A closer look at Luna, Amazon’s cloud gaming service

By Amazon, amazon2020, app store, apple, cloud gaming, engadget, entertainment, feature, game streaming, gaming, google, luna, Play Store, Streaming, Twitch, ubisoft

Luna is what happens when you take the subscription model of Prime Video, mash it up with Twitch, plug that into Amazon Web Services, and wrap it all in an Alexa-powered gamepad. In short, Luna is Amazon’s cloud gaming platform, and the latest…

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Ubisoft plans to show ‘Beyond Good & Evil 2’ gameplay next year

By beyond good and evil 2, beyondgoodandevil, beyondgoodandevil2, bge, bge2, engadget, gaming, michel ancel, michelancel, News, ubisoft, ubisoft montpellier, ubisoft paris, ubisoftmontpellier, ubisoftparis

Beyond Good & Evil 2 has been in the works for many years, but it’ll be quite a while yet before Ubisoft unleashes the long-awaited prequel. There’s still no sign of a release window for the “Space Pirate Fantasy,” which Ubisoft formal…

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‘Assassin’s Creed’ and ‘Splinter Cell’ are coming to Oculus

By assassins creed, engadget, facebook, facebookconnect, games, gaming, gear, News, Oculus, splinter cell, ubisoft, video games, VR, VR gaming

Facebook has snagged two made-for-VR Ubisoft titles. Virtual reality versions of Assassin’s Creed and Splinter Cell are coming to Oculus. Facebook made the announcement during its Connect event today.Ubisoft will develop the VR versions of bot…

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‘Riders Republic’ is an extreme sports MMO from the studio behind ‘Steep’

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Ubisoft is working on a new sports action game called Riders Republic. Set in the heartland of the US, the upcoming multiplayer title allows up to 50 players to race one another on bike, skis, snowboard and wingsuit across an open world that t…

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‘Prince of Persia: Sands of Time’ remake arrives in January 2021

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It’s been about ten years since Ubisoft released The Forgotten Sands, the most recent mainline entry in the Prince of Persia series, but the company is finally returning to the historic franchise. After an eleventh-hour leak ruined the surpris…

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Hitting the Books: Lessons learned from gaming with the King of Sweden

By david polfeldt, engadget, feature, grand central publishing, hitting the books, hittingthebooks, king of sweden, Sweden, the dream architects, tomorrow, ubisoft, video games

Video games have come a long way from their dim arcade origins. No longer a mere niche diversion for pasty, maladjusted youth, gaming is now an integral part of modern pop culture standing shoulder to shoulder with “classical” forms of media l…

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‘The Division 2’ players can soon fight their way up a 100-floor building

By dlc, engadget, gaming, massive entertainment, massiveentertainment, News, skyscraper, the division 2, thedivision2, ubisoft

The Division 2 is about to get a mode that’ll task players with battling their way up a 100-floor skyscraper. You can take on Summit alone or with up to three others. As you might expect, the aim is to reach the top floor.Developer Massive Ent…

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Ubisoft fires Assassin’s Creed creative director amid misconduct allegations

By ashraf ismail, ashrafismail, Business, engadget, gaming, gear, misconduct, News, sexual misconduct, sexualmisconduct, ubisoft, ubisoft montreal, ubisoftmontreal

Ubisoft has fired Ashraf Ismail, the former creative director of Assassin’s Creed Valhalla, in the wake of misconduct allegations. Ismail stepped down from his role on the game in June, though he remained with the company. A fan publicly accus…

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‘Hyper Scape’ is coming to PS4 and Xbox One on August 11th

By battle royale, battleroyale, engadget, games, gaming, hyper scape, hyperscape, News, pc, playstation 4, playstation4, ps4, ubisoft, video games, videogames, xbox one, xboxone

Hyper Scape, Ubisoft’s free-to-play battle royale, is making its way to consoles in a couple of weeks. It’ll arrive on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One on August 11th. PC players have been able to try an open beta of Hyper Scape over the last severa…

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Ubisoft says it won’t raise next-gen game prices this year

By assassin's creed valhalla, assassinscreedvalhalla, Business, engadget, gaming, News, next-gen, thebuyersguide, ubisoft, ubisoft forward, ubisoftforward, watch dogs legion, watchdogslegion

