Assassin’s Creed: Unity patch kills companion phone app

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The latest patch to the beleaguered Assassin’s Creed: Unity does something surprising, and removes the link between the game and its companion mobile app.

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The game was released last November and has received basically nothing but criticism since due to a number of game-breaking (and just plain ridiculous) bugs. In addition to this, one of the designed frustrations was that players can link their phone to the game using a companion app – which if they play the mobile game can unlock special chests in the console game.

However, according to PC World the latest console patch removes the link and enables players to open the boxes without needing to faff around with the weird symbol-spotting mini-game.

Whilst linking up with a phone is theoretically pretty cool, perhaps this latest move is a sign that Ubisoft might think a little harder about how to make mobile integration useful next time, rather than just doing it for the sake of it.

James O’Malley