Ubisoft CEO Yannis Mallat apologized for the Assassin’s Creed Unity launch and is offering free DLC, as well as, a free game for season pass holders.
“I want to sincerely apologize on behalf of Ubisoft and the entire Assassin’s Creed team,” Mallat said. “These problems took away from your enjoyment of the game, and kept many of you from experiencing the game at its fullest potential.” “To show our appreciation for your continued support, we’re making the upcoming Assassin’s Creed Unity Dead Kings DLC free for everyone. For Season Pass holders, we will also offer the choice of one additional game from a selection of Ubisoft titles for free.”
If you purchased Assassin’s Creed Unity Gold Edition, you’re also entitled to a free game as well, though the free game is not available yet. The free games include: The Crew, Far Cry 4, Watch Dogs, Assassin’s Creed Black Flag, Rayman Legends, or Just Dance 2015. The Season Pass is obviously not for sale anymore; otherwise people could easily take advantage of this deal.
The Dead Kings DLC will be available through an in-game link, but no release date is set as of yet.
Patch 3 for Assassin’s Creed Unity is rolling out this week, with over 300 fixes, but a future patch is expected still. (Source: IGN)
What do you think of what Ubisoft is doing to “make up” for the unstable launch? Good or bad? I can’t say it’s great. Games should launch with stability. That’s a huge problem with both the Xbox One and PS4 right now. Multiple games are launching that don’t work and have aspects broken at launch. That just isn’t right. You can’t launch unfinished products like that and gamers shouldn’t be buying these unfinished products in the first place. Do I think it is “nice” of Ubisoft to offer a free game and free DLC? Sure, that’s pretty great. People can literally get games that just came out: Far Cry 4, The Crew, Watch Dogs, etc. That’s fantastic (and you can get games that are better and more interesting than mediocre Assassin’s Creed games). But it doesn’t change anything, developers and publishers need to stop rushing products and should buckle down and be willing to delay a game every now and then.
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