Much like their forthcoming racer The Crew, Ubisoft have revealed that Assassin’s Creed: Unity will have microtransactions which will allow the impatient fast track their progress and unlock items.
Official Xbox Magazine played a preview of the title at Gamescom and report “it appears that you can spend money to ‘hack’ unlocks such as gear rather than earning them through play.”
Senior producer Vincent Pontbriand was asked if he had felt pressure take into account recent trends in monetisation.
“Companion apps, monetisation, other business models, digital only… We have to be reactive to these things, but not necessarily fundamentally change what we’re trying to do,” said Vincent.
“It depends. 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,” he added.
Assassin’s Creed: Black Flag also had a pay-to-unlock option for the ship upgrades and another which displayed all the collectables on the map.