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Ubisoft thinks Switch could bring audiences together

Nintendo’s Switch could be the machine to unite the worlds of casual mobile gaming and more dedicated console gaming. That’s according to Ubisoft’s French studios MD Xavier Poix, who told Polygon: This is a good evolution because for the first time you have a console that is bringing two worlds …

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Ubisoft talks ‘live’ games strategy: The Crew, The Division and Rainbow 6 Siege

Games have always been happy to experiment when it comes to revenue streams. They started with pure retail sales, but then DLC came along, subscription models worked for MMOs, episodic content still has its place, while microtransactions are very much in vogue – both on console and mobile titles. The …

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Ubisoft’s VR games feature cross-platform play

The chances of finding a healthy player base for Ubisoft’s multiplayer VR games have been given a welcome boost. The publisher has announced that its multiplayer VR titles will all offer cross-platform play, meaning owners of the HTC Vive, Oculus Rift and PlayStation VR can all seamlessly compete with one …

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Ubisoft on resurrecting the winter sports genre with Steep

Extreme sports titles were a regular feature of turn-of-the-millennium gaming. Alongside the likes of Tony Hawk’s Skateboarding and Dave Mirra’s BMX, there sat snowboarding titles such as Amped, 1080 and, of course, SSX. EA returned to the latter franchise in 2012 but the genre has seen little activity of late. …

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Michel Ancel makes case for creativity over profit at Ubisoft

Legendary game creator Michel Ancel spoke out in defence of Ubisoft’s philosophy and track record last week. The comments were related to the development of the long-awaited Beyond Good & Evil 2 but could easily be seen as a plea to shareholders in the ongoing Vivendi-Ubisoft tussle for control of …

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Ubisoft: We wouldn’t be the same company under Vivendi

Ubisoft has once again insisted that a takeover by Vivendi would be harmful to the company. When asked by PCGamesNabout Vivendi’s play for Ubisoft, the French publisher’s VP of live operations Anne Blondel said that Ubisoft’s success ha been derived from being ‘super independent’ and ‘very autonomous’. The exec also …

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Ubisoft, Google Daydream VR and Atlus headline this week’s MCV

This week, we talk to Ubisoft’s Anne Blondel, who tells us why Week One sales are not as important as they were before. Ubisoft’s game director Arnaud Ragot and brand manager Ollie Coe also speak about Steep and how it’s resurrecting the winter sports genre. This week, we also detail …

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