After Eurogamer spotted a product listing on the PlayStation Store and Xbox Marketplace which revealed that Assassin’s Creed III will use micro-transactions. Ubisoft has responded in detail, explaining exactly how players will be able to use actual currency to get ahead in the multiplayer component of the long-awaited sequel.

The multiplayer component of the game will ship on its very own disk. The way I see it, this decision was either made to create hype, or suggests that Assassin’s Creed III will indeed have a very robust online component. Either way, players will be able to purchase “Erudito” credits which can be used to buy in-game items. Ubisoft has confirmed that players will also be able to earn these credits by playing the game, and that those who purchase them with cash money will not have access to any exclusive content.

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