Items tagged with Ubisoft

Making top-shelf AAA games is an enormous endeavor. If you ever wonder just how enormous, open up your favorite Assassin's Creed, Call of Duty, or Bethesda title, and just let the credits run for the hour-plus it'll take. AAA game developers have been raising prices to pay this ever-growing cast, and the latest to do... Read more...
Netflix has seen its first-ever subscriber losses in recent quarters, and that has led the streaming powerhouse to spin up a number of new initiatives. Some, like creating an ad-supported tier, won't do anything to make current subscribers happier, but maybe some free games would help? Netflix is expanding its lineup... Read more...
The Far Cry franchise is a popular series among gamers. The latest installment, Far Cry 6, is set on an island run by an overzealous dictator, Anton Castillo, who plans on forging his paradise using any means necessary. If you have been on the fence about buying the game, Ubisoft is giving gamers a chance to play its... Read more...
China’s largest gaming firm, Tencent Holdings, aims to grow its stake in France’s biggest gaming firm, Ubisoft Entertainment. Reports today suggest that Tencent, which already owns a 5% stake in Ubisoft, is looking to do a deal to acquire shares from the founding Guillemot family, which owns 15% of the French gaming... Read more...
The online services for more and more games are being shuttered due to decreased engagement and the costs associated to maintain the server hardware and software. Ubisoft has announced its latest list of games and their associated platforms for which online services will no longer be available. There are, of course, some caveats and peculiar Read more...
Netflix is getting ready to stream the first half of the fourth season of Stranger Things, the hugely popular series that pays homage to 1980s sci-fi and horror dramas. For those you who can't get enough of Stranger Things, there's a themed crossover headed to Far Cry 6. And don't worry if you don't own the game, you... Read more...
As the world of NFTs grows in popularity, there are still some who have not bought into the latest craze. Indie game marketplace Itch.io is one of them, and asks you reevaluate your life if you think NFTs are a good thing. It seems more and more people are buying into the concept of non-fungible tokens (NFTs). But... Read more...
Steam might have banned the use of anything crypto-related in games, but that just means Ubisoft can be first to the punch. The video game publishing giant just announced a new feature in Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon: Breakpoint that allows gamers to collect Non-Fungible Tokens (NFTs) and use them in-game. Called... Read more...
Looking for something to play this weekend that doesn't require a burly PC? Well we have good news—Ubisoft's Assassin's Creed Chronicles trilogy is completely free right now, and once you claim it, the bundle is yours to keep forever. If you missed out on this series when each chapter came out, now is your chance to... Read more...
AAA video games have really ballooned in size over the last ten years, and chief among the offenders are your big open-world extravaganzas. Red Dead Redemption 2 comes in at nearly 120GB on PC, ARK: Survival Evolved is 115GB, and Ubisoft's Assassin's Creed: Odyssey tips the scales at 110GB. Another Ubisoft title is... Read more...
Cryptocurrencies, NFTs, and blockchains are modern buzzwords amongst gamers, and whether you love them or hate them they are here to stay. Meanwhile, Ubisoft can't seem to keep itself out of the headlines lately apparently. And the company is back in the lime light, thanks to its latest earnings call where Ubisoft... Read more...
Update 10/29/2021: After this story was published, a representative for Ubisoft reached out with an official response. "“Our customer support teams released an article more than three years ago detailing some recommended steps for players to try as a starting point for troubleshooting – it has been removed to prevent... Read more...
PETA recently cried fowl play against Ubisoft’s depiction of a Mortal Kombat style cockfighting mini game within its newest game Far Cry 6. It seemed to ruffle the feathers of PETA Latino, which requested that the developer/publisher remove the mini game. But wait till it sees this. PETA’s pleas did not seem to... Read more...
Ubisoft's Far Cry 6 has only been released a couple of days and PETA has already taken offense to one aspect of the game: cockfighting. PETA Latino has released a statement requesting that developer/publisher remove the mini game that allows players to participate in a cockfighting game.. Far Cry 6 has had mostly... Read more...
The raid on this fort is reminiscent of infiltration missions in Assassin's Creed IV Black Flag A whole new crop of blockbuster games are lining up for a big holiday shopping season. Ubisoft didn't really intend for that to be the case for Far Cry 6, but early this year the COVID-19 pandemic had other plans. The game... Read more...
You get Far Cry 3! You get Far Cry 3! Everyone gets Far Cry 3! Here is how you can get a free copy of Far Cry 3. Those interested in claiming a free copy of Far Cry 3 will need to do so here through Ubisoft Connect. You will then be able to pick up the standard edition of the game. The deluxe version of the game... Read more...
All weekend long—and even a little bit longer, actually—you can fire up Far Cry 5 and play the entire game for free, if you so desire. For anyone who has missed out on the latest installment in the popular Far Cry franchise, now is your chance to visit the title at absolutely no cost, before Ubisoft releases Far Cry 6... Read more...
As time goes on, the Assassin’s Creed paradigm shifts with every decision the Ubisoft team makes, such as those with Assassin’s Creed Valhalla. Now the team is beginning to look to the future and has realized that “the decisions [they]’re making for the franchise now will impact its future for years to come.” As a... Read more...
The next installment in the Far Cry series is just over the horizon, launching on October 7th this year. Starring Breaking Bad and The Mandalorian powerhouse actor Giancarlo Esposito as the main antagonist, Far Cry 6 should be quite the game, especially if recently published videos and images are anything to go by... Read more...
Watch Dogs: Legion is a recently released Ubisoft game set in London that is all about hacking. In an ironic turn of events, it appears that the source code for Watch Dogs: Legion was unfortunately leaked to the internet. Originally, only snippets of the hacked data were released, but it appears that the whole Watch... Read more...
The war of the Watch Dogs series has always been fought in two parts -- physically with weapons and by proxy in the online space. In the original, which took place in Chicago, hacker Aiden Pearce, aided by the DedSec crew, hacks just about any device in his vicinity on his quest to make up for the loss of his niece... Read more...
Last month, it was announced EA Play, and Xbox Game Pass were partnering to provide an expansive game library. Now, Ubisoft is partnering with Amazon Luna and Google Stadia to provide competition in the cloud gaming sphere with Ubisoft+, the rebranded UPLAY+. This service will launch with a beta on the Amazon Luna... Read more...
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