Ubisoft scraps paid DLC in wake of Assassin’s Creed Unity bugs (Wired UK)


Assassin's Creed
Unity
Assassin’s Creed
Unity

A bug-ridden launch has seen Ubisoft offer a big
apology to players.

© 2014 Ubisoft


Had trouble with Assassin’s Creed: Unity, Ubisoft’s latest
instalment in its historical murderthon series? You’re far from the
only one, with the game
plagued by bugs such as the horrific absence of faces, or
characters falling through an infinite abyss, since its launch two
weeks ago.

To apologise, the publisher has scrapped plans to charge for its
future DLC packs, starting
with the upcoming Dead
Kings
. The expansion will now be provided free to anyone
who owns Unity. Further, players can no longer buy the
season pass that would have delivered additional story and mission
content.

Don’t worry if you have bought the season pass though. Those who
already purchased will be given a free game for their troubles
instead, with a selection of racer The Crew, open-world
adventure Far Cry 4, cybercrime saga Watch Dogs,
dance title Just Dance 2015, platformer Rayman
Legends
or Unity’s  own predecessor
Assassin’s Creed 4: Black Flag to choose from. Season pass
holders will also still receive the 2.5D spin-off game Assassin’s Creed Chronicles: China.

Yannis Mallat, CEO of Ubisoft Montreaal and Toronto where
Unity was developed, issued a statement on the problems
the game has faced, saying “Unfortunately, at launch, the overall
quality of the game was diminished by bugs and unexpected technical
issues. I want to sincerely apologise on behalf of Ubisoft and the
entire Assassin’s Creed team. These problems took away
from your enjoyment of the game, and kept many of you from
experiencing the game at its fullest potential.”

Mallat also said that the latest patch for the game — the third
— will fix issues relating to “stability and performance,
matchmaking and connectivity, gameplay and menus” and that “we are
committed to delivering further fixes for other issues you’ve
raised”.

The full list of patch notes and the errors they correct can be
found here. Dead Kings has yet to receive a release
date, but Ubisoft says it is “coming soon”.

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27 November 2014 | 3:06 pm – Source: wired.co.uk

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