Polygon: "Assassin's Creed Unity features a new alternate in-game currency used to unlock in-game upgrades, and it can be bought for real-world money in amounts up to $99.99."
Have to make up them development costs somehow.
Assassins Creed is like the 3rd best selling video game franchise in the entire industry. They make a pretty penny every year off this milked franchise.
A majority of revenue from COD Ghoats DLC was from gun camos and voice packs like the stupid cannabis skin and snoop Dogg announcer packs. It showed that even annual release games can milk microtransactions.
What? Selling the game makes up for the development costs. Not to mention that the game is shit across all platforms which means they didn't spend a lot of money in the game in the first place.
Have you actually played it on all platforms? Pissed off customers will always yell louder than the millions that are playing and enjoying it.
Yep, the vocal minority of ignorant people is always louder than the majority of gamers that are spending more of their time actually enjoying the games. I would be willing to bet that the majority of those that are bashing Unity the most haven't even played the game. I'm loving the game so far. The gameplay is great and the game is gorgeous and runs just fine on my PC.
^^You have a point Thunderbird86. We should all play the game before rendering judgement. HOWEVER, given all the negative press Ubisoft has received this year: Blatant downgrading of Watch Dogs Resolutiongate Microtransactions Pre-release announcement of DLC Milking to the point where there are TWO major AC releases in ONE year Unity needed to be a masterpiece! From what we are seeing in the reviews, it doesn't seem like they delivered that.
Have you even played the game? I don't see where all this hate is coming from. On Xbox One, I've had a steady framerate the entire time so for except for 2 times where the game froze for a bit and the framerate dropped pretty low. Is that mildly annoying when it happens? Yeah it is. But the framerate has been fine for the remaining 10 hours I've been playing so I don't see the problem. It's a massive game, expecting absolute perfection is ridiculous. It's not like Skyrim on the PS3 or anything. From what people have been saying, you'd think Ubisoft sold an unplayable game which is just not true at all.
I'll just get it on my PC and use trainers to unlock them all an even more for free
I don't wanna be 'that guy' but I hate it when games do this. It just pells cash cow and it's cheap.
Even Microsoft have eased off on the micro-transactions since launch, but Ubisoft must have missed the part where everyone hates seeing them. I was tempted to try this out. Reading about transactions.. I am no longer tempted.
Only an idiot would spend money on crappy upgrades in a milked to death franchise.
And this is why I won't be buying this game. More importantly, why I've stopped playing AC games altogether. I understand you can just play the game and get the stuff, but this is getting ridiculous IMO
Why? Some people have more time than money, and some people have more money than time. It's always seems to get the people with no money all butthurt. Some people just want to OP themseleves and play. If it's single player, who the hell cares?
The idea behind micro transactions isn't that 'oh you have money but not time, so let's give you an alternative', is 'oh, if we make things harder/take longer to get in game we can get people to give us money'. It's a problem because it changes the game design around to favor people that spend more money on the game instead of them making a game that respects your time. It's like bribing a politician instead of just going through the normal means to get something done, it's scummy and shouldn't be tolerated.
If you're insinuating I have no money you're wrong. Mydyingparadiselost is right. What's the enjoyment in the game if you're paying to win? Why bother playing at all? If you don't have enough time to play then just don't. I have almost no time to play games. When I do play them though, I get much more enjoyment out of playing it without buying my way. I stopped playing BF3 because people were paying to level while I was playing constantly trying to level the legit way. This frame of mind does make a company cater to the ones that will pay more $. Make things impossible or whatever.... It's just not right IMO
Game companies that do this get about almost 100 percent profits from in game currency. It is bad because they are using peoples emotions to make a huge profits. Maybe I am too critical
No definitely not critical enough. Sure it's up to the buy if they want to actually buy them or not, but it's just offensive they would even consider putting something like this in the game, they don't value customer integrity.
... No words in response to this atrocity of gaming. Smh Ubisoft.
You don't have to pay for any of the in game currency, I really don't see the problem. If players want to sit there and buy their way to better gear, let them. However I've done just FINE taking the LONGER approach unlocking all there is to unlock.
I dont know why i fucking buyed this game!!! I played all ac games but this one is fucked up ( BIG MESS ) glitchs here and there fps drops fuck my life
Haven't played an Assassin's Creed game since #3. Certainly doesn't look like I will be returning anytime soon with practices like these. If at all.
Should have skipped 3 and played 4. This one... I'm still on the fence about.
I second that Lord. 4 is a lot of fun. 3....not so much.
I've gotten that alot haha. But being the person that I am, I rarely buy games that have been out for a while now. Only exception has been Assassin's Creed 2 which got me into the series, and Far Cry 3 I believe which intrigued me for some odd reason ages after it released lol. Yeah, this one I don't see myself buying.
Just another reason why I've stopped supporting Ubisoft. These big companies keep putting things like this in triple A titles and its got people thinking its okay. Its not okay. They want to charge people real money to upgrade something in the game after they've already bought the game for $60? Hypothetically speaking, they sell 100k units in the first week, that's roughly $6 Million in sales. Do they really need to make make more money conning people into spending real money to get something immediately when the player can..idk, actually play the game to get it a little later?
Nobody is forcing people to pay after their original $60 have been spent. All the things that you can buy can be unlocked by playing the game. It's quite simple. If you do not want to buy it, then don't. People who actually enjoy gaming will opt to not. Somebody else buying their way to better stuff in a single player game will have absolutely no effect on you. So why do you care?
^^^ Exactly, people are whining just to whine. I couldn't give a damn how someone else choose to unlock their gear, I just know I won't be paying for it, when I can just play the game, do the missions to unlock it. It's a Pay to Progress system, not pay to win.
I've obviously stated why I care. To reiterate, shoving app downloads and in-game purchases down our throats is something that needs to end. Small phone games from indie developers, sure that makes sense. But this is a triple A title from a company that isn't in need of immediate money to keep them afloat. Sure, we can all decide to buy or not buy things in the game in real money, but the fact that they are constantly pushing this in our face is what frustrates me the most. I just want to be immersed in the game. That's all I want. And having this constantly thrown at me breaks that instantly.
And I can't believe this all started with a little horse armor..... God dang it I hate it when developers do crap like this.
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