The fourth patch for Assassin’s Creed Unity, originally scheduled to arrive on December 15, has been delayed until later in the week, according to a post from Ubisoft. The company cites a commitment to “rigorous quality control” and a desire for more polish as the reason for pushing back the update.
“As stated last week, we’d expected to release the patch today (and we know that many are anticipating its release),” the statement reads. “But we are choosing to hold off until we can give you the improvements we’ve promised. We are committed to delivering major performance improvements, which requires that we refurbish the Paris map and that will take a few more days to hit the high level of quality our players deserve.”
Assassin’s Creed Unity has been riddled with bugs since its release in November 2014. Initial coverage of graphical glitches, ranging from the silly to the disturbing, gave way to widespread reports of game-breaking bugs. Ubisoft has responded to complaints with a steady stream of updates that have shored up game stability considerably, including this impending patch. The developer has also offered the first downloadable content expansion for free to all players as an apology. Season pass holders who already paid for the expansion have instead been offered a free game from a selection of the publisher’s titles, including new releases like Far Cry 4 or The Crew.
The fourth patch for Unity should drop by the end of the week.