That was fast.
Shortly after this post went live, Ubisoft Montreal and Toronto CEO Yannis Mallat apologized for all the issues with Assassin’s Creed Unity since launch, and as a result, anyone who bought the game will receive the upcoming (and undated) Dead Kings DLC for free.
As an added bonus, if you happen to own the Season Pass already, you get to choose from one of these Ubisoft games for free:
Ubisoft is setting up the process in which you’ll be able to claim your free game and will give out full details soon. What we know now is that the free game must be redeemed no later than March 15, 2015. Here’s the currently known details.
It was also confirmed that the Season Pass is discontinued, and current owners will “continue to have access to a variety of additional content, including Assassin’s Creed Chronicles: China.”
After suffering through a myriad of issues plaguing the game since launch (a patch was issued today with hundreds of fixes, but Ubisoft says there will still be frame-rate problems), it appears as though Ubisoft has cancelled the Assassin’s Creed Unity Season Pass.
Searching for the Season Pass on the PlayStation Store, Xbox Store, and Steam returns no results, while searching for the Assassin’s Creed Unity Gold Edition (which included the Season Pass) turns up no results either. Additionally, the page for the Unity Gold Edition on the Uplay store is removed, and the Season Pass is no longer available through GameStop or Best Buy.
According to German website Gamers Global, the Season Pass is cancelled, you’ll receive a free Ubisoft game as a refund (likely on Steam), and all buyers of the console version will receive the Dead Kings DLC for free. As this is an unconfirmed report, treat it as a rumor for now, especially the details on a refund.
The Season Pass was supposed to include the Dead Kings DLC, Assassin’s Creed Chronicles: China, and more content for the main game.
Interestingly, the new Revolutionary Armaments Pack went live yesterday, and the PS Blog said it was “free for Season Pass holders.” So if Ubisoft did decide to cancel the Season Pass, it would have been a very recent decision.
We’ve reached out to Ubisoft for comment and will update this post with any details we receive.