Posted on Monday 23rd Jul 2012 at 3:08 AM UTC

Assassin's Creed 3 DLC plans outed?

Leaked letter suggests 'Season Pass' for AC3

Assassin's Creed III has a dedicated team working on post-launch DLC, which will be purchasable with a season pass, if a letter addressed to GameStop is authentic.

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In a letter forwarded to Kotaku by "the Assassin's Creed team", plans for extensive DLC are outed, as well as a planned "Season Pass".

"What's next? 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."

The letter continues: "We know you're familiar with the 'Season Pass' concept and, beginning shortly, we'll start to take pre-orders of our very own."

The letter is addressed to GameStop, thanking the retailer for its support reaching AC3's pre-order goals. We can't confirm whether it's legit or not, but you can see the letter at Kotaku. We'll keep you updated.

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18 comments so far...

  1. illage2 on 23 Jul '12 said:

    OMFG another Season pass. There way too many of them now.

  2. rhyfel on 23 Jul '12 said:

    if assassin's creed 3 is going to use a season pass well you can count me out.

  3. apalmer28 on 23 Jul '12 said:

    Sigh...

    (cancels preorder from Amazon)

  4. moogiesboy on 23 Jul '12 said:

    This has been available for ages to pre order on ps store. Hardly news.

    If you pre order gold edition you get a free DLC season pass. Hardly free though when the difference is 30.

    You can also pre order AC3 PS3 & liberation on vita as a bundle. 85 and you can pre load the day before - like steam.

  5. wwinterj on 23 Jul '12 said:

    I see Uncharted 3 has a game of the year edition due out with all the DLC in it so the season pass wasn't needed there. Unless you couldn't wait of course. Point is I see the same happening here.

    I'll be buying Assassins Creed 3 day one but chances are I'll give the pass and DLC a miss as I'm only really interested in single player content and if past Assassins Creed game are to go by there won't be much of that. :|

  6. sonic_uk on 23 Jul '12 said:

    They need a dedicated team to decide what bits to cut out of the final game to sell to you later? Nice to see once again a developer/publisher working on dlc before the game is even anywhere near ready. Modern gaming sucks.

  7. IplayVideogames on 23 Jul '12 said:

    *sighs* the game itself isn't out until Halloween which is over 3 months ago.Surely this could all be on-disc.

  8. dicky1993 on 23 Jul '12 said:

    oh no no no people saying they'll cancel their pre-orders because there's a season pass you don't have to buy boo hoo

  9. MJ-Thriller94 on 23 Jul '12 said:

    Sigh...

    (cancels preorder from Amazon)

    Bit stupid. It will hardly affect the game as a whole :roll:

    No-one's forcing you to buy the season pass. Max Payne 3 had one, but it's single player and even multiplayer is still brilliant

  10. MJ-Thriller94 on 23 Jul '12 said:

    if assassin's creed 3 is going to use a season pass well you can count me out.

    Sigh...

    (cancels preorder from Amazon)

    Bit stupid. It will hardly affect the game as a whole :roll:

    No-one's forcing you to buy the season pass. Max Payne 3 had one, but it's single player and even multiplayer is still brilliant

  11. gmcb007 on 23 Jul '12 said:

    Not exactly suprising, it's mandatory that it gets milked. It is AC after all.

  12. XFinalFateX on 23 Jul '12 said:

    People scare me with their lack of knowledge, as far as I know, the game hasn't gone gold. They still aren't done with THE ACTUAL GAME YET. They aren't churning out DLC right now, they are finishing the game. They haven't been too horrible about DLC, and I don't expect that to change. I WILL be buying this season pass being that i'm an AssCreed fanboy however. :D Reminder people THEY AREN'T WORKING ON DLC UNTIL THE GAME SHIPS OR HAS GONE GOLD. Stop being stupid. :mrgreen:

  13. XFinalFateX on 23 Jul '12 said:

    Not exactly suprising, it's mandatory that it gets milked. It is AC after all.


    I wouldn't call it milked exactly, they have made improvements and added things with every new installment unlike certain a certain plague *cough cough* COD *cough cough* They also have built on the story of the assassin's, and added what I would call the most unique multiplayer on the market right now. Ubisoft is fine by me, keep making me worthwhile games and I will give them my money 8)

  14. gmcb007 on 23 Jul '12 said:

    Revalations wasn't an improvement, it was a half arsed milk process that could have easily been DLC.

  15. Jingee on 23 Jul '12 said:

    Over-saturation of the "season-pass DLC" concept is going to kill the games industry one day.

  16. XFinalFateX on 23 Jul '12 said:

    Over-saturation of the "season-pass DLC" concept is going to kill the games industry one day.


    That's a bit of a dumb statement, considering no one is forcing you to buy the damn thing. Season passes are good for people like me who want to get all the DLC for whatever game it may be, and sometimes get a discount while i'm at it.

  17. The Bossman on 23 Jul '12 said:

    I couldn't care less about season passes, in MP3 you don't need it if you don't like the multiplayer, so that's me out. Give us worthwhile single player DLC instead alongside the multiplayer garbage if you have to.

  18. richomack360 on 25 Jul '12 said:

    Over-saturation of the "season-pass DLC" concept is going to kill the games industry one day.


    That's a bit of a dumb statement, considering no one is forcing you to buy the damn thing. Season passes are good for people like me who want to get all the DLC for whatever game it may be, and sometimes get a discount while i'm at it.

    If the DLC affects the main game then people should care. (ME3 From Ashes) If it doesn't then go for it.

    My only concern with a season pass, announced shortly around release date, kind of indicates they know exactly what DLC they are going to bring out, where it will take place and what it includes - therefore already in production. Of which details of it should be clearly written on the box as to how complete the game you're buying actually is.

    Now wouldn't it be annoying if the game came out full of holes, yet you paid an extra 40 for things you might have to wait 2 years tops to see - would think the devs should concentrate on sorting out their final products first before dividing their workforce for the cash in (Skyrim, ME3, BF3)

    "LOL" at the people saying a pass saves money....say that to the people that bought "Back to Karkand" despite EA knowing full well about the Premium service when BTK was released...

    Scum.