Ubisoft is under a lot of pressure since the launch of the Assassin’s Creed Unity. The game had a large number of bugs along with some rather disappointing performance to boot (30fps). In the days leading up to the launch Ubisoft attempted to tell everyone know that 30fps was more than enough and that it was in line with a cinematic experience. The number of articles making fun of these rather poor excuses was quite large and while trying to pass off a poor performing game as something wonderful is not unexpected it is still in rather poor taste if circumstances make it look like you might have done it on purpose.
Wow! Ok this is a new one for me. Apparently it is simply too difficult to draw and code for the female form in games. At least that is what Ubisoft’s Creative Director, Alex Amancio said recently in a video interview posted on the site Polygon. Because of this difficulty there will be no women in Ubisoft’s next installment of Assassin’s Creed, at least the Co-Op part. Now, either this is one of the dumbest things ever said by a gaming executive, or it is a bad attempt to draw attention to a game that does not need any help.
The Escapist portal according to their confidential sources got the information about the upcoming Assassin's Creed: Unity support for cooperative multiplayer for up to four players. If the rumors prove to be true it will be the first time that fans of Assassin's Creed will have the opportunity to collaborate with other virtual Assassins on a campaign specifically created for multiplayer.
The next game in the mega popular Assassin's Creed franchise is titled Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag, if you believe the promotional materials that have appeared on the Internet. The poster released on Reddit confirms a recent story by one of the users of the aforementioned forum. The user claims he has seen the Powerpoint presentation with new material from Assassin’s Creed.
Ubisoft's Assassin's Creed: Liberation won an award for outstanding achievement in the category of scenarios and stories at this year's WGA (Writers Guild of America) awards. The authors of the story, Richard Farrese and Jill Murray did the job in a way that exceeded almost all expectations of Sony PlayStation Vita owners.
During the presentation of financial results achieved during the last fiscal year, Ubisoft's Yves Guillemot confirmed that the next game in the Assassin's Creed series should debut by April next year at the latest. After five big sequels and a few supporting ones, it looks like Ubisoft will try to make some more money from this extremely popular franchise.
Astro, Manufacturer of high-quality headsets, appears to have entered into a partnership with Ubisoft. Together they intend to launch a special edition model of their gaming headset A30. The special edition Astra A30 will be intended for fans of Assassins Creed 3.
Ubisoft is not one of the better loved game distribution shops out there. Even going back to the Windows XP days they were unpopular with their very oppressive DRM that users were forced to deal with. I can vividly remember the days of not being able to play certain games because of installing a service pack, or using a 64-bit OS. Ubisoft’s refusal to do anything about these issues pushed many legal game owners to resort to cracked executables just to play the games they had paid for.
Another game trailer has hit the lines today. This time the game in question is Assassin’s Creed III. This time we find the famous Assassin fighting in the American Revolution (how topical). According to Ubisoft this new installment is only the opening chapter in two new stories featuring Connor (apparently a new Assassin). The game play in the pre-alpha footage looks like what we have seen in past releases, but it could improve quite a bit between now and its release. We have the text from the YouTube video a the trailer below.