AC: Unity Season's Pass Offer has a Catch

Published: December 18, 2014 10:24 PM /



Assassin's Creed Unity has had a troublesome road so far as we've detailed previously, but when they modified the Season Pass by making Dead Kings DLC Free and stopped selling it they announced those who had already bought it (either standalone or with the gold version), would get a free game.

The free game, a choice between some premium titles from Ubisoft, has on its list: The Crew, Far Cry 4, Watchdogs, Assassin's Creed Black Flag, Rayman Legends, and Just Dance 2015. However, like many things that seem to come for free, the new Assassin's Creed: Unity Redemption site has a catch - in the legal terms. I'll quote the relevant section out below, but what it means in short is that you can't sue or join any class action suite against Ubisoft or gain anything from any such proceedings that may occur.

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”) FROM ANY AND ALL LIABILITY TO YOU, your assigns, heirs, and next of kin FOR ANY AND ALL CLAIMS, DEMANDS, CHARGES, LAWSUITS, DEBTS, DEFENSES, ACTIONS OR CAUSES OF ACTION, OBLIGATIONS, DAMAGES, LOSS OF SERVICE, COMPENSATION, PAIN AND SUFFERING, ATTORNEYS’ FEES, AND COST AND EXPENSES OF SUIT, KNOWN OR UNKNOWN, SUSPECTED OR UNSUSPECTED, ARISING OUT OF OR RELATED TO THE PURCHASE, ACQUISITION, RENTAL, POSSESSION AND/OR USAGE, AND/OR THE INTENT TO PURCHASE, ACQUIRE, RENT, POSSESS AND/OR USE, THE ASSASSIN’S CREED UNITY VIDEO GAME AND/OR THE ASSASSIN’S CREED UNITY SEASON PASS ON ANY AND ALL PLATFORMS, AND/OR RELATED TO THE CAMPAIGN, WHETHER CAUSED BY THE NEGLIGENCE OF THE RELEASED PARTIES OR OTHERWISE.
We point this out so that you know and don't just skip pass the legal terms as many times happen when going through such things. You can go to the redemption site here (note you'll need to log on with uplay and such).

What do you think of these terms from Ubisoft? Do you think there is likely to be legal action resulting from the launch of Assassin's Creed: Unity? Sound off in the comments below!

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Don Parsons
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