Ubisoft had recently made the announcement that any gamer who preorders the next yearly iteration of Assassin’s Creed for either a PS4 or Xbox One will receive a premium bonus: an entirely functional version of the game. Ubisoft spokesman Vince Peruggia detailed their reasoning for this in a prepared statement.
“Ubisoft has vigorously worked toward providing new experiences with every release in the landmark Assassin’s Creed series and this year we have a great extra for our supportive fans who preorder. We’re offering an experience you have yet to see on the newest consoles: A game that works day one. This preorder version exclusively works right out of the box without any glitches or a four hour day one patch download. We’ve talked to fans multiple times asking what they wanted out of Assassin’s Creed, and we’ve listened! This is just another example of how Ubisoft is committed to our continued search for new ways to satisfy our dedicated consumers.”
We asked game journalist Saul McKagan about this new offer and this was his analysis, “Ubisoft has always looked to add value for those who preorder games and with this they’re offering the number one request of any developer. Now those who preorder get a game that will be playable as soon as they get it, with no patches or other extras. I think it’s brilliant.” When questioned about the large stack of cash on his desk and a template for an Ubisoft ad, McKagan responded, “Um. Research?”
The Kohlrabi reached out to Ubisoft and Peruggia regarding their preorder bonus and any future plans. “Ubisoft is offering something for the Playstation 4 and Xbox One that very few video game companies are willing to attempt, a game that you can play immediately without updates. We’ve gotten a great response to this offer, and we’re very happy to offer it to our loyal customers.” As for future plans, Peruggia offered a quick preview “We’re looking at something for future Assassin’s Creed games that we’ve never done before. We’re going to add this amazing new thing to the game called ‘exciting gameplay.”