Ubisoft has cancelled the season pass for Assassin’s Creed Unity. Instead, everyone will get the Dead Kings DLC for free, and Season Pass owners will get a voucher for a free Ubisoft game like Far Cry 4, Assassin’s Creed: Rogue, or Watch Dogs. The publisher announced their tactical withdrawal from sales of the Unity season pass this morning, noting that Patch 3 was being readied for release. Yannis Mallat, CEO of Ubisoft Montreal & Toronto, expressed his regrets over Unity’s launch problems.
Unfortunately, at launch, the overall quality of the game was diminished by bugs and unexpected technical issues. I want to sincerely apologize 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.
The season pass entries in all digital marketplaces have been withdrawn. Ubisoft will not be making it available for purchase going forward. Season pass holders can go here to read up on what’s being offered instead. Sounds like someone’s getting Just Dance 2015!
Jean-Luc Melenchon, president of the Left Party in France, wants people to know that Assassin’s Creed Unity presents an inaccurate picture of the French Revolution. According to the lengthy tirade he gave on France Inter Radio, Melenchon is most concerned that Ubisoft’s open world videogame portrays King Louis XVI and Marie-Antoinette as victims of Robbespierre’s monstrous schemes, while heroes of the Revolution are painted as maniacs or co-conspirators of shadowy cabals.
“It is propaganda against the people, the people who are made to be barbarians, bloodthirsty savages. In 1789 there were the poor aristocrats, and they are presented as fine upstanding people.”
Melenchon said the game’s mischaracterization of revolutionary figures is a mode of thought shared with his far-right political opponents. He made no mention of how the modern-day threat from Abstergo, the Assassins, or the plot to collect MacGuffin alien artifacts impacts France’s current political landscape.
Ubisoft has created a Live Updates Blog to keep people informed on the progress of patches for Assassin’s Creed Unity. The game, which launched on November 11th, has made headlines for its nightmare fuel in the form of glitches and bugs. Less funny are the videos of low framerates and crashes that people have reported on all platforms. Ubisoft claims that the team is “furiously working” to resolve reported issues.
We understand players are experiencing difficulties and we want you to know that we’re listening to your feedback.
Don’t change a thing, Ubisoft! Gamers are getting some terrific meme material from Unity.
Did assassins in revolutionary Paris have neatly trimmed facial hair? You betcha! At least, that’s what the historical records at Edge Shaving Zone show. Players of the upcoming Assassin’s Creed Unity can purchase “limited edition” Edge shaving cans to find codes that will unlock exclusive in-game gear. Groom yourself and snag a hood for your assassin. If there’s one thing the Assassin’s Creed series has taught gamers, it’s that hooded garments were in really short supply throughout the eras.