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THWIP1971
09-01-2006, 09:33 AM
As the whole "Assassin's Creed PS3 exclusive" fiasco finally draws to a close, I'm left wondering what in blue blazes was the point in lying to gamers all this time? I know this isn't the first time something like this has happened, but it certainly has to be the most notorious, and confusing instance in all of gaming history. I think the majority of intelligent gamers knew this was coming, for many months now (if not from the beginning). Even if you never read a single "rumor" or "scoop".....of which there were dozens.....you only needed to look at Ubisoft's history, to know they wouldn't make 'AC' an exclusive. They tend to "***** out" their products to every platform possible, as much as might 'EA'.
Aside from maybe a monetary "incentive" from Sony, and the promise of more media hype than they could ever want (and now likely regret), what purpose did this delayed announcement of the inevitable serve?
From Sony's standpoint, it only makes them seem desperate for a (supposed) "system-seller" that they can hang their $600 pricetag on. There's really not much in their launch lineup, that screams "Sell your family heirlooms if you have to.....just buy it!".....at least not yet.
As for Ubi, they've proven that they suck at keeping secrets......possibly worse than any 6 y.o. in the history of the human race. If you look at the "paper trail" that has been pointing to this day, all along, it only makes it that much more comical, reading the repeated attempts at keeping the media at bay with "AC has only been announced for PS3".
I assume I'm not alone in that I'm relieved that this drama is finally over, and the gamers can go back to just waiting (IMPATIENTLY!) for more screens.......and hopefully some gameplay, from this amazing, highly-anticipated title. I can only hope Ubi has learned a very valuable lesson from all of this. If I see the headline " Prince of Persia 4 to be____ exclusive.......I'm gonna start shootin' people. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_mad.gif


That is all. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_redface.gif

THWIP1971
09-01-2006, 09:33 AM
As the whole "Assassin's Creed PS3 exclusive" fiasco finally draws to a close, I'm left wondering what in blue blazes was the point in lying to gamers all this time? I know this isn't the first time something like this has happened, but it certainly has to be the most notorious, and confusing instance in all of gaming history. I think the majority of intelligent gamers knew this was coming, for many months now (if not from the beginning). Even if you never read a single "rumor" or "scoop".....of which there were dozens.....you only needed to look at Ubisoft's history, to know they wouldn't make 'AC' an exclusive. They tend to "***** out" their products to every platform possible, as much as might 'EA'.
Aside from maybe a monetary "incentive" from Sony, and the promise of more media hype than they could ever want (and now likely regret), what purpose did this delayed announcement of the inevitable serve?
From Sony's standpoint, it only makes them seem desperate for a (supposed) "system-seller" that they can hang their $600 pricetag on. There's really not much in their launch lineup, that screams "Sell your family heirlooms if you have to.....just buy it!".....at least not yet.
As for Ubi, they've proven that they suck at keeping secrets......possibly worse than any 6 y.o. in the history of the human race. If you look at the "paper trail" that has been pointing to this day, all along, it only makes it that much more comical, reading the repeated attempts at keeping the media at bay with "AC has only been announced for PS3".
I assume I'm not alone in that I'm relieved that this drama is finally over, and the gamers can go back to just waiting (IMPATIENTLY!) for more screens.......and hopefully some gameplay, from this amazing, highly-anticipated title. I can only hope Ubi has learned a very valuable lesson from all of this. If I see the headline " Prince of Persia 4 to be____ exclusive.......I'm gonna start shootin' people. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_mad.gif


That is all. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_redface.gif

Fates.Dark.Hand
09-01-2006, 10:38 AM
I think the point was to stop arguing and fighting and stuped topics like this one http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

THWIP1971
09-01-2006, 11:25 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Fates.Dark.Hand:
I think the point was to stop arguing and fighting and stuped topics like this one http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif </div></BLOCKQUOTE>


Yeah.....that makes no sense whatsoever. Thanks for the "stuped" comment. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_rolleyes.gif

OH_DragonBoy
09-01-2006, 04:15 PM
To draw PS3 hype. And it failed. Miserably.

Fates.Dark.Hand
09-01-2006, 05:10 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by THWIP1971:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Fates.Dark.Hand:
I think the point was to stop arguing and fighting and stuped topics like this one http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif </div></BLOCKQUOTE>


Yeah.....that makes no sense whatsoever. Thanks for the "stuped" comment. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_rolleyes.gif </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Your the "stuped" one here, why did you bother making this thread? you made an account just to ask this question to create som kind of problem. The PS3/Xbox/PC thing is over, but people like you keep bringing it back time and time again to create a problem, what for? to show off? to show us all that your a tough guy? well done tough guy, you made a pointless topic, i'll be sure to stay out of your way. i really don't wana be called "stuped" http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-indifferent.gif

