The upcoming "Dead Kings" expansion pack for Assassin's Creed Unity will be free for all players, Ubisoft announced today. It's their way of saying sorry for shipping a broken game.
There's no release date for Dead Kings just yet, but anyone who buys Unity on PS4, Xbox One, or PC will get this DLC for free.
"Unfortunately, at launch, the overall quality of the game was diminished by bugs and unexpected technical issues," Ubisoft Montreal boss Yannis Mallat wrote in a blog post today. "I want to sincerely apologize on behalf of Ubisoft and the entire Assassin's Creed team. These problems took away from your enjoyment of the game, and kept many of you from experiencing the game at its fullest potential."
With the DLC free, anyone who bought the season pass or Gold edition of Unity will also receive a free game from Ubisoft. When the offer goes live, season pass owners will get to select from Far Cry 4, The Crew, Watch Dogs, Assassin's Creed Black Flag, Rayman Legends, and Just Dance 2015. No word on whether refunds will also be offered for the season pass.
If you got that $30 season pass—which is looking like a good move, in retrospect—you'll also still get a copy of Assassin's Creed Chronicles: China, a new sidescroller that's slated for early 2015 and will not be included as part of this "we're sorry" free DLC deal.
The newest patch for Assassin's Creed Unity, which goes live this week, is full of fixes and tweaks to the much-maligned action game. You can see all the patch notes here.