Assassin's Creed Syndicate will have microtransactions, Ubisoft has confirmed. Speaking with IGN, senior producer Francois Pelland has revealed that these microtransactions are completely optional, since these will only serve to accelerate progress and save time for players.
"Assassin's Creed Syndicate will include paid options to save time and accelerate progress," said Pelland. "The model for Assassin's Creed Syndicate is quite similar to Black Flag, allowing players who do not have time to fully explore our huge game world to still be able to eventually acquire the game's most powerful gear as well as other items."
"Rest assured, all of Syndicate's content is available without paying anything additional and the game has been balanced such that microtransactions are 100% optional."
Assassin's Creed Syndicate releases worldwide on the 23rd of October on PS4 and Xbox One, and on the 19th of November on PC.