kew414
09-01-2006, 05:58 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by THWIP1971:
I'm left wondering what in blue blazes was the point in lying to gamers all this time? </div></BLOCKQUOTE> They actually didn't lie, just never answered when someone asked about the exclusitivity... I wanna know why http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-indifferent.gif <BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">I think the majority of intelligent gamers knew this was coming, for many months now (if not from the beginning). </div></BLOCKQUOTE> He just called me intelligent! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/blush.gif <BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">From Sony's standpoint, it only makes them seem desperate for a (supposed) "system-seller" that they can hang their $600 pricetag on. </div></BLOCKQUOTE> True-ish, that reminds me of EBgames's new deal, it has to be the best ever made!
Trade in your ps2 and 25 games to get your ps3 for only $700! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-surprised.gif <BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content"> As for Ubi, they've proven that they suck at keeping secrets...... </div></BLOCKQUOTE> I'm confused why they were even keeping it a secret http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-indifferent.gif <BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">I assume I'm not alone in that I'm relieved that this drama is finally over, and the gamers can go back to just waiting (IMPATIENTLY!) for more screens.......and hopefully some gameplay, from this amazing, highly-anticipated title. </div></BLOCKQUOTE> Your not alone http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif <BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">If I see the headline " Prince of Persia 4 to be____ exclusive.......I'm gonna start shootin' people. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_mad.gif </div></BLOCKQUOTE> PoP 4 is Wii exclusive http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-indifferent.gif
<sub>don't shoot me</sub>

kew414
09-01-2006, 06:00 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Fates.Dark.Hand:
Your the "stuped" one here, why did you bother making this thread? you made an account just to ask this question to create som kind of problem. The PS3/Xbox/PC thing is over, but people like you keep bringing it back time and time again to create a problem, what for? to show off? to show us all that your a tough guy? well done tough guy, you made a pointless topic, i'll be sure to stay out of your way. i really don't wana be called "stuped" http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-indifferent.gif </div></BLOCKQUOTE>
Not really, he just wants an explanation for the keeping the pc and 360 version a secret.

AwfulVideoGamer
09-01-2006, 06:25 PM
Rather then just flame OP! I got theory!

They probably figured out that the ps3 is so expensive that only a small market will ever see AC the first few months (or longer) after its release. And they gotta make a dime for all that fansy eye-candy that AC holds. ^_^

Hey! Im just guessing here. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-happy.gif

kew414
09-01-2006, 06:36 PM
Or maybe they decided to make it be on 360 after they got the "Next gen" quiz back from the forum members (like me) and overwhelming numbers said they won't get a ps3 (like me).

PoPFan05
09-01-2006, 07:28 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by kew414:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by THWIP1971:
I'm left wondering what in blue blazes was the point in lying to gamers all this time? </div></BLOCKQUOTE> They actually didn't lie, just never answered when someone asked about the exclusitivity... I wanna know why http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-indifferent.gif <BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">I think the majority of intelligent gamers knew this was coming, for many months now (if not from the beginning). </div></BLOCKQUOTE> He just called me intelligent! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/blush.gif <BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">From Sony's standpoint, it only makes them seem desperate for a (supposed) "system-seller" that they can hang their $600 pricetag on. </div></BLOCKQUOTE> True-ish, that reminds me of EBgames's new deal, it has to be the best ever made!
Trade in your ps2 and 25 games to get your ps3 for only $700! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-surprised.gif <BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content"> As for Ubi, they've proven that they suck at keeping secrets...... </div></BLOCKQUOTE> I'm confused why they were even keeping it a secret http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-indifferent.gif <BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">I assume I'm not alone in that I'm relieved that this drama is finally over, and the gamers can go back to just waiting (IMPATIENTLY!) for more screens.......and hopefully some gameplay, from this amazing, highly-anticipated title. </div></BLOCKQUOTE> Your not alone http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif <BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">If I see the headline " Prince of Persia 4 to be____ exclusive.......I'm gonna start shootin' people. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_mad.gif </div></BLOCKQUOTE> PoP 4 is Wii exclusive http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-indifferent.gif
<sub>don't shoot me</sub> </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

You are right about the Next-Gen PoP being a Wii exclusive, but there won't be PoP 4 becauseThe Sands of Time trilogy is over... so, obviously, there will be a new Prince of Persia trilogy.

entropy777
09-01-2006, 09:20 PM
<span class="ev_code_GREY">The point of everything every company does is always the same, it's because they want to make money, don't be na├┬»ve and think they want to make a good game for you, they wouldn't care if you died, as long as you gave them your money.

There are two explanations, and only two...

1. Sony payed them to keep a lid on it to boost rating for the PS3.
2. UBIsoft wanted to see how much money Microsoft were willing to pay for it to go out on Xbox360.</span>

OH_DragonBoy
09-02-2006, 04:18 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by PoPFan05:
You are right about the Next-Gen PoP being a Wii exclusive, but there won't be PoP 4 becauseThe Sands of Time trilogy is over... so, obviously, there will be a new Prince of Persia trilogy. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>Well...it's an update of the SoT trilogy, isn't it? If it's anything else (like, say, a new trilogy) then I will not be happy with UBI at all.
There ain't a chance in hell I'm getting something with the Nintendo name on it.


EDIT: Entropy, Sony didn't have to pay them to do anything. The PS3 has the largest potential audience, price set aside. So the idea was to give that large audience hope of a major exclusive so that they could buy not only AC, but a load of other games on PS3, too.
Basically, yes it is all about money. But they were simply bringing more attention to the PS3. I've seen some people who were actually about to buy the PS3 for AC.

Anyway, whatever.

EDIT2: OR they just wanted to draw attention to the game. Exclusives get all the attention nowadays...