I was so excited for Assassin’s Creed Unity – it looked pretty, had tons of cool stuff and could have been the best Assassin’s Creed game to date. Unfortunately, it was launched as a broken mess, and earned negative reviews and bunch of bad blood as a result. Ubisoft is trying to fix things, and they might be almost there.
In a post on the Assassin’s Creed blog, Ubisoft has announced Patch 4, the patch to rule them all. More than just framerate issues, it should fix most remaining issues. We can expect a more detailed preview next week, which should hopefully mean that the game will be fully functional by the holidays. However, here are the things basic things that they’re trying to fix.
- Game crashes after loading your save: We’re devoting a lot of attention to this one and we have a workaround (try taking your system offline and reload your save, you should be able to play offline). Most instances of this crash will be eliminated in Patch 4, but if you do still encounter this issue after the Patch is applied please file a Customer Support ticket to help us identify what your issue is so we can create a fix for it.
- Error CE-34878-0: Similar to the crash mentioned above, the game freezes or crashes after loading your save. This particular error message is exclusive to PS4. This issue should be resolved in Patch 4.
- Initiates legacy recognition issues: Many of these issues have been resolved, but we’ve noted that it could still take several days for all of your progress from past games to be fully updated. If after five days you still don’t see your progress accurately reflected on the site, please file a ticket with Customer Support so we can more closely examine this issue.
Other fixes include issues with the companion app. They continue to work on Unity, and are hoping that this will rectify most remaining issues.
I’m glad to see this – it needed to be done and it’s good to see that they have worked so quickly to sort things out. I think for many people, this will be all that was necessary – as long as the game is safe to buy as a present during the holidays, it should be fine. However, many many people were burned by being early adopters, and the gameplay experience has been tainted as a result. I will happily go revisit Paris once Patch 4 is released, just so I can experience the game the way that I had hoped it would be from the start. I just don’t see many people making the same journey with me after such a horrible launch.
Will you give the game a whirl now that it’s so improved, or is it just not worth it anymore now that your hype has dissipated?
Last Updated: December 9, 2014