This week Ubisoft began giving away the free game for those who purchased the Assassin’s Creed Unity Season Pass, but if you accept one of the games, you also agree not to sue them for the terrible launch.
Located deep within the terms and conditions to Ubisoft’s free game compensation for cancelling the Assassin’s Creed Unity season pass, is an incredibly long sentence that, in short, explains if you accept one of the many free games Ubisoft is offering, you also agree to not sue them.
Instead of just skipping the terms and conditions like most do, every day, Game Informer decided to take a closer look at the terms for accepting, what we’ve been lead to believe, is a gesture of goodwill. Along with the usual jargon found in terms and conditions, they discovered the following sentence:
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.
So if the launch of Assassin’s Creed Unity and Ubisoft’s decision to cancel the Season Pass has you boiling with rage enough to take them to court, don’t accept the free game they’re currently offering.
What are your thoughts to this interesting addition to the Ts&Cs?