Ubisoft Offers Free Games And DLC to Assassin’s Creed Customers
After the shitstorm that was Ubisoft’s release of Assassin’s Creed II and the resulting server crashes, it seems the developer is aware of the pain it caused and has decided to reward its customers with free stuff.
Owners of the PC version of Assassin’s Creed II today received emails explaining that Ubisoft was sorry for the outages that had occurred. In return users can download some Assassin’s Creed II DLC or choose from a selection of (fairly old) games, depending on which version they bought.
Players who bought the regular edition are being offered the DLC, which includes various maps and is already included in the Black Edition of ACII. Players who bought the Black Edition are receiving entire games, including Tom Clancy’s H.A.W.X or Prince of Persia as well as a few others.
While this is a nice thought, I can’t help but think that they should probably just not get into situations where they need to be apologising. While they probably won’t lose a lot of money by doing this, surely people getting games for free was exactly what they wanted to stop with their intrusive anti-piracy measures? Dropping their always online DRM might be a better present than Tom Clancy’s End War at any rate.