Posts Tagged ‘Ubisoft Montreal’

Watch Dogs 2 PC-O-Rama: A Delay, But Fancy Features

As is customary with their all-singing, all-dancing, all-icon-collecting megagames, Ubisoft have delayed the PC version of Watch Dogs 2 [official site]. While the Hackers reboot’s console launch will go ahead on November 15th, the Windows release is now due on November 29th. Ubi want to polish it up so it doesn’t suck on PC at launch, see. On the bright side, it does sound like they’re paying attention to the bells, whistles, and sliders some demand – an uncapped framerate, field of view options, 2160p resolution support, an optional high-res texture pack, and so on. Read the rest of this entry »

Watch Dogs 2 Gameplay Vid Takes Us Shopping

When Ubi announced Watch Dogs 2 [official site] at E3, they promised a lot more hacktivist goodness as we assumed the role of Marcus Holloway, a Dedsec member set on sticking it to The Man with the help of his smart phone and legions of social media followers.

Ubisoft’s Colin Graham walked us through 20 minutes of Watch Dogs 2 gameplay this week, giving us a nice look at the game’s various hacktivities, driving mechanics, and other fun features. Oh, and we got to go on a shopping trip. Here, take a look yourself!

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VR-o-rama: Ubi Date Star Trek, Eagle Flight, Werewolf

While most big publishers are being conservative about the latest virtual reality fad – unsurprising, given that cybergoggles can cost you eight hundred chuffing quid – Ubisoft are diving right into the cyberpool. Ubi already making eight-player VR games, which seems a touch optimistic. But hey, you need games to spread hardware, so points for effort! Today Ubi announced release dates across October, November, and December for their first three big VR games: the long-time-ago-in-a-galaxy-far-away co-op spaceship ’em up Star Trek: Bridge Crew [official site], the free-flying Eagle Flight [official site, and the party game adaptation Werewolves Within [official site].

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Rainbow Six Siege Expansion Aims To Squash Cheaters

On August 2nd, Rainbow Six Siege [official site] will introduce its next expansion DLC, Skull Rain, which introduces the usual two operators and a map. All that’s great, but what’s potentially better is a new anti-cheat system which will hopefully put ‘cuffs on the perps ruining this lovely game with their cheating ways.

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Ubi’s For Honor Out Valentine’s Day, Gets Pair Of Trailers

If there’s one thing I really don’t like about E3, it’s the expo’s ability to make me feel old. “There’s no way that was announced a whole entire year ago,” is a phrase I’ve become accustomed to saying, and Ubisoft Montreal’s upcoming hack-n-slash murderfest For Honor [official site] is the latest game to make me do so. Why? Well it’s now got a release date and two new trailers 12 months on since its reveal. The first is a typically made-for-E3 story cinematic, and the second a more gameplay-y look at its single-player campaign with Vikings and samurai scrapping.

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Watch Dogs 2’s E3 Gameplay Trailer Is Good Silly Fun

XTREME HACKING

Watch Dogs 2 [official site] looks like a modern-day video game reboot of the seminal Hackers and I can’t tell you how much I’m into that. Cocky young punks and ruffians free-running wild and listening to banging tunes while they stick it to The Man is right up my cyberstreet. It’s so over-the-top and that is why I adore it. It can’t be serious, can it? It can’t. I adore it. Look how much fun these scamps are having in the 11-minute first gameplay trailer!

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Hack The Planet: Watch Dogs 2 Coming November 15th

Watch Dogs 2 [official site] will come out on November 15th, Ubisoft declared today, formally announcing the open-world crime simulator. It’s jetting off to the sunny San Francisco Bay Area and it… looks fun? Not simply fun-to-play fun, but actually having a sense of a fun, with colours and people who look like they’re having fun and no moody uncledads anywhere in sight. Here, jack into this announcement vid-o-rama:

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Rainbow Six Siege Gets Discounted Starter Edition

Starter editions – concise versions of bigger games that sell for a fraction of the price – are all the rage these days. Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege [official site] is the latest inline, so, instead of parting with £30/$50 of your hard-earned cash so as to sample the environmental destruction-heavy FPS that Adam really quite liked, why not consider dropping just £12/$15 on its Starter Edition? You’ve got until June 19 to do so.

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Rainbow Six Siege’s Dust Line Update Bursts In

The big red button is, I assume, the primary benefit of working for a games studio. Each one has, I’m fairly certain, a huge red button they slam to send the signal to launch new games and updates. The fanciest studios have special buttons, I imagine is definitely true. Infinity Ward probably have a big red gun firing bullets at a ballistic gel monitor. Paradox’s button is likely in the red velvet seat of a throne, pressed by regal buttocks. CD Projekt RED surely chug a big red potion. And Ubisoft Montreal? I imagine they’ve detonated a big red wall to launch today’s big Rainbow Six Siege [official site] update.

