Assassin’s Creed 3 release date for PC reportedly delayed

Update: Ubisoft exec reportedly confirms the Assassin's Creed 3 PC release is delayed

Assassin’s Creed 3 release date for PC gamers is to be delayed beyond the October 31st console release, Ubisoft has reportedly confirmed

Following a number of rumours that had suggested the Assassin’s Creed 3 release date had been delayed on the PC platform, developer Ubisoft has reportedly confirmed that the Windows edition of its upcoming title will land after the October console launch.

Making the announcement in San Diego during the current Comic Con convention, Ubisoft creative lead Alex Hutchinson is reported to have suggested that although the Assassin's Creed 3 PC release is set to face delays, it is still expected the title will land ahead of the lucrative pre-Christmas shopping period.

With Assassin's Creed 3 set to be released on October 31 for the Xbox 360 and PS3, latest reports have once again suggested that, Assassin’s Creed 3 on PC will follow in the footsteps of AC 2 (2009), AC: Brotherhood (2010) and AC: Revelations (2011), all of which were released for Windows a while after they were made available on consoles.

Keen to quell claims of a delayed Assassin's Creed PC release date, an unnamed Ubisoft representative is said to have told gaming site Polygon that Hutchinson's claims are wide of the mark and the American Civil war set title will hit core consoles and PC on the same day.

Assassin’s Creed 3 was announced in March and will land on for Sony's and Microsoft's leading consoles this autumn, with a Nintento Wii U follow-up expected to arrive around Christmas time, according to rumours.

PS Vita fans will be treated to an off-shoot called Assassin’s Creed 3 Liberation, expected to land for the portable device at around the same time as the console version.

Want to see what's in store in Assassin's Creed 3? Watch the trailer (below).