Assassin’s Creed Unity launched last month with numerous bugs, glitches and framerate problems that caused outrage from many fans of the series. Ubisoft is now trying to make good with these fans by offering free content.
Everyone who purchased the game will receive the Dead Kings DLC for free, and anyone who had purchased the season pass, which is no longer for sale, will receive a free game of their choice from the following list:
- The Crew
- Far Cry 4
- Watch Dogs
- Assassin’s Creed Black Flag
- Rayman Legends
- Just Dance 2015
There is no release date yet for the Dead Kings DLC, but Ubisoft has said that it is coming soon. They also haven’t worked out the delivery method for the free content, we’ll be updated shortly on this. In the meantime, they continue to work on fixes for the games problems, and have just released Patch 3 that contains over 300 fixes for various in-game issues. Yannis Mallat, CEO of Ubisoft Montreal & Toronto, commented on this in his update to the fans:
“In addition to the latest patch and this offer, we are committed to delivering further fixes for other issues you’ve raised. In the meantime, please keep your feedback coming – it has been both humbling and incredibly helpful as we continue working hard to improve the overall quality of the game. We are hopeful that with these forthcoming updates, everyone will be able to truly enjoy their Assassin’s Creed Unity experience.
We will continue striving to make Assassin’s Creed one of the most ambitious and innovative franchises on the market, and we thank you for your continued loyalty and support.”
Stay tuned to MONG for more information on AC Unity, as well as our review which is coming soon!
This is great news for people who purchased AC Unity. I figured we’d see some sort of “make good” for the consumer, but I didn’t expect them to give away some of their new release games. I commend Ubisoft for their handling of this situation, in my eyes it certainly does show that they care about their fans. The game obviously should have been held back a month or two, but if I was someone who gets a free game from this I would probably be happy it was released in a buggy state. Hopefully Ubisoft and other publishers take note of this and work a bit harder to ensure a games quality upon release.
Ryan Amirault is an Associate Writer for MONG and likes free things because money doesn’t grow on trees. Follow him on Twitter.