Assassin’s Creed 3 on PC is not a “basic port”
The Assassin’s Creed 3 dev team have just taken part in a Reddit AMA chat and there were a few bits and pieces of information that were relevant to the PC version which has still to be released.
UbiSoft has confirmed that the PC version will ship with all the latest patches already applied and it comes with a “special patch” which has been “designed to ensure that everything runs as smoothly as possible”. They did mention that there are likely to be fixes at launch or shortly after release but that it will be “less buggy” than the console versions were at launch.
The PC version will be enhanced with DX11 support so there is increased texture resolution, Tesselation and shader improvements. This is apparently why the PC version is releasing after the console versions.
The Assassin’s Creed control system has never been great on the PC and it sounds like that won’t be changing. In their opinion the game is designed for a controller which is the “recommended interface”. This could turn PC players off, I know it’s a real beef I have with the series on PC.
The full conversation on AC3 can be read here.