Gamescom 2014: Assassin's Creed Unity Uses Microtransactions
Posted by Wayne Davies
But it won't compromise the Brotherhood
Ubisoft has confirmed that Assassin's Creed Unity will feature microtransactions.
Speaking with TotalXbox, Assassin's Creed Unity producer Vincent Pontbriand confirmed that players will be able can spend real money to "fast track" unlocks such as weapons, attire and items. Pontbriand then went on to reassure players that these transactions won't compromise gameplay or the overall experience.
"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." Said Pontbriand
This isn't the first time an Assassin's Creed title has featured microtransactions. The multiplayer modes of Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag allowed users to buy "Erudito Credits", which could be used to purchase any ability, perk, streak or cosmetic in the game. Its important to note however, that anything that could be purchased with real money, could also be unlocked without spending a penny.
Since Assassin's Creed Unity won't feature the competitive multiplayer seen in previous installments, we hope that everything can be unlocked over time and these microtransactions don't keep unique items locked behind a pay wall.
Assassin's Creed Unity will launch worldwide on October 28th for Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and PC, then two week later will see the release of Assassin's Creed Rogue on November 11th for Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3.