Ubisoft Under Fire From Gaming World, Changing Review Policy



Ubisoft is taking fire from gamers, press, and even its own investors after the poor quality of Assassin’s Creed Unity came out. The game has many known tech issues and is almost unbearable for most gamers. Whether it be the frame rate drops, game crashing, or random character glitches, Assassin’s Creed Unity is one of the most poorly prepared games for its launch date this year! Ubisoft is also catching grief because the release date for the game was pushed back to “better the quality.”  The company is also being called the next EA in comparison to the terrible launch that EA’s Battlefield 4 had.

My chiropractor is so fired!!

This isn’t the first time this current gen that Ubisoft has caught some heat from gamers. They also pushed back the release date for Watch Dogs which released earlier this year and The Crew which is currently nine months behind, according to an article on bbc.com. The Crew beta which took place over the weekend leading to the game’s release on December 2nd gained mixed feelings from myself and other gamers. Is this the start of the downhill spiral for Ubisoft? Up next to be released by Ubisoft is Far Cry 4. And for many gamers, including myself, we are wondering what type of quality to expect after the face planting of AC Unity.

In response to the pressure from the gaming world, Ubisoft stated in a conversation with bbc.com,

“We are currently working on our next update that will help address some of the specific issues some players are having including: [the protagonist] Arno falling through the ground; game crashing when joining a co-op session; Arno getting caught inside of hay carts; delay in reaching the main menu screen at game start.”

They also went on to say that the complexity of building a multiplayer game in which players could join forces online, was the reason that the game wasn’t allowed to be reviewed until late.

But, for some reason they failed to mention why they made reviewers agree to a 17 hour embargo after the game was released in the US. Well it seems apparent to many that Ubisoft was trying to hide their mistakes and that they had hoped with the success of Assassin’s Creed Black Flag, Unity would be well received. Even with a day one patch Unity still seems to receive poor scores and a very poor reception from gamers. However a spokesperson from Ubisoft went on to say. “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.” Perhaps a bail out excuse for the company and a way to protect what little dignity they have left after this miscue of a game?



Whatever the excuse is, it’s not going to be enough of an apology to gamers. In a change of heart the spokesperson also stated, “We are working to adapt our services and communications with consumers accordingly, 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.”

Is this going to be enough to change the minds of the gaming world? Will other Ubisoft titles be well received or does one game ruin the entire show from here on out?

Some Info Sourced: BBC

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