Ubisoft accidentally showed ads in Assassin's Creed Odyssey while gamers were playing, and users are upset despite the company's statement. Gaming 

Ubisoft’s Advertising Blunder: What Happened After Ads Appeared in Assassin’s Creed?

Ubisoft has been making Assassin’s Creed games for over a decade, and while the series has had its ups and downs, it’s developed a cult following for its mysterious gameplay and historical settings. However, fans were recently frustrated when Ubisoft accidentally showed in-game ads in Assassin’s Creed Odyssey, its 2018 flagship action RPG. This affected the gaming experience, and many users reported that these ads appeared in the middle of in-game “pop-ups”. Since then, Ubisoft has acknowledged this bug and dismissed it as a “technical issue”. “We have learned that…

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Assassin’s Creed Mirage: A Nostalgic Welcome Back to an Old Friend

Please be aware that this article includes minor spoilers for Assassin’s Creed Mirage. The deeper I got into Assassin’s Creed Mirage, the more warm nostalgia overwhelmed me. It felt like a nice hug from an old friend. A comforting, bloody embrace. The latest release in Ubisoft’s long-running open-world adventure series takes the series back to its roots. Mirage mostly abandons the RPG approach that Ubisoft took in the last three main games: Assassin’s Creed Origins, Odyssey, and Valhalla. I’d only played the latter and it just didn’t click for me,…

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Microsoft said the deal makes for 'a substantially different transaction under UK law.' Gaming 

Microsoft to Acquire Ubisoft Streaming Rights for Activision Blizzard in Bid to Gain UK Approval

In a recent blog post, Microsoft announced a major revision to its proposed merger with Activision Blizzard. The company plans to sell the cloud gaming rights for Activision Blizzard games to Ubisoft, a rival company. This move aims to address the concerns raised by UK regulators, who previously blocked the deal due to Microsoft’s potential monopoly in cloud gaming. However, the approval for this revised proposal is not expected until October 18th. “As a result of the agreement with Ubisoft, Microsoft believes that its proposed acquisition of Activision Blizzard is…

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That gives Ubisoft's game a bit more breathing room from 'Spider-Man 2.' Gaming 

Assassin’s Creed Mirage to Launch on October 5th, a Week Ahead of Schedule

Ubisoft is altering the schedule of major game releases this fall by moving up the release date of one of its upcoming games. Assassin’s Creed Mirage will now be available on October 5th, a week earlier than originally planned. The move gives the game a bit more distance from another big open-world action-adventure game in Marvel’s Spider-Man 2 (which is set to arrive on PS5 on October 20th). However, Assassin’s Creed Mirage now faces Detective Pikachu Returns, which debuts on Switch on October 6. Assassin’s Creed Mirage has gone gold…

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Parkour never felt so... intimate. Gaming 

Experience Unique Sensations with Assassin’s Creed Haptic Shirt

Have you ever thought that your Assassin’s Creed gameplay lacked a personal touch? Well, Ubisoft is taking a chance and offering you the opportunity to try something new. In collaboration with OWO, the company has introduced the Assassin’s Creed Mirage edition haptic feedback shirt. When you wear it, you’ll experience the thrill of parkour, impacts, and even unique sensations that you’ve never felt before. It seems like you might want some privacy while playing, judging by the immersive sounds it promises. OWO’s shirt contains haptic points on the chest, stomach,…

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Yanni Ouahioune, 22, will serve three years of community service. Gaming 

Sentenced Player Receives Punishment for Swatting Ubisoft Montreal’s Offices Over ‘Rainbow Six Siege’ Dispute

Yanni Ouahioune, a dissatisfied player of Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege, has been given a three-year community service sentence after making a false emergency call to Ubisoft’s Montreal office. The Montreal Gazette reported that the 22-year-old received this sentence in Paris on Monday for reporting a fictitious hostage situation to authorities in November 2020. According to police, Ouahioune called the scam because he was angry that he had been banned multiple times from Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege. In response to the bogus call, a heavily armed police team surrounded…

