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Assassin’s Creed: Syndicate Features Microtransactions Again

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Jake Wilson

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Would you Adam and Eve it? Ubisoft has announced that their upcoming game Assassins Creed: Syndicate, the latest entry in their annual franchise, will feature microtransactions to “save time and accelerate progress.” Though, there may be no need to get your Alan Whickers in a twist just yet, as senior producer Francois Pelland told IGN that the microtransactions will not cut off any content from the player and were added for people who don’t have time to unlock all the content the traditional way.

“The model for Assassin’s Creed: Syndicate is quite similar to Black Flag, allowing players who do not have time to fully explore our huge game world to still be able to eventually acquire the game’s most powerful gear as well as other items. Rest assured, all of AC Syndicate’s content is available without paying anything additional and the game has been balanced such that microtransactions are 100 per cent optional.” – Francois Pelland

2864170-assassins_creed_syndicate_navigation_ropelauncherFans who spent their hard-earned bees and honey on Ubisoft’s previous Assassin’s Creed game (Unity) were not too happy about the game’s $100 worth of microtransactions. As always, this brand of microtransaction can probably be forgiven providing the game is not artificially altered in some way to increase the appeal of these boosters. Will you have the lager and lime to complete Assassin’s Creed: Syndicate without spending the extra sausage and mash?

AC: Syndicate comes to PS4 and Xbox One on October 23rd with the PC release coming November 19th.

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  • Sevuz

    Microtransactions is something that belongs in *free 2 play* games or MP games where people can buy skins or cool looking armor if they so desire. This is fine because how else are they supposed to a earn living from a game they have given away for free.

    Microtransactions has no place in 60$ games. It’s cool with huge DLC expansions and small optional addons to the game that the player can purchased if they wish. Ubisoft fucked it op with Unity by flashing it in the face of the player and EA did it as well with Dead Space 3.

    • FlamingoJet

      NO MT’s are not acceptable for DLC expansions or small optional addons. They have absolutely no place in Pay to play products.

      • Mr0303

        I think he mixes them up with DLC.

        • FlamingoJet

          Well Microtransactions and DLC are two entirely separate things.

  • FlamingoJet

    Won’t be buying or playing this.

    Microtransactions are not acceptable in anything that is not free to acquire and play.

    Stop supporting this kind of bullshit and fight back against it.

    If you don’t, you are an enabler and part of the problem that must be eradicated.

    • Jake Wilson

      I won’t be buying this as it’s Ubisoft but those are good reasons too! =D

      • FlamingoJet


  • Mr0303

    Ubisoft never learn, do they? Microtransactions break the meritocracy of gaming. Those “time savers” would unlock weapons and armour to people who have not earned them, because money.
    I fear what the next Prince of Persia would look like.

  • peori

    I enjoyed Black Flag, which was my first AC game, although it was getting quite dull from about half way though. I never finished it because I did a clean install of my system and didn’t realise UPlay wasn’t storing saves and couldn’t be arsed getting back to where I was.
    I got Unity free with a 970 but couldn’t play that because it was crashing frequently.
    I bought Rogue coz it was cheap and that was crashing frequently too. I figured it’d be better because it was based on the same engine as Black Flag but no. It was better if you disabled Aero but that was causing more problems than it was worth.
    So basically… nope, not buying this. I don’t even think the micro-transactions are that bad assuming they’re telling the truth about them being 100% optional.
    I’d like the games I buy to work first. They should probably concentrate on that before working out how to fleece people with more money than sense.

  • AT-LOW

    If they’re being honest about the microtransactions (a fact which I will confirm with trusted reviewers) and if I feel like playing another Assassin’s creed game, then sure, I’d give it a shot.

    Much like many industry practises, DLC will not stop, so I believe that encouraging companies that provide DLC in a way that empowers the player will set us on the right path for the future.

  • Eagleeye595

    Trying to understand how does this concern anyone who doesn’t like microtransactions or cares for em… Take me for example, 0 fks given. I’ll play the game the way i want 2 slowly and complete it or not, however seeing as they are optional i wont lose any sleep over it. Their not forcing you to use em, so don’t use em and bitch less.

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