It was recently revealed that Ubisoft’s Assassin’s Creed III will support microtransactions in its latest multiplayer mode, and after a significant amount of fan backlash, the company has issued a statement on the topic.
“The Erudito Credits are a new way of unlocking content in Assassin’s Creed III′s Multiplayer. People who have little time can use Erudito Credits as a shortcut to unlock game items from level 1 to 50 (excluding Prestige levels and relics rewards),” Ubisoft said.
Not everyone has a dozen or so extra hours sitting around to devote to such an expansive multiplayer feature, but this “pay-to-win” system has been criticized in the past for giving players with more cash unfair advantages. If you don’t like the system, though, you at least won’t have to participate in it.
“This is not mandatory, all items sold in Erudito Credits are also available in Abstergo Credits and can be unlocked through normal progression like previous years.”
Assassin’s Creed III is out now on PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 and PC. Look f0r our review later this week.
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