Ubisoft's been taking a lot of heat for what it has done with Assassin's Creed Unity, and it seems the company is listening to its customers' feedback.
When the game launched on day one, it was full of bugs and technical issues including missing textures, framerate problems, the player falling through the bottom of the world, and more. Many people have been upset about it, and rightly so.
Now, after releasing the third patch for the game since it launched just two weeks ago, Ubisoft's CEO, Yannis Mallat, issued a statement apologizing for the problematic game launch, and he announced that Ubisoft would be compensating all buyers.
"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," said Mallat. "These problems took away from your enjoyment of the game, and kept many of you from experiencing the game at its fullest potential."
The compensation is simple: the Dead Kings DLC will be available for free when it comes out, which would otherwise have been part of the Season Pass. Do you already own a Season Pass? Then you can enjoy the free DLC and choose a free game, including The Crew, Far Cry 4, Watch Dogs, Assassin's Creed Black Flag, Rayman Legends, and Just Dance 2015. It's worth noting that the Season Pass is no longer available for sale. The system to claim these games is still being set up.
So, what are your thoughts on this? Does this compensation make up for the buggy game launch?
Personally, I miss the old days. Before games became massively connected to the Internet, there was no easy way for game studios to patch their games, forcing them to ensure bug-free releases. Sadly, with the newly-found connectivity, that doesn't seem to matter anymore.