Tag: Ubisoft

The Division 2: Ubisoft says Episode 2 DLC arriving October 15

Ubisoft said that the latest downloadable content (DLC) will debut for Tom Clancy’s The Division 2 on October 15. Episode 2 of the DLC of the post-pandemic open-world game will highlight fighting in the Pentagon. Episode 2 — Pentagon: The Last Castle will be available for Year 1 pass holders on October 15 and October […]

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Trials Rising goes to the Southern Hemisphere in new expansion

Trials Rising continues to get new content. Ubisoft released the second expansion for the motorbike platformer today. It also launched Rising’s third season of content, which features all new events and cosmetics. You can get the Trials Rising DLC as part of the $20 Expansion Pass or by itself for $12. It is available now […]

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Ubisoft winds down development on Space Junkies

It would seem like last-ditch efforts to bolster Ubisoft’s Space Junkies have fallen flat. An update last week marked the end of development of the zero-gravity VR shooter. Since launch earlier this year, the game had received several updates adding new maps, modes, and more. Writing in a blog post, developer Ubisoft Montpellier said it was “proud […]

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Assassin’s Creed: The Rebel Collection Announced For Nintendo Switch

Earlier this year, Ubisoft released Assassin’s Creed III Remastered for the Nintendo Switch. If that wasn’t enough for you and you would like to see more Assassin’s Creed games launch for the console, you might be interested to learn that Assassin’s Creed: The Rebel Collection has been announced for the Switch during the Nintendo Direct […]

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Ubisoft debuts Uplay+ game subscription service for Windows

Ubisoft announced that its Uplay+ video game subscription service is now available for Windows PCs for $15 a month. The service has a free trial lasting from September 3 to September 30, giving players unlimited access to download more than 100 games, including new releases, the latest games, back catalog, premium editions, and additional content […]

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Ubisoft: Steam’s revenue model is ‘unrealistic’

Ubisoft was one of the first major publishers to jump aboard both the Epic Games Store and Google Stadia streaming platform. And the company is embracing those alternatives to the Steam market in part because Valve’s game-distribution portal takes too much money, according to Ubisoft digital publishing boss Chris Early. “It’s unrealistic — the current […]

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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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