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Posts tagged “Ubisoft Toronto”

Watch Dogs Legion PC requirements are here, plus what you need for ray tracing

Ubisoft have released the PC requirements for Watch Dogs Legions, detailing exactly what kind of system you're going to need to run the game on High settings at 1080p and 1440p, and what it takes to run the game on Ultra at 4K. They've also got dedicated requirements for what you're going to need to take advantage of the game's ray tracing support, too, both…

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Watch Dogs: Legion DLC will bring back Aiden Pearce, still wearing his iconic cap

To the delight of perhaps as many as seven people, Ubisoft today announced that Watch_Underscore_Dogs protagonist Aiden "The Fox" Pearce will come to Watch Dogs: Legion in DLC. Six years after the first game, he's still wearing his stupid coat and "iconic" cap as he visits London for surly business. He's not even washed the cap.

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Watch Dogs Legion will let you recruit a deadly beekeeper

It seems like one of the best parts of Watch Dogs Legion's whole "play as anyone" thing will be all the wacky different kinds of NPCs you're able to sign on. In a new video, Ubisoft show off a recruitment mission in which DedSec agents help out a beekeeper. Why the heck would you want a beekeeper on your squad? They can shoot out a…

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Far Cry 6 announced for realsies, coming in February 2021

Following a little leak this week, Ubisoft today formally announced Far Cry 6. The open-world FPS series is headed to the fictional tropical paradise of Yara, which is now in the grip of a dictator (played by Giancarlo Esposito off Breaking Bad) and his son. As the series winds on, I'm increasingly convinced a little family therapy could avoid a whole lot of murder. But…

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Feature: A-hoo! Hackers of London!

Preview: a year on, Watch Dogs Legion’s “play as anyone” is so crazy it might just work

I don't go round singing "Maybe It's Because I'm A Londoner!" or anything, but out of all the places I've lived so far, London is the one I think of as home. And this so happens to be the setting for hacktion-adventure game Watch Dogs Legion, which is definitely not called Watch Dogs London despite how often I accidentally say that. It's a dystopian near-future…

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Watch Dogs: Legion launching on October 29th

Ubisoft today announced an October 29th release date for Watch Dogs: Legion and introduced a few of the potential stars in new videos. Legion hops over the proverbial pond to focus on DedSec operatives in London fighting The Man by hacking the oeuvre of David Mamet [the planet -rhyming slang ed.], and this time we can play all sorts of different people by recruiting NPCs…

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Three more Ubisoft executives resign following abuse allegations

Ubisoft today announced that another three executives have resigned as the company continue trying to deal with the recent allegations of serious and widespread harrassment and abuse. The three stepping down are chief creative officer Serge Hascoët, global HR head Cécile Cornet, and Yannis Mallat, the managing director of Ubisoft's Canadian studios. This comes a few days after the resignation of Maxime Béland, vice president…

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Watch Dog Legion’s creative director was interviewed by the BBC inside the game’s virtual Piccadilly Circus

For a very extra interview, BBC reporter Mark Cieslak got all mo-cap suited up to have a conversation inside Watch Dogs Legion's virtual city of London with the game's creative director, Clint Hocking (you know, instead of using Discord or some sort of in-game chat function). This isn't the sort of "oh look at our cool tech" interview that I expected however, as the pair…

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Feature: I have seen as much of life as the world can show

Watch Dogs Legion’s version of London is surprisingly accurate

As was observed by some guy who used to work here (RPS in peace), it's really weird when bits of the UK turn up in games in an authentic way. Which is to say, in a way that isn't over-the-top Victoriana Steampunk. I say I say. Tea and crumpets. (Not that I don't like crumpets, or drink an amount of tea that means I get…

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Feature: Building your resistance one granny hacktivist at a time

Watch Dogs Legion release date, trailer, everything we know about Watch Dogs 3

Ubisoft's portion of E3 2019 began with a really rather intriguing look at Watch Dogs: Legion - the highlights of which were a lovely-looking London gone wrong, a growing Resistance group fighting against an authoritarian surveillance state, and a 78-year-old hacker named Helen Dashwood who's likely tasered more security guards than you've had hot dinners. Our Watch Dogs: Legion guide will break down everything we…

