Ubisoft has confirmed that there will be microtransactions available in Assassin’s Creed III’s multiplayer mode.

The currency used will be ‘Erudito Credits’, however all items able to purchased can also be obtained the old-fashioned way – via in-game grinding.

“People who have little time can use Erudito Credits as a shortcut to unlock game items from level 1 to 50 (excluding Prestige levels and relics rewards),” Ubisoft told Eurogamer.

“This is not mandatory, all items sold in Erudito Credits are also available in Abstergo Credits and can be unlocked through normal progression like previous years.”

Microtransactions appear to be creeping into full-price games. Mass Effect 3's multiplayer features a more randomised system wherein crates of miscellaneous weapons and classes are able to be purchased, for example.

Assassin’s Creed III is out today on PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360, November 23 on PC, and November 30 on Wii U.