Those crafty Templars at Ubisoft are at it again, seemingly planning to subjugate the masses with a "season pass" for Assassin's Creed 3
. A letter purportedly sent to GameStop employees both thanks them for their "hard work" in snapping up pre-orders of AC3
from customers, and, more importantly, warns them of an upcoming "season pass concept" for this October's game.
"We are currently in the process of creating a complementary development team that will begin working on post-launch episodic content to continue the Game of the Year experience that Assassin's Creed 3
will undoubtedly deliver," reads the letter. It's not exactly uncommon for Ubisoft to support its games post-launch, and the AC franchise is no exception – each of the last three AC games, starting with AC2
, were bolstered by post-launch content.
Precedents set by previous "season pass" offerings dictates that a variety of DLC (multiplayer, single-player, or both) would be packaged and sold ahead of its launch, giving the buyer an aggregate discount across all of it. Ubisoft enacted such a scheme with the last AC title, Revelations
, albeit only via PC
. Still, neither Ubisoft nor Gamestop can confirm this letter or a "Season Pass" for AC3
. And no, DLC for Assassin's Creed 3
has not yet been announced, outside of the ambiguous "special DLC" heading exclusively to PlayStation 3 players