Recently, a topic appeared on Reddit. One of the Assassin’s Creed Valhalla players expressed concern that Ubisoft is clearly betting on microtransactions and is never in a hurry to release the promised DLC, preferring to squeeze money out of the players through the in-game store. And how long, one wonders, will we endure this ?!
The original post says the following:
Now half of the armors available in the game are exclusive only to people who are willing to spend money on extremely overpriced microtransactions. Us other players, even those among us who spent over a hundred dollars on the collector’s edition, have gotten very little content over these last few months. Like, all we’ve really gotten is a nice but kind of lackluster event, and a bunch of bugfixes.
Meanwhile Ubi just keeps adding and adding ridiculous shit to the microtransaction store, just milking the whales of their money with content that only a very small percentage of players will actually get to enjoy. On top of that, it is not only cosmetic stuff but it actually affects gameplay and is in some cases rather overpowered. And then when the rest of the player base finally did get an armor set, it was event exclusive and literally a reskin with some blood splatters on it.
Why isn’t everybody talking about this? Only a few years ago, people would have raised hell if a games company did shit like this. This is not okay, especially not for a game that costs sixty goddamn bucks.
At the moment, the topic has received 5 thousand “likes,” and if we are not mistaken, then this is one of the most popular topics on the thematic subreddit after the release of “Valhalla.” Also, YouTuber Fizhy posted a video in which he spoke in more detail about the game’s problems. In particular, he drew attention to the fact that, despite the base price of $ 60, there are still many bugs in the new Assassin’s Creed and that Ubisoft is doing very badly from a moral point of view: the company squeezes money out of players during a global pandemic, when many people, seeking to have fun somehow or occupy themselves, go to video games.
Finally, here are some comments that seemed interesting to us, in which Reddit users share their views on the voiced problem:
- Normally I wouldn’t mind if the game was in a perfectly working state. It isn’t. Where’s new game plus? Where’s transmog armor system? These are things you’ve had since the previous games! I know people will be like: oh they’re coming… and I know that, but after seeing how these things are a community request over and over, maybe just maybe have them at launch?”And I just got all these items using cheats. Fuck these microtransactions, I already paid full price for the game.”
- “That’s why I’m waiting for a year or so – until the game is given away on Steam for a penny. Since they want to rip me off like a stick, then I will pay its fair price for this game.”
- “I used cheats on PC to get all the stuff from the store for free. I don’t really understand how anyone else is protecting microtransactions in a single player game for which you pay full price. I paid for the game, I will pay for the add-ons, but I with a clear conscience, I use cheats to get Ubisoft items from the in-game store. “
- “Until the community gets together (and by this I mean that almost everyone should get together) and says ‘enough’ and stops shopping in games – they will bend their line.” …