Well, Ubisoft is up to their old habits again. Nothing out of the ordinary here. At launch, the reasonably well received Assassin’s Creed Valhalla would release without the inclusion of the widely divisive “time saver” microtransactions. As of December 16th that is no longer the case. These boosts (purchasable with real money) come in the form same of experience & money boosters in previous iterations. GameInformer reached out to ubisoft and got this in response.
As more and more post-launch content becomes available, we want to give the option to players to advance their progression. Utilities allow players who lack the time to fully explore the world of Assassin’s Creed Valhalla to be able to acquire the game’s best gear, as well as other items, by accelerating their progress. For instance, these players can purchase maps that uncover some interesting locations in the world, but would still have to visit and play them to get their rewards.
While it does have the in-game purchase label on the game, it’s still disingenuous to wait until after most reviews trickle in before adding features such as this. Whether players are for or against these kinds of practices, It appears that they are here to stay – for better or worse.
On another note, stay tuned for our Assassin’s Creed Valhalla Review, and let us know your thoughts in the comments.
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