Ubisoft is offering Assassin’s Creed Unity‘s first downloadable content expansion, Dead Kings, to everyone that purchased the game for free as a gift to make up for the buggy launch, according to a letter from Ubisoft Montreal & Toronto CEO Yannis Mallat. Fans that already purchased the season pass, which includes Dead Kings, will instead be offered a free game from a selection of recent and upcoming Ubisoft titles.
When released, Dead Kings will be available as a free add-on in all platforms’ respective online stores. The release date for the expansion has not yet been announced. Season Pass holders will have their choice of The Crew, Far Cry 4, Watch Dogs, Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag, Rayman Legends, or Just Dance 2015 as a free download in addition to all of the Unity DLC they already have coming. Ubisoft is currently setting up the system by which those games will be redeemed and will share details when it is in place.
Assassin’s Creed Unity was notoriously glitchy when it released on November 11, 2014, and Mallat is very apologetic: “Unfortunately, at launch, the overall quality of the game was diminished by bugs and unexpected technical issues. I want to sincerely apologize on behalf of Ubisoft and the entire Assassin’s Creed team. These problems took away from your enjoyment of the game, and kept many of you from experiencing the game at its fullest potential.”
Ubisoft has been hard at work, releasing a steady stream of patches and workarounds to make the game more playable. The third major patch has been released this week, providing a range of bug and stability fixes. Assassin’s Creed Unity is currently available for PlayStation 4, Windows, and Xbox One