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Assassin's Creed 5 Unity Will Be Late, And Require A Day 1 Patch

29/08/2014 09:55 BST | Updated 29/08/2014 09:59 BST

Ubisoft has confirmed that its first truly next-gen game Assassin's Creed: Unity will have a release date two weeks later than planned.

Gary Steinman, Senior Communications Manager at Ubisoft explained on the Ubiblog that 'It’s the little things' and that 'with a massive open-world title like Assassin’s Creed Unity, all those little things add up fast.'

The game is set to be the largest Assassin's Creed title ever made, and has been reportedly built from the ground-up for next-generation machines.

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Senior Producer Vincent Pontbriand goes on to explain that because of the switch over to Xbox One and PS4, the team had to start from scratch.

“We rebuilt most of the systems, sometimes to improve the experience. Sometimes to improve the gameplay itself. Sometimes to reskin it, to make it look fresh all over again. Or sometimes because we had to make everything online-compatible.”

The game will not only launch two weeks later than scheduled but will also come with a significant Day 1 Patch which will add even more improvements to the game.

As large-scale video games increase in popularity the use of Day 1 updates are becoming more and more popular as a means for developers to ship their games on time while still delivering the much-needed improvements.