This causes concern for many players who feel cheated when developers add these into thier games - firstly because some developers may make it extremely hard to get through the game without purchasing a key to the chest and secondly locking content that should be included in the game through means of coughing up more cash just seems unethical.
While titles like Middle-Earth: Shadow of War and Star Wars Battlefront II are coming under fire for their loot box microtransactions, Ubisoft is taking the safer route this year with Assassin's Creed: Origins. The Curse of the Pharaohs is scheduled to release in March 2018. The Hidden Ones also increases the level cap and is slated for release in January 2018.
The rest of the Season Pass is a couple of outfits (Roman Centurion and the admittedly pretty great looking Horus) for Bayek in November 2017, a rare "Calamity Blade", and 500 Helix credits. Available at the launch of the game.
A regular Trials of the Gods live event will see you take on Egyptian deities via a good ol' "glitch in the Animus". These will take place at set times with first one occurring 15 days after launch.
· The Nomad's Bazaar: A wandering merchant gives players daily quests to complete in order to earn mysterious exotic rewards. The director also confirmed that the newly added Discovery Tour mode will have a voiced narration in it, which should add some depth and knowledge to the educational mode.
Horde Mode: Players will fight endless waves of enemies in the Gladiator Arena.
While Warner Bros and EA seem to be pushing the limits of what microtransactions players will accept, Ubisoft is choosing to stay out of the line of fire this year. The description for these chests explains that they contain "one random weapon or shield" for Assassin's Creed Origins and they "open automatically on purchase". "It's just an accelerated way of playing the game". The teams throughout Ubisoft's worldwide network of studios and business offices are committed to delivering original and memorable gaming experiences across all popular platforms, including consoles, mobile phones, tablets and PCs.