Earlier this month, we reported on Ubisoft’s intention to bring micro-transactions to its games, with Alain Martinez stating, “But in the future, with games like Watch Dogs, we could see more opportunity for $60 games to learn from the free-to-play model. The next generation will offer more and more item-based content. This will benefit our games’ profitability.”
Looks like we won’t have to wait for Watch Dogs, as Assassin’s Creed III just got updated with a series of micro-transactions, ranging from $1 to $20.
This comes on the heels of VentureBeat’s coverage of the Ubisoft investor conference call where Ubisoft executives discussed how micro-transactions could prove profitable for retail games.
The PS3 and Xbox 360 versions of Assassin’s Creed are getting what are called “Erudito Credit Packs,” described as allowing you “to acquire some game items, disregarding your current level.” The Erudito Packs rank as follows:
20 Erudito Pack = 80 MSP ($1 USD)
50 Erudito Pack = 160 MSP ($2 USD)
155 Erudito Pack = 400 MSP ($5 USD)
380 Erudito Pack = 800 MSP ($10 USD)
925 Erudito Pack = 1600 MSP ($20 USD)