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  • Far Cry 4 launches 18 November with Harpoon Gun for the Limited Edition

    Far Cry 4 is real and launches 18 November 2014 for Xbox One, Xbox 360, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3 and Windows PC. Developers Ubisoft have announced the upcoming sequel to one of gaming’s best open-world shooter, saying that Far Cry 4 will be set in the fictional Himalayan region of Kyrat (we checked on Google Maps), far removed from the steamy jungle settings of Far Cry 3. Far Cry 4 launches 20 November 2014 for Europe, Middle East and African territories, a mere two days after the US launch. Those who pre-order the Limited Edition gain three exclusive single player ‘Hurk’s Redemption’...

  • ReROLL: an open-world RPG that turns Earth into the battleground

    The ambitions and imaginations of gamers exceeds all. Some ex-Ubisoft developers are setting out on the bold mission to map the entire world using drones and Google Maps to create the world’s first “true open world” online action RPG. The map will eventually be a replica of Earth. ReROLL is ambitious to say the least. “The world, society, order, everything is going down the drain and fast. Flashing your credit card at your groceries cashier will not get you food,” goes the plot. You’ll have to create your shelter, explore for resources and craft your own weapons. It further reads: “Before...

  • Assassin’s Creed will have an end says Ubisoft

    There are currently about six Assassin’s Creed titles out there. Poor Desmond’s having the ride of his life being chased over Italian Renaissance rooftops and pirate ships, climbing Ancient Roman clock towers and, of course, leaping into piles of hay. In a recent interview, Eurogamer reports, there’s an end to this series after all. Like Desmond, the famous title’s fate is finally sealed. Though we might still see about 10 more of Ubisoft’s popular open-world, stealthy third person, cloaked assassin series. Assassin’s Creed: Black Flag director Ashraf Ismail said that all the development teams follow a general arc of...

  • ‘Beyond Good and Evil 2′ to be next-gen and beyond ‘bigger’

    Ubisoft game director Michel Ancel recently spoke about the upcoming sequel to Beyond Good and Evil. The game will still follow the story of photographer-for-hire Jade but will focus more on elements such as emotion and enormity. Ancel has high hopes for the new title and plans for an open-world environment for the Xbox One and PlayStation 4. While in the original Jade had a hovercraft and a spaceship to travel around the world and stuff, the sequel will take this element of freedom to the next level. When asked about the scale of his expectations for Beyond Good and...

  • Thief 4 preview: sneaking evolved

    It all begins with Garrett, the beloved protagonist and anti-hero of the original Thief trilogy. In deciding to reboot the franchise, the first question Eidos Montreal tackled was this: would Garrett return or not? How to reinvent a character loved by so many old-timers while simultaneously modernising him for a new generation of players? Was Eidos prepared to enter into a pact with a legion of gamers who still fondly remember the good old days? It seems it was, because Eidos decided Garrett would indeed return, and in doing so, signalled its intention to create the first full-fledged Thief game in...

  • Ubisoft says Far Cry 4 and Assassin’s Creed 4 planned for 2014

    The exemplary performance of Far Cry 3 and Assassins Creed 3 have prompted Ubisoft to announce that both installments will be planned for 2014, according to Cinema Blend. These two core games for Ubisoft shipped a massive 12 million and 4.5 million copies respectively. This represents units shipped to retailers as well as copies sold digitally. Ubisoft CEO Yves Guillemot related to investors that Far Cry 3 is “one of the major pillars of our offering for core gamers” and performed “way better than expected”, so expect that Far Cry 4 is definitely in the making. As Guillemot went on...

  • Far Cry 3 preview: the best deer-skinning game you’ll play all year

    Here’s the skinny. Far Cry 3 is going to be the shooter you’ll play this year. We spent some time with it, and in a nutshell: you’re going to want to buy this one. It’s beyond gorgeous Watching a video doesn’t do Far Cry 3 justice. Powered by the new CryEngine, Far Cry 3 bleeds graphical power. Blades of glass sway realistically in the wind, animations are realistic and textures sharp as all hell. Even the sky, the goddamn sky is a piece of art with realistically swelling clouds and gods own lens-flare. And it moves at a silky 60fps....

  • Legendary assassin’s tale climaxes in final instalment

    Stealthy death-dealer Ezio Auditore takes his noble crusade to the 16th Century Ottoman Empire with the release of Ubisoft’s latest Assassin’s Creed game — his last appearance as the trilogy comes to an end. In a blend of historical truth and narrative fiction, Assassin’s Creed: Revelations traces Auditore’s exploits in thwarting an age-old grab for global domination reaching into modern times. “Revelations” is the fourth installment in a franchise that has sold more than 31-million copies since it launched four years ago. The game is the third and last centred on Auditore. “This is the finale of the Ezio trilogy, and...

  • Rocksmith makes rocking out with real guitars easy

    Analysts have predicted the death of the music game genre for some time now. Clearly no-one told Ubisoft, makers of Splinter Cell and the Assassins Creed trilogy of games. Its offering to the music gaming genre is Rocksmith and it allows gamers to jam on real guitars. Ubisoft executive director Laurent Detoc said, “We’ve had at least 100 people try this game and we have yet to find one person who says it...

  • Ubisoft buys into free online gaming

    Ubisoft, the French developer of several smash-hit games including Ghost Recon and Rabbid, is making a play for the online gaming world by buying Owlient, a startup that has built a business creating free-to-play Internet games. The long game for Ubisoft is to crack open the potentially massively lucrative (or massively convertible to paid-for console gaming) world of tablet, social media and mobile phone gaming. Some of this strategy was already on the wind when it announced a free, online version of its successful “Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon” military game last month, along with other titles such as “CSI...