In a recent interview with XboxGameZone, Damien Kieken (Multiplayer Game Director at Ubisoft Annecy), confirmed that there will be no beta for Assassin’s Creed III.
To be honest, it’s something we want to do every year because we get community feedback that helps us tune the game. . .But 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.
The team has been working on the game since Revelations‘ launch and has brought multiple studios together as Kieken explains, “Bucharest help us on some feature development and map building, while Shanghai aid us with some of the multiplayer characters.”
He also touched on the first multiplayer coop gametype, Wolfpack saying, “We always want to improve our game as well as head in some new directions to innovate. Wolfpack serves this purpose, being our first Player VS AI mode.”
Stay tuned for more details and head to our forums to discuss the upcoming launch.