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Mr_Shade
03-25-2013, 06:10 PM
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UBISOFT® UNVEILS ASSASSIN’S CREED® IV BLACK FLAG COLLECTOR’S EDITIONS FOR EMEA TERRITORIES


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LONDON, UK — March 25, 2013 — Today, Ubisoft® announced details for the Assassin’s Creed® IV Black Flag Collector’s Editions, available exclusively in EMEA territories for the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system and PlayStation®4 from Sony Computer Entertainment Inc., Nintendo Wii U™ system and Windows PC versions of the game, along with a new online VIP program called THE WATCH. The editions are as follows (full details below):




· The Black Chest Edition (Uplay exclusive)


· The Buccaneer Edition (exclusive to Game in the UK & GameStop in Ireland)


· The Skull Edition (available UK market-wide)


· The Special Edition (exclusive to Game in the UK & Xtravision in Ireland)




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THE WATCH: A new VIP program accessible as a pre-order bonus
In addition to exclusive bonus in-game content for customers who pre-order, a unique activation code will also be provided via select UK retail (Game, Amazon and GameStop in Ireland) or Uplay, granting access to the Assassin’s Creed VIP program: THE WATCH. THE WATCH offers unique content that goes deeper into the Assassin’s Creed universe, granting exclusive access to additional information, bonus content, rewards and the opportunity to take part in an exclusive quest designed specifically for VIP members. Customers who register for THE WATCH will become a member of a select community of Assassin’s Creed fans who can participate in online discussions, upload their own content and compare their skills and achievements! More information can be found here: http://www.assassinscreed.com/thewatch


New Figurine also available:

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A new high quality figurine, Edward Kenway: The Assassin Pirate, is also available for pre-orders starting today on Uplay, displaying Edward in a Mayan ruin, ready to fire his guns at his opponents. This premium collectible item will also include bonus in-game weapons and skins and will be on sale in October 2013.

Mr_Shade
03-25-2013, 06:11 PM
Collector’s Edition Details

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The Black Chest Edition (Uplay exclusive)
This prestigious edition includes everything a true Assassin’s Creed fan could desire and a very limited quantity is available for pre-order exclusively via Uplay by visiting: http://shop.ubi.com/AC4BF

- Premium Quality 55 cm Diorama of Captain Edward on the Jackdaw’s Bow

- Exclusive SteelBook™

- High-quality artbook

- The official soundtrack

- 2 Lithographs in their protective envelope

- 2 canvas prints

- All existing additional Assassin’s Creed IV Black Flag Unlockable In-Game Content, including single player missions, skins and weapons

- Collector’s box

- Physical pirate booty:

o Parchment world map

o An original Black Flag replica




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The Buccaneer Edition (exclusive to Game in the UK & Gamestop in Ireland)
This premium edition offers a selection of essential physical and digital items for fans:

- Premium Quality Edward Kenway Figurine on the Jackdaw’s Crow’s Nest

- High-quality art book

- The official soundtrack

- 2 Lithographs in their protective envelope

- Collector’s box

- Additional Unlockable In-game Content




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The Skull Edition (UK market-wide)
This edition includes physical and digital content for the Assassin’s Creed enthusiast:

- Collector Jumbo Steel Case

- High-quality artbook

- The official soundtrack

- 2 Lithographs in their protective envelope

- Unlockable In-game Content




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The Special Edition (exclusive to Game in the UK & Xtravision in Ireland)
This special edition will be available at the standard price and includes unlockable in-game content only available at game launch.


Please check with your local retailers to see which versions are available in your region. North American versions to be announced soon - PLease watch your local Ubi site for details: www.ubi.com (http://www.ubi.com) / www.uplay.com (http://www.uplay.com)


Assassin’s Creed IV Black Flag tells the story of Edward Kenway, a young British man with a thirst for danger and adventure, who falls from privateering for the Royal Navy into piracy as the war between the major Empires comes to an end. Edward is a fierce pirate and seasoned fighter who soon finds himself embroiled in the ancient war between Assassins and Templars. Set at the dawn of the 18th Century, the game features some of the most infamous pirates in history, such as Blackbeard and Charles Vane, and takes players on a journey throughout the West Indies during a turbulent and violent period of time later to become known as the Golden Age of Pirates.




For more information on Assassin’s Creed, please visit: assassinscreed.com and facebook.com/assassinscreed .




About Assassin’s Creed:


Initially launched in 2007, the first five Assassin’s Creed games have sold more than 55 million units worldwide, and the franchise is now established as one of the best-selling series ever. Recognized for having some of the richest, most engrossing storytelling in the industry, Assassin’s Creed transcends video games, branching out into other entertainment experiences including comic books, mobile games, novels, as well as a feature-length movie currently in development.


About Ubisoft:
Ubisoft is a leading producer, publisher and distributor of interactive entertainment products worldwide and has grown considerably through a strong and diversified line-up of products and partnerships. Ubisoft has offices in 26 countries and has sales in more than 55 countries around the globe. It is committed to delivering high-quality, cutting-edge video game titles to consumers. For the 2011-12 fiscal year Ubisoft generated sales of €1,061 million. To learn more, please visit: www.ubisoftgroup.com (http://www.ubisoftgroup.com) .




© 2013 Ubisoft Entertainment. All Rights Reserved. Assassin’s Creed, Black Flag and Ubisoft, and the Ubisoft logo are trademarks of Ubisoft Entertainment in the US and/or other countries.


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Wii U is a trademark of Nintendo.




NA Editions
http://assassinscreed.ubi.com/en-US/purchase/index.aspx

Assassin's Creed 4: Black Flag
Introducing Assassin's Creed 4 Black Flag. The stunning new game world where you live the brash and brutal life of a true pirate. Available on PS3, Xbox 360 and WiiU. Also coming on next-gen consoles and PC.

Get Exclusive Unlockable Content when you pre-order Assassin's Creed 4: Black Flag from your favorite retailer. Customize your gameplay with an array of unique exclusive in-game content when you pre-order from Gamestop, Amazon, Walmart, BestBuy or Target today!

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GameStop: http://www.gamestop.com/collection/assassins-creed-4-black-flag

Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00BMFIXT2

Walmart: http://www.walmart.com/cp/1094309

Bestbuy: http://www.bestbuy.com/site/Games-Promotions/Assassins-Creed/pcmcat297100050010.c?id=pcmcat297100050010&DCMP=rdr105008

Target:http://www.target.com/s?searchTerm=assassins+creed+iv+blackflag&category=0|All|matchallpartial|all+categories&lnk=snav_sbox_assassins+creed+iv+blackflag

Uplay: http://shop.ubi.com/store/ubina/en_US/pd/ThemeID.8605700/productID.275549900

Steam: http://store.steampowered.com/app/242050/




ASSASSIN’S CREED® IV BLACK FLAG™ LIMITED EDITION
Contains the essential items for gamers to Unite under the Black Flag.Along with a copy of the game, customers will receive:


---A stunning 18" Assassin statue featuring Captain Edward Kenway
---An embroidered 28"x 48" iconic Assassin’s Creed pirate flag with crest
---Exclusive 80-page art book
---Steelbook game case
---Epic game soundtrack

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Assassin’s Creed® IV Black Flag Limited Edition will be available for $129.99 on PS4, PS3, Xbox One, Xbox 360 and PC.

lothario-da-be
03-25-2013, 06:26 PM
I'am officialy poor on october 29.

diaboslb7
03-25-2013, 06:33 PM
this is amazing

diaboslb7
03-25-2013, 06:34 PM
i will pre-order the black chest edition

Dosenwabe
03-25-2013, 06:39 PM
- the official soundtrack Sure. Is this a Revelations-like trap again? Guess I can't resist an AC... Will probably buy the biggest edition. Shame on me. -.-

Saix7iX
03-25-2013, 06:44 PM
I'm not sure I did understand that right. The link above takes me just to special edition on uplay. Black Chest edition should be exclusive to uplay and available for preorder now, but I really can't find it anywhere on ubishop. If EMEA includes Europe, then I don't know what am I doing wrong.

deskp
03-25-2013, 06:44 PM
Eh, only interested in the dlc content. the "special edition" doesent really describe well enough waht it comes with.

pacmanate
03-25-2013, 06:46 PM
My brain hurts! I want to pre order this for the PS4... problem is... I don't know If I can afford one yet haha.

Eurostar7
03-25-2013, 07:03 PM
The link to order the Black Flag edition doesnt take me to order it, it just goes to regular game. :( i really want to get it, hopefully they add it to the uplay site soon.

good job announcing a CE this early unlike AC3 and AC4 has a lot of promise.

poptartz20
03-25-2013, 07:04 PM
What about America?

Scarabaeus83
03-25-2013, 07:14 PM
Once again, NA is shafted when it comes to collector's editions. Not only that, but checking the Ubi store, we also apparently aren't allowed to purchase any of the cool statues Ubi is coming out with.

Eurostar7
03-25-2013, 07:29 PM
Oh they are all for Europe? Wow, thanks again Ubisoft. Guess they havent learned their lesson. If they dont go far and beyond on a NA CE i wont be getting it. Im tired of Ubisoft laughing at NA fans. The ending to AC3 was bad enough and they brought out a crappy CE for NA also, which i didnt get (good thing i didnt)

Josegtx13
03-25-2013, 07:29 PM
What about America?

We will just have to wait and see.

Although I wouldn't be surprised if we get none, or 1/3rd of the EMEA Ces content for $150.

UrDeviant1
03-25-2013, 07:30 PM
Buy me the Battle Edition of Injustice:Gods Among Us, and I will buy you the Black Chest edition of ACIV? ;)

JonTheHuman
03-25-2013, 07:35 PM
For the last 3 AC games I've been saying how great a flag would be (as a Canadian I didn't care about the American flag in AC3) it along with everything else in the Black Chest Edition looks absolutely phenomenal. I was literally reaching for my wallet to throw money at Ubisoft when I saw it and the other good special editions are only for Europe. 2,100 people in the Montreal studio and we still get shafted for the collector's edition, very very disappointed.

pacmanate
03-25-2013, 07:59 PM
What about America?

You'll probably get done in again.

Th3Aw3som3On31
03-25-2013, 08:02 PM
I need to move to Europe -_- .......... Its killing me!

Lucreto
03-25-2013, 08:14 PM
So will these editions be on the PS4?

Abeonis
03-25-2013, 08:31 PM
Methinks i'll be getting the Skull Edition this time around. After getting the Black, Codex, Animus and Freedom Editions previously, I'm kinda running out of room on my side table. That, and I'm not that keen on the Black Chest sculpture. Mainly, I just want the playable content and the steel case...

EDIT: That all said, if an Xbox 720 edition is announced, I'll most certainly be getting that.

BlankShell
03-25-2013, 08:45 PM
Oh boy, another hundred pages of people complaining about the special editions =P. I can only hope that they actually take the time and finalize the American version early, and offer comparable items. The AC3 SE wasn't horrible, per se, but the price-to-content ratio was a bit off. I look forward to whatever Ubisoft can develop for us in America.

Amaral724
03-25-2013, 08:55 PM
can«t pre-order special editions, anyone knows why?

Abeonis
03-25-2013, 09:10 PM
Oh boy, another hundred pages of people complaining about the special editions =P. I can only hope that they actually take the time and finalize the American version early, and offer comparable items. The AC3 SE wasn't horrible, per se, but the price-to-content ratio was a bit off. I look forward to whatever Ubisoft can develop for us in America.

You're complaining about the price-to-content ratio? Maybe you should look at the UK price of the game (£50) compared to the US price ($60). As of this moment, £50 converts to roughly $75, which means we pay an extra $15 for the right to play exactly the same product as you. The ratios are even more disproportionate when you start talking about CE prices...

jamgamerforever
03-25-2013, 09:13 PM
Black Chest edition looks sweet, think I'll pre-order it for PS4.

Thankfully, it comes with all SP content, unlike the other games that would have you buy multiple editions of the game to get all of it, which was stupid.

UrDeviant1
03-25-2013, 09:22 PM
£50? where the **** are you buying your games from? Littlewood?

jamgamerforever
03-25-2013, 09:24 PM
£50? where the **** are you buying your games from? Littlewood?
It's £50 on Amazon, but will likely come down before release.

SleezeRocker
03-25-2013, 09:24 PM
Are there any photos of the other editions (Bucaneer and Skull)?

Qwestmedia
03-25-2013, 09:25 PM
I just Pre-ordered "Assassin’s Creed® IV Black Flag - The Black Chest Edition" and "Assassin’s Creed® IV Black Flag - The Watch" but when will we recieve the pre-order code for "The Watch"?

UrDeviant1
03-25-2013, 09:27 PM
It's £50 on Amazon, but will likely come down before release.

I get base games for less than £40


Are there any photos of the other editions (Bucaneer and Skull)?

http://forums.ubi.com/showthread.php/761146-ACIV-Today-Reveal-DIscussion-Thread!

jamgamerforever
03-25-2013, 09:28 PM
I get base games for less than £40

Amazon usually puts them at £50 to begin with, they come down before release. Some AAA title go to £31.99, others stick at £40.

BlankShell
03-25-2013, 09:35 PM
You're complaining about the price-to-content ratio? Maybe you should look at the UK price of the game (£50) compared to the US price ($60). As of this moment, £50 converts to roughly $75, which means we pay an extra $15 for the right to play exactly the same product as you. The ratios are even more disproportionate when you start talking about CE prices...
Oh, I get that standard prices are pretty weird (I'm from the UK, as it is), but Freedom Edition offered to EMEA territories had more content, compared to the LE in North America, for about the same price (if I'm remembering that right).

