News tagged: Ubisoft
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.
Ubisoft's virtual reality Stark Trek title, Stark Trek: Bridge Crew, has been delayed to 2017. In the game, which was supposed to come out this fall, players can experience a Federation starship in VR. To make sure the game is as good as possible, Ubisoft opted to delay.
The release of Ubisoft's Watch Dogs 2 has been pushed back a couple weeks on PC. It is now set to arrive on November 29, meaning it will be released a little after the console version. Ubisoft provided the game's specs/features for PC along with announcing the release date.
Ubisoft's next South Park game is not going to be ready in time for a release this year, the developer/publisher has announced. Rather than be out in December 2016, Ubisoft says South Park: The Fractured But Whole is on track for a release in early 2017.
A bundle of remastered Assassin's Creed games for the PS4 and Xbox One has been announced. Called The Ezio Collection, the bundle includes Assassin's Creed 2, Brotherhood, and Revelations. Each game is remastered and comes with their respective expansions.
A trio of virtual reality games is on the way from Ubisoft and the first, called Eagle Flight, will be out on October 18. Ubisoft has revealed its release plans for Werewolves Within and Star Trek: Bridge Crew as well. Eagle Flight will first be on the Oculus Rift.
The Call of Duty franchise was once close to travelling all the way back to ancient Rome, GamesRadar reports. Call of Duty: Roman Wars was positively received by some executives at Activision and a demo of the game was shown to the company's CEO Bobby Kotick.
Watch Dogs 2 will be unveiled on Wednesday, according to a teaser posted by Ubisoft. The game will be shown at 9 a.m. PT on June 8 and it will likely be present at E3 2016 this month. Ubisoft previously stated Watch Dogs 2 is on track for a release next year.
Ubisoft CEO Yves Guillemot said during an earnings call that it's likely streaming will replace game consoles as internet connections improve. Prior to that transition, Guillemot thinks there will be at least one more generation of regular home consoles.