'Assassin's Creed' PC for free a 'technical error,' Ubisoft offering compensation

"Assassin's Creed" for PC listed as free on the UbiShop was a pricing mistake, and Ubisoft is offering discount coupons as compensation.

Ubisoft is offering discount coupons to those who downloaded Assassin's Creed PC for free off their online store last week as the result of a technical error, the company told Polygon today.

"Ubisoft hosted a Labor Day sale, which included a 50 percent off sale for Assassin's Creed, from September 6 to September 9," a Ubisoft representative said. "During this time, a technical error allowed gamers to download Assassin's Creed for free instead of its 50 percent off sale price."

Today OnlySp reported that buyers have received emails stating the game's serial code will be deactivated within the next 48 hours. Ubisoft is offering compensation with coupons for a 50 percent discount on their next UbiShop purchase. OnlySp also said that some users are receiving coupons for discounts of only 25 percent.

"For those gamers who were able to redeem Assassin's Creed during this technical error, Ubisoft voided the purchase of the game and is offering a 50 percent off coupon for any item at the Ubishop (excluding preorders and Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon Future Soldier)," the representative said. "All other customers that attempted to redeem a free copy of Assassin's Creed will receive a 25 percent off coupon for Ubishop."

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