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Feature: Hardly united

Watch Dogs: Legion does a good Lahndan, but the NPCs left me cold

“We've looked at the current state of the world" says the Watch Dogs: Legion developer giving my E3 presentation. "We’ve looked at politics". (A man behind me hisses, vehemently.) "We’ve looked at how people are reacting to each other, and asked 'what if these tracks took us in a very particular direction?'"After my hands-on with Watch Dogs the third, I can confirm that direction is…

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Watch Dogs: Legion jacking into pensioners across London in March

Ubisoft have announced, as had leaked, that they're off to merrye olde Londone tahn for more open-world hack-o-murdering in Watch Dogs: Legion next year. Once again we'll get to hack computers, dodge drones, punch men in the throat, and shoot other men in the face. This time we'll be doing the Lambeth walk as everyone from a cockney geez to a sweary old lady, with…

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Feature: Alt-wrong

Far Cry 5 ignores both Montana’s real history of fascism and its victims

They live in compounds deep in the mountains, sharing conspiracies about who really runs things while cleaning their illegal firearms and awaiting the end of the world. One, channelling Donald Trump, is running for the Montana legislature and asks you to suppress disproportionately black voters opposed to his far-right agenda by murdering them. His ex-wife kills “flag burning socialists” from a helicopter with the efficiency…

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For Honor’s training hub aims to turn squires into knights

When you stack it up against just about any other major multiplayer game, medieval murderfest For Honor seems a little esoteric, but Ubisoft are still sure that the game has legs as a competitive scene - it just needs to remind the players how to run. In a major free update rolling out for the game tomorrow, For Honor is expanding with a series of official…

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Wipe those tears away: Far Cry 5 released

After years of gallivanting around the world, Far Cry today settles down for a quiet life in small-town America. Far Cry 5 launched in the wee hours, the latest in Ubisoft's open-world sandbox shooter. This time, the mince plot is about saving Hope County in Montana from a naughty cult by wandering, driving, flying, swinging, and wingsuiting around while shooting faces and catching fish. We…

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For Honor’s Starter Edition seeks to draw in fresh blood

Not to beat around the bush, but multiplayer medieval brawlathon For Honor clearly jumped the gun with its launch last year. Only now does the game have its technical kinks worked out, along with dedicated multiplayer servers. Major improvements all told, but considered by many to be too little, too late.Ubisoft aren't a company to give up so easily, and are attempting to draw some fresh blood…

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For Honor’s dedicated servers roll out on February 19th

We'd previously reported that among a swathe of improvements coming to Ubisoft's struggling multiplayer brawler For Honor was support for static, dedicated servers, completely replacing the public hosting system that the game currently uses.We now know exactly when this game-changing improvement will be landing, and it's not far off: You'll be able to butt heads with the Vikings, Knights & Samurai in a much more…

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For Honor adding dedicated servers this season

Rainbow Six Siege might be Ubisoft's rising star in the multiplayer scene, but they're not quite ready to let go of For Honor yet, despite technical troubles and dwindling player-counts.Due to start this February, the Season 5 update for the game (dramatically named 'Age Of The Wolves'), will bring a lot of tweaks and changes to the game, says Ubi, including some heavily reworked move-sets.…

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Far Cry 2’s Clint Hocking Rejoins Ubisoft

Cursed for some unknown slight, Far Cry 2 and Splinter Cell: Chaos Theory designer Clint Hocking has been doomed to wander the game Earth until the second coming of Ouya. Since leaving Ubisoft Montreal after FC2, he's joined then left LucasArts, Valve, and Amazon Game Studios. As curses often compel people to, he's come full circle.Hocking today announced that he has joined Ubisoft, this time…

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Feature: The vocabulary of spaces

A Chat About Interior Design In Games, With Ubi’s Dan Cox

For no reason other than "We were at the same conference and his work sounded interesting" I ended up scheduling a meeting with Dan Cox. He focuses on level art at Ubisoft Toronto and his work has most recently appeared in Splinter Cell: Blacklist. He was in Paris to give a talk about interior design in games so it turned out he was more than…

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