Still looking forward to the NA edition, whatever it may be, though I haven't decided on whether or not to stick with the PS3 or move on to the PS4.

BATISTABUS
03-25-2013, 09:52 PM
I don't understand why NA players can't just get these same deals.

Abeonis
03-25-2013, 10:00 PM
I don't understand why NA players can't just get these same deals.

Probably because the argument could then be had that nA gamers are getting certain content for free. As I mentioned previously, UK and EMEA players have to pay significantly higher prices for the product, so I suspect the CEs are more, erm, complete(?) to justify the extra costs to those gamers.

BATISTABUS
03-25-2013, 10:20 PM
Probably because the argument could then be had that nA gamers are getting certain content for free. As I mentioned previously, UK and EMEA players have to pay significantly higher prices for the product, so I suspect the CEs are more, erm, complete(?) to justify the extra costs to those gamers.
Then jack up the price for the NA version. It's a collectors edition...if you're (not you specifically) complaining about the price, you probably shouldn't be buying something like that in the first place.

jamgamerforever
03-25-2013, 10:28 PM
Then jack up the price for the NA version. It's a collectors edition...if you're (not you specifically) complaining about the price, you probably shouldn't be buying something like that in the first place.
I live in the UK, so I've already pre-ordered the Black Chest edition.

However, I agree that everywhere should have the option to purchase it. I hate it when I have to import stuff from America because they don't sell it here. It's so easy to make stuff available to both the EU and NA regions.

Lucreto
03-25-2013, 10:38 PM
Does anyone know if the Uplay shop ships to Ireland? All I see is PC download versions for every game on the list. No 360 versions or PS3 version.

I want the Black Chest Edition.

Alpha_SOLDIER_X
03-25-2013, 10:48 PM
Am I the only one who is seriously pissed that the Black chest is not available in NA?

UrDeviant1
03-25-2013, 10:50 PM
Am I the only one who is seriously pissed that the Black chest is not available in NA?

Pretty sure it is...


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Alpha_SOLDIER_X
03-25-2013, 10:53 PM
If you are being serious then show me please? Also I have not bee nable to find out conclusively if the watch is EMA exclusive, If it is I quit, I'm done with Ubisoft.

RadoNz
03-25-2013, 10:54 PM
I don't know if i will buy PS4 when it is released or not yet, I'm just wondering if I can pre order the game for PS3 and then change it for a PS4 version later if i change my mind, will this option be available?

Littleweasel
03-25-2013, 11:21 PM
i sure hope Canada/US gets a black chest edition since that is the one i would really like to get.
why is it that the AC series is made in montreal which is in Canada but its the UK that always gets the best collectors editions?

burtie80
03-25-2013, 11:22 PM
I would normally get exited about these things, but after the disaster that was AC3 I have no interest in where this franchise goes next. I've been stung way to many times, and it's obviously become a cash grab, the price on the ultimate edition just proves this. I wont be buying any of these.

Stiler
03-25-2013, 11:37 PM
Is there a reason that Ubisoft doesn't sell the CE's for the past two AC games in the America's ? Ubisoft is mainly a Canadian company, yet they screw over every fan in CA/US/South America and make their CE's only for Europe.

It makes ZERO sense, there's no logical explanation for this. It's not like you "can't" sell them to the America's or there's some reasonable reason not to, they just choose to not allow it and it makes no sense to me.

I'd have been interested in the uplay edition but seems I won't be able to buy it , oh well.

Dosenwabe
03-26-2013, 12:42 AM
Is there a reason that Ubisoft doesn't sell the CE's for the past two AC games in the America's ? Ubisoft is mainly a Canadian company, yet they screw over every fan in CA/US/South America and make their CE's only for Europe. It makes ZERO sense, there's no logical explanation for this. It's not like you "can't" sell them to the America's or there's some reasonable reason not to, they just choose to not allow it and it makes no sense to me. I'd have been interested in the uplay edition but seems I won't be able to buy it , oh well. Ubisoft is French. Just wait until NA editions get revealed, then start ranting. Or not.

Biomedical-Fire
03-26-2013, 01:22 AM
I'm not going to complain this time around about the CE that will eventually be released here in NA, because it will accomplish nothing. At least the Splinter Cell CE for NA is pretty cool and unique. I pre-ordered the game even though Michael Ironside isn't voicing Sam Fisher.

veovis77
03-26-2013, 02:20 AM
The statues in the Black Chest and Buccaneer editions look to be the same basic figure, but with a different support unit - does anyone know if this is actually the case, or have they produced two completely unique statues?


Also - looking at the order page for Black Chest it states "Restricted to Master Assassins on Uplay only." Does anyone know what this means?

Dag_B
03-26-2013, 02:44 AM
I would guess that the sentence refers to the fact that this is the biggest and "best" version (-> Version for the greatest fans and "masterassassin" as nickname for those crazy dudes, that'll pay that much. ^^ )

Drybones20008
03-26-2013, 07:03 AM
i sure hope Canada/US gets a black chest edition since that is the one i would really like to get.
why is it that the AC series is made in montreal which is in Canada but its the UK that always gets the best collectors editions?

THIS!


Ugh, this thing again. Haven't they learned last time from the last 2 games Collector's Edition debacle?!

First of all, why announce so dang early when not everything is finalized. you'll just get a bunch of people (like me) asking 'why do they get this and we don't' etc and some developper coming in to say that all details are not yet finalized. So instead of 2 months of whining and waiting on here it'll be 7 months?!

For Revelations north America pretty much got a middle finger. And for ACIII while still pretty cool was leagues behind the European editions.

I have a figurine of Ezio and Connor and i would really like to put Edward next to them! So whatever you people decide to put in the North American box can you please make sure there's a figurine?!

Hitman84
03-26-2013, 07:43 AM
More then likely we'll get shafted again here in the Americas...

BlankShell
03-26-2013, 09:51 AM
I'm sure we'll get something, but how amazing that something is will be entirely a matter of perspective. The CE North America got for AC3 wasn't bad, but for me personally, it was hard to justify based on price-to-content. I'm hoping for something a little more packed this year; the EMEA ones are bursting at the seams with content, and that's not even the digital bonuses. If we're paying top dollar for this, I'd like some bang for my buck.

Also I'd love a thread for people who are "quitting" the franchise based on these collector's editions every year, just to compare.

UrDeviant1
03-26-2013, 11:04 AM
Australia actually got the best CE for AC3:

http://collectorsedition.org/uploads/2013/01/AC3.png

But it was very limited and was also to raise money for children's charity.

The NA CE compared to the UK one wasn't really much of a difference. And there are plenty of other occasions in gaming where NA get treated better than the rest of the world. So until everything is equal...deal with it. :cool:

montagemik
03-26-2013, 11:51 AM
Any news on PS4 collectors editions ..............What content is packaged for next gen - Release dates or Year - extra features ?????

£80-£90 For the game & another Artbook with soundtrack in a collectible 'Cardboard Box' .....Sorry but the novelty of that type of content for an over inflated launchday price , has worn off for me at least.

Nothing mentioned about multiplayer ............Does it have one ?

Mr_Shade
03-26-2013, 12:59 PM
Game features not already announced, are never in the pre-order information [spoilers]

Re other regions - NA versions and other regions, will be announced shortly.


Please wait for updates on those, or check with your local retailers.


Re questions about PS4 versions - these editions are TBA released dates so presently you are not able to order, please check back soon!

KradDawn
03-26-2013, 01:06 PM
Why isn't the black chest edition showing up on Uplay?

Is this UK exclusive?

Mr_Shade
03-26-2013, 01:09 PM
Why isn't the black chest edition showing up on Uplay?

Is this UK exclusive?
Depending on your region, as long as you are in EMEA, the stores maybe updated through out the week, so keep checking.

MasterAssasin84
03-26-2013, 01:25 PM
Well i have pre ordered mine today through ubishop :) i bought the Buchaneer version !! £79.99 ! Bargain for what i get, i did notice that the soundtrack comes with it - any news on who is scoring that ?

Dag_B
03-26-2013, 02:10 PM
Nothing mentioned about multiplayer ............Does it have one ?
It seems that way as you get Multiplayerbonusitems as preorder bonuses.
Multiplayercostume treasurehunter and relicts are confirmed. You can find pictures here:
http://forums-de.ubi.com/showthread.php/128051-Assassin’s-Creed®-IV-Black-Flag-Sammlereditionen-für-EU-enthüllt
Not sure if there are english ones around.

Littleweasel
03-26-2013, 03:29 PM
UrDeviant1 (http://forums.ubi.com/member.php/905466-UrDeviant1) Australia getting the best ce of AC3 was completely ******ed considering the the game takes place in the US, and it was made in Canada. which Canada and the US ironically got the worse ce of them all. also the steel book that was given away outside the UK ce was made to hold only 1 disc while the UK ce came with a steel book that actually held 2 discs.

Dag_B
03-26-2013, 03:38 PM
Is there any information how big the canvas prints are and how big the flag is?

UrDeviant1
03-26-2013, 03:49 PM
UrDeviant1 (http://forums.ubi.com/member.php/905466-UrDeviant1) Australia getting the best ce of AC3 was completely ******ed considering the the game takes place in the US, and it was made in Canada. which Canada and the US ironically got the worse ce of them all. also the steel book that was given away outside the UK ce was made to hold only 1 disc while the UK ce came with a steel book that actually held 2 discs.

Tbh I don't know why some countries get better CE's than others. Maybe it has something to do with the EU and US branches being different and making decisions based on what they think their market will support. But I really have no clue.

Assassin_M
03-26-2013, 04:18 PM
Tbh I don't know why some countries get better CE's than others. Maybe it has something to do with the EU and US branches being different and making decisions based on what they think their market will support. But I really have no clue.
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Olessan
03-26-2013, 04:29 PM
UrDeviant1 (http://forums.ubi.com/member.php/905466-UrDeviant1) Australia getting the best ce of AC3 was completely ******ed considering the the game takes place in the US, and it was made in Canada. which Canada and the US ironically got the worse ce of them all. also the steel book that was given away outside the UK ce was made to hold only 1 disc while the UK ce came with a steel book that actually held 2 discs.


Tbh I don't know why some countries get better CE's than others. Maybe it has something to do with the EU and US branches being different and making decisions based on what they think their market will support. But I really have no clue.

I'm guessing it's partially because we (PAL territiories) pay far more for our games than North America does. Pay more, and it only makes sense to get more. Bucaneer Edition (the one I'll be grabbing, in adition to the standalone statue. Gorgeous!) is only approximately $10-$40 more expensive than the standard pre-ordered or new release game, with it varying depending on where you shop. Of course, Bucaneer edition being an EB exclusive, it's from there or not at all.

So, it looks like whoever makes the CE decisions in the appropriate divisions of Ubisoft likely decide they need to pack more in to make it worth the money.

Biomedical-Fire
03-26-2013, 04:51 PM
I hope that we don't have to wait until about two months out from the release of ACIV to hear what contents will be included in the CE for NA. I just wish that we got as many choices for CE's as the EMEA receives. Hopefully we'll get the Uplay Edition here in NA as well.

JoziPython14
03-26-2013, 05:48 PM
Just to clarify, are PAL and EMEA territories the same or not? I'm in a PAL region however I'm not sure if it's an EMEA region. (Trying to get my hands on a Buccaneer Edition :P)

MasterAssasin84
03-26-2013, 05:50 PM
Just to clarify, are PAL and EMEA territories the same or not? I'm in a PAL region however I'm not sure if it's an EMEA region. (Trying to get my hands on a Buccaneer Edition :P)

I pre ordered mine this morning from the ubi shop - its on there.

KradDawn
03-26-2013, 05:57 PM
It is only showing on countries to which the uplay store ships. Im in Portugal, which is in EMEA territories, and i can't see it on the store. I can only see digital downloads.

I hope there is another option to buy for countries to which the uplay can't ship to...

GnomerPile
03-26-2013, 05:58 PM
Mr. Shade you should promote every on at the same time and ecery one the same stuff. all you and ubisoft ae doing is pissing off your customers

JoziPython14
03-26-2013, 06:03 PM
I pre ordered mine this morning from the ubi shop - its on there.

I know it's there but whenever I try to click the link to preorder it, it directs me to the home page! I have no clue what to do which is why I'm asking about the territories!

MasterAssasin84
03-26-2013, 06:04 PM
I know it's there but whenever I try to click the link to preorder it, it directs me to the home page! I have no clue what to do which is why I'm asking about the territories!

Oh i see what your saying, and i guess when you click it takes you to the page relevent to your location ? What Region are you ?

JoziPython14
03-26-2013, 06:09 PM
I'm sounding like an idiot now not knowing what region I'm in but I currently live in South Africa now (if that helps:o)

MasterAssasin84
03-26-2013, 06:11 PM
I'm sounding like an idiot now not knowing what region I'm in but I currently live in South Africa now (if that helps:o)


Ahh that might explain, you see i am UK PAL so it was available asap i am not sure with other Regions unless South Africa is PAL ? i would google it then maybe it will shed some light.

