After 10+ years and Ubi has still the same problems and continues to make gamers angry. Assassins Creed Unity is one of these games.
Ubi posted a list with ACU's problems on every platform and a few temporary solutions. Yes, the game you paid and want to play, needs an extra work from you in order to run -if you are lucky.
Ubi suggests to play the game offline, as one solution, but eurogamer tried every solution and still the game has problems.