Tag: Ubisoft

Brie Code interview — How Tru Luv created the #SelfCare digital companion that takes care of you

Brie Code and the team at Tru Luv wanted to have a safe space, a shelter, a place for taking care of ourselves. So over the past few years, the team, headed by Code in Toronto and Eve Thomas in Montreal, created #SelfCare, a game-like app that they call a digital companion. As it’s name […]

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Ubisoft pushes pirate game Skull & Bones to after March 2020

You’ll have to wait a little longer to sail and pillage on Ubisoft’s dangerous waters. While reporting its earnings for fiscal year 2019 today, the French publisher revealed that it’s delaying the pirate adventure Skull & Bones to its next fiscal year — meaning the game will come after March 31, 2020. Originally revealed at […]

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Rainbow Six: Siege eclipses $1.1 billion in bookings and 45 million players

Ubisoft said today that Rainbow Six: Siege has grown to more than €1 billion ($1.12 billion) in cumulative net bookings since the game’s release in 2015. The game’s player base has also topped 45 million, up 40% from the same time a year ago. Overall, Ubisoft said it has more than 100 million active unique […]

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Ubisoft CEO foresees the day when 5 billion play games

Ubisoft CEO Yves Guillemot foresees the day when 5 billion people will play games. In the company’s earnings report today, he said that will happen over the next decade as barriers between platforms and between geographic regions continue to disappear. “The video game industry is at the dawn of a deep-seated transformation, which, as barriers […]

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The Division 2’s 8-player raid Operation Dark Hours launches May 16

It’s hard enough to coordinate a team of four people in a cooperative online game, let alone eight. But Ubisoft is hoping that the added challenge (and firepower) will make The Division 2’s first raid that much more memorable. The Operation Dark Hours update arrives for all versions of the multiplayer shooter on May 16. […]

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Ghost Recon: Breakpoint is Ubisoft’s new Tom Clancy tactical shooter that launches October 4

2017’s Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon: Wildlands sent players to Bolivia, where they were tasked with dismantling and destroying a drug cartel on its own turf. The next game in Ubisoft’s tactical shooter series is taking a decidedly different approach with its setting and story, leaning more heavily into the fantastical side of the Clancy-verse. Ghost […]

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Ubisoft and Genba Digital partner on new way to secure digital game transactions

With digital game sales and microtransactions on the rise, it’s more important than ever for publishers to make sure that their games are being sold in a fair and accurate way. Ubisoft is taking that one step further with its partnership with Genba Digital, the developer behind the Genba logistics platform for publishers and online retailers. The […]

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Ubisoft’s Sam chat bot surpasses 1.6 million users and 10 million questions answered in a year

A year ago, French video game publisher Ubisoft launched a chat bot named Sam to keep players engaged with games connected to their Ubisoft Club accounts. Responding to voice commands or text messages, Sam answered questioned related to games, talking about everything from the definition of insanity in Far Cry 3 to whether you could […]

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The Division 2 review — second chances and big wins

The Division 2 is a game about a second chance for a fictional post-apocalyptic world, and a second chance for the developer and publisher who created it. The Division, a game about the release of a weaponized version of smallpox that devastates the human population, and the men and women who struggle to hold what’s […]

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Ubisoft’s Blue Byte unveils VR escape room Beyond Medusa’s Gate

You may have heard about escape rooms, where a group of people is locked in a room for fun and they figure out puzzles to get out of it. But video game publisher Ubisoft Blue Byte is taking that a step up by creating virtual reality escape rooms, including one being announced today called Beyond […]

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Epic CEO on 250 million Fortnite players, digital humans, and $100 million dev fund

Epic Games dumped a bunch of news about the state of the Unreal Engine at its keynote talk at the Game Developers Conference today. We got a preview of the news and were able to interview Tim Sweeney, CEO of Epic, and Kim Libreri, chief technology officer. Sweeney said Fortnite has reached 250 million players, […]

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Far Cry: New Dawn review impressions — small and scrappy

You shouldn’t play every Far Cry game. You can, of course. I’m sure people exist who do buy and play every single one. But if you’re uncertain about Ubisoft’s most checklisty of map games, you should only check in on them occasionally. And when you do, you should try the Far Cry side stories first. […]

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Rainbow Six: Siege continues to drive Ubisoft’s growth

French publisher Ubisoft had another strong quarter thanks to games like Rainbow Six: Siege, Assassin’s Creed: Odyssey, and Far Cry 5. This powered the company to $684.1 million in net bookings for its fiscal third quarter, which ended December 31. That edged out Ubisoft’s guidance of $677.6 million. Ubisoft noted that its games are performing […]

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Assassin’s Creed III Remastered Announced For Nintendo Switch

Late last month a listing on a gaming retailer’s website revealed that Ubisoft could be looking to bring the Assassin’s Creed 3 collection to the Nintendo Switch. It turns out the rumors were right because Ubisoft has since officially announced Assassin’s Creed 3 Remastered which will be launching on the console come May 21. According […]

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Mozilla and Ubisoft partner on AI coding assistant Clever-Commit

Mozilla and Ubisoft today announced a partnership to develop Clever-Commit, an AI coding assistant. Clever-Commit is designed to help programmers evaluate if a code change will introduce a new bug, based on learnings from past bugs and fixes. The tool combines data from the bug tracking system and the version control system to detect patterns […]

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