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Ubisoft Publishing is the company’s new book venture

Having previously hooked up with others for its print ambitions, Ubisoft has announced its own book publishing operations. Ubisoft Publishing will release its debut item, Assassin’s Creed: Heresy, on November 15th. Thematically it stays close to the games, interweaving a modern day Templar tale with a 14th century plot involving …

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Ubisoft: Watch Dogs 2 boosted by six-month PR campaign

The senior producer on Watch Dogs 2 says that the titles has been bolstered by a ‘shorter communication cycle’. The first Watch Dogs was announced in June 2012 and released almost two years later, in which time the title had changed slightly – particularly visually. It resulted in criticism from …

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Ubisoft on NX: Nintendo has learned from the Wii U

The boss of Ubisoft has dropped further hints about Nintendo’s NX strategy. What we see is that Nintendo has learned from the Wii U,” CEO Yves Guillemot told IGN when asked if the NX was a move away from the Wii U and back toward the mass market appeal of …

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Pokemon Co confirms NX hybrid design; Ubisoft enthusiastic about console

The chief executive of the Pokemon Company has become the first senior industry figure to openly discuss the hybrid design of Nintendo NX. The NX is trying to change the concept of what it means to be a home console device or a hand-held device,” Tsunekazu Ishihara told The Wall …

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South Park: The Fractured But Whole delayed to 2017

Another title has lost its 2016 release date. Ubisoft’s South Park: The Fractured But Whole was due to arrive on December 6th. It will not now be shipped until Q1 2017, however. Said Ubisoft: The development team wants to make sure the game experience meets the high expectations of fans …

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Guillemots increase Ubisoft ownership as it fends off Vivendi

Assassin’s Creed, Watch Dogs and The Division developer-publisher Ubisoft is bulking up its defences in an attempt to remain independent. The games giant has been fending off a hostile takeover from Vivendi, which hasintensified in the last 12 monthsas the aggressive conglomeratehas repeatedly upped its stake in both Ubisoft and …

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Ubisoft pushes back Division expansion packs

The team behind Ubisoft’s MMO shooter The Division has announced delays for the game’s next two expansions. In a post on the title’s official website, the developers said that the game’s second expansion, Survival, has been pushed back until later this year. It was initially meant to be launching alongside …

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Ubisoft dates three VR titles

October will kick off Ubisoft’s commercial entry into the virtual reality market. Ubisoft Montreal’s Eagle Flight, which as the name suggests allows players to soar like an eagle (over Paris) will debut on Oculus Rift on October 18th. A PlayStation VR version will follow on November 8th, while an HTC …

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Why Ubisoft’s Reflections is far more interesting than you think it is

MCV had a certain perception of Ubisoft Reflections before it visited the Newcastle-based developer. The firm hasn’t led its own triple-A games project since Driver: San Francisco five years ago. Since then, it has been largely used in a support capacity, helping out with the likes of Just Dance, Watch …

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