Ubisoft announced today that PlayStation 3 owners who buy Assassin’s Creed Revelations on the PlayStation 3 will get the first Assassin’s Creed for free on the same Blu-ray.
Usisoft is continuing its current tradition of giving exclusive access to PlayStation 3 to Assassin’s Creed content (i.e.: Sony paid them). First with the exclusive multiplayer beta and now this.
The first Assassin’s Creed was critically adored for its originality and gameplay but panned for it repetitiveness in which Ubisoft later admitted but learned from it in the stellar sequels that followed.
I love the idea of giving gamers the chance to relive the first game for free and since there’s so much extra space on a Blu-ray it makes sense to use it. Although I really liked the first AC game I don’t think I’d have the patience to go through it again. I’m sure the incentive of getting two games for the price of one will help sell more copies of the PS3 version. Will this make me buy the PlayStation version? No, first off because I kept my original Xbox copy of AC. Also, I have both a PS3 & Xbox360 at home and when a game is not console exclusive and has multiplayer I tend to always choose the Xbox version. Even a few years in I’m still not enjoying multiplayer games on the PlayStation and favour XboxLive online experience.
Assassin’s Creed® Revelations will be available on November 15, 2011.
Source: Ubisoft Montreal
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