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“Weird NPC face” erased from Assassin’s Creed: The Ezio Collection

by Ron Duwell | December 19, 2016December 19, 2016 1:00 pm PST

It’s a face that only a mother could love, and that goes double because Ubisoft certainly didn’t. When Assassin’s Creed: The Ezio Collection launched earlier this year, fans noticed a droopy eyed NPC populating this early cutscene, and the ridiculing began.

Ubisoft, looking to avoid another Assassin’s Creed Unity fiasco, promptly responded by stating that the character was a random NPC who appears in the cutscene, and not everyone will end up seeing him.

And as of today, nobody will ever see him again. A new patch update from Ubisoft says it removed the “weird NPC face” from the game, meaning his haunting eyes and droopy expression will no long be seen in the game. Since he is a random NPC, this also means he will never again turn up in the crowds either.

All because he was a little ugly. Poor guy. I hope you’re all proud of yourselves!

Keeping an eye out for bugs is important, but come on…

I can get why fans might be on the lookout for glitches in an Assassin’s Creed game after what happened a few years ago, but this whole “weird NPC face” situation stank of people just looking to complain. If it had been a consistent problem and made the game unplayable, then sure, sound the alarm.

But, in the end, we all got a good laugh out of it, and those who took it too seriously thankfully fell off the map.

Pick your battles, gamers. The Ezio Collection is a fine option for those looking to get caught up on the series. On the other hand, this screenshot below, along with broken performance and questionable content delivery, is worth calling out and fighting against. Mistakes happen and perfection is a unicorn you’ll be chasing until the end of your days.

Assassin's Creed Unity


Ron Duwell

Ron has been living it up in Japan for the last decade, and he has no intention of leaving this technical wonderland any time soon. When he's not...