Tag: Ubisoft

Ubisoft: It’s a ‘good moment’ to invest in new properties

Ubisoft has a knack for getting ahead of major trends in the gaming industry. The publisher embraced live-service games, and that has paid off with hits like Rainbow Six: Siege. But the company is also wants to avoid settling into a rut. To accomplish that, it’s planning to shake things up by creating some new […]

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Why original creator Volker Wertich has returned to make The Settlers

Ubisoft has rebooted The Settlers, a 26-year-old franchise that simulates living in a medieval fantasy world. And the man leading the creation is Volker Wertich, who created the original version of The Settlers in 1991. The PC game will debut in 2020, and Ubisoft and its Düsseldorf studio are showing it off this week at […]

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Rainbow Six: Siege is still Ubisoft’s live-service darling

Rainbow Six: Siege is quickly approaching its fourth anniversary. But age is not the number that publisher Ubisoft cares about when it comes to its tactical multiplayer shooter. Instead, the company regularly points to Siege as a paragon of its current development and design strategy. As part of its quarterly earnings report, Ubisoft highlighted a […]

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Assassin’s Creed: Odyssey and Rainbow Six: Siege help Ubisoft beat its Q1 targets

Even without a major release, Ubisoft was able to have a good Q1 thanks to its strong back catalog. The publisher released its financial results for the first quarter of the 2019-2020 fiscal year, reporting net bookings of $352.83 million. Although this is down 17.6% compared to the same period last year, this figure beats […]

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Ubisoft reveals over 100 games for its Uplay+ subscription gaming service for September

Ubisoft revealed a list of more than 100 games that will be available on Uplay+, the subscription gaming service that will debut on September 3. First unveiled at the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3 2019) in June, Ubisoft said it will offer more than 4,000 hours of gameplay for the single-player versions of the titles alone. […]

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Assassin’s Creed and Splinter Cell VR could be coming to Oculus

A new report states that Facebook’s Oculus has signed a deal with Ubisoft for exclusive Splinter Cell and Assassin’s Creed VR games. The article from The Information cites “two people familiar with the matter” in saying Oculus is looking to outright buy game studios and sign exclusive deals. One of these sources reportedly revealed that the company […]

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The DeanBeat: How Jordan Mechner shepherded Prince of Persia across 30 years

Time means nothing when you’ve created something special. Jordan Mechner launched Prince of Persia in 1989, when he was 25. And 30 years later, he is still talking about the franchise that inspired and delighted gamers for what seems like an eternity in video game history. Forgive the cliche, but for many fans, Prince of […]

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How Ghost Recon: Breakpoint turns up the realism of drone warfare

Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon: Breakpoint pits the ghosts of elite military units against rivals who are armed with killer drones. The game is a modern warfare third-person combat game where stealth is important, and we got a good look at it at the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) game trade show in Los Angeles. This tactical […]

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Gaming’s Climate Dread in a 4K Streaming Ecosystem

In 2003, the landscape of New South Wales, Australia, was turning inside-out. Persistent droughts were sucking the earth dry while open cut mining left scars in the ground tens of meters deep. Reflecting on the destabilizing events, the philosopher Glenn Albrecht coined the term solastalgia, describing it as a “form of mental or existential distress […]

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The DeanBeat: The real and the fake trends of gaming in 2019

When my Uber driver discovered I was going to the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3), he exclaimed, “Are you in games? I was the voice actor for Lamar in Grand Theft Auto V!” My jaw hung open for bit, and he said, “I’m Gerald ‘Slink’ Johnson. I’m making a little extra money on Uber.” This is […]

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Ubisoft Apologizes for ‘Watch Dogs: Legion’ Ad That Appeared to Reference Hong Kong Protests

Ubisoft has deleted and apologized for a Facebook post promoting Watch Dogs: Legion, a game about building an underground resistance in a near-future authoritarian London, because it was mistaken by some people for referencing the real, massive protests in Hong Kong that started earlier this month. The incident perfectly highlights a common criticism of Ubisoft, […]

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Ghost Recon: Breakpoint hands-on video — Fighting drones and humans with stealth

Ubisoft gave us plenty of time to check out the Ghosts at the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3). I was able to play a lengthy play session of Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon: Breakpoint, the latest installment in the long-running tactical shooter series. The game has beautiful graphics and precise combat, but it’s a big departure from […]

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Games for Change: How to make the game industry more diverse, accessible, and meaningful

The 16th annual Games for Change Festival gets underway on Monday as the main event that focuses on the social and educational impact of games on modern society. The 15-year-old show draws more than 1,200 people a year to New York for panels and demos about the merging of games and other topics such as […]

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Ubisoft’s The Division Movie Will Be Coming To Netflix

Several years ago, Ubisoft confirmed that they would be making a movie based on their video game “The Division”. It has been about three years since the announcement was made, and for those wondering about the state of the movie, you’ll be pleased to learn that at E3 2019, it has been revealed that Netflix […]

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‘It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia’ Creator Reveals ‘Mythic Quest,’ a New Comedy About Game Development

Ubisoft is a video game company, so it was a little odd when It’s Always Sunny In Philadelphia creator Rob McElhenney walked onstage at its E3 press conference and announced a new television show: Mythic Quest. This isn’t the first time that Ubisoft has had television stars onstage. South Park’s Matt Stone and Trey Parker […]

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Ubisoft takes Watch Dogs Legion to London, where you can recruit anyone to Dedsec

Ubisoft confirmed that it is making Watch Dogs Legion, the third installment in the popular cyberhacking video games. The French video game publisher confirmed a leaked report at its press event at the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3), the big game trade show in Los Angeles this week. I saw the game in a briefing session, […]

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Ubisoft unveils Gods & Monsters, light-hearted Greek mythology adventure game

Ubisoft unveiled Gods & Monsters, a light-hearted Greek mythology adventure game coming on February 25, 2020. The game is an accessible mainstream title that will run on cloud platforms such as Google Stadia as well as the PC and traditional game consoles, according to Ubisoft game leaders Marc-Alexis Cote and Jonathan Dumont. The idea is to […]

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