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Assassin’s Creed director’s next game is ‘historical action’

Former Assassin’s Creed series Creative Director Patrice Desilets discussed the direction of his upcoming game this week. The game will be of the third-person, “historical-action-survival” variety, as noted in a press release found after the break. D…
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Assassin’s Creed Unity free game offer now active for Season Pass buyers

Ubisoft is giving away free games to Assassin’s Creed Unity players who purchased a Season Pass before November 25, fulfilling an offer made in response to widespread bug reports following Unity’s November launch.

Eligible players can head to this s…
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Assassin’s Creed: Unity patch is 40 GB on Xbox One for some

The fourth patch for Assassin’s Creed: Unity arrived yesterday as a sizable 6.7 GB download. At least, that’s the case for non-Xbox One players; some players using the Microsoft console are facing 40 GB downloads for the patch, effectively the size o…
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Assassin’s Creed: Unity patch 4 is nearly 7GB, out today

The fourth patch for Assassin’s Creed: Unity will roll out today on Xbox One and PS4, and it’s due to hit PC later in the week. Ubisoft has said that the fourth patch for Assassin’s Creed: Unity will fix “most of the remaining issues” in the game – w…
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Assassin’s Creed: Unity patch on hold to ‘refurbish’ Paris

Ubisoft delayed the fourth Assassin’s Creed: Unity patch today, citing additional issues that need to be corrected in the game before the update can be made available. The publisher anticipated that it could offer the patch today across all platforms…
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Assassin’s Creed Unity Free Game Redemption Starting This Week

Following Ubisoft’s apology for the problems with Assassin’s Creed Unity, the company indicated that it would be making changes to the season pass. As a make-right for anyone that purchased the game, the Dead Kings DLC will be free. And anyone that purchased the season pass (that previously included that content) will be getting a free Ubisoft game.

The publisher has updated its question and answer page related to the free game offer. On a page related to the matter, Ubisoft says that the website to secure your additional title will be going live this week.

If you have purchased but haven’t yet redeemed your season pass, you should do so at your earliest convenience. Delaying will cause a lag in your ability to collect your free title.

As a reminder, the following titles are eligible:

  • The Crew 
  • Far Cry 4 
  • Watch Dogs 
  • Assassin’s Creed Black Flag 
  • Rayman Legends 
  • Just Dance 2015 

The season pass is no longer being sold, but those that did purchase it will still receive the other content they were promised. This includes Assassin’s Creed Chronicles: China, a standalone game.

[Source: Ubisoft]

 

Our Take
It’s wise for Ubisoft to get this in motion before Christmas, as the gaming networks typically become clogged with all the new consoles coming online. You would do well to move on this quickly once the redemption website is available.

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Next Assassin’s Creed Unity Patch On Hold, Requires Paris Map To Be ‘Refurbished’

Ubisoft has issued a statement indicating that the next Assassin’s Creed Unity update (dubbed “Patch 4”) is on hold. The publisher had originally promised to roll out the latest fixes today, following a long line of repairs to the title.

“As stated last week, we’d expected to release the patch today (and we know that many are anticipating its release), but we are choosing to hold off until we can give you the improvements we’ve promised,” the Ubisoft Live Update Team writes. “We are committed to delivering major performance improvements, which requires that we refurbish the Paris map and that will take a few more days to hit the high level of quality our players deserve.”

The publisher hasn’t offered a specific target for delivering Patch 4. We’ve reached out to Ubisoft for context or clarification around what is involved in refurbishing Assassin’s Creed Unity’s map. We’ll update once more information is available.

[Source: Ubisoft]

 

Our Take
Refurbishing an entire game map sounds extensive, which would certainly explain the delay. However, if this much work is required under the hood, I return to my principle question about Unity: How did this game ship if it was so terribly broken?

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Reader Discussion: Who Is Your Favorite Assassin’s Creed Assassin?

Altaïr Ibn-La'Ahad, Ezio Auditore da Firenze, Ratonhnhaké:ton A.K.A. Connor, Aveline de Grandpré, Edward James Kenway, Shay Patrick Cormac, or Arno Victor Dorian?

For the sake of simplicity, we'll stick to the assassins who had the opportunity to star in their own games. Who's the best? Do you like Ezio and Arno's brash attitude? Or maybe you prefer the stoicism of Altaïr and Ratonhnhaké:ton? Or may you just like pirates so much that Edward wins by default?

Who's the best? Who have you enjoyed spending the most time with? Who do you wish received multiple games? Who do you wish only received one game? Let us know in the comments below.

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Assassin’s Creed Unity’s fourth patch arrives Monday

The fourth major bug-killing patch for Assassin’s Creed Unity will launch across all platforms on Monday, Ubisoft announced today.

Detailed earlier this week, the forthcoming patch aims to address lingering framerate issues, crashes, and companion a…
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Assassin’s Creed Unity Patch Coming For All Platforms

Ubisoft has announced a release date for the newest Assassin's Creed Unity patch across all platforms.

Patch 4 is planned for release on Monday, December 15. According to Ubisoft, the patch addresses online connectivity and matchmaking issues, as well as improves overall stability and miscellaneous problems.

Since launch, the game has had numerous problems, including with its embedded social features.

[Source: Ubisoft]

 

Our Take
I've been living without AC Unity's online features until now, and can do so for the near future. Still, it will be good to have them up and running as they should. Hopefully.

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