Xbox 720 & PS4 To Release By November - AC4 Director

PS4 and Xbox 720 could be out by November, according to comments made by an Assassin’s Creed 4: Black Flag developer.

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Septic1924d ago

I'd expect it to be at the latter part of November

NewZealander1924d ago

or if its anything like the 360 it wont hit NZ till jan/feb 2014, sadly we always get made to wait!

if thats the case this time i might just import one.

SilentNegotiator1924d ago

Does it matter if it's the latter?

3-4-51924d ago

It will be in stores for black friday.

That day alone will account for 5% of it's total sales.

Gaming1011924d ago

It's an assumption that the next xbox will even have AC4. If you look at the end of the trailer for AC4, it says PS3, PS4, Xbox 360, Wii U, and that's it. No mention of the next xbox, however PS4 made it onto the trailer that got leaked initially. It's entirely possible that there won't be a next xbox this year, with AC4 not being developed for it. There may also be plans for a version of AC4 that later comes out that isn't planned yet, just like when PS3 got later versions of 360 games with extra bonus content, you could see that for the next xbox as well with AC4.

In other words, don't read into it too much until you have the final announcement.

awi59511923d ago

I think i will skip this console generation im having too much fun on Pc. 49 Steam games and i havent put a dent in finishing them all. Those 10 dollar steam sales really cant be resisted.

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Munky1924d ago

They both want to take advantage of the holiday season.

miDnIghtEr20C_SfF1924d ago

MS will have huge next gen sales, if they time COD and Durango Exclusive timing at that launch. COD and Next Gen Consoles can sell real big.

MariaHelFutura1924d ago

If you think Cod will be exclusive to the Xbox you're nuts.

mcstorm1924d ago

@MariaHelFutura I think what miDnIghtEr20C_SfF means is MS will push the next xbox and COD over the xmas sales as COD sells better on the xbox than Playstation.

Im gutted that I wont be getting a PS4 or Next Xbox until 2014 but I think it will be interesting to see how both Sony and Microsoft try and push there new consoles over the Holliday season as well as to see what Nintendo do to.

younglj011924d ago

Then that mean BF4 will be PC/PS4 exclusive...

soniqstylz1923d ago

CoD sells better on XBox because Activision pushes people to it -- they get a kickback from XBL sales.

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_-EDMIX-_1924d ago

Bungie kinda outed that. They stated Destiny would be a launch PS4 game and would launch day and date with the PS3 game....coming out in November. So....if you clearly get what they mean, it means PS4 will be out for Destiny's launch and Bungie clearly knows it.

I was expecting November after what Bungie said anyways.

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nrvalleytime1924d ago

Is that right around the release of Assassin's Creed V: We're no longer a viable franchise?

In all seriousness, that developer probably knows little more than we do.

Dno1924d ago

right the dev thats CURRENLTY making a game on both of these systems knows a little bit more then we do... right...

yea yor wrong

Gimmemorebubblez1924d ago

Some sh*t is going to go down on N4g during November.

Clash of the Fanboys:
GreenPowerZ vs Strong-man
J-blaze vs Killzoner99

On topic: November is going to be a great month for gamers!!!!

Septic1924d ago

In a strange way, I'm looking forward to it. The banter does make the place more interesting.

The ign comments section has trabformed recently however; it seems a lot more chilled out than before and fanboys do tend to get shot down.

Tetsujin1924d ago

I can see it now; a ton of duplicate accts just to keep the argument going about who sold the most on Black Friday down to the second.

Ashunderfire861924d ago

Gonna say this at launch while I am waiting in line: Better with PS4 than Kinect with Xbox Next. Take your Kinect and shove it lol!!! The Fanboy war begins, and I just started it. I kid I kid lol!!! But I will get the PS4 first. What I expect Microsoft to show us at E3 is games!!! game exclusives that show the power of the system, not just time exclusive content and etc. I want to see Killer Instincts 3(Microsoft renewed the trademark),Perfect Dark 2, Kameo 2, and more new Ips for core gamers, not just Kinect. If they want every game with Kinect at least make it worth buying. I am going to take the dayoff work and wait in line lol!!! Can't wait.

hawkeyejonjon1924d ago

The Killer Instinct trademark that Microsoft tried to renew was rufused.

Here is the link: http:/ 2/12/04/killer-instinct-tradema rk-renewel-refused

I heard nothing else about it so they never settled the issue yet so a Killer Instinct 3 is unlikely at this point

Ashunderfire861923d ago

Broken link # hawkeyejonjon

hawkeyejonjon1923d ago (Edited 1923d ago )


Hope it works this time. If it doesn't work than go to and put in Killer Instinct trademark refused and you should find a bunch of articles about it.

Edit: Here is a different link. IGN seems not to work when it suppose to.

hawkeyejonjon1923d ago (Edited 1923d ago )

For the last time. I hate these

Sorry for the broken links. i didn't read carefully that joystick was spelled like joystiq

Edit: forget it whatever link i provide fails when it stated that link was it when i was looking at the web page originally
Just go to and in the search bar, just put in Killer Instinct trademark refused and you should find it

Ashunderfire861923d ago (Edited 1923d ago )

# hawkeyejonjon

I google it, but the article state that the United States Patent and Trademark Office rejected it, however all Microsoft has to do is provide more evidence that Killer Instinct, came out before some fox show with the same name. Microsoft have six months to respond. Guess what... It has not been six months yet. Six months is when E3 starts.