JoziPython14
03-26-2013, 06:13 PM
Thanks! ;)

Edit: EMEA = Europe Middle East Africa, and we (RSA) are on that list too. Now it's just a matter of finding out if they ship here or just to wait for the site to update:confused:

MasterAssasin84
03-26-2013, 06:18 PM
Thanks! ;)

Edit: EMEA = Europe Middle East Africa, and we (RSA) are on that list too. Now it's just a matter of finding out if they ship here or just to wait for the site to update:confused:

Well it is only early days yet and i am sure ubi will give you more information as it gets closer.

JoziPython14
03-26-2013, 06:19 PM
Yeah, it just gets frustrating every time I attempt to preorder it and I just get denied XD

MasterAssasin84
03-26-2013, 06:22 PM
Yeah, it just gets frustrating every time I attempt to preorder it and I just get denied XD


I can imagine !! i would feel the same but hey look on the brightside you will have this year and the release dates between the regions wont be that much different.

diaboslb7
03-26-2013, 06:25 PM
can anyone tell me why only the special edition is available for pc in my area

diaboslb7
03-26-2013, 06:27 PM
like me

diaboslb7
03-26-2013, 06:28 PM
It is only showing on countries to which the uplay store ships. Im in Portugal, which is in EMEA territories, and i can't see it on the store. I can only see digital downloads.

I hope there is another option to buy for countries to which the uplay can't ship to...

like me

Eurostar7
03-26-2013, 06:29 PM
Im getting this for PS4 so i hope an excellent CE is made for the PS4 version. Otherwise ill just get the regular game. If the Black Chest edition comes out in NA ill get that for PS3. So if Ubisoft wants money, i got plenty of it you just have to make this customer happy or else you wont get (as much) of it. I was so disappointed with AC3 i just refused to buy the king washington DLC. Not even worth it. I didnt even spend my free 10 dollars from Sony on the AC3 DLC.

diaboslb7
03-26-2013, 06:42 PM
I really wanted to buy the black chest edition for the PS4 or PS3 but I see that even Portugal belonging to EMEA territories I can`t pre-order and I'm getting really pissed.

(may be that all come in time)

JoziPython14
03-26-2013, 06:44 PM
I can imagine !! i would feel the same but hey look on the brightside you will have this year and the release dates between the regions wont be that much different.

Haha true, hopefully it doesn't sell out by the time I am able to preorder it :p

MasterAssasin84
03-26-2013, 06:46 PM
Im getting this for PS4 so i hope an excellent CE is made for the PS4 version. Otherwise ill just get the regular game. If the Black Chest edition comes out in NA ill get that for PS3. So if Ubisoft wants money, i got plenty of it you just have to make this customer happy or else you wont get (as much) of it. I was so disappointed with AC3 i just refused to buy the king washington DLC. Not even worth it. I didnt even spend my free 10 dollars from Sony on the AC3 DLC.

I have just checked with my Bank and my Card has been charged so i am one happy UBI customer :)

Eurostar7
03-26-2013, 07:16 PM
I have just checked with my Bank and my Card has been charged so i am one happy UBI customer :)

I can get the Black Edition if i wanted, i have family in Spain as i am from there. I live in USA though. But i dont like asking for favors, thats just how i am. Id like to have the nice CE but i wont die without one and i can spend the money i save on a CE for a Different game company, i bought Borderlands 2 CE instead of AC3 CE last year and i made the right choice.

lasha7716
03-26-2013, 08:01 PM
does anyone know when it will be available on steam to pre-order?

Amaral724
03-26-2013, 08:10 PM
why y cant pre-order Skull Edition on uplay? i can see just the retail version in there

silvermercy
03-26-2013, 08:19 PM
I don't know if i will buy PS4 when it is released or not yet, I'm just wondering if I can pre order the game for PS3 and then change it for a PS4 version later if i change my mind, will this option be available?
I have the same question as I want the Black Chest edition for PS4 but I'd like to have a PS3 pre-order for it initially - just in case. And vice versa.

Uplay link doesn't work for me either.
The only working link where I can pre-order the Buccaneer edition is from GAME UK: http://www.game.co.uk/en/assassins-creed-iv-black-flag-exclusive-buccaneer-edition-216314?pageSize=20&searchTerm=assassin%27s%20creed&attributeName1=Age%20Rating&attributeValue1=4294965995

But I want the Black Chest.

diaboslb7
03-26-2013, 08:20 PM
why y cant pre-order Skull Edition on uplay? i can see just the retail version in there

can you give me the link please?

Amaral724
03-26-2013, 08:48 PM
can you give me the link please?


sure.

Retail version: http://shop.ubi.com/store/ubiemea/en_IE/pd/productID.275398300?cid=553

Uplay edition:http://shop.ubi.com/store?SiteID=ubiemea&Action=ContentTheme&pbPage=generic-AC4-skull-gamesite-preorder-303-other&pgm=85431200&ThemeID=8605700

Layytez
03-26-2013, 09:08 PM
I'm waiting for the day they put a glowing AOE in a collectors edition. That will be the only collectors edition i will ever buy.

Lucreto
03-26-2013, 09:14 PM
On the Irish Uplay store all I see it digal downloads forthe PC version. Do they not ship to Ireland? Every single game on there is digital download for the PC.

ArabianFrost
03-26-2013, 10:40 PM
About guys in Africa, is this only obtained via the site or retailers?

Dag_B
03-26-2013, 11:38 PM
This might help you two:

Depending on your region, as long as you are in EMEA, the stores maybe updated through out the week, so keep checking.

Chocoburger
03-27-2013, 06:46 AM
Oh boy, here we go again! Ubisoft still hasn't learned it seems. I posted a lot back in the AC 3 special edition thread, it was borderline comical how they treated their fans outside of EMEA.


I'm not going to complain this time around about the CE that will eventually be released here in NA, because it will accomplish nothing. At least the Splinter Cell CE for NA is pretty cool and unique. I pre-ordered the game even though Michael Ironside isn't voicing Sam Fisher.
It did accomplish something, we got the George Washington Journal added to the NA CE, remember?


I'm waiting for the day they put a glowing AOE in a collectors edition. That will be the only collectors edition i will ever buy.
I told them last year to consider adding one, but it seems they ignored me! :(

MB1025
03-27-2013, 10:46 AM
So if this is like last year people in NA will have to wait months for their edition (if their is one) only to get something completely different and lackluster to what was just announced. At least make the UPLAY Black Chest available to us in NA.

Mr_Shade
03-27-2013, 11:27 AM
Hi Guys,


The stores are now up to date, and have all of the editions available in your region. If you can only see the PC digital version of a game it means we do not ship to your location. Ubisoft is always reviewing the countries that we ship to so more may be added in time.


Your complaints have been noted and passed on, however at present I'm sorry about the confusion.

NA questions, news about your versions is incoming, I do not have an ETA at present, sorry!

KradDawn
03-27-2013, 12:01 PM
Hi Guys,


The stores are now up to date, and have all of the editions available in your region. If you can only see the PC digital version of a game it means we do not ship to your location. Ubisoft is always reviewing the countries that we ship to so more may be added in time.


Your complaints have been noted and passed on, however at present I'm sorry about the confusion.

NA questions, news about your versions is incoming, I do not have an ETA at present, sorry!

So for people that can't see the black chest edition on their store and can only see digital downloads it is not possible to obtain this edition even if we are in an EMEA country. Is that what this means?

Mr_Shade
03-27-2013, 12:03 PM
So for people that can't see the black chest edition on their store and can only see digital downloads it is not possible to obtain this edition even if we are in an EMEA country. Is that what this means?
Yes.

It means the store does not ship physical items to your country,

KradDawn
03-27-2013, 12:10 PM
Yes.

It means the store does not ship physical items to your country,

Are you guys planing on making it available on such countries through other ways or we simply won't get it?

Mr_Shade
03-27-2013, 12:34 PM
Are you guys planing on making it available on such countries through other ways or we simply won't get it?
Please see my post, that is the current stance on this.

KradDawn
03-27-2013, 12:42 PM
Please see my post, that is the current stance on this.

Your post doesn't really answer my question about the availability of this edition on countries to which Uplay doesn't ship...but anyway thanks for your time and patience

Sergthegod
03-27-2013, 01:01 PM
Sign
http://www.change.org/ru/%D0%BF%D0%B5%D1%82%D0%B8%D1%86%D0%B8%D0%B8/ubisoft-assassin-s-creed-4-black-chest-edition-available-for-pre-order-worldwide
the support is ignoring the question about BlackChest
there is no way to even contact someone else in Ubi

Why is this so unfair - I want to spend my money and buy Black Chest - but instead we are being unfairly declined this opportunity.

diaboslb7
03-27-2013, 02:49 PM
Yes.

It means the store does not ship physical items to your country,

then what will be the other ways that we have access to be able to pre-order the black chest edition?

thecodeman715
03-27-2013, 03:03 PM
Please check with your local retailers to see which versions are available in your region. North American versions to be announced soon - PLease watch your local Ubi site for details: www.ubi.com / www.uplay.com


So there is a North American Version that hasn't been announced? Or is the only version the Gamestop version? Any hints Mr_Shade?

Mr_Shade
03-27-2013, 05:33 PM
Your post doesn't really answer my question about the availability of this edition on countries to which Uplay doesn't ship...but anyway thanks for your time and patience
I thought it was clear?

If they do not have it listed, then they do not ship to your country - so, you most likely won't be able to order it directly from Uplay store - they do add in new counties, however I can't say for certain if it will happen in time.


You maybe able to find it online elsewhere, however be careful of bidding sites.



The full list of countries where it is available [at time of posting]

Andorra
Australia
Austria
Belgium
Denmark
Spain
Finland
France
Great Britain
Italy
Monaco
Norway
New Zealand
Poland
Romania
Sweden
Switzerland


If your country is not listed, I'm sorry but the store does not ship there.


Re: questions about North America, I am not at liberty to discuss other editions, which have not been announced yet.

Dag_B
03-27-2013, 06:19 PM
They ship to Germany too, I just ordered my Black Chest edition yesterday. :3

KradDawn
03-27-2013, 06:22 PM
Maybe i didn't ask the question clearly.

I understand that Uplay does not ship the black chest edition of the game to my country, i got it the first time you said it. What i want to know (and said that wasn't clear on your post) is if there are any plans to have the black chest edition sold on retail shops or something for countries to where Uplay doesn't ship. I am aware that it is announced as being Uplay exclusive but i think that we should also have the opportunity to have access to this edition.

It doesn't seem logical to make something for the EMEA countries and then only make it available for a few to which the uplay can ship.

I know that you may not be able/allowed to answer this question but i just wanted to make it clear. Im not here trying to attack your work, i am actually grateful that you are at least giving us information and trying to clarify the confusion.

Once again thanks for your time

thecodeman715
03-27-2013, 07:23 PM
Re: questions about North America, I am not at liberty to discuss other editions, which have not been announced yet.

Haha, that actually answered my question, thank you!

lothario-da-be
03-27-2013, 07:41 PM
Is Edward himself bigger in the Black chest edition then the Bucaneer version? Or is it just the ship that makes it 55cm?

PointyEBT
03-27-2013, 07:48 PM
I ordered the Black Chest edition the other day. I checked my PayPal account today and found I've been charged already for it. Does anyone know why? It was my understanding (and on the help section of the site), that pre-ordered items don't get charged until they're actually shipped. If I'd know this was going to charge me immediately, I wouldn't have ordered so soon - I wasn't planning on such a big outlay of cash right now. This wouldn't have been a problem if PayPal hadn't needed to take money from my bank account to complete the payment. It's authorised to do this, but come mid to end October when I was expecting to be billed, it woudln't have needed to.

lothario-da-be
03-27-2013, 07:51 PM
I ordered the Black Chest edition the other day. I checked my PayPal account today and found I've been charged already for it. Does anyone know why? It was my understanding (and on the help section of the site), that pre-ordered items don't get charged until they're actually shipped. If I'd know this was going to charge me immediately, I wouldn't have ordered so soon - I wasn't planning on such a big outlay of cash right now. This wouldn't have been a problem if PayPal hadn't needed to take money from my bank account to complete the payment. It's authorised to do this, but come mid to end October when I was expecting to be billed, it woudln't have needed to.
I think if you cancel your order you get your money back.

Mr_Shade
03-27-2013, 08:19 PM
I think if you cancel your order you get your money back.
Indeed you will

For order issues, please contact support - with your order details:

www.support.ubi.com

Mr_Shade
03-27-2013, 08:22 PM
Maybe i didn't ask the question clearly.

I understand that Uplay does not ship the black chest edition of the game to my country, i got it the first time you said it. What i want to know (and said that wasn't clear on your post) is if there are any plans to have the black chest edition sold on retail shops or something for countries to where Uplay doesn't ship. I am aware that it is announced as being Uplay exclusive but i think that we should also have the opportunity to have access to this edition.

It doesn't seem logical to make something for the EMEA countries and then only make it available for a few to which the uplay can ship.

I know that you may not be able/allowed to answer this question but i just wanted to make it clear. Im not here trying to attack your work, i am actually grateful that you are at least giving us information and trying to clarify the confusion.

Once again thanks for your time

No, the Black Chest edition is exclusive to Uplay store - so will not be available from any other store.

The edition is available in selected EMEA regions, and has to be said as such, to avoid confusion with North America etc.



If you wish to buy it, you may have to ask someone you know to forward it onto you - or try a bidding site - however I advise you do so at your own risk.

diaboslb7
03-27-2013, 08:47 PM
No, the Black Chest edition is exclusive to Uplay store - so will not be available from any other store.

