Brotherhood Beta Pushed Into October
So you've pre-ordered the PlayStation 3 version of Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood from GameStop and snagged your multiplayer beta code.
But you've probably noticed by now that trying to use that code doesn't work just yet. Would-be testers were told the beta would kick off this week but unfortunately, Ubisoft isn't quite ready to get things started. The beta launch has been delayed in all territories until October 4. Once we can finally get going, qualifying participants will jump into "an assassination-themed online testing arena," which will represent the general public's first look at the new online multiplayer aspect. It's the first time the series has featured multiplayer of any kind, so fans are interested to see how Ubisoft will approach such an element. Four our part, we want to try it as well, but we're hoping the single-player campaign remains just as lengthy and robust as ever. The team has said this will indeed be the case so perhaps there's no need to worry... We do have plenty of faith in these developers.
Anyway, Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood arrives for the PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 and Wii on November 16. It'll have to do battle with Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit, which releases on the same day, and Call of Duty: Black Ops, which hits the week before.
9/14/2010 8:47:25 PM John Shepard