While major gaming CEOs continue to push the idea that streaming games is the future, which would be convenient for them since they won’t have to pay royalties anymore to console makers, many gamers remain uninterested in the technology. OnLive was perhaps one of the biggest flops of the video game streaming service industry that helped prove internet connections and demand for such a product just don’t exist to support the business model yet.
Despite that, the game industry continues to develop software and technology geared towards a streaming future in which you wouldn’t own your games but instead pay a monthly fee for the right to stream them. Google announced today that they are testing one of the world’s most advanced video game streaming services ever conjured up – currently nicknamed Project Stream. In a partnership with Ubisoft, Google Project Stream will allow beta testers to play Assassin’s Creed Odyssey in their web browser even if their computer is fairly weak (as long as their internet connection is strong).
World Premieres took place, New IPs were revealed, Nintendo’s legendary Shigeru Miyamoto took stage, and we got deep dives on Assassin’s Creed Odyssey, Beyond Good and Evil 2, and more. Ubisoft took more of a Hollywood Movie Awards style approach with the vibe of their E3 2018 Press Conference and also gave one fan the chance to join thanks to his win in the pre-show tournaments.
One of the major themes in Ubisoft’s Press Conference was listening to what gamers had to say, and fine-tuning their business practices to be more in-line with what their audience expects of them. They brought a lot of games this year and gave ample time to showing off each one, even running 30 minutes longer than originally planned with a total run time of 1 and a half hours.
The next entry has been revealed for the Assassin’s Creed series. After being leaked and rumored for a day, Ubisoft has confirmed the new project set in Greece during a time period shortly after the events of Origins. We will find out more at E3 next week, but for now we are sure that Assassin’s Creed Odyssey is real and even got a little sneak peak in the form of a reveal / teaser trailer debuted in full 4K graphical quality.
Ubisoft developer, Alex Hutchinson has left the publisher to create his own indie studio. His offical statement from Twitter “So! I left Ubisoft after 7 years. Extremely proud of all we achieved on Far Cry and Assassins but very excited to build something new.” For years now he has made his displeasure with AAA gaming. Comparing AAA games with dinosaurs. We are excited to see what he moves onto and what types of games him and his team decide to create.
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Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon Wildlands comes from Ubisoft Paris, the first game in the series came out back in 2001 and has progressed through the years in several games each of them have the same gameplay which is a modern or futuristic tactical shooter. The term Ghost stands for group for specialized tactics since the squad comes from different special forces groups. Ghost Recon Wildlands runs on the AnvilNext 2.0 engine, other games that are running on this engine include: For Honor, Steep, Assassin’s Creed Unity and Syndicate as well as Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege.
The setting of Ghost Recon Wildlands takes place in Bolivia in 2019, the country is falling to the Santa Blanca which was a small Mexican drug cartel. They have gained much power and influence in the country as making it the largest producer of cocaine in the world. The Santa Blanca’s leader goes by the name El Sueno, he is quite religious and well as a really brutal and savage character. El Sueno has written his own religion that tells the story of the Santa Blanca which he uses to influence the people of Bolivia as well as striking fear. The game brings you in as the Cartel has found a mole in their system who is a DEA agent Ricky Sandoval, and your CIA informant Karen Bowman brings your team in as she finds out that Ricky Sandoval was tortured and murdered and sends to the ghosts in.
Ghost Recon Wildlands is an open world the size of the map is the largest that Ubisoft has ever made. The game has 9 different types of terrain so the user will get salt flats all the way over to the jungle, there is an active day and night cycle in the game which is very useful when doing different types of missions. There is 4 main areas that the user will have to knock out four main areas: they are security, influence, smuggling, and production. Each of these have various underbosses with their own profile and set of missions to go along with them, at the very top of this is El Sueno he is the final boss. As the user attacks each region they will have to adapt to different environments, most of them are very similar in setup but enough variety to keep it fresh. The game can be played through solo or in co-op, the preferred method is co-op as this game is a blast getting a four guy squad and tearing up the missions whether it’s going in silent or going in guns blazing. Don’t get me wrong playing it solo is a very different experience as the user will be in charge of controlling three ghosts which is very easy to pick up on.
