Cor, Blimey! Assassin’s Creed: Syndicate has a day one patch

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Assassin’s Creed Syndicate, like just about every other major blockbuster game, has a day one patch. Get out those pitchforks! Rouse some Rabble, or whatever it is that angry gamers are wont to do. But wait? What’s this? The day one patch is, relative to other ones -like Halo 5’s monstrous 9GB day one patch – miniscule.

According to Reddit and NeoGaf (via PlayStation Lifestyle), the patches for Assassin’s Creed Syndicate clock in at 534 MB for the PlayStation 4 version, and 520 MB for the Xbox One version of this year’s Assassin’s Creed. Of course, that’s just the first patch. Assassin’s Creed Unity had a 900MB day one patch, but that was soon followed by one that clocked in at nearly 5GB.

By all accounts though, Syndicate won’t launch in the same abominable, broken state that Unity did. There are some frame drops below 30, sure, but the game actually works, renders faces properly, and doesn’t have your protagonists perpetually falling through floors.

Unity’s troubled launch is a mistake that Ubisoft can ill-afford to repeat. Thanks to that games severe botch-ups, many have sworn off of the franchise and aren’t even willing to give the upcoming Syndicate a chance.

And honestly? I can’t blame them. As a consumer, when you spend R800, $60 or whatever your local currency is on a game, you have the expectancy that it’ll work, it took months for Unity to become a worthwhile, properly playable game – and that’s the sort of thing that erodes consumer confidence.

Assassin’s Creed: Syndicate is out this Friday. You should start seeing reviews for the game the day before. I really, really hope it’s good.

Last Updated: October 20, 2015

Geoffrey Tim

Editor. I’m old, grumpy and more than just a little cynical. One day, I found myself in possession of a NES, and a copy of Super Mario Bros 3. It was that game that made me realise that games were more than just toys to idly while away time – they were capable of being masterpieces. I’m here now, looking for more of those masterpieces.

  • Grand Admiral Chief

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    • Alien Emperor Trevor

      A Patchin’s Creed.

      • Grand Admiral Chief

        AC seven point 18 point three thousand and fifty hundred

  • Mistake Not…

    A DAY ONE PATCH!? WHAT CRAP IS THIS? THIS IS.. oh wait, only 500MB? I guess that’s okay. Carry on.

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  • Mistake Not…

    I’m not entirely sure I want to give this game a shot even if it IS good. The series just doesn’t have that draw for me anymore.

  • Hammersteyn

    Halo 5 has a 9GB day one patch? Bwhahahahahaha I bet it’s for the multiplayer? Amirite?

    • Nikola

      9GB LOOOOOL!!! But don’t worry it will sell all the xbox console’s that have been collecting dust on shelves;)

  • Hammersteyn

    500mb isn’t that bad. Hopefully it addresses all issues. Last thing they’d want is people getting itchy refund trigger fingers

  • Loftus

    Yeah i am that guy that will play this game just to watch Victorian Britons playing cricket in the park. 5 Day test matches here I come!

  • Greylingad[CNFRMD]

    Will this patch be there to include a crouching mechanic?

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