Stop locking existing content behind Uplay and other online services

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Stop locking existing content behind Uplay and other online services

This petition had 843 supporters

Erik Blake started this petition to Ubisoft

Consumers of the popular Assassins Creed franchise have shelled out $60+ dollars time and time again for games that we find compelling. Unfortunately, there has been a growing trend of locking existing content behind Uplay and other online services. This practice has become extremely noticable in the latest Assassins Creed: Unity. 

Multiple pieces of equipment and weaponry such as most Legendary items are locked until users play "Club Competition." Club Competition, however, is not available right now, making the content completely unobtainable. As consumers who purchased a product with the intent of completing it, we should be entitled to unlocking all of the content the game has to offer. There should be alternative ways of unlocking the content that doesn't require online play or Uplay services. We should be allowed to purchase the items with in-game currency, just as we do to unlock other pieces of equipment or complete certain objectives within the game. Seeing content that is in the game be unobtainable because of an unavailable online component is very disheartening and frustrating.

This same argument applies to other content in the game such as outfits from previous Assassins Creed titles. The idea of unlocking the outfits by playing the previous games is a rewarding aspect, but is detrimental when it is the only way of unlocking said outfits. With the release of Assassins Creed: Unity, many new players are being introduced to the franchise. Disbarring them from unlocking outfits because they are new to the franchise is unfair and serves as a tease to content they won't be able to unlock without purchasing previous titles. Just as it was said above, this content should be unlockable within Assassins Creed: Unity itself. 

This petition isn't requesting that the existing ways of unlocking these items are removed, but they shouldn't be required. Using Uplay and other online services should be an avenue for unlocking content, but there should also be supplemental activites such as in-game currency to unlock them without being forced to complete other activites, some of which are unavailable at the time of this petition. 

By signing this petition you are making it known to Ubisoft, that you as a consumer, have a say in what happens. You are making a statement that locking existing content behind outside services is unfair to you as a consumer and to the player base as a whole. 

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This petition had 843 supporters