Assassinís Creed Freezing Ė Ubisoftís Response

Brrrr, itís cold. Fix on the way.

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The PlayStation 3 version of Ubisoft Assassinís Creed has been plagued by freezing problems since it was released last week.

Not ideal for any game but especially not for for a ĎMarmite game' - one that you love or hate (not one you melt down and spread it on toast). SPOnGís Adam quite liked it, as you can see from his review of the 360 version of the game, though it wasnít the ground-breaking blockbuster that all the pre-launch hype had lead us to believe it would be.

Ubisoft is aware of the freezing problems and is currently working on a fix that is set to arrive with the upcoming PS3 firmware update 2.01. SPOnG has spoken with Ubisoft in the UK this morning and we will confirm the ETA on this as soon as we get the word from Ubisoft's techies later today.

In the meantime, annoyed gamers across the Internet seem to suggest that you do one or both of two things to ensure that the game doesnít freeze up on you.

Firstly, keep the Information Board disabled on the Cross Media Bar and secondly, ensure that you are logged out of the PlayStation Network.

From the look of these utterly unofficial pieces of advice one could be lead to believe that the fault lies with the PlayStation 3's recent 2.0 upgrade. The upgrade has already caused uproar by not including an in-game Cross Media Bar (XMB).

However, there is no conclusive evidence - certainly not from Internet chatter - that this is the case.
Bear in mind that there are also three different PS3 hardware configurations out in the wild: the original, which contained the Emotion Engine (EE) and Graphics Synthesiser (GS) hardware; the second iteration, which saw the EE removed; the third iteration - whether this has complicated the QA processes within Ubisoft is a matter of conjecture.

It, however, would be a stunning failure of process for any console game to have passed both software developer games test and platform holder approval only to pop out of the end with a flaw that only appeared following a hardware upgrade in the form of a tweak.

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Comments

SuperSaiyan4 20 Nov 2007 13:53
1/5
There are a few more problems with the PS3 version:

1) Seems to cost more
2) No Achievemants
3)Terrible controls (thanks to the cheap nasty controller)
4) Graphics not as good as the 360 version, lacking texture in areas and colour not as nice as 360 version.
5) No voice chat with your online friends when playing (oh wait you would need an ingame XMB surely for that).

anon 20 Nov 2007 14:51
2/5
"3)Terrible controls (thanks to the cheap nasty controller)
4) Graphics not as good as the 360 version, lacking texture in areas and colour not as nice as 360 version."

what an idiot.

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PistolPete 20 Nov 2007 14:53
3/5
SuperSaiyan4 wrote:
There are a few more problems with the PS3 version:

1) Seems to cost more
2) No Achievemants
3)Terrible controls (thanks to the cheap nasty controller)
4) Graphics not as good as the 360 version, lacking texture in areas and colour not as nice as 360 version.
5) No voice chat with your online friends when playing (oh wait you would need an ingame XMB surely for that).




1. http://www.play.com/Search.aspx?searchtype=gameall&searchstring=assassins+creed&page=search&pa=search

2. Alright
3. I sincerely doubt you have played it on the ps3. You fustrate me to no end.
4. See 3
5. I do not believe the game has online play. Why on earth would you want someone nattering away in your ear when you're trying to concentrate on killing/surviving? Fickle, fickle argument in the case of this game.
PistolPete 20 Nov 2007 14:54
4/5
dammit, you got there first - I was racing to be the first to reply! I don't understand it, I come onto the forums to see if I can pick up anything else informed other than the articles, and I end up wanting to cry most of the time..
SuperSaiyan4 20 Nov 2007 16:14
5/5
PistolPete wrote:
SuperSaiyan4 wrote:
There are a few more problems with the PS3 version:

1) Seems to cost more
2) No Achievemants
3)Terrible controls (thanks to the cheap nasty controller)
4) Graphics not as good as the 360 version, lacking texture in areas and colour not as nice as 360 version.
5) No voice chat with your online friends when playing (oh wait you would need an ingame XMB surely for that).




1. http://www.play.com/Search.aspx?searchtype=gameall&searchstring=assassins+creed&page=search&pa=search

2. Alright
3. I sincerely doubt you have played it on the ps3. You fustrate me to no end.
4. See 3
5. I do not believe the game has online play. Why on earth would you want someone nattering away in your ear when you're trying to concentrate on killing/surviving? Fickle, fickle argument in the case of this game.


Walk into some stores and the PS3 version costs more, quite common actually.

With Xbox Live you have soo much more you can do anyways and ingame voice is fine, I like talking to my mate/s when playing sometimes or checking messages but this applies to ALL Xbox 360 games.

Also I only had this game lock on me ONCE.
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