Assassin’s Creed Updates: One of Ubisoft’s successful franchises is Assassin’s Creed franchise. Ubisoft has officially announced its next installment to the franchise, which goes by the name Assassin’s Creed Infinity.
Unlike other games in the franchise, Assassin’s Creed Infinity is set to take a new path away from regular DLC-style service. Assassin’s Creed Infinity is about to incorporate the live-service style of development, which is considered better than the current microtransactions.
Would live-service development empty the players’ pockets?
There is a certain form of live-service development already present in the franchise, in the form of daily challenges and timed events. But Ubisoft is about to make the live-service development to be incorporated completely into the game. But the fans are worried that this might empty their pockets.
However, Live-service development may be better than the current microtransaction practice that prevails in the game.
Microtransactions are no longer “Micro”: With the new installments from the Assassin’s Creed franchise, the fanbase is quite upset with the increased microtransactions in the game. The price range of microtransaction stretches from twenty-US dollars to 3/4th of the total base price for Assassin’s Creed Valhalla.
The purchasable items from the microtransaction include simple cosmetics to game-changing upgrades. If Ubisoft’s live service development is successful, it may mend the current wallet crisis of the game to an extent.
Assassin’s Creed: Live-service microtransactions:
Microtransactions were a part of the Assassin’s Creed franchise for a long time and Ubisoft won’t remove this feature completely from the game. They may include this feature along with live-service development in the future installments of the franchise.
It is safe to assume that the live-service microtransactions will treat the player base fairly, even though they have made the purchase or not. Many Massively Multiplayer Online games (MMO) have a subscription-based service. This feature allows the players to get increased experience gains, unlocked abilities, and also premium currencies.
Different games, Different Strategies:
Different games have different methods for earning money from the game. Some games like Apex Legends are completely free, but with microtransaction, the players can accelerate the game progress and purchase the Battle Pass. But games like Destiny 2 incorporates a different strategy.
The game has to be bought by paying 60 dollars, but when it comes to the live service feature, players have to purchase Destiny 2’s Season Pass to access most new content. But Ubisoft has quite an experience in this regard and let’s hope that they will depend less on microtransaction in Infinity.
Assassin’s Creed Infinity has a Bright Future:
Many AAA franchises are using microtransactions in their games and it has ruined the reputation of the game even before the launch. The prices are being steadily increasing and never seem to decrease. The incorporation of the live-service format in the upcoming AC game has unlocked many new possibilities to the developers and players as well.
Many details about Assassin’s Creed Infinity’s live-service format are still unclear as the game is in its early stage of development. But these changes will definitely set the franchise on a desirable path.
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