Once again, Ubisoft decides to show its most greedy face to the players. What happens is that it updated Assassin’s Creed Valhalla to put more microtransactions. Interestingly, this marks the return of one of the most criticized elements of Assassin’s Creed Odyssey.
As a Game Informer account, Ubisoft released an update for the Assassin’s Creed Valhall store a. The big news is a new product that costs 1000 Helix credits (something like $ 10 USD) and adds 50% experience boosters. There is also a product that costs 1500 Helix credits ($ 15 USD) that gives a bonus of the same percentage in experience and money.
In case you didn’t know, Assassin’s Creed Odyssey and other Ubisoft releases from the past few years have come under fire for offering similar products. After all, they seem to be games designed to offer excessive grinding and thereby tempt players to pay to progress in a less tedious way.
So while this doesn’t seem to affect Valhalla’s progression, it should cause outrage in the community. Especially because it came after its release when it was already reviewed by specialized critics and acquired by several players who possibly would prefer not to support this kind of practice.
WHAT IS UBISOFT’S PRETEXT?
It is always important to know all the versions of a fact. For this reason, you should know that Ubisoft already explained why they think it is necessary to implement this kind of microtransactions.
“As more post-launch content becomes available, we want to provide the option for players to advance their progression. The products allow time-constrained players to fully explore the world of Assassin’s Creed Valhalla so that they can acquire the best equipment, as well as other items, by accelerating their progress. For example, these players can buy maps that reveal some interesting locations in the world, but they would still have to visit and play to get the rewards, ”he explained.
And to you, what do you think of this news? Do you think the presence of these microtransactions is justified? Tell us in the comments.
Assassin’s Creed Valhalla is available for PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Xbox Series X, Xbox Series S, Xbox One, and PC.