Recently it was announced that the upcoming Assassin's Creed movie would be getting pre-order bonuses. Now, thanks to an inside source, we have discovered that the movie will also be receiving a day one patch, as well as some changes to the movie to make it more closely align with the games. The movie will also be using movie tie-in app for smartphones that will allow moviegoers to unlock extras to play throughout the movie.
Our source has told us that production on the film has seen its fair share of problems, stating, "imagine if Assassin's Creed Unity was in movie form." Fortunately Ubisoft will be sending out a day one patch to all movie theaters (granted they are connected to the Internet) to help mitigate some of the known bugs and glitches that moviegoers are going to encounter. We all remember the issues Assassin's Creed Unity had when it first launched, so it's good that Ubisoft has a day one patch ready to make sure Michael Fassbender's face doesn't run into the minor bugs Assassin's Creed Unity had.
It remains to be seen whether the day one patch will fix all the issues with the Assassin's Creed movie, but Ubisoft is a grizzled veteran when it comes to patching games, so I'd put my money on them only needing one patch to fix the problems. When asked if moviegoers continue to see glitches in bugs in during the Assassin's Creed movie will be able to get refunds they said:
Look, at this point, it's their own fault if they see this movie on opening day. Ubisoft has a reputation, and if moviegoers decide they wish to ignore that reputation, and expect a fully function product when the game launches ... I mean when the movie premieres, then they have no one to blame but themselves.
Our source also gave us some exciting info on the Assassin's Creed movie tie-in app. Before the trailers begin to roll, a prompt will come up on screen encouraging you to download the app. The app is basically the same as the app for Assassin's Creed Unity, where you can play some puzzles and send out assassin troops on missions that have timers on them. As you and other moviegoers complete missions, you'll collectively accrue points that will add up to unlock bonus features for the movie as you watch. You'll be able to unlock things like a gag reel, deleted scenes, throw back outfits referencing the games protagonists for Fassbender's character, and the end credits scene teasing the sequel. Unlocking the bonuses all depends on everyone in the theater getting points towards your collective screenings point total, so if fellow moviegoers haven't finished their missions yet, you might have to wait a few hours in the theater to unlock them.
All in all it looks like Ubisoft if very committed to making the Assassin's Creed movie experience as close to the games as they can get it, which is encouraging to see in video game movies given their history. If you loved the games, then the movie is shaping up to be one you won't want to miss out on. The Assassin's Creed movie leap of faiths its way into theaters December 21, 2016.