News for Assassin’s Creed III has come out that’s a bit troublesome. It seems that Ubisoft will be selling ingame currency called Erudito through the various online stores connected to your console. These microtransactions will allow players to purchase gear “disregarding your current level.” At least it’s not an MMO where that sort of thing could be disastrous to ingame balance, but are you really going to pay extra for ingame items on a singleplayer game?
I suppose you might be able to use these for multiplayer unlocks, but the fact remains that the Assassin’s Creed series is primarily based on it’s singleplayer story. Does Connor need that new sword so badly that you’re willing to pay real money to get it a bit earlier? I hope not. It all wreaks of a tactic by Ubisoft to squeeze a few extra dollars out of their fans. With any luck it won’t even affect multiplayer much. If this program is successful though, it’s likely other developers will follow suit.