Ubisoft Annecy, the studio behind the multiplayer mode in the upcoming Assassin’s Creed 3 action adventure game, has confirmed that it won’t organize a beta stage for the title’s online component, mainly because it wants to focus on the final game.
We have already heard a lot about Assassin’s Creed 3
, including the fact that it has a new protagonist and a new historical setting, in the form of Connor and the American Revolution, respectively.
Ubisoft has also released many videos about the single-player campaign, but now the company is beginning to share more details about its multiplayer mode.
According to Damien Kieken, the director of the game’s multiplayer and the head of the Ubisoft Annecy studio, the traditional beta stage won’t be organized for Assassin’s Creed 3, as he and his team want to focus on the final version of the game.
"A [multiplayer 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," he said to Xboxgamezone
Sadly, while the feedback is precious, a beta would require lots of extra work that would end up harming the final version of the game.
"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."
As such, Kieken promises that the multiplayer modes in Assassin’s Creed 3 will still deliver top notch experiences, even if it won’t be field tested by actual fans of the franchise.