To start with, the Wii U version of “Assassin’s Creed 4: Black Flag” was going to launch with the PS3 and Xbox 360 versions of the game. This would have meant that Wii U fans could get their hands on this game starting November 1. However, it now seems that Ubisoft has different plans.
Ubisoft has announced that the Wii U and PC versions of “Assassin’s Creed 4: Black Flag” have been delayed until November 22. This means that these versions of the game will be launching alongside the Xbox One and PS4 versions of the game. This has left a lot of people questioning, “Why did Ubisoft decide to do this?”
Although Ubisoft did not say why the game was delayed, most believe it has something to do with trying to release the game on “next generation” consoles at the same time. The Xbox 360 and the PS3 ports of the game will not look as graphically appealing as the Wii U, PC, Xbox One and PS4 versions of the game. Despite the Wii U version of the game not looking as good as the PS4 or Xbox One, the Wii U version does have a leg up on current-gen systems. This is due to better processing power and extra memory.
So does this mean that the Wii U loses its edge over the PS4 and Xbox One versions of the game? After all, the Wii U version may not look as good, although Ubisoft says that the difference is hard to see. Actually, the Wii U still has a slight edge. This is because Assassin’s Creed 4 is actually launching a week before the Xbox One and PS4 systems even launch. So, while you will be able to buy the game, you will just have to sit and look at it for a week until the systems launch to play the game … that is, unless you have a Wii U. Either way, the Wii U version of the game is still being delayed close to three weeks.