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Who needs E3? Gaming 

2023 Summer Game Fest: All the Titles Revealed

Our coverage of Summer Game Fest 2023 is almost complete after covering numerous stories. Due to the cancellation of E3 earlier this year, SGF was a more modest event. The festivities kicked off with Sony’s PlayStation Showcase livestream on May 24th, which was jam-packed with exciting announcements such as Bungie’s Marathon, Haven’s Fairgame$, a Metal Gear Solid 3 remake, additional details on Final Fantasy XVI and Spider-Man 2, and a release date for Alan Wake II. Additionally, the Project Q handheld streaming device was unveiled. Then came Summer Game Fest…

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It's been hard to watch this iconic publisher's slow, freemium-driven collapse. Gaming 

Ubisoft Requires a Fresh Start

During the previous console generation, Ubisoft underwent a gradual loss of identity that began in 2015 and culminated in a complete collapse of its essence. This was evident in the studio’s unironic introduction of in-game NFTs and the repeated postponement of Skull & Bones. Despite having a 40-year history of producing AAA hits and unique licensing agreements, Ubisoft has devolved into a provider of uninspired live-service games, mobile ports with microtransactions, and undependable release dates. The question remains: what has become of Ubisoft? Ubisoft has been around longer than most…

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You can drive the latest supercars as well as classics and off-roaders. Gaming 

Hawaii to be the Ground of Open-World Racing Brought by ‘The Crew Motorfest’

Ubisoft is gearing up to release its primary competitor to Forza Horizon, with The Crew Motorfest set to launch soon on PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X/S. While it’s a follow-up to 2018’s The Crew 2, there are notable gameplay modifications in this third installment. Instead of covering the entire United States, The Crew Motorfest focuses on a scaled-down version of the Hawaiian island of O’ahu, where you compete in a Forza-style driving festival with a variety of on- and off-road events, including: street races and beach…

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It’s exclusive to the Quest platform at launch. Gaming 

Ubisoft announces ‘Assassin’s Creed: Nexus VR’ to be released in time for the holidays

During the Summer Game Fest, Ubisoft Forward streaming event unveiled the first official glimpse of Assassin’s Creed Nexus VR for the Meta Quest platform and announced its release window for the holiday season. The game will be available for Meta Quest Pro, Meta Quest 2, and the newly-revealed Meta Quest 3, but unfortunately, OG Quest users will not be able to play it. We knew this was coming, as Meta just held a game launch event showcasing Assassin’s Creed Nexus VR, but now there’s a trailer of its own. This…

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The long-delayed game is scheduled to arrive by the end of March. Gaming 

Closed Beta of ‘Skull and Bones’ Scheduled for August

Ubisoft has assured fans that Skull and Bones is still in development and will be offering a closed beta to demonstrate its progress. From August 25th to 28th, interested players can sign up for the beta on the game’s website. The beta will be accessible on PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X/S, and PC, with the full game also being released on Amazon Luna. Ubisoft announced the beta with a sea shanty performance. To give you an idea of how long the game has been in the works, we got our…

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‘Captain Laserhawk: A Blood Dragon Remix’ from Netflix is a Tribute to the ’90s Through Anime

Today, Ubisoft released a teaser trailer for Captain Laserhawk: A Blood Dragon Remix, an upcoming Netflix anime. The show draws inspiration from the 2013 Blood Dragon expansion for Far Cry 3, but it seems to be a playful blend of Ubisoft’s intellectual property and the nostalgia of the early 90s. Series creator Adi Shankar (producer of Netflix’s Castlevania series) presented the trailer in a campy cyborg appropriate to the source material. “Seven years ago, I got a call from Ubisoft offering me the opportunity to adapt one of their very,…

