Ubisoft has revealed that Assassin’s Creed: Unity will feature microtransactions which will allow players to unlock gear quicker. Ubisoft however insist that they won’t compromise the gameplay or core values of Assassin’s Creed. Players will still be able to acquire unlocks by playing the game, however the option is now there to allow players a shortcut to obtaining gear in Unity. Although it isn’t yet clear how exactly microtransactions work in the game, Senior Produce Vincent Pontbriand said that spending real-money to unlock equipment instantly was “pretty much” the extent of Assassin’s Creed: Unity’s microtransactions.
Speaking to TotalXbox.com, Pontbriand stated, “There’s a couple of things like that we’ll always have to be on the lookout for, 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.”
“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.”
Assassin’s Creed: Unity will see players take control of Arno Dorian during the French Revolution in Paris. Assassin’s Creed: Unity is set to release on Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and PC on October 28th.