Microtransactions are a red flag for most gamers as they feel it’s a way for game publishers to squeeze more money off of them. Well, it has now been confirmed that Assassin’s Creed Unity will have microtransactions.
Ubisoft confirmed this during an interview with OXM during Gamecom. Assassin’s Creed Unity’s Senior Producer Vincent Pontibrand explained it’s a way to “fast track” unlocking stuff by spending your real money. This means you can get upgrades at a faster rate than just playing the game the normal way. He did say this is “pretty much” all of the microtransactions that will be in the game.
Pontibrand also explained Ubisoft was careful when adding microtransactions to Assassin’s Creed Unity:
“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.”
It sounds like Ubisoft is testing the waters for microtransactions in Assassin’s Creed Unity. If it fails, then we may not see again. If it turns out to be popular, we might see it stay for future games.
Ubisoft promises to share more about microtransactions and how they work in Assassin’s Creed Unity at a later date. Hopefully they don’t interfere too much with the core gameplay.