The edition is available in selected EMEA regions, and has to be said as such, to avoid confusion with North America etc.



If you wish to buy it, you may have to ask someone you know to forward it onto you - or try a bidding site - however I advise you do so at your own risk.

and the others ediitions will be avaible in all other shops?

Mr_Shade
03-27-2013, 08:50 PM
and the others ediitions will be avaible in all other shops?You need to check locally with your retailers, since it may vary - for example Game in the UK have exclusive access to the buccaneer edition - so it may also apply else where.

diaboslb7
03-27-2013, 08:57 PM
You need to check locally with your retailers, since it may vary - for example Game in the UK have exclusive access to the buccaneer edition - so it may also apply else where.

ok. thanks

Lucreto
03-27-2013, 09:37 PM
In all dear respect, I find it complete bull you don't ship to Republic of Ireland. As Northern Ireland is part of the UK you ship there. Why not ship to the rest of the country?

Mr_Shade
03-27-2013, 09:39 PM
In all dear respect, I find it complete bull you don't ship to Republic of Ireland. As Northern Ireland is part of the UK you ship there. Why not ship to the rest of the country?
I'm sorry but I can't answer that in more detail than I have already, since I do not work for the Uplay Store - if you want detailed reasons why the system is the way it is, I can only suggest contacting your local Ubisoft office.

Contact details are available on ubi.com

Dag_B
03-27-2013, 09:49 PM
Is there any information yet about the size of the canvas prints and maybe even the size of the flag?

Lucreto
03-27-2013, 09:53 PM
I'm sorry but I can't answer that in more detail than I have already, since I do not work for the Uplay Store - if you want detailed reasons why the system is the way it is, I can only suggest contacting your local Ubisoft office.

Contact details are available on ubi.com

Thank you for that. I looked it up there is no Irish office so it looks like I have to use the UK one. I can't seem to find an email address. Would it be possible to post it here or Private Message it to me?

Drybones20008
03-28-2013, 02:14 AM
Again, i have ZERO idea why Ubi just doesn't announce the entire thing instead of just the EMEA.

Poor Shade who has to work overtime to answer questions about North America and whatnot. It's beyond ridiculous.

We are patient to a certain extent. Not knowing about ANY announcement is easy, but then waiting for your own territory renouncement when some other place already has it is another story!

And why is Ubi allergic to money?! Yes i'm well aware there are lots of logistics involved when dealing with 'worldwide' but alot of us are willing to give you lots of money if you can get it to us lol

Sure i can ebay it, but you're not seeing one penny of that money!

Oh well, I'll be awaiting the announcement for the north American edition (which is BOUND to be underwhelming)


And another thing, why have pre-orders so dang early? we're SEVEN months away from release. There are pre-orders for the PS4 that we have no clue how much the machine will cost and the next Xbox isn't even announcement yet. Really don't understand the rush. All that hype is going to inevitably fizzle out when we are so far from the release, that or we'll be overexposed with it...

Sergthegod
03-28-2013, 07:24 AM
when you will count Russia as an EMEA country too? the whole business world do, except you.
i know a lot of AC fans, who will surely buy that edition, as well as me.
butt we are deprived of it, oh, thank you!
it is like a spit to the face

Assassin_M
03-28-2013, 07:34 AM
when you will count Russia as an EMEA country too? the whole business world do, except you.
i know a lot of AC fans, who will surely buy that edition, as well as me.
butt we are deprived of it, oh, thank you!
it is like a spit to the face
hey calm down, buddy.. the entirety of the middle east isn't getting anything either

blacklimoband
03-28-2013, 08:18 AM
So will there be a digital equivalent to the Black Chest edition? I don't need any more dust gatherers but it would be nice to have all in-game content :)

Also, when are game publishers going to stop with the price-gap nonsense... I bet customers in the EU region don't pay $180 for the Black Chest.....

DreadxHawk
03-28-2013, 09:29 AM
I'm sorry but I can't answer that in more detail than I have already, since I do not work for the Uplay Store - if you want detailed reasons why the system is the way it is, I can only suggest contacting your local Ubisoft office.

Contact details are available on ubi.com

is the black chest edition going to be available to the US? and why can't I view it on uplay? It seems really unfair that their in very limited supplies. and I can't even see it, let alone pre order it

Dag_B
03-28-2013, 10:01 AM
The Black Chest version isn't announced yet for the USA and it's not known yet, if you'll get it.
As it isn't announced you can't see it in your store as they do not sell it.

DreadxHawk
03-28-2013, 10:11 AM
it says uplay exclusive, it doesn't specify any country

montagemik
03-28-2013, 10:36 AM
Anybody have any idea 'How reliable' Ubisoft/ Uplay are at actually Delivering the goods in time for launch day ??

After a complete Farce & fiasco pre-ordering the 'Join or Die' AC3 from Game last year (& it arriving instore 6 days late) , I'm dubious pre-ordering online so far in advance.

So knowing if Uplay will actually deliver on time is a Risky guess as i see it. The Uplay store only takes me to a French or German pre-order page for Buccaneer or black chest............ But i'm in UK - So that's less than useful.
I'm already planning to buy 2 versions (PS3 & PS4) as PS4 eventual release details are a mystery.


GAME in the UK retail outlets , Can't currently even tell me if PS3 'Buccaneer edition' can be pre-ordered in their retail stores or is it GAME Online pre-order exclusive.
And the assistant in GAME store had no knowledge of any activation Codes for 'THE WATCH' .................

Seems like an overcomplicated Pre-order MESS organised quickly by Ubisoft to be honest .

So how reliable ARE Ubisoft at delivering on time for Launch day ................ Anyone had experience with them ??

Th3Aw3som3On31
03-28-2013, 12:54 PM
One question about the Watch. I pre-ordered about a week or so ago. Since the Watch was not announced there was no code on it to enter. Will I have to pre-order again to get a code? Or will I just have to show a recipt and they give me the code. Any answers are appreciated! Thanks.

JoziPython14
03-28-2013, 01:11 PM
(In relation to the posts a few pages back) Ubisoft SA, which I didn't even know existed until recently XD, have confirmed that South Africans will be getting the various editions of the game! Also getting that confirmed by my local BT Games made my heart leap with joy :o Mr Shade's advice certainly helped :p My advice would be to contact either the closest Ubisoft branch or the one specified for your country AND then still see if your local retailer can be of any help! I certainly hope I helped a few worrisome souls :)

kn1ghtoftruth
03-28-2013, 04:34 PM
Well, as an avid collector and ubisoft supporter from NA I am/was quite upset that I had to purchase the "Collector's Edition" of Revelations from overseas. I was somewhat saddened that we didn't get the option to get a really neat "chest"-like box in the AC3 special edition, but you guys came through with the GW Notebook being added to our version and I was somewhat sated...

Now I'm not here to complain about our NA version of AC:IV (as it hasn't been released yet) but please consider this a plea and (yet another) request that Ubisoft releases the "Black Chest" edition to NA as well - it has really everything that a collector could possibly want:

- ALL the DLC releases (way to smarten up after AC3)
- A steelbook case!
- A great collector's box
- A figurine
- A map
- An artbook (or themed-story book)
- A soundtrack
- Some other "collectible" (in this case the flag)
- And anything else you add

So yeah, there'd be no complaints on the NA side (that are valid anyway) and none on the UK side if you released this same version over here, and it'd probably save you guys a ton of money from having to advertise different things and create different collectibles...

So again, here's my recipe for you to take all my $$$: just go ahead and give NA access to the "Black Chest Edition" (no need to go bigger, its fine as it is, but certainly don't go less). That's it! In fact, I'll go ahead and purchase two just to let you know that we're serious! ;)

Thanks for listening to this consumer (and the thousands of others)! Don't do us wrong Ubi!

Wulfwin
03-28-2013, 05:17 PM
Well, as an avid collector and ubisoft supporter from NA I am/was quite upset that I had to purchase the "Collector's Edition" of Revelations from overseas. I was somewhat saddened that we didn't get the option to get a really neat "chest"-like box in the AC3 special edition, but you guys came through with the GW Notebook being added to our version and I was somewhat sated...

Now I'm not here to complain about our NA version of AC:IV (as it hasn't been released yet) but please consider this a plea and (yet another) request that Ubisoft releases the "Black Chest" edition to NA as well - it has really everything that a collector could possibly want:

- ALL the DLC releases (way to smarten up after AC3)
- A steelbook case!
- A great collector's box
- A figurine
- A map
- An artbook (or themed-story book)
- A soundtrack
- Some other "collectible" (in this case the flag)
- And anything else you add

So yeah, there'd be no complaints on the NA side (that are valid anyway) and none on the UK side if you released this same version over here, and it'd probably save you guys a ton of money from having to advertise different things and create different collectibles...

So again, here's my recipe for you to take all my $$$: just go ahead and give NA access to the "Black Chest Edition" (no need to go bigger, its fine as it is, but certainly don't go less). That's it! In fact, I'll go ahead and purchase two just to let you know that we're serious! ;)

Thanks for listening to this consumer (and the thousands of others)! Don't do us wrong Ubi!

I'm not going to hold my breath on having all the DLC release in one US edition - retailers here love exclusive pre-order DLC too much. I would, however, be happy to have everything else in the Black Chest edition :D That's pretty much everything I want in a CE - I really hope I won't have to import it. Hopefully Ubisoft will announce NA (and other non-EMEA) regions soon.

kn1ghtoftruth
03-28-2013, 06:05 PM
I'm not going to hold my breath on having all the DLC release in one US edition - retailers here love exclusive pre-order DLC too much. I would, however, be happy to have everything else in the Black Chest edition :D That's pretty much everything I want in a CE - I really hope I won't have to import it. Hopefully Ubisoft will announce NA (and other non-EMEA) regions soon.

You make a great point there regarding the DLC - but that's exactly what I'm saying, this version contains everything somebody could possibly want, so there's no need to complicate things by including some sort of random other collectible such as a "seashell shaped like the AC logo" or a random "bottle of saltwater just like in the Caribbean" or a "piece of wood claimed to be part of the protagonists ship" or something... and then remove DLC... and then give 1 lithograph... and then change the box to some stupid tall awkward looking thing (i.e. AC3)... just deliver it as is and we're golden!

Blast... I hope I didn't give them any (*bad*) ideas with my small rant! :-/
Until they say otherwise though, I'll hope for the best and be the first to applaud when they come through!

lothario-da-be
03-28-2013, 06:14 PM
How tall do you think Edward is in the statues? 30 cm like Connor? And is Edward himself bigger in the Black chest edition?

Wulfwin
03-28-2013, 06:26 PM
You make a great point there regarding the DLC - but that's exactly what I'm saying, this version contains everything somebody could possibly want, so there's no need to complicate things by including some sort of random other collectible such as a "seashell shaped like the AC logo" or a random "bottle of saltwater just like in the Caribbean" or a "piece of wood claimed to be part of the protagonists ship" or something... and then remove DLC... and then give 1 lithograph... and then change the box to some stupid tall awkward looking thing (i.e. AC3)... just deliver it as is and we're golden!

Blast... I hope I didn't give them any (*bad*) ideas with my small rant! :-/
Until they say otherwise though, I'll hope for the best and be the first to applaud when they come through!

Oh, I'd be ecstatic if they actually released a CE with all of the DLC included - I just don't think it will happen. I mean, to get all of the pre-order DLC for ACIII, you would have had to buy 5 copies of the game (Best Buy, Amazon, Gamestop, Walmart, and Target). The NA LE didn't include ANY bonus DLC (although the addition of George Washington's journal was enough to make me satisfied with what we got, as I've always preferred physical collectibles vs DLC that will be available later in CEs). I imagine the retailers here push very hard for pre-order "exclusives".

Anyway, I will also keep hoping for the best - I really want that Black Chest edition!

lothario-da-be
03-28-2013, 06:31 PM
Oh, I'd be ecstatic if they actually released a CE with all of the DLC included - I just don't think it will happen. I mean, to get all of the pre-order DLC for ACIII, you would have had to buy 5 copies of the game (Best Buy, Amazon, Gamestop, Walmart, and Target). The NA LE didn't include ANY bonus DLC (although the addition of George Washington's journal was enough to make me satisfied with what we got, as I've always preferred physical collectibles vs DLC that will be available later in CEs). I imagine the retailers here push very hard for pre-order "exclusives".

Anyway, I will also keep hoping for the best - I really want that Black Chest edition!
I think the digital deluxe edition has everything, but i'am not sure.

Dag_B
03-28-2013, 06:33 PM
You make a great point there regarding the DLC - but that's exactly what I'm saying, this version contains everything somebody could possibly want, so there's no need to complicate things by including some sort of random other collectible such as a "seashell shaped like the AC logo" or a random "bottle of saltwater just like in the Caribbean" or a "piece of wood claimed to be part of the protagonists ship" or something... and then remove DLC... and then give 1 lithograph... and then change the box to some stupid tall awkward looking thing (i.e. AC3)... just deliver it as is and we're golden!

Blast... I hope I didn't give them any (*bad*) ideas with my small rant! :-/
Until they say otherwise though, I'll hope for the best and be the first to applaud when they come through!
They should add a jar of dirt. ^^

Wulfwin
03-28-2013, 06:33 PM
How tall do you think Edward is in the statues? 30 cm like Connor? And is Edward himself bigger in the Black chest edition?

