Tag: Assassin’s Creed: Odyssey

Playing ‘Assassin’s Creed Odyssey’ in Chrome is a shockingly smooth experience

When Google announced Project Stream last week, I was cautiously optimistic. After all, if anyone was going to solve the game streaming puzzle, Google had to be near the top of the list. So I was pleasantly surprised to find an invite to the private test in my personal inbox over the weekend, giving me […]

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‘Assassin’s Creed Odyssey’ feels like it could be the ultimate evolution of the franchise

When Ubisoft announced that it would be returning to the Assassin’s Creed franchise just a year after Origins came out, I was initially skeptical. Origins succeeded in part because Ubisoft took the time to truly evolve the gameplay for the first time in a decade, but Odyssey, its follow-up, appeared to be little more than […]

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Ubisoft has record first quarter thanks to games like Rainbow Six and back catalog

Ubisoft released its financial results for the first quarter of the financial year 2018-19, showing sales of $466.5 million for the period. This is a record first quarter for the French publisher. The period took place in the three months ending on June 30. “We had a record first quarter, which exceeded our expectations,” Ubisoft […]

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Ubisoft is finished with ‘finite experiences’

Your experience with Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six: Siege never has to end, and Ubisoft is looking to bring that ongoing, long-lasting relationship to all of its games going forward. In an interview posted to its news blog, Ubisoft vice president Lionel Raynaud explained how the company wants to give players lots of smaller stories instead […]

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Why Ubisoft needs 12,000 game developers

If Vivendi had succeeded in its hostile takeover of Ubisoft, you can bet the French video game publisher wouldn’t still have 14,000 employees, including 12,000 game developers. Tencent came in as a white knight investor and bought out Vivendi’s shares, relieving Ubisoft of the looming threat. Ubisoft is using those developers to work on a […]

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Assassin’s Creed: Odyssey is an RPG so that history can be your playground

I spent the Sunday before the 2018 Electronic Entertainment Expo locked away in a cool, climate-controlled room packed with PCs running Assassin’s Creed: Odyssey. Ubisoft had invited the media to go hands-on with the new open-world adventure for around an hour, but first the publisher took some time to explain how this game is different […]

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Asssassin’s Creed: Odyssey won’t let you romance Socrates, so what’s the point?

Assassin’s Creed: Odyssey is the culmination of Ubisoft’s efforts to turn its historical playground adventures into full role-playing experiences. The publisher started that effort with Origins, and now Odyssey is overflowing with loot, dialogue options, and romanceable characters. Ubisoft is leaning into these elements while a studio like BioWare, which is known for its RPGs […]

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Everything Ubisoft announced at its E3 2018 press briefing

It may not surprise you to know that Ubisoft’s presentation at the Electronic Entertainment Expo in Los Angeles included its annual, lengthy musical tie-in to its annual Just Dance franchise. But we also got updates on its popular shooters and time-stabbing Assassin’s Creed franchise. So it wasn’t just dancing. Fans who are low on time […]

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Assassin’s Creed: Odyssey lets you choose a male or female hero

Ubisoft’s Assassin’s Creed is taking us to ancient Greece this fall on both land and sea, as the forces of order and chaos will fight amid the conflict between Athens and Spart. The French video game publisher made the announcement — which leaked out earlier — at the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3). It is a […]

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