Ubisoft confirmed in its latest earnings call that it won’t raise prices on next-gen games this fall. As such, the likes of Assassin’s Creed Valhalla and Watch Dogs: Legion will cost $60 on PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X — the same as the pri…

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‘Far Cry 6’ arrives February 18th, 2021

By engadget, epic games store, far cry, far cry 6, games, gaming, News, ps4, ps5, STADIA, ubisoft, ubisoft store, uplay, uplay plus, video games, xbox one, Xbox Series X

Ubisoft’s Far Cry 6 announcement might have been spoiled, but there’s still more to say. The gaming giant has announced that its next open-world shooter will arrive on February 18th, 2021 for PS5, PS4, Xbox Series X, Xbox One, Stadia, PC (via …

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Assassin’s Creed Valhalla made me want to visit East Anglia

By assassin's creed valhalla, assassins creed, engadget, feature, gaming, pc, playstation, preview, STADIA, ubisoft, ubisoft forward, xbox

It’s hard to get a feel for a game in a couple of hours. It’s even harder when your screen is filled with streaming artifacts, but such is life in 2020. Ahead of Ubisoft’s Forward gaming event, the company offered us some remote demos of two of its A…

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Ubisoft sues Apple and Google for selling a ‘Rainbow Six: Siege’ clone

By Alibaba, alibaba group, android, app store, apple, area f2, ejoy, engadget, games, gaming, google, Google Play Store, ios, lawsuit, News, rainbow six siege, siege, ubisoft, video games

It’s no secret that some games are designed to riff on others’ ideas, but Ubisoft believes one title is far too similar to let it go unchecked. Bloomberg reports that the publisher has sued Apple and Google for selling Area F2, a game it claim…

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‘The Division 2’ hits Stadia with PC cross-play on March 17th

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Back in June 2019, Google and Ubisoft announced that The Division 2 would come to Stadia. It’s been nine months, but the game will finally launch on Google’s game streaming service on March 17th. The open world squad-based game was one of the bigger…

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‘Assassin’s Creed: Syndicate’ will be free on Epic’s game store this week

By assassins creed, assassins creed syndicate, engadget, Epic Games, epic games store, games, gaming, personal computing, personalcomputing, ubisoft, video games

The Epic Games Store’s freebies can be hit or miss, but this is one you might want to consider if you’re a stealth action fan. Epic is making Ubisoft’s Assassin’s Creed: Syndicate available for free between February 20th and February 27th. It’s a 2…

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‘Rainbow Six Siege’ will be ready for PS5 and Xbox Series X at launch

By av, cross-generation, engadget, gaming, multiplayer, next-generation consoles, playstation 5, rainbow six siege, ubisoft, xbox one series x

Rainbow Six Siege will be available to play on the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X consoles as soon as they launch, Ubisoft game director Leroy Athanassof told Windows Central. On top of that, cross-generation multiplay will be supported, mean…

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The 10-year challenge: Video game edition

By activision blizzard, av, ea, engadget, Epic Games, gaming, Microsoft, nintendo, personal computing, personalcomputing, playstation, rockstar, Sony, steam, switch, ubisoft, valve, wii, xbox, yir2019

The 10-year challenge swept social media in January, with people posting images of themselves from 2009 and 2019, usually accompanied by a cute remark about things being the same yet totally different. It’s a fun, heartwarming way to train machine le…

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Apple TV+ video game comedy series ‘Mythic Quest’ debuts February 7th

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Ubisoft’s mysterious Apple TV+ series Mythic Quest: Raven’s Banquet will soon see the light of day. Apple has revealed that the video game spoof will debut on February 7th, with all nine episodes of the season available at the same time. The story…

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Ubisoft is planning animated shows based on ‘Watch Dogs’ and ‘Far Cry’

By animation, av, blood dragon, cartoons, engadget, entertainment, far cry, hungry shark, rabbids, rabbids invasion, rayman, TV, ubisoft, watch dogs

Ubisoft is no stranger to TV and movies. Its media division, Ubisoft Motion Pictures, has created four seasons of Rabbids Invasion thus far, and produced the mediocre adaptation of Assassin’s Creed. That’s not to mention films like Uwe Boll’s Far Cry…

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‘Rabbids Coding’ teaches young gamers basic programming concepts