I saw an image of the Buccaneer edition that listed that figurine as 46 cm, the one of him on the Jackdaw bow in the Black Chest edition is listed at 55 cm. I would guess he's around 30 cm.

silvermercy
03-28-2013, 10:28 PM
Weird question: I'm about to order Black Chest as I'm back in the UK and I can now see all the editions listed. Can I change address in the future to have it sent to a non-listed European country?? What happens then? My order gets canceled?

JoziPython14
03-28-2013, 10:40 PM
I have a feeling that it would silver.

coll9502
03-28-2013, 10:48 PM
will the black chest edition be available for xbox 360 and if so where do i find it cuz when i click on the link for the black chest edition it brings me to the pc version of the game

JoziPython14
03-28-2013, 11:09 PM
Well that depends on which country you live in.

coll9502
03-28-2013, 11:19 PM
the united states

JoziPython14
03-28-2013, 11:23 PM
Like Shade said earlier either try bidding sites or wait to see what you guys will be getting as a CE :)

coll9502
03-28-2013, 11:28 PM
can i get it in the US at gamestop or walmart though

DreadxHawk
03-28-2013, 11:32 PM
Like Shade said earlier either try bidding sites or wait to see what you guys will be getting as a CE :)

we shouldn't have to be forced to use bidding sites just because we live in the US. Its ridiculous I can't even order the edition I want from their website, while almost every other country can

JoziPython14
03-28-2013, 11:33 PM
Nope. The Black Chest edition is Uplay exclusive in the EMEA territories (which should actually be "only ship to EMEA territories that Uplay ships to" exclusive)

And Dread I also feel your pain cuz Uplay doesn't ship to South Africa, I've had to pull strings with my local retailer to see if they could maybe get it.

coll9502
03-28-2013, 11:37 PM
they should make it available in the US then even more people will buy it

DreadxHawk
03-28-2013, 11:38 PM
all the editions specify which country they go too, all the black chest edition says is uplay exclusive. I just don't see whats so hard about shipping everywhere

JoziPython14
03-28-2013, 11:42 PM
they should make it available in the US then even more people will buy it

Wait and see what you guys will get then judge whether or not you still want the Black Chest edition :)

And Dread, I don't think you read the earlier posts because then you would've seen which countries Uplay ships to and why they do so.

DreadxHawk
03-28-2013, 11:55 PM
Wait and see what you guys will get then judge whether or not you still want the Black Chest edition :)

And Dread, I don't think you read the earlier posts because then you would've seen which countries Uplay ships to and why they do so.

I just checked uplay, and I can buy other games and have them shipped to the US. why should it be different with the collectors editon? and last year it was a wait and see with NAs collector edition, and it still wasn't nearly as good as the others

JoziPython14
03-29-2013, 12:03 AM
I don't know why it should be different, I'm just repeating what I've seen and been told

coll9502
03-29-2013, 01:34 AM
yea but i would rather have all the in game content

JoziPython14
03-29-2013, 03:15 PM
Judging from past games we'll probably get all ingame preorder bonus as a DLC later on ;)

coll9502
03-29-2013, 03:36 PM
good i just dont wanna miss out on anything good, which im sure none of us do

JoziPython14
03-29-2013, 03:59 PM
Haha yeah and watch how many people that ordered the various collector's editions start whining when all the preorder exclusives become available as DLC! It happened with AC3...

Mr_Shade
03-29-2013, 04:14 PM
As I have said before - The current listed editions are for the EMEA countries - where the Uplay store ship.


They are not intended for the North American market, due to region restrictions which maybe placed on DLC codes by the vendors [MS /Sony] - nor is it my intention to suggest to either import or use a bidding site for your copies - you may well have your own versions on your own stores shortly - so I can only advise waiting, or importing should you want too, however you do run the risk of DLC codes not being usable.

I know many people feel they should be able to order the editions as listed, however due to market / restrictions, it's not always possible.


If people wish to assume that all of the DLC will be available at a later date - which has never been said by Ubisoft, then you do so at the risk of being wrong, so it's down to your own choice.


these editions are here to offer a choice - if you can't order due to being in NA - then I can only suggest you wait and see, for areas within the EMEA where the store does not ship, I can only state what I have already.

Mr_Shade
03-29-2013, 04:19 PM
One question about the Watch. I pre-ordered about a week or so ago. Since the Watch was not announced there was no code on it to enter. Will I have to pre-order again to get a code? Or will I just have to show a recipt and they give me the code. Any answers are appreciated! Thanks.
please contact your retailer for codes, since they are responsible for issuing them.

JoziPython14
03-29-2013, 04:43 PM
I said we'll probably get the DLC later :/ not we will :rolleyes:

Assassin_M
03-29-2013, 04:50 PM
I said we'll probably get the DLC later :/ not we will :rolleyes:
Nah we probably will....at least 99.9% guaranteed

Mr_Shade
03-29-2013, 04:56 PM
I said we'll probably get the DLC later :/ not we will :rolleyes:

People assume = it does not happen = they post moaning = I am sad...

JoziPython14
03-29-2013, 05:02 PM
People assume = it does not happen = they post moaning = I am sad...

Oopsie :( My bad

DreadxHawk
03-29-2013, 09:04 PM
As I have said before - The current listed editions are for the EMEA countries - where the Uplay store ship.



these editions are here to offer a choice - if you can't order due to being in NA - then I can only suggest you wait and see, for areas within the EMEA where the store does not ship, I can only state what I have already.


Why is it time and time again the emea areas get 3 or more choices, then the us gets the choice of the normal edition or the sub par special edition, when anyone could see its not fair?

Sergthegod
03-29-2013, 09:07 PM
Actually I strive to get to some people in Ubi with my petition:
http://www.change.org/ru/%D0%BF%D0%B5%D1%82%D0%B8%D1%86%D0%B8%D0%B8/ubisoft-assassin-s-creed-4-black-chest-edition-available-for-pre-order-worldwide
there is almost a hundred signs there - you can sign too
i do my best to find contacts and deliver the petition to them (have found two already)
i feel very unfairly treated for this "market restrictions"
do i really buy BOXED COLLECTOR'S edition for DLCs? Nope! For unique physical collectibles
but you just give me no chance

eXpanium33
03-30-2013, 02:32 AM
Why i cant see this page http://shop.ubi.com/figurineACIV? (http://shop.ubi.com/figurineACIV?) I want to buy Edward figurine.

Please help.

Wulfwin
03-30-2013, 07:54 AM
Where do you live? Unless you live in a region they ship to, you won't be able to order it from Ubi. For example, they don't ship to NA where I live, so I had to order the Connor hunter figurine from a different site last year (I think it was game.co.uk). I don't know if that figurine has been announced as being available anywhere but Ubi yet though.

Neo00_85
03-30-2013, 10:03 AM
Hey Mr_Shade.....have some cookies..... for your patience :p

http://www.mcdonalds.com/content/dam/McDonalds/item/mcdonalds-Chocolate-Chip-Cookie.png

Black_Widow9
03-30-2013, 10:43 AM
Hello. You said that ubishop ships to Romania as well. Well I've been trying to buy directly from ubishop for a couple of years now and everytime I try to access the shop I get redirected to the international site where only digital downloads are available. As I said this has been going on for almost 2 years. Before that we were able to buy without any problems. I've been told by some friends in the UK that at the checkout you can choose Romania as a destination for shipment. Problem is we can't add any physical products in the basket and that we can't even see them, being redirected to the IE site and all.
Is there any way you guys can fix this?
I would suggest getting in contact with them directly to see if they can answer your questions. If you go to the Customer Service section of the Uplay site you should be able to contact them.


Why is it time and time again the emea areas get 3 or more choices, then the us gets the choice of the normal edition or the sub par special edition, when anyone could see its not fair?
I would wait to see what Editions are revealed before jumping to any conclusions.


Hey Mr_Shade.....have some cookies..... for your patience :p

http://www.mcdonalds.com/content/dam/McDonalds/item/mcdonalds-Chocolate-Chip-Cookie.png
Agreed. ;)

Assassin_M
03-30-2013, 10:56 AM
Hey Mr_Shade.....have some cookies..... for your patience :p

http://www.mcdonalds.com/content/dam/McDonalds/item/mcdonalds-Chocolate-Chip-Cookie.png

don`t mind if i do

ElectroPuff
03-30-2013, 04:08 PM
i find it odd that the only ps4 version available to preorder is the black chest edition


so i ordered that :D but its still odd that you can't order any other ps4 version :-/

PsVitaCyrus
03-30-2013, 05:08 PM
Yesterday I pre ordered the Black Chest Edition for PS4 and payed via Paypal. Shortly after I received 2 identical emails stating that "the order has been cancelled because the item is unfortunately out of stock". Is that some kind of error or is it actually sold out already?!?

PS

I live in the UK.

eXpanium33
03-30-2013, 06:29 PM
Where do you live? Unless you live in a region they ship to, you won't be able to order it from Ubi. For example, they don't ship to NA where I live, so I had to order the Connor hunter figurine from a different site last year (I think it was game.co.uk). I don't know if that figurine has been announced as being available anywhere but Ubi yet though.

You're right. But i live in Europe it should be at least show and not. Anyway i tried with UK proxy and everything is ok but when i choose my country in delivery options didn't show :(

Dag_B
03-30-2013, 10:30 PM
They do not ship to all european contries, that's normal.

ElectroPuff
03-31-2013, 12:23 AM
Yesterday I pre ordered the Black Chest Edition for PS4 and payed via Paypal. Shortly after I received 2 identical emails stating that "the order has been cancelled because the item is unfortunately out of stock". Is that some kind of error or is it actually sold out already?!?

PS

I live in the UK.
Have you checked your orders on the uplay website as well? I ordered mine on the 28th via PayPal and I got a confirmation email

Edit: I've just been on the website as well and it's still letting me put the ps4 black chest in my basket

ShadowRage41
03-31-2013, 06:23 AM
I'm not going to complain this time around about the CE that will eventually be released here in NA, because it will accomplish nothing. At least the Splinter Cell CE for NA is pretty cool and unique. I pre-ordered the game even though Michael Ironside isn't voicing Sam Fisher.

Giving up the ghost this time around huh? lol... Well first off, I would like to thank Ubisoft for hiring Todd McFarlane to do the artwork on the Pre-order poster, That was cool. So I intend to be patient and not stress about this.

I am excited about the content of a pirate assassin, I hope that Ubisoft will make further use of Mr Mcfarlane's talents for our NA edition, he makes amazing figures and is an amazing writer and artist, it would be really nice if the NA edition had a McFarlane AC Black flag inspired statue and maybe a graphic novel which he did the artwork in. maybe a compass and an AC inspired pieces of eight coin. the AC Pirate flag and of course some additional AC content- like multi skins and maps. Regardless I intend to be patient this time around. I do hope they release the information earlier this time around though, Like I said last year, I normally buy three CE's one or myself and two for Christmas gifts, I would just rather have them paid off early this year. That is pretty much all I will say concerning this- until the information on the NA LE is released, and then I will thank Ubisoft for it. Everyone have a great week!

Wulfwin
03-31-2013, 06:55 AM
You're right. But i live in Europe it should be at least show and not. Anyway i tried with UK proxy and everything is ok but when i choose my country in delivery options didn't show :(

As Dag_B said, Ubi doesn't ship to all European countries. Here's the list of countries that Ubi currently ships to that Mr. Shade posted earlier in the thread:
Andorra
Australia
Austria
Belgium
Denmark
Spain
Finland
France
Great Britain
Italy
Monaco
Norway
New Zealand
Poland
Romania
Sweden
Switzerland

Although, several Romanian members indicated they haven't been able to order anything to be shipped from Ubi for a while.

montagemik
03-31-2013, 08:01 AM
i find it odd that the only ps4 version available to preorder is the black chest edition


so i ordered that :D but its still odd that you can't order any other ps4 version :-/

Maybe other PS4 editions near to launch will have different content (PS4 exclusive outfits are likely) , But for now - Ubisoft only make 'the most expensive' edition available for PS4 pre-order.


Without any guaranteed release date - I'm not bothering to pre-ordering Any PS4 edition . Some actual info on specific Next gen features would be nice before opting for the most expensive edition IMO.

SleezeRocker
03-31-2013, 06:12 PM
Im ok with what(ever) we get here in N.A. I definately know I can't afford buying a super fancy C.E. (unless it was a fair one for 80$) so I'll be calm and patient :)

PsVitaCyrus
03-31-2013, 06:37 PM
Have you checked your orders on the uplay website as well? I ordered mine on the 28th via PayPal and I got a confirmation email

Edit: I've just been on the website as well and it's still letting me put the ps4 black chest in my basket

Yes and "there are no orders" under that order number. I was also refunded right away via Paypal. I am aware that you can still put it in the basket (so can I) and apparently order it. The question is why was mine cancelled due to "out of stock"? I have contacted customer support as well but since it is weekend and Easter I dont expect an answer until tuesday. I just thought that maybe someone else has had the problem.

Anyone here that ordered the PS4 Black Chest Edition AFTER the 29th without it being cancelled shortly after by Ubisoft?

C3G Jester
03-31-2013, 08:35 PM
So are you going to Rip Americans off again?? You ripped us off with all AC titles only to release AC3 due to them setting being in America. So now that it takes place in the Pirate era, ur going to rip us off once again by not releasing the editions to us??? I had extreme faith in you guys the minute we got our special edition. Just cuz ur placed in Europe or Where the **** ever you are dont mean you can say **** americans.

