News tagged: Ubisoft
The current console generation will persist at least a couple more years, says Ubisoft CEO Yves Guillemot. Speaking on an investor's call, Guillemot explained how iterative upgrades, like the PlayStation 4 Pro and Xbox One X, mean a new generation is still years away.
Vivendi is still seemingly trying to stage a takeover of Ubisoft, which remains opposed to the idea. On Wednesday, Ubisoft announced it had reached a deal with an "investment services provider" that'll enable the company to buy back up to 4 million shares this year.
In addition to South Park: The Fractured But Whole, which will arrive later this year, a mobile game based on the series is on its way. South Park: Phone Destroyer will be available sometime in 2017 and it's coming from Ubisoft's RedLynx and South Park Digital Studios.
Ubisoft's The Crew 2 has been introduced at E3 2017, confirming the open-world racing series' return. This game expands its available racing options to include air and sea racing. Players will travel around Motornation, a fictional United States with various environments.
Far Cry 5's release date has been confirmed and its debut trailer is now available. The game is going to come out on February 27, 2018, says Ubisoft. It'll be released at the same time for PS4, Xbox One, and PC. Some details about the game's plot were released.
South Park: The Fractured But Whole will be available on October 17, Ubisoft has announced. The role-playing game has been delayed multiple times and an arrival in October will mean it's 10 months late. It was originally given a December 2016 release date.
Shortly after a screenshot and title for a new Assassin's Creed entry leaked, Ubisoft has confirmed the next game in the series will be out this fiscal year. It confirmed the upcoming title as part of its earnings report. Very little was released about the game.
Far Cry 5 has officially been announced by Ubisoft and given a general release date of the current fiscal year. It was revealed ahead of the company's earnings call. Ubisoft is targeting a release by March 31, 2018. Ubisoft isn't releasing much about the title right now.
Vivendi plans to attempt multiple aggressive takeovers beginning this year, one of which will be for Ubisoft, reports Reuters. The company has been interested in Ubisoft for quite a while and it's been buying up shares in the publisher. Vivendi has a 25% share.
Two new studios are being opened by Ubisoft and one is working on an "unannounced AAA project." Both development studios will open in Europe this year, one in Berlin, Germany and one in Bordeaux, France. The Berlin location is working on the AAA project.
ShadowBreak is a new mobile game from the Tom Clancy series that's been announced for iOS and Android. Ubisoft says the game, which is described as a "real-time multiplayer sniper shooter," will be available later this year. Each multiplayer match is three minutes.
A new game based on James Cameron's Avatar world is being created by Ubisoft's Massive Entertainment, a studio based in Sweden. Massive is working with Lightbox Entertainment and Fox Interactive on the title, which is going to use the Snowdrop Engine.
Ubisoft's virtual reality Star Trek experience, Bridge Crew, has hit another delay. This is the second time the game has been pushed back. It's no longer set to arrive in March and instead it has received a May 30 release date, at which point it'll be out for the PS4 and PC.
Ubisoft has announced another delay for South Park: The Fractured But Whole that could see the game pushed back to 2018. It's now scheduled to be released in the next fiscal year, giving it a release date sometime between April 2017 and March of next year.
If you're interested in playing Watch Dogs 2 but aren't ready to commit to buying it, you'll be able to play a 3-hour trial of the game. Ubisoft has opened up the trial on the PlayStation 4 and it'll be available on the Xbox One on January 24. The game was released in November.
A couple weeks after arriving on consoles, Watch Dogs 2 is now out on PC. The game is available from a number of sources, including Steam and Uplay. Ubisoft intended to release the game on all platforms at the same time, but a delay was ultimately necessary.
Every new title is available on several major platforms, including PlayStation, Xbox, PC and others, none of those titles are cross-play supported, meaning PlayStation 4 gamers can't play the same game with someone on the Xbox One. That will change with the Ubisoft's VR games.
Watch Dogs 2 launched without multiplayer due to problems discovered with the mode. The problems have since been addressed, allowing players to use the multiplayer mode on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. Ubisoft announced the fix was becoming available on Tuesday.
Assassin's Creed: The Ezio Collection, a bundle that features updated versions of Assassin's Creed 2, Brotherhood, and Revelations, is now available for the PS4 and Xbox One. The game's day one patch has also been detailed by Ubisoft in a recent blog post.
Watch Dogs 2 is out today, but its "seamless online multiplayer" feature isn't available. Ubisoft says the multiplayer component had to be disabled due to the presence of severe stuttering and slowdown issues that could only be fixed with a full restart.