Items tagged with Ubisoft

Did your weekend plans fall apart? Not to worry, if you are looking for something to occupy your time, the open beta for Tom Clancy's The Division 2 is now live on PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One. It is also free and available to everyone—you do not need to pre-order the game to hop in and have a good time. The open beta allows players to knock around three main missions, five side missions, and "discover the eastern part of the open world full of additional activities." As an added bonus, Ubisoft has made available a few open beta rewards. They include the following: Participants in any beta will receive the DC Patriot Weapon Skin Complete the invaded mission to receive the Capital Hill... Read more...
A new trailer for Tom Clancy's The Division 2 depicts Washington D.C. in a state of ruin as the United States descends into anarchy. It's a post-apocalyptic setting seemingly caused by some sort of virus outbreak that "crippled our country." A civil war has erupted in its wake, and it is up to agents of The Division to restore order. The trailer doesn't reveal a ton of details about the game, only that everything has gone to manure. America is "slipping into civil war" and headed to "total collapse." So yeah, the stakes are obviously high in this one. "Only you and your squad can bring the nation back from the brink," the trailer's description reads. It's sort of like watching a Walking Dead... Read more...
Sometimes making it into a beta test for a new service seems as unlikely as hitting the lottery. Some folks may have thought when Google announced Project Stream earlier this month and invited people to sign up for a chance at the beta test for the service, the odds of getting in on a Google beta for a completely new service were slim. As it turns out, it appears that Google invited everyone who signed up for the beta. If you signed up, check your email because you probably have an invite sitting there. Inside the welcome email is a setup code unique to each user. To play you go to the Project Stream website, where you enter your setup code, agree that you are 17-years old or older, and agree... Read more...
Ubisoft is ramping up its efforts to curb hate speech, including racist and generally toxic comments, in Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six Siege. The publisher has flipped the switch on a system that automatically doles out instant bans to Rainbow Six Siege players who violate the company's code of conduct in such a manner, and some of the banned players have taken to Twitter to complain about it. The policies that prohibit racial slurs and other types of defamatory comments are not new—Ubisoft stated in April that it was tracking the frequency of racial and homophobic slurs and would be applying bans with increasing severity. At the time, Ubisoft said the bans would last 2 days, 7 days, 15 days,... Read more...
The next installment in the Assassin's Creed franchise will be set in ancient Greece, as has been rumored for several months now. Ubisoft confirmed as much with a very short teaser video that it posted to social media. The incredibly short clip plays just long enough to see a character clad in ancient digs kicking another one off a cliff, a scene that is very much reminiscent of the infamous one in the move 300. Beyond that, the only other thing the teaser reveals is that Ubisoft is planning a formal announcement at the upcoming E3 2018 expo that is scheduled to take place from June 12-14 in Los Angeles. The title frame lists the game's name, Assassin's Creed Odyssey, followed by "See you at... Read more...
E3 2018 will be here before you know it and ahead of the big show, some details are surfacing that give an idea of what Ubisoft will be bringing to the massive gaming industry party. Ubisoft's E3 event will have three AAA titles to talk about. In addition it's being reported that all three of these titles will land by the end of Ubi's current fiscal year. That means by March 31, 2019, barring any delays, which are common in the gaming industry realm, unfortunately. We know what two of those game titles will be -- The Crew 2 and The Division 2 have been officially confirmed. The third game is unannounced. However, at least some details on that unannounced game will land at E3. Ubisoft says... Read more...
Ubisoft is letting gamers play For Honor free starting today and running through Sunday or Monday, depending on your platform, during which time you can also purchase the title for a deep discount. The sale actually runs longer than the free weekend, so you have some time to decide if you want to keep playing, or move onto something else. If it's the former, all of your progress will be transferred over, so there is no worry of having to start over. The free weekend for gameplay applies to all available platforms, including the Xbox One and PlayStation 4 game consoles, and Windows PCs. Here are the dates and times for each one: Xbox One: Starts on May 3, 2018 at 1am PDT, and will end on May 7,... Read more...
