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Ubisoft enters ‘early access’ with Anno 1800 engaging community

While early access has become a key tool for independently-developed titles, it’s rare to see the strategy from a major publisher, beyond the usual late beta tests. Anno 1800, however, the Ubisoft title from developer Blue Byte announced yesterday at gamescom, will enter early access well over a year before …

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Ubisoft talks Mario + Rabbids, working with Nintendo and renewing the strategy genre

Last January brought us a piece of information no one expected and, let’s be honest, a lot of people didn’t actually believe. When the rumblings of a Mario and Rabbids crossover spread across the internet like wildfire, the general response ranged from disbelief and excitement to curiosity and, in some …

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Patrick Bach to lead Ubisoft’s new Stockholm studio

Ubisoft just expanded its presence in Nordic countries and opened its 31st studio in Stockholm, Sweden. The publisher has chosen Patrick Bach, former studio manager at EA DICE, to lead this new studio, which will work hand-in-hand with Ubisoft’s other office in Sweden, Massive, located in Malm. Massive is the …

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Why Ubisoft’s Starlink: Battle for Atlas is great news for retail

Toys-to-life has had something of a rough ride of late after the shutdown of Disney Infinity. As some analysts have argued in the pages of MCV, that downturn may have been overstated, but it’s clear the genre still has its problems. Ubisoft’s exciting new Starlink: Battle for Atlas, however, looks …

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Ubisoft Q1 sales up 45.2% YOY thanks to strong back catalogue performance

Ubisoft has announced its Q1 sales report for fiscal year 2017-18. Sales were up 45.2 per cent year-on-year between April and June 30th, amounting to €202.1m. That’s just over €30m more than expectations. Of that €202.1m, 94.3 per cent came from back catalogue sales, which equated to €190.4m. A lot …

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Ubisoft to appoint two new directors, giving board independent majority

Ubisoft has revealed its intention to expand its board of directors with two new members, the publisher announced yesterday, taking the total number of board members to 11 should they get approved. Crucially, the appointments of Corinne Fernandez-Handelsman and Virginie Haas will both be as independent directors, meaning Ubisoft’s board …

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Assassin’s Creed Origins is getting a comic series and novel

Ubisoft has revealed an extensive number of publishing ventures that will arrive alongside its upcoming Assassin’s Creed Origins later this year. The game will be accompanied by a novel, a comic miniseries, and official guide and an art book. The book, written by Oliver Bowden, is called Assassin’s Creed Origins …

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Ubisoft announce For Honor Hero Series, 10k tournament in partnership with ESL

On Wednesday, Ubisoft announced the For Honor Hero Series, an international tournament program, organised with esports outfit ESL, which will kick off on July 8. It’s open to all in Europe and the United States, and will see weekly online 1v1 Duel tournaments across all three of For Honor’s platforms. …

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