Read again sir:

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MasterCornholio1924d ago

Dont forget the Nintendo fans who will be doing everything possible to justify the purchase of their system.

LOL November is going be a month of trolls and fanboys on N4G.

1up1924d ago

yeah like enjoying playing video games. and not playing the big dick competition.

Dlacy13g1924d ago (Edited 1924d ago )

Speaking of Nintendo fans, I think true "Nintendo" fans will be more than fine to stay the course with their system. That said I think there are many first adopters of the WiiU (they ones that just wanted something new) who might have more than a little buyers remorse at this point.

I wonder if we might see a flood of WiiU trade in's come holiday?

rainslacker1924d ago

Ha. Justify. That's funny. I have a Wii U because I wanted to get one. I couldn't care less what people think of my purchases.

The Wii U currently has some fun games on it, and soon the software drought will be over and we can look forward to more coming this year. I'll pick up a PS4 because I want one, and will enjoy the games on that as well. 720 I'll decide when they show me something that I feel is worth picking up the system for.

I can tell you get more enjoyment over belittling other people's decisions rather than playing games though, so have fun with that come November.

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Munky1924d ago

I'm suspecting MS to announce that the Nextbox will be available "now" at E3. Just a gut feeling.

MariaHelFutura1924d ago

Highly doubt it. Soon, but not right away.

Minato-Namikaze1924d ago

sega did that with the saturn and it turned out really ugly, lol

rainslacker1924d ago

Most of the problems with Sega's Saturn launch was that no one was expecting it in the retail or development chain. It left them completely unprepared, and it was hard to find a Saturn the first month after release.

While I doubt MS would say "It's available starting next week"(or something similar), it is reasonable to assume that if they were to do so they would have developers and retailers ready for such a thing to avoid the same catastrophe Sega faced. If such was the case, there would be no way to stop the rumors before the event, as product would have to be shipped out well ahead of time, and you can't trust retail to keep it's mouth shut.

A November release is possible, and knowing Ubisoft with AC, they would want to release the game on both systems.

Wikkid6661924d ago

That's what they did with 360S and it did really well. My money is that it's on store shelves before E3 is done.

Tito081924d ago (Edited 1924d ago )

@ Wikki- The difference is the 360S is a redesign to an already established console, how can you compare that to a newly fresh console like the Saturn at the time when it was an unexpected release to a console that hasn't met sales and didn't have an instal base, nobody knew the Saturn was out, that costed Sega dearly and prompted them to work on the Dreamcast, if it wasn't for that, Sega would still be doing consoles by now. The 360S is pretty much a 360 on a diet!

ajax171924d ago

@minato, microsoft isn't sega.

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Tetsujin1924d ago

@ Munky
Wouldn't surprise me either; just to say "first" again.


I grow tired of these "I have 100% confirmed news that I thought up last night to get fanboys riled up..." I'd rather hear from the main source, AND see what launch games they have.

green1924d ago

That will be marketing suicide. You need to give 3rd parties enough time to hype and market their products and services that will be on your system.

Munky1924d ago (Edited 1924d ago )

Not weighing in on whether the strategy is positive or negative, I was just saying that I have a feeling that they might announce that it will be available right away. They did it with the 360 slim, and Balmer has said that MS has taken a new company policy to release products as soon as they announced... So if they are revealing it at E3, it would make sense for them to release it shorty after and not to wait until November.

green1924d ago (Edited 1924d ago )

The 360 Slim has the same internals and plays the exact same games as the previous 360 so it was a smart move. And Ballmer never said they will release products as soon as they are announced. What he said is that they will release products not too long after they have been announced ie Windows Phone 8 and Surface were released 3 - 4 months after they were unveiled.

The same will go for the next Xbox. Announce sometime E3 then release in time for the fall season.

they will never try that strategy you suggest because Sega did the exact same thing with the Sega Saturn in 1994 and the console was a catastrophic flop.

Munky1924d ago (Edited 1924d ago )

Nyeah... I don't give a [email protected] @ss to be honest. It'll come out when it comes out, and I'll 100% buy it. I'm not one who invests much into all the wild speculation or hype given to the next gen consoles. That being said, I still take an interest so I read a lot of articles, but at the same time I don't get all hyped up or bummed out with every piece of info.

And the gaming market is much different then when the Saturn was around, so that is a moot point. Everything else you said I can agree with. On that note, it's nice to have a debate with someone without having to resort to the low brow shenigans that go on here at N4G. Peaz

Dlacy13g1924d ago

@Munky, You clearly don't give MS enough marketing credit. If there is one thing we know, MS knows how to market their systems. No way would they not create a massive campaign to build up hype before launch.

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lovegames7181924d ago

Gimmee more bubbles......

Greenpowerz is going to be on a delusional frenzy during those months lol

And yeah everything is pointing to a Nov. release for ps4, yes!!!!!

MariaHelFutura1924d ago

Don't get wrong I'm excited for PS4 aswell. But I think for now your bubbles are right where they should be.