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Assassin's Creed Odyssey

Assassin's Creed Odyssey pokes fun at EA's microtransactions

And their response to the Star Wars Battlefront II controversy.

  • Text: Sam Bishop
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Assassin's Creed Odyssey has just been released, and PCGamesN has discovered a little easter egg hidden in the massive game, one which references EA's controversy with microtransactions in Star Wars Battlefront II.

You need to get three tokens before facing the Minotaur in Ubisoft's game, but if you try to buy them from Trial Masters as opposed to completing challenges to earn them, the Master for the trial of accuracy will say:

"You want to pay to win? That's uhh...Aren't you a warrior? Where's your honour? Where's your sense of pride and accomplishment?"

This is pretty much a direct reference to EA who, in their response to the swathes of criticism leveled at Star Wars Battlefront II, said that "the intent is to provide players with a sense of pride and accomplishment for unlocking different heroes."

Fans haven't ignored the fact that Ubisoft has had its fair share of dabblings with microtransactions, even featuring them in Assassin's Creed Odyssey itself, so perhaps those in glass houses shouldn't throw stones...

Have you noticed this easter egg yet?

Assassin's Creed Odyssey