If you had any plans to sue Ubisoft, you might not want to take advantage of the free game download that comes with Assassin’s Creed: Unity’s season pass.
Ubisoft recently revealed that owners of Unity’s now discontinued season pass would be eligible to download one free game due to the latest Assassin’s Creed’s widespread technical issues after launch. However, if fans read the fine print of the offer, they’ll see that downloading a free game does mean that you can’t sue the company for any sort of false advertising of their clearly underperforming product.
The excerpt that lays this out for consumers can be found 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”) 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.
Assassin’s Creed: Unity was highly criticized for performance issues when it came to PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One last month, and has since been subject to heavy patching post-launch, some updates even being larger in size than some games.
For more on Unity, check out Gaming Trend’s review.