Ubisoft: Play Assassin's Creed 3 PC With A Controller

There's a preview of Assassin's Creed 3 on GameSpy with quotes from Ubisoft Montreal Creative Director Alex Hutchinson about what to expect from the stealth/action sequel. The author deserves extra points for the concluding Q&A expressing skepticism that the PC edition of the game will be released alongside the console editions. On another PC-related topic, they learn that their professed "love" and plans for "supporting" the PC does not include putting time into mouse and keyboard support (thanks Destructoid). Here's word:
Sadly the PC version won't get much special treatment, he admitted: "We're definitely supporting PC, we love PC, but I think it'll be PC with a controller. I don't see us investing hugely in a mouse and keyboard setup. I think if you want to play on PC and you want to play Assassin's Creed, you have a controller."
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Dades wrote on Mar 28, 2012, 19:05:
I know you're talking about Assassins Creed but just wanted to say that the PC probably has a lot more digital customers than the consoles do. Steam has 35 million active accounts, the conversion rate of console users who do stuff on XBL and PSN probably isnt even close to 1:1.

True, but without access to digital sales of the Assassin Creed's franchise I can't speak to how large or how small their digital PC sales are. DLC attach rates are an even more elusive metric to track as the sales data for DLC is usually proprietary to the publisher.

Regardless, one would hope that if the revenue for PC as a whole was anywhere near even 5% of their total worldwide sales they would be treating that platform with a little more respect. Even not knowing their actual digital metrics, their attitude to the platform speaks volumes.
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