Rather than be a bunch of hard cases to customers that managed to buy Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag a little bit early, Ubisoft has taken a different attitude. In a series of tweets (gathered by GoNintendo) Tim Browne, the Lead Game Designer on Assassin’s Creed III & IV: Black Flag MP, said that Ubisoft will not punish consumers who were able to buy the latest AC game early by resetting gained levels of in AC IV multiplayer. They will be resetting the multiplayer ladders, but only to make it fair for customers joining in on the multiplayer fun at launch.
Brown went on to say that "The players currently playing haven’t done anything wrong," adding that "Retailers have sent out copies early and we don’t believe in punishing innocent..."
That's the best attitude to have and if there is any ire on early purchases it should be directed at retailers who likely signed some sort of covenant with the publisher to release the game on a certain date in certain regions throughout the world.
Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag hits retail outlets tomorrow in North America and other regions.
Thanks to Andrew Eisen for the tip on this one.