Ubisoft offers free game tricks you into waving right to sue them

first_imgUbisoft is still dealing with the fallout of a terrible Assassin’s Creed: Unity launch, but it’s one of their own making. Shipping such a bug-ridden and technically broken game wasn’t going to go unnoticed. The response since has been multiple patches, the latest of which is 6.7GB,  and the cancellation of the associated Season Pass. If you purchased the Season Pass, Ubisoft is offering you a free game as compensation, but it comes with a catch.Ubisoft is rightly concerned that many people might sue them over Assassin’s Creed: Unity. They could based on the state the game shipped in and the subsequent devaluation of the Season Pass. So Ubisoft’s lawyers have included a waver of the right to sue Ubisoft as part of the free game offer.The waver is buried in the legal text of the terms and conditions you have to agree to in order to claim the game. Nobody ever reads this text, and that’s just how companies like it. Ubisoft is clearly hoping enough people claim their free game that a class action lawsuit is no longer likely, or if it does happen there’s not enough people left to make it worthwhile.The possibility of compensation will likely not stop most gamers from agreeing and claiming their free game. The titles on offer are available from the redemption site and include:Assassin’s Creed Black FlagFar Cry 4Just Dance 2015Rayman LegendsThe CrewWatch DogsThis whole situation will leave a bitter taste in the mouths of gamers and subsequently impact how many people choose to pre-order the next Assassin’s Creed game. Ubisoft will also need to ship the next game fault-free and offer something quite special to regain the confidence of Assassin’s Creed fans.last_img read more