What, you didn’t think a wave of criticism following Assassin’s Creed Unity was going to stop Ubisoft from loving money, did you? Of course Assassin’s Creed Syndicate is going to have microtransactions on top of its $60 price tag. That’s just the way the world works these days for AAA games.

In defense of his game, though, Director Francois Pelland assured fans that the money will be used only to”save time and accelerate progress.”

“Rest assured, all of Syndicate’s content is available without paying anything additional and the game has been balanced such that microtransactions are 100% optional.”

Ubisoft just wants to profit off of a generation who would rather pay money to access content rather than play the game an earn it for free. Money solves everything these days, and while a vocal minority might not approve of this method, everyone else is an enabler of this model. The option wouldn’t be there if people weren’t buying.

That’s just the way it is. Don’t blame Ubisoft. Blame the world around you. Man, I want to play some Final Fantasy Tactics. That game has no microtransactions.

Assassin’s Creed Syndicate will be released for the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One on Oct. 23. The PC version will follow on Nov. 19.