Assassin’s Creed Unity was sort of a mess of a game. Let’s be completely honest with ourselves here. It was glitchy, whole segments were broken, the framerate was a mess and design issues ran rampant.
One of the most obnoxious flaws in the game was actually a choice actively made by Ubisoft. This wasn’t a glitch, it was a “feature,” and it was infuriating. It’s being patched out.
The colored chests scattered about the Paris landscape were all connected to external applications. Like, mobile applications, for mobile devices completely separate from the game you were playing. Talk about immersion breaking, these chests appeared in everyone’s game, but they could only be opened if you synced and used the Initiates and Companion Apps for AC Unity.
You’d see a chest, run up to it, open it and be met with a prompt telling you that you need to download and use a separate application on your phone or tablet in order to access the contents of the chest. Yuck.
Patch 5 for Assassin’s Creed Unity will remove the app requirements for the chests. Now they’ll just be in-game chests. Fancy that.
Too little, too late? Sure. But maybe Ubisoft will skip these “features” in their next Assassin’s Creed game.