Assassin’s Creed Unity is going to feature micro-transactions but Ubisoft, the developers of the game defends that it is not going to be mandatory as found in mobile gaming platform but rather can be used as a way to unlock items quicker.
Whether the company is trying to copy Electronic Arts Battlefield sales strategy or not is unknown at the moment but they are definitely heading in the wrong direction. The new addition will allow players to instantly unlock all the items or the ones that they purchase which can also be unlocked by patiently playing through the game. But, in order to unlock you do have to pay them real currency! That doesn’t include the $60 full price that you pay at the beginning to purchase the game.
Fast Track System
According to Ubisoft, Assassin’s Creed Unity is going to feature this system called Fast Track. In other words, it is the micro transaction system that they are going to implement. This will allow players to unlock new gear without having to complete the missions and quests but this fast track is available only for those who are ready to spend real world currency for quicker progress. Senior producer Vincent Pontbriand added to this statement that even though this may allow some people who pay to access new weapons and upgrades quicker, it will not significantly affect the game play as some fear.
The news was revealed by the producer during an interview with the Official Xbox Magazine. Ubisoft did not detail on the items that will be available for purchase through this micro transaction system or how this actually works. They are yet to come up with an official statement detailing the elements of this feature which we hope they will do soon.
Speaking to the magazine, the senior producer said that their team is increasingly careful about implementing such new ideas and they are taking one step at a time. As such new features may or may not find an audience, the developers are not going to implement it hard-core unless the consequences are realised. “We aren’t going to go with something that may not suit the game or affect its core game play. We will see if it fits the gameplay or the brand of Assassin’s Creed before taking such risks. If not, we will just wind it back. We will not make any compromises,” said the producer.
While the statement sounds very vague, we do hope that Assassin’s Creed Unity doesn’t get spoiled for this little experiment of theirs. After all, the so-called games on tablets and smartphones are nowhere near to the people who play on consoles and computers because what people enjoy on these platforms are actual games made by investing millions of dollars. It is a huge industry where people pay to purchase the title but forcing them to pay more isn’t what they would appreciate.
We are waiting for more announcements from Ubisoft before the game releases. Assassin’s Creed Unity is coming to Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and PC on October 28.
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