ElectroPuff
03-31-2013, 08:46 PM
Yes and "there are no orders" under that order number. I was also refunded right away via Paypal. I am aware that you can still put it in the basket (so can I) and apparently order it. The question is why was mine cancelled due to "out of stock"? I have contacted customer support as well but since it is weekend and Easter I dont expect an answer until tuesday. I just thought that maybe someone else has had the problem.

Anyone here that ordered the PS4 Black Chest Edition AFTER the 29th without it being cancelled shortly after by Ubisoft?

Ah that sucks I wouldn't have thought that the ps4 black chest would've have sold out in just a few days because 1) a lot of people can't order the black chest at all and 2) not many folks know whether or moth they'll be getting a ps4. Either way hope it gets sorted for you

Black Shadow943
03-31-2013, 09:52 PM
I just Pre-ordered "Assassin’s Creed® IV Black Flag - The Black Chest Edition" and "Assassin’s Creed® IV Black Flag - The Watch" but when will we recieve the pre-order code for "The Watch"?

I think it all depends on if you bought them in-store or online. If online, it will probably be emailed to you from the website you bought the game and the watch from, if in store the code should be on the recipt they give your pre-ordering the game. I'm not sure how it may work where you are, but I live in NA so it may be different in all areas of the globe.

Black Shadow943
03-31-2013, 10:45 PM
Don't worry, it isn't. The AC4 website said it's available to ALL who pre-order

Black Shadow943
03-31-2013, 10:59 PM
Game features not already announced, are never in the pre-order information [spoilers]

Re other regions - NA versions and other regions, will be announced shortly.


Re questions about PS4 versions - these editions are TBA released dates so presently you are not able to order, please check back soon!


GOOD!!! BUT I SWEAR TO GOD (although I'm an atheist) IF YOU GUYS GIVE US IN THE USA THE MIDDLE FINGURE ONE LAST TIME... OH HUH HUH HO, THERE WILL BE BLOOD IN THE WATER! JUST GIVE NORTH AND SOUTH AMERICA THE SAME EDITIONS! HOW HARD WOULD THAT BE?

Legionario-Cero
03-31-2013, 11:18 PM
So now I have to buy the black chest edition from ebay for a rip off price because they don't send to my country, just great

ShiverMaTimbers
04-01-2013, 02:09 AM
Ubisoft...please please PLEASE MAKE THE FREAKING BLACK CHEST VERSION AVAILABLE FOR PORTUGAL CAUSE IF YOU DONT (LIKE LEGIONARIO-CERO SAID) THE REST WILL HAVE TO BUY IT FOR A RIP OFF MOTHAF***ING PRICE AND I DON'T LIKE TO BE TREATED LIKE THIS BY MY FAVOURITE VIDEOGAMES COMPANY AND PRODUCERS...
PLEASE FIX THIS!!!!

montagemik
04-01-2013, 12:37 PM
So are you going to Rip Americans off again?? You ripped us off with all AC titles only to release AC3 due to them setting being in America. So now that it takes place in the Pirate era, ur going to rip us off once again by not releasing the editions to us??? I had extreme faith in you guys the minute we got our special edition. Just cuz ur placed in Europe or Where the **** ever you are dont mean you can say **** americans.

YOU Weren't 'Ripped Off' with any edition of an AC game - You decided to buy the products that were offered .......= Your decision , you weren't robbed or forced to buy them.

I get that you want your new game pre-ordered (I do too ), But until further info regards availability of ALL editions in ALL regions is confirmed , Simply don't bother pre-ordering AC4 at all .

It's still months from release date anyway.

RinoTheBouncer
04-01-2013, 12:48 PM
Why can't I see anything on the website? I wanna pre-order Black Chest Edition now.

Dag_B
04-01-2013, 01:45 PM
Why can't I see anything on the website? I wanna pre-order Black Chest Edition now.
See last page:

As Dag_B said, Ubi doesn't ship to all European countries. Here's the list of countries that Ubi currently ships to that Mr. Shade posted earlier in the thread:
Andorra
Australia
Austria
Belgium
Denmark
Spain
Finland
France
Great Britain
Italy
Monaco
Norway
New Zealand
Poland
Romania
Sweden
Switzerland

Although, several Romanian members indicated they haven't been able to order anything to be shipped from Ubi for a while.

If you can't see the editions online it most likely means, that Uplay does not ship to your country which means, you can't buy any "real" stuff from there.

Dosenwabe
04-01-2013, 02:52 PM
Why is Germany not in that list? No problems with Uplay Germany, I pre ordered the Freedom Edition there last year, and right now there are all AC4 editions available.

MRsmith1994
04-01-2013, 10:16 PM
lol we arabs get nothing..........o wait nvm we get everything ._.

PointyEBT
04-01-2013, 10:21 PM
Question from me - just found this on the Game site (UK):

"Preorder Bonus: In-game Treasure Map Pack !

Preorder Assassin's Creed IV GAME Exclusive Special Edition, Assassin's Creed IV GAME Exclusive Buccaneer Edition, or Assassin's Creed IV Skull Edition on Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, PC or Wii U and you will receive the Treasure Map pack, unlocking four additional locations for the game - Andreas Island, Cage Island, Florida and the GAME Exclusive Havana! You will also receive a downloadable PDF map of the entire Assassin's Creed IV game world.

When you preorder your copy of the game, you will be emailed a unique code. Simply head over to www.assassinscreed.com/vip, enter your code and choose which format you wish to receive this content, and this will be unlocked when the game launches on 1st November!"

The link is here: http://www.game.co.uk/en/assassins-creed-iv-black-flag-skull-edition-216310?pageSize=20&searchTerm=skull%20edition

Now this is for every edition available at Game, from the standard 'special edition' to the spiffy 'buccaneer edition'. Here's my question: I just pre-ordered the big shiny all-singing-all-dancing Black Chest edition which is supposed to include EVERYTHING that's in the other editions plus its own extras. So..... does the Black Chest edition come with these extra missions or not? And if not, why not, considering it should have everything from the other versions?

shop523680894
04-02-2013, 03:24 AM
The only thing about this, that makes me slightly disappointed. Is that AC is developed in my country.... and the special editions are never available here first .___.

montagemik
04-02-2013, 04:28 AM
Question from me - just found this on the Game site (UK):

"Preorder Bonus: In-game Treasure Map Pack !

Preorder Assassin's Creed IV GAME Exclusive Special Edition, Assassin's Creed IV GAME Exclusive Buccaneer Edition, or Assassin's Creed IV Skull Edition on Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, PC or Wii U and you will receive the Treasure Map pack, unlocking four additional locations for the game - Andreas Island, Cage Island, Florida and the GAME Exclusive Havana! You will also receive a downloadable PDF map of the entire Assassin's Creed IV game world.

When you preorder your copy of the game, you will be emailed a unique code. Simply head over to www.assassinscreed.com/vip (http://www.assassinscreed.com/vip), enter your code and choose which format you wish to receive this content, and this will be unlocked when the game launches on 1st November!"

The link is here: http://www.game.co.uk/en/assassins-creed-iv-black-flag-skull-edition-216310?pageSize=20&searchTerm=skull edition

Now this is for every edition available at Game, from the standard 'special edition' to the spiffy 'buccaneer edition'. Here's my question: I just pre-ordered the big shiny all-singing-all-dancing Black Chest edition which is supposed to include EVERYTHING that's in the other editions plus its own extras. So..... does the Black Chest edition come with these extra missions or not? And if not, why not, considering it should have everything from the other versions?

Your pre-order guarantees you a copy of your chosen edition - including all the content advertised at time & place of your order , Ubisoft may or may not include more content to this package before release day............................ ^^^ This is just my opinion , not actual terms & conditions.

The 'GAME Exclusive' content you've seen advertised on the Game online store is Exclusive to all editions sold by GAME (in the UK), ........... Where you buy your game from with the content offered is your choice. Comparing content offered on different online stores & products is pointless , Buccaneer edition is also available at both stores = but only GAME has the bonus 'GAME Exclusives' you're concerned about . (which will be relatively worthless treasures to dig up in Havana anyway)

Dag_B
04-02-2013, 09:24 PM
Your pre-order guarantees you a copy of your chosen edition - including all the content advertised at time & place of your order , Ubisoft may or may not include more content to this package before release day............................ ^^^ This is just my opinion , not actual terms & conditions.

The 'GAME Exclusive' content you've seen advertised on the Game online store is Exclusive to all editions sold by GAME (in the UK), ........... Where you buy your game from with the content offered is your choice. Comparing content offered on different online stores & products is pointless , Buccaneer edition is also available at both stores = but only GAME has the bonus 'GAME Exclusives' you're concerned about . (which will be relatively worthless treasures to dig up in Havana anyway)
Are the treasure from The Watch? Is that known yet?
Because I didn't see any treasure-ingame-content at uplay yet. But as GAME states that you have to enter your codes at The Watch I guess everybody that gets "The Watch" will get at least three treasures (+ a forth when you order from GAME) ?

Deathcythe
04-03-2013, 08:22 AM
Man after getting my Ultimate songbird edition. I just wish all companies would make 1st edition) standard game. 2nd edition) game + goodies. 3rd edition) Ultimate edition to game you are buying. I understand that there are certain laws. Just hope its something up to par, and not overpriced if not i'll just get standard edition on PS4.

http://d1vr6n66ssr06c.cloudfront.net/wp-content/uploads/2012/10/bioshock-infinite-songbird-edition.jpg

http://www.gamingtruth.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/10/bi_premium-1024x569.jpg

Sergthegod
04-03-2013, 09:02 AM
http://www.change.org/ru/%D0%BF%D0%B5%D1%82%D0%B8%D1%86%D0%B8%D0%B8/ubisoft-assassin-s-creed-4-black-chest-edition-available-for-pre-order-worldwide
sign
let's ask Ubi to make black chest available everywhere

kn1ghtoftruth
04-03-2013, 01:54 PM
http://www.change.org/ru/%D0%BF%D0%B5%D1%82%D0%B8%D1%86%D0%B8%D0%B8/ubisoft-assassin-s-creed-4-black-chest-edition-available-for-pre-order-worldwide
sign
let's ask Ubi to make black chest available everywhere

Its tempting to sign that, (though I've already requested them to do the exact same thing personally). The refrain of "just wait to see what NA will be getting" though gives me hope that maybe they've already heard our requests? I have decided to withhold any judgment until we hear the official release -- though I think its a win-win if they DO release the same editions over here. The only other way die-hard NA fans will be satisfied is if we get something BETTER than the Black Chest edition - but then its the same issue, just its everyone ELSE that's complaining... only time will tell I suppose.

Sergthegod
04-03-2013, 02:03 PM
Its tempting to sign that, (though I've already requested them to do the exact same thing personally). The refrain of "just wait to see what NA will be getting" though gives me hope that maybe they've already heard our requests? I have decided to withhold any judgment until we hear the official release -- though I think its a win-win if they DO release the same editions over here. The only other way die-hard NA fans will be satisfied is if we get something BETTER than the Black Chest edition - but then its the same issue, just its everyone ELSE that's complaining... only time will tell I suppose.

I am trying to contact Ubi representative in Russia, and throgh him - the HQ. If I fail - I'll get all e-mails shown on the main site into the receivers list. I guess - there will be no more official releases in my country (the site doesn't show black chest at all), moreover - the pe***ion can be pro-active for those countries without any release yet.

Lucreto
04-03-2013, 08:52 PM
What should be happening is exclusive off the Uplay website in the selected countries that they ship to. Then to the other countries they don't ship to make it exclusive to a single retailer in that country.

Everybody wins.

montagemik
04-03-2013, 09:44 PM
What should be happening is exclusive off the Uplay website in the selected countries that they ship to. Then to the other countries they don't ship to make it exclusive to a single retailer in that country.

Everybody wins.

And if they make Black chest editions available to countries on U-Play & available in every country not on U-Play - WHAT exactly would make the Black chest edition EXCLUSIVE ??

Lucreto
04-03-2013, 10:05 PM
And if they make Black chest editions available to countries on U-Play & available in every country not on U-Play - WHAT exactly would make the Black chest edition EXCLUSIVE ??

For starters I will be able buy it. I have no choice in the matter as they don't ship to Ireland (but ship to Northern Ireland for some reason.) If they get it exclusive to Gamstop in Ireland as least I will be able to buy it.

Biomedical-Fire
04-04-2013, 05:57 AM
​I think that the Uplay exclusive Black Chest Edition should be available to all the territories that they ship to. I don't see any reason why they can't do this, because it's not restricted by the retailer exclusive deals that they strike with GameStop, Amazon, Best Buy and other North American retailers.

Sergthegod
04-04-2013, 08:15 AM
And if they make Black chest editions available to countries on U-Play & available in every country not on U-Play - WHAT exactly would make the Black chest edition EXCLUSIVE ??

I say it is not exclusive, it is DISCRIMINATING. Why should I be obliged to use Uplay anytime I wanna play AC3 or else, and I want to spare a ****load of money on Blackchest - but gosh why can't I do so?
Uplay doesn.t ship? Make the delivery cost 15 bucks and make me a chance to pre-order it elsewhere - is it so difficult?
But no - if you are an European (even not the everyone, but a special one) - please, buy. If not - go out of there, criminal scum.
Isn't it too unfair, hmm?