By av, coding, Education, edutainment, engadget, gaming, personal computing, personalcomputing, programming, rabbids, rabbids coding, ubisoft, ubisoft montreal, uplay

We’ve seen plenty of games that teach kids the basics of coding, but it’s rare to see the big game publishers embrace the “edutainment” sector. The latest coding game, though, comes from Ubisoft, the creators of the Assassin’s Creed and Rainbow Six f…

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‘Rainbow Six: Siege’ adds a ‘Fortnite’ style Battle Pass

By av, battle pass, engadget, games, gaming, personal computing, personalcomputing, ps4, rainbow six, rainbow six siege, siege, ubisoft, video, video games, xbox one

Ubisoft can’t resist the siren’s call of introducing Fortnite-like Battle Passes in Rainbow Six: Siege. On top of unveiling the details of Year 4’s third season (more on that in a bit), the company has outlined plans for Battle Passes in its tactical…

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Chinese video-game censorship doesn’t end with ‘Devotion’

By activision, art, blizzard, Business, censorship, China, devotion, engadget, gaming, google, league of legends, Mobile, personal computing, personalcomputing, politics, red candle games, Tencent, ubisoft, video, video games

By all accounts, Devotion was a great game. That sentence has to be in past tense, and the opinion has to be second-hand, because Devotion was only available to play for one week earlier this year. But apparently, it was a twisted and …

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Jon Bernthal is your enemy in ‘Ghost Recon Breakpoint’

By av, breakpoint, e3, e32019, engadget, entertainment, games, gaming, gear, ghost recon, ghost recon breakpoint, hands-on, jon bernthal, tom clancy, tom clancy's ghost recon breakpoint, ubisoft, video games

Okay, okay, I know what you’re thinking: “Hey, that’s The Punisher!” But that, my friends, isn’t Frank Castle. It’s Colonel Cole D. Walker, the antagonist in Ghost Recon Breakpoint, who’s portrayed by none other than Jon Bernthal (The Punisher, The W…

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Ubisoft unveils Uplay+ game subscription service for PC and Stadia

By av, e32019, engadget, games, gaming, Internet, personal computing, personalcomputing, services, subscription, ubisoft, uplay, video games

Ubisoft can’t resist the temptation to join the game subscription bandwagon. The publisher is launching a Uplay+ service on PC that will offer access to over 100 games, including the premium versions of the latest releases and their associated add-o…

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Ubisoft delays ‘Skull and Bones’ until at least mid-2020

By av, delay, engadget, games, gaming, personal computing, personalcomputing, pirate, pirates, ps4, skull and bones, ubisoft, video, video games, xbox one

We hope you didn’t base your gaming calendar around Skull and Bones, the other multiplayer-focused pirate title. Ubisoft has revealed that the game has been delayed again, this time until sometime after the company’s fiscal 2019-2020 (that is, after…

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‘Ghost Recon Wildlands’ adds free story missions starring Jon Bernthal

By art, av, dlc, engadget, gaming, ghost recon wildlands, ghostreconwildlands, jon bernthal, jonbernthal, pc, ps4, story missions, ubisoft, xbox one, xboxone

Although it’s been two years since Ubisoft released Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon Wildlands, the developer isn’t quite done with the game. On Thursday, it’s adding two free story missions starring Jon Bernthal (The Punisher). Best of all, if you’re intere…

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‘Far Cry New Dawn’ turns Hope County into a nuclear wasteland next year

By av, engadget, farcry, farcrynewdawn, gaming, pc, personal computing, personalcomputing, ps4, thegameawards, thegameawards2018, ubisoft, xboxone

Take the chaotic backwoods setting of Far Cry 5, add a dash of Fallout 76 and a sprinkle of Rust, and you’ve got Far Cry New Dawn, the latest game in Ubisoft’s open-world action-adventure series. New Dawn is the radiation-soaked sequel to Far Cry 5,…

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The first ‘Assassin’s Creed Odyssey’ DLC episode arrives next week

By assassinscreedodyssey, assassinscreedodysseydlc, av, dlc, engadget, gaming, legacyofthefirstblade, seasonpass, thefateofatlantis, ubisoft

“Legacy of the First Blade,” the first of two Assassin’s Creed Odyssey DLC expansion storylines, starts next week with its first episode. “Hidden” arrives December 4th and kicks off the story of Darius, who killed the Persian king Xerxes (in the seri…

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