Ghost Recon Wildlands controls are very easy to pick up on. On Xbox one they are standard third person shooter controls and the top bumpers are where the control wheel is found for giving the ghosts orders as well as using rebel support. The controls on PC are very open standard mouse and keyboard support, the developer has also included multiple keyboard layouts as well as input device auto switching which is really nice when playing on both the mouse and keyboard and Xbox one controller. The PC version of the game has been designed differently to support a wide array of controls.
Let’s talk graphics the main version of Ghost Recon Wildlands on Xbox one looks decent at best this is from being played on an Xbox one S, the game has quite of bit of texture problems on the console. On the PC the graphics and the amount of detail is a different story, from resolution scaling to no framerate capping and the amount of different options that can be turned on is astonishing. Ghost Recon Wildlands also has the option of running in different refresh rates and this game runs amazing in 144hertz, other technology that is included from nvidia’s HBAO+ ambient occlusion shadowing which improves the fidelity of the game. Nvidia also has added turf effects which increase how dense the grass looks making it look a lot more realistic. Instead of taking screen shots normally there is a technology called Nvidia ansel which gives the user the ability to take some amazing screenshots when the detail can really be taken to a whole new level as well as being able to take complete 360 degree shots.
Co-op is the shining part of this game with the ability to play the entire campaign with drop in and drop out co-op makes the game really enjoyable. The user will find it really easily to play the game with friends even if they are in a different part of the story then they are. Most of the time finding randoms to party up with is relatively easy and this is both on Xbox one and and PC version of the game. The developers have also created the Ghost Recon network where the user can find groups to play with. If the game is feeling really easy cranking up the difficulty really forces the user to change the way they play the game as well as what tactics they will use to attack with.
Verdict for Ghost Recon Wildlands is that the game is really enjoyable to play solo or in co-op it might not be the same ghost recon formula that the older games had. The ability to play the game as a full on shooter and being able to choose what type of guns and setup the user wants to play with is really nice. Weapons on gear can be found through the various areas in the game or purchased as micro transactions in the in game store along with some other cosmetic items. Big props to Ubisoft that they have really been putting in the time and technology into the PC version of the game, hopefully this trend continues and we will see more PC support in coming titles. Looking forward to the DLC that the developer is coming out with and the added support that will come to the PC version of the game. I would highly recommend this game if the user is looking for a great co-op experience and enjoys open world games.
Rating: 8 / 10
RGN Rating: Silver
Developer: Ubisoft Paris
Available On: Xbox One, Playstation 4, and PC
Release Date: March 7, 2017
Review Copy Info: A digital and physical copy of this game was purchased by RealGamerNewz for the purpose of this review.
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With Ubisoft’s highly anticipated third-person open-world RPG finally releasing in a few days, the trophy list has finally been revealed via Exophase. If you plan on taking back NYC and unlocking the platinum trophy you’re going to have to perform a variety of tasks, including fully upgrading your base of operations, successfully extracting a contaminated item from the DZ and even closing a car door (Zing!). You can view the full trophy list below.
Personally I can’t wait to unlock the ‘I am the LAW!’ trophy, Rogue Agents beware, I’m coming for you!
Tom Clancy’s The Division launches on Tuesday, March 8th for PC, PS4 and Xbox One. In cased you missed it, here’s the launch trailer.
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Ubisoft has announced the release date for Assassin’s Creed Syndicate’s Jack the Ripper campaign DLC. Starting December 15th, PS4 and Xbox One owners (22nd for PC) will take on the role of an older Evie Fyre as she attempts to track down the infamous killer and put an end to his string of grisly murders.
The DLC will be included as part of the $29.99 season pass and available for the individual purchase of $14.99. Check out the story trailer which seems to exclude a certain male twin Assassin. Hmmm.
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Ubisoft has rolled out a new update for their latest Assassin’s Creed title. Weighing in around 150 MB if you’ve previously downloaded patch 1.2 — 700 and 750 MB if you haven’t, the latest patch attempts to fix the game’s various issues.
Check out the full patch notes below.
