Category: Ubisoft

Ubisoft Creative Auteur’s Exit Renews Toxic Workplace Controversy
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Ubisoft Creative Auteur’s Exit Renews Toxic Workplace Controversy

Rayman and Beyond Good & Evil creator Michel Ancel announced last week his retirement from video game development.A new report reveals accusation of a toxic management style under Ancel’s direction.The former director was the subject of an internal investigation at Ubisoft.For many, something didn’t sit right with Rayman and Beyond Good & Evil creator Michel…

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Whatever a AAAA Game is, Ubisoft Has Two In The Pipeline
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Whatever a AAAA Game is, Ubisoft Has Two In The Pipeline

Ubisoft is working on two AAAA games, one of which is Beyond Good and Evil 2. The new terminology is referenced in several Ubisoft employee LinkedIn profiles. It’s unclear exactly what AAAA means, although Ubisoft appears to be embracing it. We’ve heard of AAA games, pumped out ad nauseam by the likes of Activision Blizzard,…

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Ubisoft Slaughters a Sacrificial Lamb – But It’s Problems Run Deeper
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Ubisoft Slaughters a Sacrificial Lamb – But It’s Problems Run Deeper

Ubisoft has fired former Assassin’s Creed Valhalla creative director Ashraf Ismail. The termination follows a string of high-profile resignations after widespread allegations and reports of abuse, harrassment, and misconduct at the company. A damning new report suggests Ubisoft’s issue is far more ingrained, concealing a ‘deeper and wider’ culture of abuse. Ubisoft has terminated the…

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Ubisoft Will Ruin Their Next-Gen Games, Including Assassin’s Creed: Valhalla
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Ubisoft Will Ruin Their Next-Gen Games, Including Assassin’s Creed: Valhalla

Ubisoft’s repetitive formula will continue into next-generation. The future of Assassin’s Creed is bleak. In this case, bigger is the opposite of better. Ubisoft games are full of crap. Some have intriguing plotlines but they’re surrounded by utterly useless side missions and hundreds of boring collectibles. This is all to pad out a game’s length.…

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Will ‘Ubisoft Forward’ Dupe Us With Another Valhalla Bait & Switch?
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Will ‘Ubisoft Forward’ Dupe Us With Another Valhalla Bait & Switch?

Ubisoft has announced a replacement E3-style showcase dubbed Ubisoft Forward. The digital-only broadcast, scheduled for June 12, will feature “exclusive game news, exciting reveals, and much more.” Let’s hope it features gameplay after last week’s Assassin’s Creed Valhalla misfire. The E3-less summer schedule is starting to take shape. After revealing that it was eyeing up…

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$$$: Ubisoft is Already Paywalling Assassin’s Creed Valhalla Missions
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$$$: Ubisoft is Already Paywalling Assassin’s Creed Valhalla Missions

Ubisoft has revealed an exclusive Assassin’s Creed Valhalla pre-order bonus mission. The mission will gravitate around the old English epic poem, Beowulf. Ubisoft is already pay-walling content before we’ve even seen any gameplay Following last week’s supposed Assassin’s Creed Valhalla gameplay trailer, Ubisoft has revealed the pre-order bonuses headed to players that fork out cash…

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Why is Ubisoft Making a Movie About Old People Playing Esports?
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Why is Ubisoft Making a Movie About Old People Playing Esports?

Video game publisher and developer Ubisoft confirms that it is making a movie about seniors playing esports. The film is being developed with the co-writers and co-directors of Amy Schumer’s 2018 comedy, I Feel Pretty. It’s one of several TV and movie projects that Ubisoft is working on. A new article by The Hollywood Reporter…

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Ubisoft Finally Realises How Bad (Most Of) Their Games Are
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Ubisoft Finally Realises How Bad (Most Of) Their Games Are

Ubisoft’s most recent games have suffered from some pretty bad reception. Their editorial team is getting a much-needed shakeup to help fix the lack of variety in their line-up. The fact that 100 Parisians basically controlled their entire output for years in the first place seems like a poor move. Ubisoft games are pretty rubbish…

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Greedy Ubisoft Propels Rainbow Six Siege Monetization in Obscene Money Grab
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Greedy Ubisoft Propels Rainbow Six Siege Monetization in Obscene Money Grab

Ubisoft decides to dump on the goodwill garnered by it’s most improved game ever, Rainbow Six Siege. | Source: Ubisoft Taking a page out of Fortnite’s book, Ubisoft is ratcheting up the shameless money-grabbing with its latest monetization scheme, the Rainbow Six Siege: Battle Pass. Announced last week via a video dripping with marketing team-prepared…

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