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Assassin's Creed Unity game mocked for disappearing faces, other bugs

Publisher Ubisoft has promised to issue a number of fixes to its blockbuster video game Assassin's Creed Unity after gamers complained of floating characters and disappearing faces.

The latest offering in the historical fiction action-adventure series is set in Paris on the eve of the French Revolution and follows Arno Dorian and his fellow assassins.

In the works for several years, the game was eagerly anticipated and heavily marketed. But within days of its release, the web was abuzz with glitches in the game - making it a source of mockery and raising questions about whether it was rushed it out to meet the release date.

Video snippets of the various snafus have gone viral, including scenes where characters are missing faces, or fall victim to random hair physics and crazed animations. In one memorable moment, the game's main protagonist walks on air and falling through the earth.

This shot from Assassin's Creed Unity shows a character with a missing face User "Retro_Apocalypse" via GameSpot

GameSpot notes that Ubisoft has acknowledged the extent of the problems. On its blog, the company listed the next batch of errors it hopes to overcome with a single patch, including Arno falling through the ground, the game crashing when joining a co-op session, and a delay in reaching the main menu at game start. It also says it is working on several other problems including frame rate issues, matchmaking co-op issues and helix credit issues.

Ubisoft has promised to fix glitches with its video game Assassin's Creed Unity User "Retro_Apocalypse" via GameSpot

"In addition, we are already looking into many of the other issues you've told us about and we have more updates planned," Ubisoft said in a blog post on its site. "This list doesn't capture everything, but here are the most widely-reported problems we've heard about from you."

Ubisoft's stock has dropped almost 16 percent in the past since the game's troubles first emerged. On Twitter, the company has been inundated with complaints and questions about how to overcome certain bugs.

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