Some games push the envelope with cutting edge graphics, while others seek to immerse players with an engaging story line full of plot twists and turns. Yet others introduce innovative control schemes and gameplay mechanics. And then there is Far Cry 5, a game that mixes redneck stereotypes with the already weird world of politics for what some will consider a delightfully bizzarre change of pace in standard first person shooter fare. By that we mean you will have the opportunity, among other things, to collect the private parts from bulls for the local Testical Festival, an annual tradition in the fictitious town of Falls End. Shall we go on? Probably not, but we will anyway. Far Cry 5 is the... Read more...
Ubisoft is giving up some details on Far Cry 5 season pass DLC, and it sounds like it will be very different from what the core game delivers. The core game has players in Hope County, Montana combating The Project at Eden's Gate, as the cult prepares for the end of the world. We caught our first glimpse of the core game last May, however, players have some other cool expanded content to look forward to involving the living dead zombie hordes, a mission to Mars and a retrotastic return to Vietnam. The season pass content will take players through three very different destinations including Vietnam with a campaign called Hours of Darkness as the first DLC. The second season... Read more...
Ubisoft is getting ready to release Far Cry 5 in just a couple of months, and as that day draws the near, the developers decided to share some additional information about the PC version, including what minimum specs you will need to run the game and what is recommended to maintain 60 frames per second. Also of interest is what kind of meaty hardware you will need in order to render the game at 4K, whether it's 60 fps or 30 fps. Before we get to the minimum and recommended specs, let's talk a little about the game and the focus on PC. Ubisoft is not treating PC players as second-class citizens to their console brethren. To help players get the best experience possible on PC, there is a built-in... Read more...
Gaming has grown to become one of the biggest entertainment industries, surpassing both movies and music in revenue. At the same time, the business model behind gaming has changed. Microtransactions are now a normal part of the gaming experience, and if you were hoping that would change, you will be in for a disappointment. There is too much money at stake, as evidenced by Ubisoft raking in more real-world loot from microstransactions than from the actual games. Ubisoft reported strong-than-expected sales for its fiscal first and second quarters. For the six-month period ended September 30, 2017, Ubisoft saw a 65.7 percent jump in sales to €466.2 million (~$540.6 million), with second quarter... Read more...
The first Watch Dogs game came out around three and a half years ago, but do not let its age fool you—there is still some entertainment value to be had from Ubisoft's cleverly conceived third-person action title. If you managed to miss out on Watch Dogs all this time, don't fret, you can pick it up for free and see for yourself how it holds up. You have to be relatively fast, though, as the freebie offer is only good until November 13.To promote is Uplay service, Ubisoft is giving away the PC version of Watch Dogs to registered Uplay users starting today and running through Monday. All you have to do is hit the source link below and either log into an existing Ubisoft account, or create one.... Read more...
  After a few teasers and well-sourced leaks regarding Far Cry 5, this morning we’re being introduced to the first official [full] trailer for the game. We already knew that the game would be set in Montana, and the focus group leak gave us more information about the religious undertones of the game. However, the new trailer brings all of those pieces together into a backwoods, pickup truck drivin’, twangy music playin', hound dog howlin’, shotgun-filled glimpse into small town America.  Ubisoft describes the game, writing:Welcome to Hope County, Montana. When your arrival incites the cult to violently seize control of the region, you must rise up and spark the fires of resistance to... Read more...
  We have the feeling that Far Cry 5 is going to be quite the controversial game when it’s released later this year. We got our first taste of murder, religious undertones and maniacal screams earlier this week, and now Ubisoft has revealed the first artwork for the game. Let’s just say that it’s more than a bit provocative. First and foremost, the image invokes Jesus’ “Last Supper” with his disciples, with Jesus being replaced by a religious cult leader (if the previous leak turns out to be right). This character, which has been likened to a facsimile of Tom Cruise’s ardent attachment to Scientology, is surrounded by a number of bearded men, a single female and a lone wolf. Besides the... Read more...
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