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Breach & Breach & Breach & Clear: R6 Siege’s Buck Buff

While Rainbow Six Siege [official site] may not be as serious a tactical shooter as some want, I did idly dream of an even less serious version playing up its destructible levels, with gunmen leaping through walls as if they were rice paper and stamping down through floors. I wouldn’t want Siege to become that game, but I am tickled by the latest patch putting one character slightly closer to that. Here, come see how Buck can now saunter through wall after wall with his mega-buffed wall-smashing shotgun.

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Wot I Think: Far Cry Primal

A week later than consoles, because apparently Ubisoft have abandoned that promise already, Far Cry Primal [official site] is out on PC tomorrow. I’ve donned my wolf-skin coat, daubed random lines of paint on my face, and killed some local wildlife (sorry Mrs Primms about Fluffy) in preparation to tell you Wot I Think:

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Rainbow Six Siege Operation Black Ice Operators Leak

Rainbow Six Siege [official site] is a great game, so I am eager for news of how it’ll be expanded in future. Eager enough to not care that these details of its next DLC, Operation Black Ice, are from a leak and therefore unconfirmed and maybe garbage. They look real, they taste real, so let’s give Reddit the benefit of the doubt and say that February 2nd will bring two new Operators called Frost and Buck.

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Far Cry Primal Trailer Confirms It’s A Far Cry Game

I don’t know much about Far Cry Primal [official site] beyond its stone age setting, but Adam did recently tell me that you use owls as binoculars in the game. That doesn’t mean you hold them up to your face and place light-refracting lenses in their mouths, but that you can maybe possess or become an owl. I don’t know. There’s a new trailer below though and there’s definitely an owl flying away from a feather-explosion in it.

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Far Cry Primal System Requirements Detailed

“Ugh, a system requirements post?” you groan. “Talk about scraping the bottom of the post-Christmas barrel…” and I grab you by the ear, throw you to the ground, and stand over you yelling: LISTEN, YOU DREADFUL LITTLE SNOT, ONLY TWELVE THOUSAND YEARS SEPARATE US TODAY FROM THE FACTUAL, HISTORICAL EVENTS OF FAR CRY PRIMAL [OFFICIAL SITE] AND EVERYTHING YOU HAVE IS BUILT UPON THAT TOIL OF MILLENNIA. WITHOUT THEM, YOU WOULDN’T BE HERE WHINING THAT ‘HOVERBOARDS’ DON’T HOVER. YOU WILL APPRECIATE EVERY OUNCE OF TECHNOLOGY AT YOUR DISPOSAL.

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Rainbow 6 Siege’s HD Texture Pack & Friend Weekends

Hey, do you have a friend playing Rainbow Six Siege [official site] and fancy a go yourself? Bug them for an invite, as Ubisoft are running an invitation-only trial weekend that’ll let folks play the whole dang game for free.

Hey, are you already playing Siege and do you have a beefy PC? You might want to download the “Ultra-HD” texture pack Ubi have released, adding high-res textures for sharper-looking murdertimes. Oh, and invite your pals to play too, sheesh – I’d thought that was implied.

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Liberté, Égalité, Réalité Virtuelle: Ubi’s Eagle Flight

Ian Ubisoft, is this here virtual reality bird game Eagle Flight [official site] you’ve just announced set in a version of the Paris you created for Assassin’s Creed Unity? If not, you should do stuff like that. If so, splendid! Share your cities and worlds freely around the Ubioffices, let people play and make weird things out all of them. A game about eagles exploring and fighting in the skies above a post-humanity Paris is a fair start, but let’s go further.

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Wot I Think: Rainbow Six Siege

When firefights break out, bullets sending plaster dust into the air and punching holes through walls and doors, Rainbow Six Siege [official site] is as effective a depiction of close quarters first-person combat as I’ve ever seen. It reminds me of F.E.A.R., Monolith’s horror-themed FPS. Take away the slow motion and the scare tactics, and F.E.A.R. is still fantastic, thanks to some of the crunchiest and weightiest shooting in gaming.

As in intense and grimly beautiful depiction of firefights, Siege is on the same level.

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Rainbow Six Siege Gets Shakespearean Launch Trailer

After a spot of D-Day turbulence that saw the Rainbow Six Siege [official site] open beta delayed, Ubisoft’s tactical FPS has pulled itself from the trenches and is now well into its second day of public testing where it’ll be stationed until Sunday. If you can’t manage along, you might want to whet your military whistle with a look at Siege’s Shakespearean launch trailer below before it launches on Tuesday. Ten-hut!

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Rainbow Six Siege Open Beta Delayed By Bug

You know how the open beta test for Ubisoft’s wall-breaching tactical FPS Rainbow Six Siege [official site] is meant to be going on now? By this point, you should’ve been gleefully barrelling through walls, turning floors into doors, and generally murdering people. Alas, technical problems popped up, and Ubisoft have kept the beta closed for a while longer while they figure it out. No firm word yet on when it will launch.

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Rainbow Six Siege Beta Extended Till October 4th

Rainbow Six Siege [official site] is a game about breaching into factories and planes and houses and clearing out the terrorists who wait inside. Its closed beta, meanwhile, is like the terrorists instead; it’s come to visit and now it won’t leave. It launched on September 24th and now it’s been extended through till October 4th.

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