[Update] Assassin’s Creed Unity Patch 2 Live On Xbox One, Patch 3 Coming On All Platforms
Update: Ubisoft is currently rolling out Patch 2 to Xbox One. For more on the contents of this patch, please visit our previous coverage.
Ubisoft has rolled out a second major patch for Assassin’s Creed Unity on PlayStation 4 and PC, with an Xbox One version in progress. The development team is already looking ahead to another significant update that will be bigger than the last.
Patch 3, as it’s called, will deal with gameplay issues, including lingering “stuck in a hay cart” problems, animation bugs, getting in and out of cover, and improvements to the camera. AI errors, like those that impact detection of player behavior, matchmaking, and menu issues are also addressed.
Ubisoft is also including improvements to the game’s stability. The final details for the patch are not yet finalized, nor is the timing.
“Part of what we want to do at this point is balance the competing desires to get as much as we can into the patch with getting it out quickly,” Ubisoft writes. “Once we’ve locked down exactly what will be in Patch 3, we will update you again with a more specific set of patch notes. This next patch won't solve every problem, but we're expecting that it will dramatically improve your experience.”
Ubisoft says that this patch will not yet address framerate problems. Those are still being investigated.
If you showed me this blog post and told me it were an internal email sent prior to release, I’d believe it. Knowing that it’s a post-release update on the third patch for a AAA game leaves me bewildered.
I’d ask how this game was allowed to ship in such a state, but knowing what an annual release schedule looks like, it seems the answers are self-evident. Ship now, fix later is a mantra consumers should reject.