Assassin's Creed

Assassin's Creed: Unity, the latest game in the popular franchise, will allow players to "fast track" its unlocks system by spending real money.

This information was revealed by Ubisoft at Gamescom 2014. While there are no much details on how this will work, Ubisoft has assured gamers that the game's experience won't be compromised by the new system, according to TotalXbox.

For instance, players will be able to spend money to "hack" unlocks such as gear rather than earning them through play.

"There's a couple of things like that we'll always have to be on the lookout for," said Vincent Pontbriand, when he was asked whether there was pressure to take into account recent trends in monetisation.

"Companion apps, monetisation, other business models, digital only... We have to be reactive to these things, but not necessarily fundamentally change what we're trying to do.

"It depends. If we think it fits the gameplay, or the brand itself, the core values, we're willing to take those risks. If not, then not. We're not going to make any compromises," he added.

Back in June, the game caused controversy after it was said that it wouldn't feature playable female characters since the studio had limited resources.

"It's double the animations, it's double the voices, all that stuff and double the visual assets," Alex Amancio, the game's creative director, said.

"Especially because we have customisable assassins. It was really a lot of extra production work," he added.