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Assassin’s Creed Unity has microtransactions

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Assassin’s Creed Unity is changing a lot of what we’ve come to expect from the franchise. There’s new stealth gameplay, a revamped parkour system and far better mission structure. It’s a pity that not all the relics of the past have been brushed away though.


Microtransactions have been included in Assassin’s Creed titles ever since Assassin’s Creed III. Last year’s Black Flag entry featured a way for players to unlock all ship upgrades, important locations on the map and more using cold hard real-world cash. There aren’t many details on what you can unlock in Unity, but it sounds fairly similar.

In an interview with OXM at Gamescom, Ubisoft confirmed that Unity will have a microstransaction system that will allow players to unlock upgrades faster. That probably means upgrades to gear and weapons using real money rather than unlocking them through play. Senior Producer Vincent Pontibrand stated that if the team didn’t feel it belonged in the game, it wouldn’t be there.

"If we think it fits the gameplay, or the brand itself, the core values, we’re willing to take those risks. If not, then not. We’re not going to make any compromises."

Just like Assassin’s Creed III and Black Flag, they option to accelerate your upgrades is completely optional. I’ve never really felt that these features intruded in previous Assassin’s Creed titles, so I highly doubt it’ll be any different in Unity. Still, it feels a little bit greedy don’t you think?

Last Updated: August 15, 2014


  1. *sigh*

    I love the AC story. It is really damn good.

    However, Ubi is failing HARD in a few fields. Crappy PC controls, UNoPlay, and now this.

    I’ll rather be reading about it that playing it I’m afraid… 🙁


  2. Hammersteyn

    August 15, 2014 at 12:07

    A Fool and his money is soon parted the saying goes and the world is full of fools thus microtransactions is very successful.


    • Admiral Chief Dovahkiin

      August 15, 2014 at 12:13

      Wise words


  3. Kensei Seraph

    August 15, 2014 at 12:16

    So the core values of the AC brand are ripping off gullible fools?
    Well colour me purple with orange polka-dots and sprinkle me in sherbet, why am I not surprised?


  4. Dutch Matrix

    August 15, 2014 at 12:26

    I know I can be a jackass at the best of times, and a loud one at that. And I am sorry about it, really I am. I am taking meds to keep me calm and all. But come on. Does Ubisoft really take us for a bunch of fools????

    “If we think it fits our wallets….” There. Fixed it for you.


  5. Ryanza

    August 15, 2014 at 12:28

    Video games are good for hand and eye coordination, critical thinking, brain storming, organization, timing, resource management, process information fast, ect.

    Microtransactions teaches us that money solves all our problems.


    • Admiral Chief Dovahkiin

      August 15, 2014 at 12:32

      I wholeheartedly agree


    • Lord Chaos

      August 15, 2014 at 12:33

      Spot on. And in all honesty, about half way through Black Flag I had no idea what to do with all my resources and I didn’t spend a single cent on micro-bull


      • Admiral Chief Dovahkiin

        August 15, 2014 at 12:36

        Good on ya!


        • Lord Chaos

          August 15, 2014 at 12:37

          Too late in the week for me to realize if this is sarcasm or not.

          But point stays, it’s really not that hard to get the resources, why the hell pay?


          • Admiral Chief Dovahkiin

            August 15, 2014 at 12:42

            No sarcasm there dude

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