Ubisoft releases a new AC game every single year and last year’s title “Unity”, which released in November, was full of bugs and problems that fans actually ended up making fun of. However, on top of the publisher fixing these bugs, Ubisoft also offered players the upcoming Assassin’s Creed Unity Dead Kings DLC for free as a thanks for players support and patience in their apology. Also, anyone with a season pass for AC Unity would be able to claim a digital copy of either The Crew, Far Cry 4, Watch Dogs, Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag, Rayman Legends, Just Dance 2015 for free.
“I want to sincerely apologize on behalf of Ubisoft and the entire Assassin’s Creed team. These problems took away from your enjoyment of the game, and kept many of you from experiencing the game at its fullest potential.” – Ubisoft Montreal CEO Yannis Mallat
That’s one of the problems about releasing on a one year basis: the magnitude of games today with their ever increasing visuals and highly advanced gameplay mechanics require more than a year’s worth of attention. If you take Grand Theft Auto V for PC as an example, the release of this title has been delayed multiple times, totalling a set back of around four months just so Rockstar can release a bug free, playable out of the box experience for the players.
So what will the case be with their upcoming title Assassin’s Creed Victory? Images of the title were actually leaked a mere month after the release of Unity and the game will be showcased in the upcoming E3 event held in June this year. If anything, by looking at the amount of time they’ll be spending on it before it hits store shelves, Victory will have as many, if not more, bugs and gameplay issues as Unity did.
Not only that, but it’s hard say that the game will be presented properly with an intriguing storyline and solid gameplay that separates it from the rest in the series. It could just be ‘another AC game’ that will be forgotten among the numerous titles they’ve released in just the past few years.