Ubisoft Responds to Criticism; Changes Review Policy and Offers Beta Access

Ubisoft Responds to Criticism; Changes Review Policy and Offers Beta Access

With the freshly released title, Assassin’s Creed: Unity , Ubisoft has been receiving a hefty backlash and a lot of criticism from Assassin’s Creed fans and players alike regarding Assassin’s Creed: Unity’s considerably atrocious performance issues and bugs across all platforms; PC, Xbox One and PlayStation 4.

Following the game’s release, Ubisoft’s stock has reportedly dropped by as much as 12.8% since the game’s launch in North America on Tuesday, November 11. What didn’t help matters, some may feel, was that reviews of the game were embargoed until several hours after the game’s release, reportedly leaving many early buyers and at-launch buyers biting the bullet without otherwise knowing what the game was like outside of Ubisoft’s marketing. The release of a day-one patch also didn’t fix much of Assassin’s Creed: Unity’s problems.

In a nutshell, Ubisoft isn’t in the good books of some people right now, even from media outlets such as Polygon and GameSpot. However, in response to Assassin’s Creed: Unity’s backlash, Ubisoft will be adapting its approach on how the studio works with reviewers, as well as also offering consumers early access to some games.

The nature of games themselves and the way they are being reviewed is changing, as evidenced by games like Assassin’s Creed Unity , Destiny and The Crew – games that have significant online components, ” a Ubisoft spokesperson explained to the BBC.

Having the online elements available and having populated worlds is essential to creating a representative and complete experience for reviewers. Achieving this prior to launch is incredibly complex, which is why some games are being reviewed much closer – or as was the case with Destiny , even after – the game launches.

We are working to adapt our services and communications with consumers accordingly, ” the spokesperson continued, “ both by changing the way we work with reviewers and by offering customers open betas or other early access to some games, all so that they have the information they need and want.

It’s been reported that players have witnessed “ crazy low ” frame rates, along with bugs and texture pop-ins. One YouTuber in particular, ZeroX03 Gaming , captured some issues in action whilst on the PlayStation 4, showcasing extremely jittery gameplay for just climbing and shimmying across a small section of a church’s wall, which can be viewed below. You can also read the BBC’s full report on the matter via the source link below. We’ll bring you more news on Assassin’s Creed: Unity should further information reach our ears.

[ Source(s): BBC ]

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