Ubisoft Won’t Punish Players Who Managed to Purchase Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag Early

Rather than be a bunch of hard cases to customers that managed to buy Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag a little bit early, Ubisoft has taken a different attitude. In a series of tweets (gathered by GoNintendo) Tim Browne, the Lead Game Designer on Assassin’s Creed III & IV: Black Flag MP, said that Ubisoft will not punish consumers who were able to buy the latest AC game early by resetting gained levels of in AC IV multiplayer. They will be resetting the multiplayer ladders, but only to make it fair for customers joining in on the multiplayer fun at launch.

Brown went on to say that "The players currently playing haven’t done anything wrong," adding that "Retailers have sent out copies early and we don’t believe in punishing innocent…"

That's the best attitude to have and if there is any ire on early purchases it should be directed at retailers who likely signed some sort of covenant with the publisher to release the game on a certain date in certain regions throughout the world.

Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag hits retail outlets tomorrow in North America and other regions.

Thanks to Andrew Eisen for the tip on this one.

Source: GoNintendo

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    lomdr says:

    They're still punishing those that have the GALL to purchase the Wii U version, as the U version has no DLC and no season pass (the notice of the lack of the season pass prompted Ubi to confirm that the U is going to miss the DLC entirely)

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    Longjocks says:

    Don't fret, they still have plenty of awful ways to punish us. I mean, there's still Uplay, right? It's like why apply thumb screws when electrocuting your nads is torture enough?

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    Neeneko says:

    I am thinking back to the opening of the Korean war and how the UN resolution only passed because the Russian Ambassador walked out due to an unrelated issue.

    Maybe something similar happened at Ubisoft.. some particular executive at Ubisoft was out sick the day the decision was made? 

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    SeanB says:

    It's been on torrent sites since yesterday, so i'm really surprised they didn't go knee-jerk to get all the pirates.

    Also, since they included all the future-release DLC in the initial package, someone has been able to hack a "DLC Unlock Code", so pirates are already playing with extra islands, new weapons, bonus treasure chests, songs, skins, and multiplayer options.

    I've never liked the AC games, so I've not tested any of this myself, but i can see the downloads available.

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