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Assassin’s Creed: Brotherhood beta delayed in possible Templar plot

Submitted by on Monday, 13 September 20103 Comments

If you’re a US-based Assassin’s Creed fan then the chances are that you pre-ordered Brotherhood and spent today excitedly planning the quickest route home from work or school in order to start playing the multi-player beta as soon as possible.

Well there’s no nice way of putting this, so we’ll just come straight out with it: Don’t bother. Because no matter what time you get home there won’t be any assassins waiting for you…

Yes Ubisoft is a cruel mistress indeed, with this news of this delay following right on the back of all of the excitement generated by the dev. diaries we bought you earlier.

The team over at Joystiq have acquired official confirmation from an Ubisoft representative that the beta has indeed been delayed, but were unable to gain any more information on when it will now actually go live.

More information will apparently be forthcoming “later this week” so we’ll be sure to update you as soon as we hear anything.

For European readers there is no cause for concern, as there is also no news regarding any delay to the start of the European beta due to go live on October 4th.

That said, there are whisperings that the US release could be pushed back to the same date in order for there to be a unified worldwide rather than regional release. This hasn’t been officially confirmed of course, but if it does prove to be true then it will be a bitter pill for many US-based pre-order holders to swallow, especially considering the lateness and manner in which this delay has come to light. Some warning might have been nice.

If any of our US readers have been affected by this delay, we’d love to hear from you in the comments.

We’d also be interested to know if this kind of blunder influences how excited those of you are who are not directly affected by the delay. Here at Attitude Towers, for example, we are no less excited at the prospect of our pre-ordered Limited Codex Edition arriving in the mail.

Oh and we may have made up the bit about the Templar plot.