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AC Unity Season Pass Cancelled, Ubi offers free game instead


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#1 +Audioboxer

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Posted 26 November 2014 - 22:05

The launch of Assassin’s Creed Unity was a highly-anticipated moment for me and for our development teams around the world who dedicated a tremendous amount of energy, passion and skill to the game’s creation. For us, it was the culmination of years of work on new technologies, the development of multiple innovations -- including an all-new game engine -- and an evolution of the Assassin’s Creed franchise’s core pillars. More importantly, we know that it was a highly-anticipated moment for many of you as well, as you looked forward to taking part in the first truly next generation Assassin’s Creed game.
 
Unfortunately, at launch, the overall quality of the game was diminished by bugs and unexpected technical issues. I want to sincerely apologize on behalf of Ubisoft and the entire Assassin's Creed team. These problems took away from your enjoyment of the game, and kept many of you from experiencing the game at its fullest potential. 
 
We’ve been working hard to fix the problems players are reporting, and the patches we have released so far have resolved many of them. Today, we’re releasing our third patch, which fixes a variety of specific issues related to the game’s stability and performance, matchmaking and connectivity, gameplay and menus. You can find the release notes on that patch here: Patch 3 Notes
 
To show our appreciation for your continued support, we’re making the upcoming Assassin’s Creed Unity Dead Kings DLC free for everyone. For Season Pass holders, we will also offer the choice of one additional game from a selection of Ubisoft titles for free. More details on the offer for Season Pass holders can be found here: AC Unity FAQ
 
In addition to the latest patch and this offer, we are committed to delivering further fixes for other issues you’ve raised. In the meantime, please keep your feedback coming – it has been both humbling and incredibly helpful as we continue working hard to improve the overall quality of the game. We are hopeful that with these forthcoming updates, everyone will be able to truly enjoy their Assassin’s Creed Unity experience. 
 
We will continue striving to make Assassin’s Creed one of the most ambitious and innovative franchises on the market, and we thank you for your continued loyalty and support. 
 
Sincerely, 
 
Yannis Mallat 
 
CEO, Ubisoft Montreal & Toronto

 

 

Source: http://assassinscree...cm:148-76770-32

 

Or they could have offered refunds?

 




#2 Andrew

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Posted 26 November 2014 - 22:12

Games in question:

 

If you purchased the Season Pass or Assassin’s Creed Unity Gold Edition (which includes the Season Pass), you are eligible to choose one free game from among a select list of Ubisoft titles.* These are:

  • The Crew
  • Far Cry 4
  • Watch Dogs
  • Assassin’s Creed Black Flag
  • Rayman Legends
  • Just Dance 2015


#3 Nick H.

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Posted 26 November 2014 - 22:19

Well on the plus side, the games being offered are reasonably recent.

Although I don't see where it says that the season pass has been cancelled, just that the first DLC will be free for everyone and if you have a season pass then you get a free game. Then again, I've always been confused by the term, "season pass" so maybe I've misunderstood its point.

#4 Raa

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Posted 26 November 2014 - 22:23

Although I don't see where it says that the season pass has been cancelled

http://assassinscree...cm:148-76770-32

 

Final question on that page.

 

Now the thing is : does this mean the previously planned content for the season pass is also cancelled?



#5 Enron

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Posted 26 November 2014 - 22:34

Are these free games digital or disc?



#6 Razorwing

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Posted 26 November 2014 - 22:36

They would be digital I presume. It sucks that I didn't get the season pass. blah. 



#7 DreadDriox

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Posted 26 November 2014 - 22:38

Yeah there where some serious issues with the game at launch and these issues where even worse on PC and I'm a PC gamer. TotalBiscuit even made a video on how poorly the have was running at launch.



#8 chrisj1968

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Posted 26 November 2014 - 23:02

This is nothing new. Ubisoft jacked up the Ghost Recon franchise years ago and NOT one word of apology for the buggy games that spun off. /rant



#9 Doli

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Posted 27 November 2014 - 00:29

The next time game companies start talking about how $60 is not enough for a AAA game just laugh at them. They want more money but produce products that are not ready for launch and have to patch them.

I should ask for a raise at work but not put any effort to deserve a raise.



#10 SnoopZ

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Posted 27 November 2014 - 00:35

So if I went and bought Unity tomorrow, would I still be entitled to a free game?

Edit

I didn't read it correctly, so I guess I would only get free dlc?

#11 Praetor

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Posted 27 November 2014 - 00:37

The next time game companies start talking about how $60 is not enough for a AAA game just laugh at them. They want more money but produce products that are not ready for launch and have to patch them.

I should ask for a raise at work but not put any effort to deserve a raise.

 

or just not pre-order. answer them with the wallet, is the best method.



#12 Razorwing

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Posted 27 November 2014 - 00:49

Anyone know where I can download the free DLC? I can't seem to find it... or is it already integrated in the game? 

Nevermind.. it's not released yet. lol. 



#13 Brad Bodnaruk

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Posted 27 November 2014 - 01:18

Ok, Are they not developing these games, and testing them, on up to date hardware, with all the latest patches on them?  Are they developing these titles on apples, pc's or special development systems?   Why is there so much headaches with brand new, fresh releases?

 

I think a big issues is the mass porting to the different platforms (windows, apple, ps3/ps4, xbox 360/xbox one), they need to have the consoles updated and testing them on these machines before release I believe, not on closed systems.  I mean get with it people.

 

It only the first two weeks for many of these hot titles, and its make or break with the profits in the first 3 months, so patch it and get it right. just make sure that the hacked/pirated copies don't get the patches, because they don't deserve them.



#14 xendrome

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Posted 27 November 2014 - 01:21

How long is a gaming season? I never got why they used that term either... season pass means you get something for a specific period of time then it ends.



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Posted 27 November 2014 - 04:01

Are these free games digital or disc?

 

I highly doubt they'd send you the disc. 

 

Most DLC is rubbish and I think creating season passes was a cynical way for publishers to make money from gamers whether or not they wanted DLC.