And after this policy everyone at Ubi complains - ooooh, the sales in the PC sector is soooooo low, the sales of the collector's editions are sooooo low, oh, poor we, the fans don't WANT TO BUY collectibles - we wouldn't sell them anymore, or such bulldsfsdf like that.Our marketing policy bla bla bla.

KradDawn
04-04-2013, 10:11 AM
I agree that they should review the availability of this edition. Announcing something as "special edition for EMEA countries" and then make it exclusive to Uplay when they know that Uplay only ships to a handful of those countries is kind of a bad move. For me it has killed the urge to buy the game any time soon.

But anyway the forum moderators said that they have forwarded our complaints to the guys making the decisions. We can only hope they listen to our opinions

Sergthegod
04-04-2013, 10:54 AM
Actually, it is good, that the moderators are acting is our voice, because support is refusing to do anything, I am dissatisfied completely.

Maybe, the moderators can also help me find more contacts from Ubisoft for my petition here:
http://www.change.org/ru/%D0%BF%D0%B5%D1%82%D0%B8%D1%86%D0%B8%D0%B8/ubisoft-assassin-s-creed-4-black-chest-edition-available-for-pre-order-worldwide

?

Deathgrim666
04-05-2013, 12:08 PM
Actually, it is good, that the moderators are acting is our voice, because support is refusing to do anything, I am dissatisfied completely.

Maybe, the moderators can also help me find more contacts from Ubisoft for my petition here:
http://www.change.org/ru/петиции/ubisoft-assassin-s-creed-4-black-chest-edition-available-for-pre-order-worldwide

?

We pretty much did the same thing for the ac3 version and nothing was done so its a lost cause. :(

phrine
04-05-2013, 07:01 PM
Sorry if this has already been asked and if this makes me look like a total noob but I have just pre order the black chest edition which I'm pretty excited about. What does the "Restricted to Master Assassins on Uplay only." mean?

Dosenwabe
04-05-2013, 10:45 PM
We pretty much did the same thing for the ac3 version and nothing was done so its a lost cause. :( I thought the stuff in the NA collectors edition of AC3 was changed after fan begging? Washingtons Notebook was added.

Deathgrim666
04-06-2013, 06:18 AM
I thought the stuff in the NA collectors edition of AC3 was changed after fan begging? Washingtons Notebook was added.

I ment like them having one edition for every1, not just one region.

Biomedical-Fire
04-06-2013, 06:29 AM
I thought the stuff in the NA collectors edition of AC3 was changed after fan begging? Washingtons Notebook was added.​In all actuality, we were trying to get more than just the journal added to the CE here in North America. We wanted to either have the same contents as the Freedom Edition or at least comparable to it. Then we wanted it to be called something other than "Limited Edition" because of its setting. And all we want with Black Flag is; the same or comparable Editions to the EMEA. But because we know that no matter what we say or do, it's not going to matter.

bigjohn9397
04-06-2013, 10:38 AM
I have loved the AC series since AC 1 and have stood steadfast next to the series. I've defended the series from nay-sayers and have bought every special edition available to the USA. But even through my loyalty to the series, I always feel a slap to the face whenever they have these amazing Collector's Editions available to Europe but wimpy or "Limited Editions" with nothing but the game and some In-game content. Its kinda hard to stand next to a series that seems to favor some fans over others, I'd go so far as to say It even feels like an abusive relationship where I can't seem to leave the series no matter how much I want to.

Of course this is just me bellyaching and I will buy whatever AC edition they release in USA, but I'm a typical fanboy and have come to accept this. But I hope that maybe, somehow if enough fans from USA voice their feelings about this, they may change how they do collector's editions.

Sheriff_Kelly
04-06-2013, 06:23 PM
Yesterday I pre ordered the Black Chest Edition for PS4 and payed via Paypal. Shortly after I received 2 identical emails stating that "the order has been cancelled because the item is unfortunately out of stock". Is that some kind of error or is it actually sold out already?!?

PS

I live in the UK.

Hey!

I also pre-ordered this edition for PS4 and paid via PayPal and the next day I had two E-Mails informing me it was out of stock and I've had a full refund. I've sent them an E-Mail as I can't see it selling out this early and I'm really hoping it was some sort of system error.

I could re-add it to my basket and have tried paying with a credit card but the order isn't showing up in my order history and I've not yet received an order confirmation :-(

Biomedical-Fire
04-08-2013, 12:42 AM
...Its kinda hard to stand next to a series that seems to favor some fans over others, I'd go so far as to say It even feels like an abusive relationship where I can't seem to leave the series no matter how much I want to...I like your analogy, but I guess this is the way most of us North Americans feel towards Ubisoft and the AC franchise.

Biomedical-Fire
04-08-2013, 05:55 AM
As of right now, GameStop in NA is offering two pre-order bonuses, the poster and some in-game content.

Bonus!http://www.gamestop.com/gs/images/bonus/AC4_blackflag_bonus.jpg (http://www.gamestop.com/gs/images/bonus/AC4_blackflag_bonusLG.jpg)More details (http://www.gamestop.com/gs/images/bonus/AC4_blackflag_bonusLG.jpg)
Pre-order Assassin's Creed® IV Black Flag GameStop Edition for exclusive in-game content: The Black Island Pack!



Assassin's Creed IV Black Flag The Black Island Pack:

Captain Morgan's favorite ship sank off the coast with a full load of legendary sailing equipment. Explore the Black Island and retrieve these items that the pirates have been desperately searching for. The Black Island Pack includes:

The dark and dangerous treasure-hunting quest: Black Island.
The deadly Black Ship.
Legendary silver flintlock pistols used by Captain Morgan.
Valuable multiplayer items including Captain Morgan's costume, picture, and title.

Sergthegod
04-08-2013, 10:51 AM
We pretty much did the same thing for the ac3 version and nothing was done so its a lost cause. :(

Have Ubi seen your petition? I've found two contacts of Ubi representatives, now I am trying to do my best to contact somebody higher in rank. And working with Russian gamepress as well.
But what my petition (http://www.change.org/ru/%D0%BF%D0%B5%D1%82%D0%B8%D1%86%D0%B8%D0%B8/ubisoft-assassin-s-creed-4-black-chest-edition-available-for-pre-order-worldwide) lacks - the signs.

So, if you can help...

Dag_B
04-08-2013, 12:55 PM
What does the "Restricted to Master Assassins on Uplay only." mean?
Nothing, it just means "this is the best version for the biggest fans that want the most content".

kn1ghtoftruth
04-08-2013, 07:45 PM
To a mod/someone in the know - Just wondering if there's any news on approximately WHEN the NA edition will be revealed? Are we waiting weeks? months? Thanks in advance!

Deathgrim666
04-08-2013, 08:45 PM
To a mod/someone in the know - Just wondering if there's any news on approximately WHEN the NA edition will be revealed? Are we waiting weeks? months? Thanks in advance!

They always drag there feet on the NA version so we will know closer to launch. :mad:

Biomedical-Fire
04-09-2013, 02:41 AM
They always drag there feet on the NA version so we will know closer to launch. :mad:Yeah they do that so they can decide what content that can be put in to it that will be inferior to the EMEA editions so that it has us upset.

ooOHAPPYOoo
04-10-2013, 07:10 PM
These editions all look great, just wished that NA would get at least a few of these! I would probably pay to have these shipped if I could even find them anywhere! Just frustrating that all the cool editions come out everywhere else except NA.

ShiverMaTimbers
04-10-2013, 07:38 PM
Same for portugal over here aswell :(

bigjohn9397
04-11-2013, 06:12 AM
As of right now, GameStop in NA is offering two pre-order bonuses, the poster and some in-game content.Bonus!http://www.gamestop.com/gs/images/bonus/AC4_blackflag_bonus.jpg (http://www.gamestop.com/gs/images/bonus/AC4_blackflag_bonusLG.jpg)More details (http://www.gamestop.com/gs/images/bonus/AC4_blackflag_bonusLG.jpg) Pre-order Assassin's Creed® IV Black Flag GameStop Edition for exclusive in-game content: The Black Island Pack!


Assassin's Creed IV Black Flag The Black Island Pack: Captain Morgan's favorite ship sank off the coast with a full load of legendary sailing equipment. Explore the Black Island and retrieve these items that the pirates have been desperately searching for. The Black Island Pack includes:

The dark and dangerous treasure-hunting quest: Black Island.
The deadly Black Ship.
Legendary silver flintlock pistols used by Captain Morgan.
Valuable multiplayer items including Captain Morgan's costume, picture, and title.

The only thing "exclusive" about this is the poster, and thats a stretch, Eventually they'll release the in-game stuff via DLC, and everyone in the world will have access to it. This is such bullcrap.

Biomedical-Fire
04-11-2013, 01:16 PM
These editions all look great, just wished that NA would get at least a few of these! I would probably pay to have these shipped if I could even find them anywhere! Just frustrating that all the cool editions come out everywhere else except NA.
​I bought the Freedom Edition off eBay and if the Black Chest isn't offered on the NA Uplay store or something comparable to it, I'll have to take to ebay again.

pacmanate
04-11-2013, 02:07 PM
Just wait a few months. It doesn't matter when they reveal NA editions, they aren't going to come any later.

roostersrule2
04-11-2013, 02:52 PM
Just wait a few months. It doesn't matter when they reveal NA editions, they aren't going to come any later.And that concludes the tale of how one man outsmarted the whole of America.

ooOHAPPYOoo
04-11-2013, 03:25 PM
​I bought the Freedom Edition off eBay and if the Black Chest isn't offered on the NA Uplay store or something comparable to it, I'll have to take to ebay again.

How long after AC3 came out did you find it on ebay? If I can find the Black Chest edition on eBay that's what i'll probably do as well. I'm not so worried about the content because that always comes out in DLC, its the collectors stuff that I like.

Biomedical-Fire
04-11-2013, 09:32 PM
How long after AC3 came out did you find it on ebay? If I can find the Black Chest edition on eBay that's what i'll probably do as well. I'm not so worried about the content because that always comes out in DLC, its the collectors stuff that I like.They started popping up a few days after launch, but take note, if you don't have either a PS3 or an X360 that plays PAL games, you won't be able to play it on an North American X360. I didn't have to worry because I got it for the PC instead of my X360.

pacmanate
04-11-2013, 10:46 PM
They started popping up a few days after launch, but take note, if you don't have either a PS3 or an X360 that plays PAL games, you won't be able to play it on an North American X360. I didn't have to worry because I got it for the PC instead of my X360.

Actually the PS3 plays all region games.

montagemik
04-12-2013, 01:01 AM
Actually the PS3 plays all region games.

But the DLC codes that will come with e-bay PS3 editions Will usually be for region specific PS Store .

Biomedical-Fire
04-12-2013, 01:28 AM
But the DLC codes that will come with e-bay PS3 editions Will usually be for region specific PS Store .​But let's say that you have a PAL X360, you can make an separate UK XBL account to be able to redeem the DLC codes.

DeafAtheist
04-12-2013, 09:20 AM
I want a NA Collector's Edition for the next gen Xbox but who knows if I'll be able to afford it along with the next gen Xbox.

Looks like the EMEA fans once again seem to be getting the best editions. I wait in breathless anticipation for whatever special editions the gods at Ubisoft will feel fit to bestow upon us meager North American citizens.

ooOHAPPYOoo
04-12-2013, 01:44 PM
They started popping up a few days after launch, but take note, if you don't have either a PS3 or an X360 that plays PAL games, you won't be able to play it on an North American X360. I didn't have to worry because I got it for the PC instead of my X360.

Ok, I may have to do that, but I'm not really worried about the content as much as the collectors stuff. I can always buy the game at my local GameStop. I do appreciate the information though.

pacmanate
04-12-2013, 02:19 PM
If you have an NTSC Xbox 360 and order Europe or UK editions:

1. You cannot play PAL games, therefore Europe and UK editions will not work on your Xbox 360 console

If you have a PS3:

1. You can play any PS3 game from anywhere in the world as Blu Ray games are not region locked.
2. If you buy a PAL version and live in America, you will need to create a UK PSN account to use download codes. Once the codes are downloaded you can go back to playing on your normal American account.

Deathcythe
04-13-2013, 11:12 PM
I want a NA Collector's Edition for the next gen Xbox but who knows if I'll be able to afford it along with the next gen Xbox.

Looks like the EMEA fans once again seem to be getting the best editions. I wait in breathless anticipation for whatever special editions the gods at Ubisoft will feel fit to bestow upon us meager North American citizens.

so far with the rumors of the next xbox i wouldn't buy it. *RUMORS* that it'll be always online, (means won't work if internet connection gets sloppy and you can't even use the console. No backwards compatibility, and no used games will work on it. Again those are rumors.

DeafAtheist
04-14-2013, 06:44 AM
so far with the rumors of the next xbox i wouldn't buy it. *RUMORS* that it'll be always online, (means won't work if internet connection gets sloppy and you can't even use the console. No backwards compatibility, and no used games will work on it. Again those are rumors.

http://www.nbcnews.com/technology/ingame/new-xbox-rumors-suggest-microsoft-console-wont-be-always-online-1C9310692

roostersrule2
04-14-2013, 08:28 AM
http://www.nbcnews.com/technology/ingame/new-xbox-rumors-suggest-microsoft-console-wont-be-always-online-1C9310692That's a little reassuring but I think the PS4 will dominate this gen.

DeafAtheist
04-14-2013, 11:09 PM
That's a little reassuring but I think the PS4 will dominate this gen.

