Poor Ubisoft: everything they do seems to be leaked. Are they clutzes, incapable of keeping anything locked away in their forbidden closet of mystery? Or are they marketing geniuses, making us all rush to look at their things by pretending to drop an envelope with “IMPORTANT DOCUMENTS: Lee Carvallo’s Putting Challenge” in red across the front, right in front of people with a ‘Press’ card stuck in the rim of their hat? Anyway, Assassin’s Creed 3 is now a known thing, and some screenshots have snuck out, confirming the American Revolution setting. There’s a lot of rural brooding going on, including one shot where he’s hunting an animal, and only one urban area. A new direction? Below I have the only PR released thing: the packshot. Unless that’s what they want me to think? I don’t know what to believe!
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By Craig Pearson on March 2nd, 2012.
By Craig Pearson on March 1st, 2012.
The bones of Assassin’s Thr33d, as it must now forever be known, have been dug up by Kotaku, showing off a very assassiny looking person. He’s standing in front of a billowing American flag, wearing chaps and carrying flintlock pistol, a tomahawk, and a bow and arrows strapped to his back. He’s also covered in blood, as if he’s just stabbed a giant, sated leech. My conclusion: cosplayers everywhere have a new costume to copy, and that George Washington should probably invest in some stab proof colonial long johns.
By Craig Pearson on February 15th, 2012.
This feels dirty: the Far Cry 3 trailer has leaked a day early, a CGI introduction to the lead character’s holiday going stinky. I have just watched it and can confirm there’s bad language, a boat, guns, and a man not shooting someone when he really, really should have. It also confirms the release date as September 6th, and has dubstep. If you want to watch it, the link’s there, although there’s every chance it’ll be pulled by legal ninjas. In that case, there’s a teaser trailer below.
By Adam Smith on September 12th, 2011.
I’ve been waiting for the Minecraft 1.8 update for a long time. I want all this adventure stuff in my Minecraft now, damn it. Especially those creepy Endermen. Well, lucky me because the update is out! Sort of. While it wasn’t due for an official release yet, a version was leaked by one of the testing groups. The pre-release version has now been officially sanctioned, provided it’s downloaded from this link here. Play the game, and find bugs and report them. It’s like a job that’s fun. Let us know what you discover and if it seems like it’s been worth the wait. And bear in mind, I won’t get to play this for at least another couple of days, so your tales of adventure could nourish me. Go forth!
By John Walker on August 22nd, 2011.
I Am Alive has been kept hidden in Ubisoft’s cupboard for years. First announced in 2008, with this trailer, it’s been through a bit of a journey. The original developers, Darkworks, left the apparently almost complete project after a “mutual decision”, with duties taken to Ubisoft’s own Shanghai studio. Come 2009 screenshots were leaked, but little more was heard. The last time Ubi set a release date was for last year, and rumours of something happening by the end of this Summer have proven unfounded. And now a leak has happened again, this time a slightly unfinished trailer. Which you can see below.
By John Walker on July 21st, 2011.
Those keen-eyed newshawks at VG247 have spotted seven minutes of Battlefield 3 footage posted on YouTube, via BF3Blog. It’s a leak, and EA will surely stamp on it faster than an elephant doing a do-si-do, so look below as fast as your fingers can carry you.
By Quintin Smith on February 11th, 2011.
EDIT: Read EA’s curt response here. “Piracy continues to damage the PC packaged goods market and the PC development community.”
I have no words. Actually, I have some words- according to a thread of the Facepunch forums (which may or may not be deleted any second depending how the Facepunch server holds up), a developer build of Crysis 2 containing the full game, multiplayer and the master key for the online authentication has been leaked, and is currently freely available from all sorts of astonishingly illegal websites. This sounds like it might be a serious tragedy for Crytek. Crysis 2 was scheduled for release on the 22nd of March, so the leaked build could be dangerously close to finished. More on this as we hear it, and thanks to RPS reader James B for letting us know.
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