The beta for Tom Clancy’s The Division will open for Xbox One on Thursday 28th at 9 am GMT / 4 am EST / 1 am PST, followed by PS4 and PC on Friday 29th at noon GMT / 7 am EST / 4 am PST. To play, you will need to have pre-ordered a copy of the game for your system of choice. There is, however, a way to beat the pre-order restriction. According to reporting by Eurogamer PS4 players can cancel their pre-order but retain access to the beta. I do not advocate for this shady sort of behaviour, but if it’s your thing, it’s technically possible. If you plan on checking it out, you should make sure to get some time off work, as it’s only available over the [...]
This year has brought something new to the industry. In the past twelve months, both Bethesda and Ubisoft had unveiled games and announced that their release will be within the same year. It is unusual to see this commitment to a release schedule, as well as the confidence in a product to reveal it so late into development. These days it is often common for developers to announce a new title two or so years in advance, very early into development. Watch Dogs is a perfect example. This title was revealed very early in development, and the end product ended up being pretty poor. There are countless examples of games being announced needlessly early to drive pre-orders and build hype. [...]
A new intellectual property has been revealed during the Ubisoft press conference. The new game For Honor features visceral melee combat between three different combat factions; Vikings, Samurai and medieval knights.
Taking to the stage, creative director Jason VandenBerghe explained that players will be able to feel every clash of their sword swings, and every crunch they experience in battle. He described how visceral the experience was before giving the floor to a playable demo.
The playable demo featured two teams of four players going up against each other. The first team was made up of the knights, with the second made up of the samurai. Onscreen many enemies [...]
Ubisoft announced via YouTube live-stream today the newest planned addition to the Assassin’s Creed title for the franchise. The working title Assassin’s Creed Victory is now officially announced with the actual title of Assassin’s Creed Syndicate. The upcoming title continues the slow march through iconic history, this time taking place in London during the industrial revolution in 1868. Ubisoft had more details on their official website:
In Assassin’s Creed Syndicate you’ll play as Jacob Frye, an assassin born and bred poised to take over the criminal underworld of London during the Industrial Revolution. Amidst blossoming conflicts between [...]
The upcoming Ubisoft title, The Division has been quietly delayed to 2016. Rather than officially announcing a delay, within Ubisoft’s investor report The Division is now scheduled for release in the fourth fiscal quarter of 2016, which in real life time is shortly after new years. Gamers who were looking forward to the Tom Clancy title taking place in a somewhat post-apocalyptic setting now have to wait several more months for the chance to get their hands on the title.
Ubisoft has yet to announce a reason for the delay. Gamers can only hope that it’s an attempt to polish further and develop the title rather than for a purely economic reason. All shall be revealed [...]
Developer: Ivory Tower, Ubisoft Reflections Publisher: Ubisoft Release Date: December 2, 2014 Platforms: PC, PS4, Xbox One, Xbox 360 Reviewed Platform: Xbox One (Review copy provided by publisher)
When Ubisoft gave gamers their first full look at The Crew during E3, the response was almost universally positive — if not cautiously optimistic. The visuals were gorgeous, the cars looked amazing, and the concept — an open-world racing game where you can drive coast to coast without stopping — was fresh and intriguing. Racing fans were excited about the possibilities of a new title with inventive mechanics, and regular gamers were interested in the unique premise and the [...]
Game: Far Cry 4 Developer: Ubisoft Montreal Release Date: November 18, 2014 Platforms: PS4, PC, Xbox One, PS3, Xbox 360 Reviewed Platform: PS4I have but one final wish. Take me back to Lakshmana.
Far Cry 4 is primarily a single-player first person shooter. It is the latest entry in the Far Cry series, started back in 2004 by Crytek. You take on the role of Ajay Ghale, an American whose birthplace is that of the fictional Himalayan country Kyrat. Ajay is there on a temporary visa to fulfill his mother’s dying wish and spread her ashes in a place called Lakshmana. What you do in between that is ultimately up to you; however, you will have to get involved in local [...]
Have your saves been corrupted in Assassin’s Creed: Unity? Multiple reports are coming in across message-boards and forums that this is an issue. Interactions with Technical Support indicate that this may be caused by using the companion app on mobile devices. User Siporoth was kind enough to allow me to log into his Ubisoft account and see his technical support tickets involving the problem and the outlook for users effected by this glitch is not good. (Full Disclosure: Siporoth is a close, personal friend of mine) What’s worse? It doesn’t seem like Ubisoft currently has any way to restore in-game currency purchased with real [...]
After the debacle that surrounded the Assassin’s Creed Unity launch, Ubisoft has now stepped up to the plate and offered those who bought the Season Pass of the game are being given a free game of their choice from the company’s impressive line up of other popular titles such as The Crew, Far Cry 4, Watch Dogs, Assassin’s Creed 4: Black Flag, Rayman Legends or Just Dance 2015.
To claim your free game, you can go here, choose the system you bought Assassin’s Creed for, then log into Uplay, Ubisoft’s online game distribution service. Gamers will also receive the game’s first DLC pack for free when it launches early next year, while [...]
Ahead of the release of their new open-world racing game The Crew, Ubisoft has teamed up with popular artist Andy C to produce a remix of his popular song “Heartbeat Loud.” The song will appear in a variety of media outlets including VOD, TV, the Internet, and elsewhere, and during such popular television programs as “Monday Night Football” and “The X Factor”. For those of you who cannot wait to hear the songs, just scroll on down a bit and take in the video via YouTube:
The latest game from Ubisoft, The Crew drops players into a persistent, open world where they can drive across a painstakingly modeled version of the United States to race [...]