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Ubisoft’s ‘Avatar: Frontiers of Pandora’ Set to Launch on December 7th 2023

The release of Ubisoft’s open-world Avatar game is imminent, as we were given a detailed preview of Avatar: Frontiers of Pandora at the Summer Game Fest preview event. James Cameron made an appearance in a pre-recorded segment, hinting at the introduction of “new environments, flora and fauna, and characters” in the game. The cinematic trailer shows how this story fits into the Avatar movies. In short, it spans the events of both games, with the main character being kidnapped during the events of the first film and being trained by…

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Yes, you can shoot first. Gaming 

10 Minutes of Scoundrel Wish Fulfilment in ‘Star Wars Outlaws’ Gameplay Trailer

During Microsoft’s Xbox and Starfield Showcase, Ubisoft provided a sneak peek of Star Wars Outlaws and assured viewers that an extended gameplay trailer would be presented during the Ubisoft Forward event the following day. The company fulfilled its promise by showcasing a 10-minute video that provides a thorough overview of the highly anticipated game. The clip begins on the planet Toshara, with protagonist Kay Vess and her trusty companion Nix sneaking through a crime syndicate facility. Kay can summon the adorable Nix to help her traverse the environment while she…

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Ubisoft promised to share gameplay footage on Monday. Gaming 

Ubisoft’s Upcoming Star Wars Open-World Game ‘Outlaws’ Set to Launch on Xbox Series X/S, PS5 and PC in 2024

Ubisoft has announced that Star Wars Outlaws, their highly anticipated open world game, will be released in 2024. The game was introduced to fans through a cinematic trailer during Microsoft’s Xbox and Starfield Direct showcase, featuring the Han Solo-like protagonist, Key Vess. While many past Star Wars games have included open world elements, Ubisoft is billing Outlaws as the first-ever open world Star Wars game. Massive Entertainment, the studio behind The Division 2, is developing the game using Ubisoft’s in-house Snowdrop engine. Ubisoft plans to reveal gameplay footage during its…

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This time you'll rescue the Prince, not play as him. Gaming 

‘Prince of Persia: The Lost Crown’ Set to Release in 2024 as a Metroidvania-style Platformer

The fate of Ubisoft’s Prince of Persia: Sands of Time remake remains uncertain, but fans of the franchise can now look forward to a new side story. At Summer Games Fest 2023, Ubisoft revealed Prince of Persia: The Lost Crown, an action-adventure platformer that draws inspiration from the Metroidvania structure. Presenting: Prince of Persia: The Lost Crown, an action-adventure platformer game set in a mythological Persian world. The new #PrinceofPersia releases on January 18th, 2024 on all platforms. See more gameplay at #UbiForward pic.twitter.com/RoUNyswdtV — Ubisoft (@Ubisoft) June 8, 2023…

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Some major publishers will be at the event, but not all of them. Gaming 

2023 Summer Game Festival Announced

Due to the pandemic’s impact on development schedules and the success of other events like The Game Awards, E3 has been canceled this year. This has raised expectations for Summer Game Fest (SGF), which has become the most significant mid-year platform for developers to showcase new games and generate excitement for upcoming releases. However, not all developers may participate, and the event may be overwhelming for some. We will provide information on how to watch and what to expect when Geoff Keighley and partner studios present their offerings. Who’s coming…

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The library now includes more than 6,000 songs you can practice with. News 

Ubisoft’s Guitar-Learning App Rocksmith+ to Launch on iOS and Android June 9th

This week, Ubisoft is launching its guitar-teaching app, Rocksmith+, on mobile devices. The app will be accessible on iOS and Android from June 9th, which is nine months after its release on PC. Although the company had announced the mobile app’s arrival last fall, there is still no update on when the Xbox and PlayStation versions will be released. Rocksmith+ is designed to help people play electric, acoustic or bass guitar. Features include real-time feedback detection and feedback and coaching tools. The library now has over 6,000 titles, with more…

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