As everybody knows by now, Assassin’s Creed Unity has some problems. Many, many problems. Recently, Ubisoft released a patch that was supposed to fix those problems, but guess what? The patch had problems too. The Assassin’s Creed Initiates website, which Ubisoft created as a hub for the Assassin’s Creed community, also suffered some issues. And that’s not even counting the French politicians who called Unity “propaganda against the people” or the game’s mediocre reviews.
While at this point it feels like like Assassin’s Creed Unity is simply cursed, Ubisoft is still doing everything they can to make things right. For one, they’ve all but admitted that Assassin’s Creed Unity was rushed to meet its release date. A few weeks ago, Ubisoft Montreal and Toronto CEO Yannis Mallat apologized to gamers; even better, he announced that Assassin’s Creed Unity’s upcoming DLC, Dead Kings, will be free for everyone who purchased the game.
That was great news for anyone who’s stuck with Unity despite its difficulties, although it seemed to penalize users who bought Unity’s Gold Edition or stand-alone Season Pass, which were supposed to include the DLC as part of their purchase price. Well, don’t worry; gamers who already cashed in their Season Pass can now head to the Assassin’s Creed Unity Redemption Site and pick up Far Cry 4, The Crew, Assassin’s Creed: Black Flag, Watch Dogs, Rayman Legends, or Just Dance 2015 completely free.
That’s a pretty good selection of games, especially Far Cry 4, which critics loved and which picked up “Best Shooter” at Geoff Keighley’s The Game Awards. Even better, all six titles work just fine which is a nice change of pace after Unity’s ongoing issues.
There’s just one catch: anyone who redeems one of these free games waives his or her right to sue Ubisoft regarding either Assassin Creed Unity’s Season Pass or its ongoing technical problems. Realistically, the only way gamers could get Ubisoft to pony up any cash over these topics would be a class-action lawsuit, which doesn’t seem to be happening and would likely result in a pretty small pay-off. Still, it’s like they say: the more you know…
Even with this restriction, most gamers are likely going to go for the free games anyway. However, if someone out there can prove that Assassin’s Creed Unity’s poor performance has caused millions of dollars’ worth of emotional damage, maybe – just maybe – they should hold off a little longer.