Uh-oh, the dreaded microtransaction.
But don't leap atop your soapboxes just yet. While the upcoming Assassin's Creed: Unity will feature microtransactions, senior producer Vincent Pontbriand says it will not impact the gameplay in a significant way.
During a new OXM interview , Pontbriand clarified the purpose of the "fast track" microtransaction system in Unity . Players can spend real-world money to purchase various unlocks ahead of time, but that doesn't really change much. He added:
"If we think it fits the gameplay, or the brand itself, the core values, we're willing to take those risks. If not, then not. We're not going to make any compromises."
The microtransaction has come under heavy fire as of late, but it remains one of the most profitable business systems out there. If people keep buying them, then what's with all the complaints? Obviously, they're pretty darn popular, right? Just so long as they don't screw up a potentially fabulous game like Assassin's Creed: Unity …