The anticipated launch of the Assassin’s Creed Unity for PC, Xbox One and PS4 has not gone as smoothly as gamers and publisher Ubisoft would have hoped. In fact some of the online multiplayer mode’s bugs are truly terrifying.
Assassin’s Creed Unity went on sale on Tuesday and legions of players have reported issues with the internet-based play in which assassins join forces and combine skills to complete missions as a team. But the characters encountered in the online environments are less Templar knight than a total nightmare with faces missing, revealing exposed flesh and digital muscle below, complete with frightful floating eyes.
Other issues experienced, in particular for PC gamers, included parts of missing environments and scenery, assassins mysteriously falling through the floor and also becoming melded with other objects and characters. Ubisoft addressed the complexity of creating a multiplayer game of such scale and gave a statement about the problems and what they would do to resolve them, which in part read:
“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.”
With a dreadful opening week for a game that many had been looking forward to since it was announced at the E3 expo in June and it’s not been going well for Ubisoft. The French-based games publisher slapped an embargo on reviews until after the release of Assassin’s Creed Unity and shares in the company have dropped notably in the past few days. Not to mention the company snubbing Nintendo fans by holding back on releases for the Wii U.