Tag: Ubisoft

Drilling deep on how to monetize esports

Monetizing esports is still a work in progress. The idea of watching people get paid to play games seemed far-fetched not long ago. But market researcher Newzoo estimates that 165 million esports enthusiasts are now watching esports, with that number expected to reach 250 million by 2021. Occasional viewers will drive those numbers to 557 […]

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Rainbow Six: Siege’s Year 4 pass is out now

Ubisoft has turned its competitive shooter Rainbow Six: Siege into a reliable moneymaker. And in 2019, it plans to continue growing the online game. To that end, the publisher has begun selling the Year 4 pass for Siege. This $30 content pass guarantees access to the eight new characters Ubisoft will launch in 2018 (they […]

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Far Cry: New Dawn is the followup to Primal and Blood Dragon

Far Cry is getting another one of its side-sequels. At The Game Awards tonight, publisher Ubisoft revealed Far Cry: New Dawn, which is a direct sequel to the events of Far Cry 5. It takes place in a postapocalyptic version of Hope County, Montana, 17 years after the end of the Far Cry 5. New Dawn […]

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Rainbow Six: Siege’s Operation Wind Bastion heroes are now playable

Fans of Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six: Siege can begin playing as the new operators Nomad and Kaid today. Operation Wind Bastion is live now on PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One for players who own Siege’s Year 3 pass. If you don’t have the pass, you can unlock it using in-game currency or premium credits […]

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Retailer Listing Hints At Assassin’s Creed Compilation For The Switch

Ubisoft’s Assassin’s Creed franchise can be played on pretty much almost every device out there. There is the PC version of the game, the console version of the game where the franchise has been released on Xbox and PlayStation consoles, the mobile version of the game, and more recently Google has tested allowing the game […]

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How to get a piece of the growing esports pie (VB Live)

How do you monetize esports? The traditional sports broadcast model is tried and true, but new approaches to engaging audiences and driving revenue are gaining traction. To learn how to get the most out of the old methods and explore the new, don’t miss this VB Live event!  Register here for free. “What you’re seeing […]

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Assassin’s Creed Rebellion Now Live For iOS & Android

If you’ve enjoyed Ubisoft’s Assassin’s Creed franchise and would not mind playing it on your phones, then you’ll be pleased to learn that Assassin’s Creed Rebellion is now available for download on both iOS and Android devices. The game was initially pegged for a release on the 21st of November, but it seems to have […]

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Rainbow Six Siege: Hands-on with Season 4’s Operation Wind Bastion

Ubisoft‘s Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege is starting out its Year 3 Season 4 content with a new update dubbed Operation Wind Bastion. This kind of update is why the five-year-old game still has a big following a couple of years after launch and a grand total of 40 million players. I played the update […]

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Chinese censorship affects games everywhere — and it’s getting bigger

Politics, censorship, territory disputes, and gaming? These aren’t usually found in the same arenas. Gaming has become a $130 billion dollar market with political implications — and Chinese censorship is leading the way. PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds (PUBG) is massively successful, and it’s a top seller on the App Store. It’s from South Korean video game company Bluehole, […]

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PlayStation rides roughshod over other gaming brands for October TV ad spend

PlayStation has been spending big on marketing, and yet for October, it upped its TV advertising budget for October, spending an estimated $28 million. Meanwhile, Nintendo takes a distant second, and Ubisoft, King, and Riot Games round out the ranking. GamesBeat has partnered with iSpot.tv, the real-time TV ad measurement company with attention and conversion […]

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How esports can use new monetization models to reach new heights (VB Live)

Money is pouring into esports and companies are taking note. In this special VB Live event, our panel of experts will discuss traditional monetization methods, and more importantly, new approaches to engaging audiences and driving esports revenue, and more.  Register here for free. In 2017, the esports audience boomed, reaching 143 million viewers both live […]

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Ubisoft thrives 6 months after escaping Vivendi’s hostile takeover

Just six months ago, Vivendi ended its attempt at a hostile takeover of Ubisoft, the big French video game publisher. And today, Ubisoft exceeded its financial targets for its second fiscal quarter and first half ended September 30. The French publishing giant also said its latest Assassin’s Creed action-adventure game, Odyssey, had a strong launch on […]

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Record $25 billion in deals may be game industry’s Everest

This year’s record $25 billion in game industry deals in over just 9 months could mean we’ve hit the peak of the market, as detailed in tech adviser Digi-Capital’s new Games Report Q4 2018. Last time this happened, games investment and mergers and acquisitions (M&A) plunged into a games deals ice age at the lowest […]

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CryptoKitties explained: Why players have bred over a million blockchain felines

CryptoKitties hit a milestone recently as players have bred more than a million unique virtual kitties in a demonstration of the usefulness or maybe silliness of blockchain technology. Blockchain, which is the foundation for cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin, is a secure and transparent ledger that runs on decentralized networks. It enabled Axiom Zen, which spun out Dapper […]

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Nate Mitchell interview — How Oculus is staying the course in greenlighting VR games

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg said in 2016 that the social network had invested $250 million in virtual reality apps and games for the Oculus Rift VR headset, and it was going to put a lot more into it. And it’s clear that at the Oculus Connect 5 event, the social network continues to pour money into VR […]

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Space Junkies hands-on — Ubisoft’s crazy VR arcade space shooter with jetpacks

Space Junkies is Ubisoft’s arcade shooter about flying around space in virtual reality, zooming about in orbital arenas with a jetpack and shooting your friends. While Ready At Dawn’s Echo Combat is a realistic and immersive simulation, Ubisoft’s is a neon-glowing comedic take where you can take on friends in 1-on-1 or 2-versus-2 multiplayer matches […]

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