Assassin’s Creed Unity’s launch and the subsequent fallout has been an ugly affair that left thousands of fans frustrated and in a damage control move, Ubisoft announced that it was offering a “Free Game” in the form of compensation to those who bought Assassin’s Creed Unity Season Pass. However, with the free game offer comes a clause that nullifies your right to sue Ubisoft.
Yannis Mallat, CEO, Ubisoft Montreal & Toronto, accepted that the game was launched with bugs and technical issues despite the company having spent a lot of energy, time and money to develop the game. Though the developers have been busy releasing patches to resolve the hundreds of issues reported by users, the experience had already turned sour for money pushing Ubisoft in a damage control stance.
The company announced that it will be offering one free Ubisoft title to all those who bought Assassin’s Creed Unity Season Pass. Gamers have the option to choose from The Crew, Far Cry 4, Watch Dogs, Assassin’s Creed Black Flag, Rayman Legends, and Just Dance 2015.
If you are one who has availed the free offer, you have waived away your right to sue Ubisoft individually or in the form of a class-action lawsuit. The offer comes with a set of clauses and the first one reads as below:
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’)