Assassin's Creed III supports microtransactions

Ubisoft's upcoming action game to offer $1-$20 "Erudito Credits" for Xbox 360 and PS3 that will allow players to acquire items "disregarding your current level."

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Last month, Electronic Arts executive Peter Moore said microtransactions would someday be in every game. For Ubisoft, that time is now. According to product listings for the Xbox Live marketplace and PlayStation Store, Assassin's Creed III will allow gamers to purchase a range of in-game "Erudito Credits," ranging from $1 to $20.

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It is not clear what the Erudito Credits will allow gamers to purchase, though a screengrab from WorthPlaying indicates the content will act as boosters of sorts, allowing players to "acquire some game items, disregarding your current level."

In addition to the Erudito Credits, Assassin's Creed III will feature a host of downloadable add-ons, beginning with a four-chapter Benedict Arnold campaign that will be made available exclusively to PlayStation 3 players.

Additionally, a $30 Assassin's Creed III season pass for all platforms includes a tyrannical George Washington single-player mission, as well as new maps and characters for the game's multiplayer component.

Assassin's Creed III is due out for Xbox 360 and PS3 on October 30. A Wii U release is slated for November 18 day-and-date with the system and a PC launch will round out the bunch on November 20. For more on Assassin's Creed III, check out GameSpot's previous coverage.

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