In a new statement released today on Ubisoft’s website, the company’s CEO, Yannis Mallat, commented on the criticisms given after the release of Assassin’s Creed Unity. In this statement, Mallat apologized that the game was marred by bugs and glitches that prevented Unity from reaching its full potential. To remedy this setback, the CEO emphasized that the team at Ubisoft were hard at work at fixing the issues reported by players, and will be releasing the third patch, which will fix several aspects of the game’s performance, stability, gameplay, connectivity, and more. You can find the patch notes here. Mallat also mentioned that the game’s first DLC pack “Dead Kings” will be free to download for all players this holiday season. Players who hold a Season Pass, and thus have already paid for the “Dead Kings” DLC, will also be given a free Ubisoft game of their choice in compensation for the error.
“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. “
Assassin’s Creed Unity has suffered from many issues since its release on November 11th: odd glitches, bugs, and overall poor performance have combined to earn the title less then stellar reviews from critics and fans alike. On top of this, issues regarding the distribution of review copies of Unity have also earned Ubisoft bad press and has damaged the trust that the gaming community once had for the triple-A developer and publisher. The future of the both the Assassin’s Creed series and Ubisoft is unclear at this point, but it is more than likely that it will take some time and a good amount of hard work for both the series and its publisher to earn back the good will they once had with gamers.
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