A few years back you may recall hearing about Vivendi attempting to buy enough shares in Ubisoft to essentially assume complete control over the well-known video game publishing house and group of development studios. In 2013 RealGamerNewZ reported about Vivendi refusing Activision Blizzard’s desires to separate from them with complaints to courts in USA that all of their profits from titles like Call of Duty and World of Warcraft didn’t even get put to good use but instead was needed for old Vivendi debts numbering above USD$ 17 billion the game company had nothing to do with.
Today, a large group of announcements was made by Ubisoft PR regarding the way this situation has changed recently and how it will play out across the next few years. Investors and gamers alike will be happy to hear that Vivendi appears to be backing off from their original ambitions and Ubisoft is regaining control of itself with new goals to avoid something like this happening again.
Through the Australian rating system for video games the media has been given a taste of what could be coming for gamers on Xbox soon. The Nintendo Wii U exclusive game ZombiU in which Ubisoft Montpellier directs a compelling survival experience of a unique flavor will make its way to the Microsoft Xbox ONE at some point. There’s some amount of speculation around the fact that Ubisoft also registered a mark ‘Zombi’ back in 1986, but that may or may not be related to this.
Not much else is known at this point unfortunately, but original rumors aside it will be interesting to see how the game is adapted to the XO platform .
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The first part of a new trilogy from Ubisoft has launched today and will continue on as a three part series entitled Assassin’s Creed: Chronicles beginning in China. Enjoy the 1080P High Definition Launch Trailer for the game below.
Launch Trailer of Assassin’s Creed Chronicles: China.
Genre(s): Action-adventure, stealth
Platform(s): PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One
Developer(s): Climax Studios, Ubisoft Montreal
Release Date (NA): China: April 21st, 2015, India: TBA, Russia: TBA
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You read that right. If you want to sink your teeth into the Closed Alpha for Rainbow Six: Siege, the upcoming first person shooter on Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and Windows PC set to attempt a revival of the series some time this year, then get ready to re-install the atrocity that is UPlay. Ubisoft and EA Games just can’t let go of their proprietary digital services, and are doing anything in their power to bring gamers over to the dark side despite heavy resistance.
This is in direct contrast to the fact that Ubisoft is still offering many of their games on Steam, and not even requiring UPlay DRM for some of them which is seen as a great improvement. EA Games on the other hand has washed their hands of anything to do with Steam long ago. Ubisoft are currently running a 75% off Steam Sale on many of their games which makes the timing of this all that more odd.
Take a look at the dev diary / trailer hybrid video below released today alongside this announcement:
Genre(s): First person shooter
Platform(s): Windows PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One
Developer(s): Ubisoft Montreal
Release Date (NA): TBA 2015
Official 1080P Alpha Trailer:
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