Assassin’s Creed 3 Includes Microtransactions

Ubisoft has jumped on the microtransaction train, as evidenced by updates in the XBLA and PSN stores that revealed “Erudito Credit” packs for sale for Assassin’s Creed 3.

What is an Erudito Credit? According to the description, the credits allow players to “acquire some game items, disregarding your current level.”

The following Erudito packs are available:

  • 20 Erudito Pack = 80 MSP ($1 USD)
  • 50 Erudito Pack = 160 MSP ($2 USD)
  • 155 Erudito Pack = 400 MSP ($5 USD)
  • 380 Erudito Pack = 800 MSP ($10 USD)
  • 925 Erudito Pack = 1600 MSP ($20 USD)

At the beginning of the month, we reported that Ubisoft was boarding the F2P train, with Ubisoft’s chief financial officer Alain Martinez saying:

“There will be free-to-play on consoles. But in the future, with games like Watch Dogs, we could see more opportunity for $60 games to learn from the free-to-play model. The next generation will offer more and more item-based content. This will benefit our games’ profitability.”

The future is now.


via Worthplaying

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6 Comments on Assassin’s Creed 3 Includes Microtransactions

sep

On October 29, 2012 at 1:06 pm

sigh… the good old days of gaming are gone forever.

Michael

On October 29, 2012 at 1:23 pm

I agree with sep.

Now the problem is if I should cancel my preorder.

folklore

On October 29, 2012 at 2:15 pm

Why ubisoft? You may have been not very good with drm, but otherwise the games were fun. The micro train, isn’t needed. I also have to agree with sep.

Kevin

On October 29, 2012 at 2:46 pm

I’m now somewhat glad I cancelled my pre-order of AC3 this morning. Time to go sink my teeth into XCOM instead.

TheDog

On October 29, 2012 at 4:34 pm

Really, what did you people expect. Any company telling pc gamers “we’re not doing anything for keyboard – mouse. If you want to play, you need to have a controller.” is a company that will screw over it own mother and poison the neighbors dog. You can’t trust them. I own every other AC game but wont touch this piece of (cencored). Told my daughter the only way I’ll let her get it is used, so nothing goes to Ubi. Will not support a company that feels they can screw anyone over cause they’re lazy.
Ubi may not be quite as bad as EA but they’re getting close. At least you all learned early enough to be saved. Can I get a AMEN!!

Aids

On October 29, 2012 at 9:40 pm

Ubisoft must really love giving people reasons to torrent.