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