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Ubisoft: Assassin's Creed 3 PC works better with a controller

"I don't see us investing hugely in a mouse and keyboard setup."

Ubisoft has advised anyone hoping to play Assassin's Creed 3 on PC to invest in a control pad.

Speaking in an interview with Game Spy, Ubisoft Montreal's creative director Alex Hutchinson explained that he believes the game works best that way and that the studio won't be putting too much effort into optimising the sequel for keyboard-based play.

"We're definitely supporting PC, we love PC, but I think it'll be PC with a controller," he said.

"I don't see us investing hugely in a mouse and keyboard setup. I think if you want to play on PC and you want to play Assassin's Creed, you have a controller."

The American Revolution-set sequel is due out on PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 from 31st October, with the PC release expected to follow some time after that.

For more on the game, see our recent Assassin's Creed 3 preview.