Tag: Ubisoft

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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The Division 2’s open beta begins March 1

Between games like Apex Legends, Anthem, Far Cry: New Dawn, Metro Exodus, Crackdown 3, and a host of indies, you have plenty to choose from in the new-games department. Ubisoft is hoping you’ll select The Division 2, and it is planning to launch its open beta for players on all platforms beginning March 1 to […]

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The Division 2 interview: how Ubisoft brought the pandemic to D.C.

Back in 2016, the original Tom Clancy’s The Division had a rocky start with bugs and lots of player complaints. But Ubisoft’s developers at Massive stayed with it, fixing bugs and constantly issuing new content. Eventually, lapsed players came back, and the audience grew. This time, almost three years later, Ubisoft threw the development talent […]

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The Division 2 hands-on preview — taking D.C. back, one monument at a time

French video game publisher Ubisoft showed off hours of content for Tom Clancy’s The Division 2 at a preview event that I attended last week. The game debuts on March 15 on the PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One, but Ubisoft is starting to show private betas of the game starting on February 7. At the outset of […]

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Ubisoft will share hours of gameplay in private beta for The Division 2

French video game publisher Ubisoft will hold a private beta test with a lot of content for Tom Clancy’s The Division 2. Starting February 7 at 1 a.m. Pacific time and running through February 11 at 1 a.m. Pacific, the private beta of The Division 2 will let players get a feel for the post-pandemic […]

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Assassin’s Creed 3 Collection Could Be Headed For The Nintendo Switch

The Nintendo Switch is home to many games, many of which are highly rated and have been very well-received. However we imagine that gamers probably wish that the Switch had more games so that they won’t to switch between devices/consoles to play different games, such as Assassin’s Creed, for example. The good news is that […]

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The Division 2’s closed beta starts February 7 on PC, PS4, and Xbox One

French video game giant Ubisoft announced that Tom Clancy’s The Division 2‘s closed beta starts on February 7. The title is coming on the PC, the Xbox One, and PlayStation 4 on March 15, but the closed beta will give players a chance to kick the tires and experience the dangers of post-pandemic Washington, D.C., […]

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How Valve is changing Steam in 2019

Valve Software is finally facing some major challengers in the PC gaming space, and it is planning a number of updates to keep its Steam service competitive. In a blog post today, the company looked back at the platform improvements it made last year. It also provided a list of updates that it is planning […]

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The Division 2 comes to Uplay and Epic Games Store — but not Steam

Ubisoft is the latest gigantic publisher to avoid the Steam marketplace for its PC games. And the company is getting some help from its friends at Epic Games to ensure it can still reach a critical mass of consumers. Ubisoft revealed today that it is releasing Tom Clancy’s The Division 2 on its own Uplay […]

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The esports monetization opportunity is wide open — here’s how to take your shot (VB Live)

With money pouring into esports, it’s time to start looking at the existing monetization models. In this special session, our panel of experts — from Ubisoft, Gen. G, Akamai, and GamesBeat’s Dean Takahashi — unpacks the old and explores where genuine innovation may come from in the future. Catch up now to learn about new […]

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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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