Ubisoft’s upcoming console and PC title Assassin’s Creed: Syndicate will offer users the chance to pay to accelerate progress.
“Syndicate will include paid options to save time and accelerate progress,” senior producer Francois Pelland told IGN. “The model for Assassin’s Creed Syndicate is quite similar to Black Flag, allowing players who do not have time to fully explore our huge game world to still be able to eventually acquire the game’s most powerful gear as well as other items.
“Rest assured, all of AC Syndicate’s content is available without paying anything additional and the game has been balanced such that microtransactions are 100 per cent optional.”
The fan reaction to microtransactions in triple-A, £50 titles is always hostile (as was the case with AC: Unity), with many arguing that premium in-game items only have a rightful place in free-to-play titles where players have not already paid for the game.
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