· Fixed a display issue with add-on price for the Season Pass owners
· Fixed an issue where sometimes The Ubisoft Club Rewards couldn’t be equipped right after redeeming them
· Fixed an issue in the Gang War activity where enemy NPCs would sometimes disappear after eliminating the gang leader
· Fixed an issue where it was sometimes possible to switch gear when the player was not supposed to
· Fixed an issue where switching characters could cause two instances of Evie to appear
· Fixed an issue where the “Letter from the Front“ collectibles would not appear on the minimap
· Fixed an issue with the brightness of the map in the “Strange Bed fellows” mission
· Fixed some collisions and navigation issues
· Fixed some icons issues
· Fixed an issue where the Kenway flag model would not appear after obtaining it
· Fixed an issue where, in some cases, the player would not always play his hurt animation
· Fixed an issue with ally stations that sometimes prevented the player from hiring them
· Fixed an issue in the “Change of Plans” mission where the gate from the sewers could be locked, thus blocking the player’s progression
· Fixed some issues with the player’s animations
· Fixed some issues where the player could get stuck in specific places
· Fixed an issue in the “Darwin kidnapping” mission where, in some cases, the player could not carry him anymore
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Xbox One owners who were looking forward to playing the Beta for Tom Clancy’s The Division this month, will now have to wait until early 2016. Not to worry though,as Ubisoft has confirmed that those who pre-order the upcoming open-world action-RPG on X1, will receive priority access to the closed alpha, which will run from December 9-12.
Access to the closed alpha may be granted to those on the wishlist on, “as needed basis”.
“This exclusive Xbox One alpha testing phase in December will be the first time the public gets to play a version of The Division that includes more than the Dark Zone PvP enabled areas. This means the moment you and other players sign into the game, you’ll be giving us valuable insight into how our infrastructure performs under pressure that we can’t replicate internally or at a tradeshow. This process allows us to monitor and gather additional feedback on other aspects of The Division, as well.”
You can find Ubisoft’s FAQ about the close Alpha.
The Division Alpha FAQ
1. Which platforms is the alpha available on?
Tom Clancy’s The Division Alpha will be available on Xbox One.
2. What are the start and end times for the Alpha?
The alpha will begin December 9 at 10 AM CET | 4 AM EST | 1 AM PST and will end December 12 at 9AM | 3 AM EST | 12 AM PST CET. We will begin sending codes on December 7, so keep an eye on your email.
3. Can I upload videos to Youtube or livestream the game?
No. There is an NDA (non-disclosure agreement) for this alpha. By accepting the NDA, you are agreeing to not disclose alpha information and footage to the public. This includes, but is not limited to:
Capturing gameplay content
Discussing the alpha anywhere outside of the alpha forums.
Please keep in mind that The Division Alpha is not a final representation of the game. For this alpha, we will be focusing mainly on gameplay feedback and other technical aspects such as server stability. This is the first time The Division will actively be in a public testing phase, so signing an NDA is required to participate.
4.What regions and country is the alpha available in?
The alpha will be available worldwide except for Japan and China.
5.What languages are supported in the alpha?
The game client (voices, subtitles and interface) will only be available in English for this alpha. Additional languages will be available in the beta in early 2016 and at launch.
6. What is the size of the alpha game client?
The download size of the alpha will be 23.2 GB.
The Division will launch on March 8, 2016 for PS4, Xbox One and PC. Those who pre-order the game will gain access to the closed beta on their respective platforms in the early part of 2016.
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Ubisoft Montreal’s upcoming first-person shooter launches in just two days. Thanks to Exophase.com, you can view its PS4 trophies online right now. In order to earn the ‘Master of Siege’ Platinum trophy, you’ll have to complete a variety of tasks, including reaching Clearance level 50, customizing a weapon and killing an enemy with a breach charge. Check out the full list below.
Rainbow Six: Siege releases on December 1st, for PC, PS4 and Xbox One. Check out the launch trailer!
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Rainbow Six: Siege has been delayed according to a post via the Ubisoft blog. The highly anticipated first-person shooter will now launch on December 1, 2015, for PS4, PC and Xbox One. Ubisoft cites fan feedback as the reason behind their decision to push back its release:
“We’ve decided to push the release date of Rainbow Six Siege to December 1, 2015 for all regions. This wasn’t an easy decision, but based on the feedback we’ve received, and based on our own internal tests, we felt there are adjustments and improvements we can make, including improving the co-op experience across all game modes, weapon and gadget balancing, as well as menu and interface navigation. We’re taking a little more time to make these changes, and we think it’s the right call.”
