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Your Assassin’s Creed Unity Season Pass Free Game Comes With A Legal Catch

by Mike Futter on Dec 18, 2014 at 07:49 AM

Ubisoft’s free game redemption site for those who purchased the Assassin’s Creed season pass is live. Once you identify which system you’ve played on, you can redeem one of six games.

Before you zip through the terms and conditions, there’s something of which you should be aware. By accepting the free game, you are releasing Ubisoft from liability related to the problems with Assassin’s Creed Unity and the devaluation of the season pass as a result of the Dead Kings DLC going free.

You hereby irrevocably and unconditionally RELEASE, WAIVE, AND FOREVER DISCHARGE AND COVENANT NOT TO SUE Ubisoft Entertainment S.A., and each of its past, present and future divisions, parent companies, subsidiaries, affiliates, predecessors, successors and assigns, together with all of their respective past, present and future employees, officers, shareholders, directors and agents, and those who give recommendations, directions, or instructions or engage in risk evaluation or loss control activities regarding the Campaign (all for the purposes herein referred to as “Released Parties”) FROM ANY AND ALL LIABILITY TO YOU, your assigns, heirs, and next of kin FOR ANY AND ALL CLAIMS, DEMANDS, CHARGES, LAWSUITS, DEBTS, DEFENSES, ACTIONS OR CAUSES OF ACTION, OBLIGATIONS, DAMAGES, LOSS OF SERVICE, COMPENSATION, PAIN AND SUFFERING, ATTORNEYS’ FEES, AND COST AND EXPENSES OF SUIT, KNOWN OR UNKNOWN, SUSPECTED OR UNSUSPECTED, ARISING OUT OF OR RELATED TO THE PURCHASE, ACQUISITION, RENTAL, POSSESSION AND/OR USAGE, AND/OR THE INTENT TO PURCHASE, ACQUIRE, RENT, POSSESS AND/OR USE, THE ASSASSIN’S CREED UNITY VIDEO GAME AND/OR THE ASSASSIN’S CREED UNITY SEASON PASS ON ANY AND ALL PLATFORMS, AND/OR RELATED TO THE CAMPAIGN, WHETHER CAUSED BY THE NEGLIGENCE OF THE RELEASED PARTIES OR OTHERWISE.

If you had any thoughts of pursuing or joining a class action suit against Ubisoft over Assassin’s Creed Unity, you have a choice to make. If you decide to accept the free title, you will waive your right to sue Ubisoft over the game's performance and the season pass.

These terms aren’t surprising, but just remember that “free” doesn’t always mean just that. This is a potent reminder to at least glance at the terms and conditions before forging ahead.

[Source: Ubisoft Assassin’s Creed Unity Redemption Site]


Our Take
I point this out not because it is a surprise, but because I suspect that many people will jump right past the legal terms. I don’t suspect that this will impact many people that purchased the season pass, but it’s worth knowing before you decide to move ahead.