The release of Assassin’s Creed Unity last year was anything but smooth-sailing. Not only was the France-set game called out for not featuring any playable female characters, but it was completely and utterly broken too, with framerates drops and huge glitches making the game almost impossible to play. It also featured pricey microtransactions, with Ubisoft selling ‘Helix Credits’ which let players gain fancy weapons and unlockables faster.
The backlash to Unity was so severe that not only did many Assassin’s Creed fans threaten to boycott the game, but Ubisoft’s share price also took a hit. New game Assassin’s Creed Syndicate features a female co-lead and Ubisoft has promised that the title won’t be broken as Unity was, but with the recent announcement that the game will have microtransactions, fans are left feeling frustrated, wondering if the publisher is really listening to their criticism.