They've done it with Brotherhood and Revelations, but no pre-release trial will occur for the latest Assassin's Creed game. Multiplayer Game Director at Ubisoft Annecy, Damien Kieken explains to XboxGameZone that despite the benefits of creating a beta it interferes with the final content of AC.Yes, to be honest, it’s 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. 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.
AC3 takes place during the American Revolution where the new assassin is of Native American and English descent and continues the fight with the Templars. It's being creating by Ubisoft Montreal and six other studios using the new Ubisoft-AnvilNext engine. It will be released on Ocotober 30 of this year and will be available on the 360, PS3, and PC. A Wii U version is being developed, but no release date has been set for it as of yet. Here's a AC3 panel from last month at Comic Con.
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