The closed multiplayer Beta is still on track for its September 24th date.
“The closed beta for Rainbow Six Siege will still start on September 24, 2015 as planned, and the additional time will allow us to further test things like infrastructure and matchmaking. That extra testing and added polish will make for a higher-quality experience at launch.”
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So far today has seen the release of several new video game trailers –including the reveal of Ubisoft’s ‘Zombi’ for PS4, PC and Xbox One. I went ahead and complied the current trailers all in one place for your viewing pleasure. This post will be updated with any new trailers that drop later on today.
The Wii U launch title ZombiU is being ported over to current consoles and PC with a several new updates. You can read more about it here.
Rocket League – Supersonic Fury DLC Pack
The super popular soccer/racing game on PC and PS4 will receive its first paid DLC pack early next month. Fans can expect two new battle cars, several new customization options and trophies for the price of $3.99. You can get the full details here.
Arma 3 – Tanoa Expansion Dev Walkthrough
Bohemia Interactive’s Creative Director Jay Crowe and Project Lead Joris-Jan van ‘t Land discuss the development for their Arma 3 expansion.
Total War: Black Hammer Black Fire Pass Developer Walkthrough
The folks over at Creative Assembly have put together a walkthrough, showcasing gameplay for their upcoming real-time strategy game. Give a click and check out the Battle of Black Fire Pass.
The Talos Principle: Deluxe Edition – Story Trailer
The critically acclaimed PC title will be making its way to PlayStation 4 on the 25th of August. Priced at $50, the DE version will include the ‘Road to Gehenna’ expansion pack.
Arslan: The Warriors of Legend – Announcement Trailer
Koei Tecmo’s upcoming 2016 action title is an adaptation of a late 1980’s novella.
Official game description:
It tells the story of the young crown prince of Pars, Arslan, as he is forced out of his kingdom when his father, the king, is betrayed and murdered and his domain conquered. Arslan and his few companions must re-assemble an army and fight against overwhelming odds to regain his throne and liberate his kingdom. Through his exploits he reaches emotional maturity, while the series also tackles underlying issues of slavery, religious fanaticism, betrayal, and humanity.
There you have it, if we have missed anything please feel free to let us know in the comments below. We will do our best to keep this post up to date for today.
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Ubisoft’s The Division will receive a Season Pass and a couple special editions when it releases next March. For $100 players can pick up the Gold Edition, which includes the game, exclusive National Guard Gear and the Season Pass.
Those of you with a little more dough to spend can pick up the Collector’s Edition for $160. The CE contains everything already mentioned, along with a few physical goodies as well, including a replica agent watch, an art book, poster and an armband.
The Division launches on March 8, 2016 for PS4, PC and Xbox One. Pre-ordering the game gives players guaranteed access to its closed Beta, which starts first on Xbox in December.
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Ubisoft has finally revealed when fans can get their hands on the next installment in the Rainbow Six franchise. Starting October 13th, players will be able to engage in 5v5 asymmetrical close-quarters combat on PS4, PC and Xbox One.
A new video released by the publisher, features some the game’s playable operators (Twenty in total) and the tools they bring to the table. Pre-ordering the game will grant you access to its closed beta.
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The Division has been delayed, and will now see a 2016 release, Ubisoft has announced today. Players looking to get their hands on the open world third-person shooter RPG, will have to wait until the first quarter of next year. Basically the game should launch anytime between March and June 2016.
The reason for the delay, boils down to the game’s many developers wanting to deliver an experience that not only meets the player’s expectations, but theirs as well.
“We have decided to release the game on Xbox One, PS4 and PC during the first quarter of calendar year 2016.
All of us at Massive, Reflections, Red Storm Entertainment and Ubisoft Annecy want to ensure the game not only meets our high expectations but also those of our fans and players alike. We are proud of what we have achieved so far and can’t wait to show you more next month at E3!”
While the delay may come as disappointing news to some, it is best to remember that it can result in a better experience once it is released. You can expect more details at this year’s E3.
Thoughts on the delay? Let your voices be heard in the comments below.
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