisoft PC delay timeline history.. very funny :)

    You forgot Heroes 6 that's on its 4th delay unless I'm mistaken.

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    Re: The Ubisoft PC delay timeline history.. very funny :)

    Delays don't bother me, if it's for the right reasons. If only Bioware had delayed Dragon Age 2...

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    Re: The Ubisoft PC delay timeline history.. very funny :)

    Quote Originally posted by Mr.Generic_ View Post
    With the current crop of crap they're releasing,I don't mind these delays.
    Hey, I like Assassins Creed series, especially as the ports have been acceptable (except for the silly delays).

    Other games... sure... there are some big misses. Well, latest Splinter Cell was fun and looked cool; it just was so short that at full price it was a horrible deal. Fine $20-$30 game still.

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    Re: The Ubisoft PC delay timeline history.. very funny :)

    Quote Originally posted by Jarnis View Post
    Hey, I like Assassins Creed series, especially as the ports have been acceptable (except for the silly delays).

    Other games... sure... there are some big misses. Well, latest Splinter Cell was fun and looked cool; it just was so short that at full price it was a horrible deal. Fine $20-$30 game still.
    HoMM, HoMM!!!!

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    Re: The Ubisoft PC delay timeline history.. very funny :)

    Quote Originally posted by IgLoCSka View Post
    HoMM, HoMM!!!!
    Yeah, it was good back with HoMM 1 and 2... haven't played since.

    Might take a look at the new one and see if it doesn't suck.

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    Re: The Ubisoft PC delay timeline history.. very funny :)

    Quote Originally posted by Jarnis View Post
    Yeah, it was good back with HoMM 1 and 2... haven't played since.

    Might take a look at the new one and see if it doesn't suck.
    Heresy.

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    Re: The Ubisoft PC delay timeline history.. very funny :)

    Quote Originally posted by IgLoCSka View Post
    Heresy.
    Do you know if HoMM VI will feature steamworks?

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