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Ubisoft releasing  Assassin's Creed IV  DLC as standalone game
Ubisoft releasing Assassin's Creed IV DLC as standalone game
February 5, 2014 | By Alex Wawro

February 5, 2014 | By Alex Wawro
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Newsbrief: Ubisoft plans to start selling Assassin's Creed Freedom Cry, the downloadable content pack for Assassin's Creed IV, as a stand-alone downloadable game later this month.

The game will be available for $15 on PlayStation 3 and PlayStation 4 on February 18, and on Steam a week thereafter.

Other than the $5 increase in asking price, there appears to be no meaningful difference between the stand-alone version of Assassin's Creed Freedom Cry and the $10 DLC version that was released last November.

It's an interesting move by Ubisoft -- if this practice of spinning off meaty DLC packs as downloadable games proves profitable, we could see a variety of brief, $10-$20 titles from AAA studios entering the market in the near future.


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Eric Geer
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Could be for those that maybe bought the full game on PS3,360, WiiU, and would like to taste the updated Next Gen graphics of PS4/Xbone without rebuying the full game. Just a thought.

Andrew Wallace
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So how soon will we be calling sequels "full-length standalone DLC"?

Terry Matthes
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Ahh the good ol' days when Epic Games released tons of bonus packs full of new levels and characters for free just for supporting the title. I miss those days :(


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