I doubt it. I'll admit the PS4 has some nice features, but we haven't heard for sure what the next gen Xbox will have. All we have is rumors and speculation. Sony has already shown their hand. Microsoft has the upper hand because they haven't revealed with they have in store yet so they have the opportunity to present something better than what Sony is offering. The only 3 negative rumors regarding the next Xbox I am aware of are 1) Requires always on internet. 2) Does not play used games . 3) Does not have a disc drive. All of these rumors seem to be false. Apparently the Xbox Mini that is being released around the same time does not have a disc drive, but what it does is it connects to your Xbox Durango so you can play 360 games in your Durango drive. The other rumors seem to be completely baseless.

With the Xbox Mini the Xbox already has 1 thing going for it the PS4 doesn't... Backwards compatibility. You will be able to play Xbox 360 games in your Durango with the Xbox Mini. PS4 will eventually put all the PS3 games on the PSN store for players to buy all over again in a digital download format. Screw that.

Personally I intend to get both consoles eventually, but I'm 99% certain I'll continue being mostly an Xbox gamer and only using the PS4 for Sony exclusives.

Biomedical-Fire
04-15-2013, 01:51 AM
Also another rumor can be laid to rest about the NextBox/Durango/X720 not playing games, two Ubi dev's outed the next gen Xbox on their LinkdIn accounts. One working at Ubisoft Paris listed that he is working on Assassin's Creed 4: Black Flag (PC, PS3, X360, PS4, X720, WiiU) and the other at Ubisoft Montreal listed that he is working on Watch Dogs (PS4/X720). Here is the link (http://www.xbox360achievements.org/news/news-14614-Watch_Dogs-and-Assassin-s-Creed-IV-Listed-as-Coming-to--X720-.html)

montagemik
04-15-2013, 08:06 AM
I doubt it. I'll admit the PS4 has some nice features, but we haven't heard for sure what the next gen Xbox will have. All we have is rumors and speculation. Sony has already shown their hand. Microsoft has the upper hand because they haven't revealed with they have in store yet so they have the opportunity to present something better than what Sony is offering. The only 3 negative rumors regarding the next Xbox I am aware of are 1) Requires always on internet. 2) Does not play used games . 3) Does not have a disc drive. All of these rumors seem to be false. Apparently the Xbox Mini that is being released around the same time does not have a disc drive, but what it does is it connects to your Xbox Durango so you can play 360 games in your Durango drive. The other rumors seem to be completely baseless.

With the Xbox Mini the Xbox already has 1 thing going for it the PS4 doesn't... Backwards compatibility. You will be able to play Xbox 360 games in your Durango with the Xbox Mini. PS4 will eventually put all the PS3 games on the PSN store for players to buy all over again in a digital download format. Screw that.

Personally I intend to get both consoles eventually, but I'm 99% certain I'll continue being mostly an Xbox gamer and only using the PS4 for Sony exclusives.

So XBOX's solution to backwards compatibility is ..........BUY 2 consoles !! a next box & a Mini box ?? - pure genius , if only Sony customers could buy 2 consoles & retain backward compatibility too.

montagemik
04-15-2013, 08:15 AM
Also another rumor can be laid to rest about the NextBox/Durango/X720 not playing games, two Ubi dev's outed the next gen Xbox on their LinkdIn accounts. One working at Ubisoft Paris listed that he is working on Assassin's Creed 4: Black Flag (PC, PS3, X360, PS4, X720, WiiU) and the other at Ubisoft Montreal listed that he is working on Watch Dogs (PS4/X720). Here is the link (http://www.xbox360achievements.org/news/news-14614-Watch_Dogs-and-Assassin-s-Creed-IV-Listed-as-Coming-to--X720-.html)

What 'rumour' does that info lay to rest exactly ??

We already KNOW AC4 is coming to Next Gen Consoles (plural ) So obviously they're working on X720 version too - they're making / testing gamecode running on that system .

Am i missing some point you were making ??

Dag_B
04-15-2013, 10:34 AM
I doubt it. I'll admit the PS4 has some nice features, but we haven't heard for sure what the next gen Xbox will have.
Actually, I do not see that the PS4 has "nice features". I saw the announcement live because I own a PS3 and I love it, but all I saw where some useless social media stuff that I'll never use, some lights on the controller that show that Sony learned nothing from their failing six-axis system and the info that it'll not be backwards compatibility. Oh and "better grafics".

At the moment I guess I'll just keep my gaming PC up-to-date and stay away from the new consoles.
Maybe after a few years I'll buy a cheap model for the exclusives (if there are any good ones) but meh.

pacmanate
04-15-2013, 03:01 PM
Actually, I do not see that the PS4 has "nice features". I saw the announcement live because I own a PS3 and I love it, but all I saw where some useless social media stuff that I'll never use, some lights on the controller that show that Sony learned nothing from their failing six-axis system and the info that it'll not be backwards compatibility. Oh and "better grafics".

At the moment I guess I'll just keep my gaming PC up-to-date and stay away from the new consoles.
Maybe after a few years I'll buy a cheap model for the exclusives (if there are any good ones) but meh.

Erm, do specs mean anything to you?! Because of the crazy 8GB DDR5 RAM and the other new tech inside we will get:

Better Textures
Less Texture Pop
Less shadow pop/nicer shadows
Better Physics for water etc
Better lighting
Better particle effects
Smarter AI

As for the controller, it links to the sensor bar too:

Display health via colours
Has Move/SixAxis capabilities
Contains a 720p + res touch screen for menu swipes etc.

Social Media:

Not quiet sure, popping into other peoples games
Uploading clips
Sharing media
Loads more but this isn't an area I am interested in.


And anyway, if you have a gaming PC, why are you bothering with consoles :|

Mr_Shade
04-15-2013, 04:33 PM
Just a quick update for those people asking about access to The Watch.

Presently The Watch is only available in certain EMEA regions.


Please check with your retailers.

Dag_B
04-15-2013, 09:07 PM
Just a quick update for those people asking about access to The Watch.

Presently The Watch is only available in certain EMEA regions.


Please check with your retailers.
Do you have information how UPlay will deliver the codes yet?
I'm still wondering if I'll get an email or a real mail. ^^



pacmanate, I already mentioned most things you mentioned. ^^

Better grafics are ok, but on the one hand it does not mean that most companies will be able to create them (there are pretty bad graphics on the PS3 too) on the other hand, those can not rescue a bad game. But a bad looking game can be extremly entertaining. :P
Social media - most opinions I heard about this are similar to yours (and mine): Not really interesting. Most people hope that you can deactivate most things. ^^ I wouldn't considet that a "nice feature".
That thing were others can play your game is an interesting idea but I guess I would never use that. I want to beat my games by myself. But yeah, it is worth a thought when you have trouble with the water temple and can't get trough that point... But even this is something one would use very rarely, it's not a top feature that makes consolegaming more enjoyable.
SixAxis and move, oh boy. Move, I never owned move. There are too few games that use it and even fewer are interesting (imo!). SixAxis has a similar problem. I own two SixAxis-Games, Flow (very entertaining) and Lair where SixAxis does not work at all. The problem there is that a controllershaped controller is not a good basis for a nice motioncontrol. And now they even glued the movelamp to the controller... And there is another problem, people that enjoy those kinds of controlling are more likely to own a Wii or Wii U. So my guess is, that games that use those will again be very rare and that good games using it will be even rarer.
The touch screen, at the moment I cannot imagine that it'll be comfortably usable. The position seems odd. I imagine that the sticks are in the way. But we have to wait what companies will do with that thing. Maybe it'll come out very handy. Again not a top feature that'll make the PS4 an outstanding console.

And yeah, I do not know what I expected but after the announcement I felt like "What? That's all the PS4 offers me?". It's a lot knickknack-stuff but nothing really great, surprising, outstanding.


And anyway, if you have a gaming PC, why are you bothering with consoles :|
IF a console will have great features that will add some fun to gaming I'd buy one. And if there are good games, of course. At the moment I do not see that there will be some kind of benefit in owning a console (besides exclusive games). So as I said, I guess I will indeed stop bothering with consoles for the next few years.
At the moment I own both, yes, PC and PS3 but the PS3 is older. The PC is pretty new and I just started to get used to it again. It's been like 10 years or so that I had a gaming PC which could play the games that were "new". lol.

DeafAtheist
04-16-2013, 04:51 AM
So XBOX's solution to backwards compatibility is ..........BUY 2 consoles !! a next box & a Mini box ?? - pure genius , if only Sony customers could buy 2 consoles & retain backward compatibility too.

The Xbox Mini isn't really a console. It's similar to the Xbox 360's former function where you had to get a separate thing to hook up to the 360 in order to play HD DVD discs. The Mini doesn't play games on it's own. It has no drive so it can't play 360 discs itself. You just connect it to a Durango in order to use the Durango to play 360 games. It makes sense because to make a Durango with backwards compatibility would be much more costly and would mean the launch price would probably be $200 more. I don't know about you but I don't want to pay $700 for a new console. Many people probably won't care about backwards compatibility so they won't buy a mini and would just continue to use their 360s to play 360 discs. Or just not play 360 games at all anymore. So why should those gamers have to shell out an additional $200 for a console feature that is useless to them?

However, at the same time there will be gamers that WILL want backwards compatibility and would be willing to shell out the $150 extra for an Xbox mini so they can play 360 games on their Durango.

Which makes more sense to you, paying $150 to add backwards compatibility to your Durango so you can play every one of your 360 games on the next gen Xbox or having to re-buy every PS3 game you want to play on the PS4 in digital format rendering all your old discs you spent $Hundreds on useless? Sure you could just hook up both your PS3 and PS4 to the same TV and switch between consoles, but you might not be able to socialize with your friends who are logged in on the PS4 while you're logged into the PS3. You also wouldn't be able to use the PS4's social networking features on the PS3 so if you wanted to stream your PS3 titles you'd either have to buy them in digital format on the PS4 to use that feature or buy a Roxio or something. The way Xbox is doing it makes a lot more sense to me.


Also another rumor can be laid to rest about the NextBox/Durango/X720 not playing games, two Ubi dev's outed the next gen Xbox on their LinkdIn accounts. One working at Ubisoft Paris listed that he is working on Assassin's Creed 4: Black Flag (PC, PS3, X360, PS4, X720, WiiU) and the other at Ubisoft Montreal listed that he is working on Watch Dogs (PS4/X720). Here is the link (http://www.xbox360achievements.org/news/news-14614-Watch_Dogs-and-Assassin-s-Creed-IV-Listed-as-Coming-to--X720-.html)

That sounds like an idiotic rumor. What exactly would be the point of coming out with a game console that doesn't actually play games?

montagemik
04-16-2013, 08:58 AM
The Xbox Mini isn't really a console. It's similar to the Xbox 360's former function where you had to get a separate thing to hook up to the 360 in order to play HD DVD discs. The Mini doesn't play games on it's own. It has no drive so it can't play 360 discs itself. You just connect it to a Durango in order to use the Durango to play 360 games. It makes sense because to make a Durango with backwards compatibility would be much more costly and would mean the launch price would probably be $200 more. I don't know about you but I don't want to pay $700 for a new console. Many people probably won't care about backwards compatibility so they won't buy a mini and would just continue to use their 360s to play 360 discs. Or just not play 360 games at all anymore. So why should those gamers have to shell out an additional $200 for a console feature that is useless to them?

Which makes more sense to you, paying $150 to add backwards compatibility to your Durango so you can play every one of your 360 games on the next gen Xbox or having to re-buy every PS3 game you want to play on the PS4 in digital format rendering all your old discs you spent $Hundreds on useless? Sure you could just hook up both your PS3 and PS4 to the same TV and switch between consoles, but you might not be able to socialize with your friends who are logged in on the PS4 while you're logged into the PS3. You also wouldn't be able to use the PS4's social networking features on the PS3 so if you wanted to stream your PS3 titles you'd either have to buy them in digital format on the PS4 to use that feature or buy a Roxio or something. The way Xbox is doing it makes a lot more sense to me.




Sorry - I'm just not a fan of 'KIT FORM CONSOLES' ...............Separate HD-DVD drives, separate HDD , now separate 360 drive ...

I'm in England - so your potential $700 = £550 or so ............................. I've spent a similar or larger amount on each console launch , So that's no biggie .
I have £1000 intended for Next gen Console & launch games.

pacmanate
04-16-2013, 01:25 PM
Sorry - I'm just not a fan of 'KIT FORM CONSOLES' ...............Separate HD-DVD drives, separate HDD , now separate 360 drive ...

I'm in England - so your potential $700 = £550 or so ............................. I've spent a similar or larger amount on each console launch , So that's no biggie .
I have £1000 intended for Next gen Console & launch games.

That is sweet! You know if you work at Aldi you get £9 an hour on tills?! Thats what my summer job is going to be :P. Then i am going to work at GAME hopefully over the Xmas period :P DISCOUNTS

lothario-da-be
04-16-2013, 04:06 PM
That is sweet! You know if you work at Aldi you get £9 an hour on tills?! Thats what my summer job is going to be :P. Then i am going to work at GAME hopefully over the Xmas period :P DISCOUNTS
Aldi also exists in the UK?:p

Dag_B
04-16-2013, 04:35 PM
Aldi also exists in the UK?:p
Aldi is everywhere. :cool:

lothario-da-be
04-16-2013, 04:45 PM
Aldi is everywhere. :cool:
Do they sell their lasagnas everywhere?