Assassin's Creed 4: Black Flag game director Ashraf Ismail has said the game's PC release date is likely to fall "a few weeks after" the current-gen console versions hit stores.
Ubisoft previously confirmed an Assassin's Creed 4 release date of October 29 in the US and November 1 in the UK.
Speaking to ElderGeek in a video interview, Ismail said Ubisoft Montreal is "working hard on the PC version", adding: "For our PC fans, don't worry. The game on PC looks phenomenal."
He went on to backtrack on his comments about a staggered release for the game, noting: "I'm just the creative guy, I might even be wrong about that date. It might actually be sooner if I'm wrong."
Given past form, it appears highly unlikely that Assassin's Creed 4 will release on the same day as the console versions. The first, second , third, fourth and fifth core entries in the series have all been delayed on PC or planned for release after the console versions.
Last week, Ubisoft released a new Assassin's Creed 4 trailer and batch of screens.