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ICYMI: Everything From Ubisoft Forward September 2022

Starting in 2020 as a pandemic response to the lack of press conferences, Ubisoft Forward events have been traditionally annual in the last two years. This year, with no E3 to align with, the company skipped the usual June timing in favor of a September show. It’s a bit of…

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Ubisoft Announces Assassin’s Creed Mirage to Debut at Ubisoft Forward

I would be hard-pressed to think of a single mainline Assassin’s Creed title has not leaked beforehand and I definitely don’t have to start thinking about it now. Rumored in various forms and descriptions, up to and including the actual title of the game, Assassin’s Creed Mirage is Ubisoft’s next title in…

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Ubisoft: Reports of Roller Champions’ Death Have Been Greatly Exaggerated

The road — or track, I guess — for Ubisoft’s Roller Champions has been a long and bumpy one. Since its announcement at E3 2019, the most common mention of the title from the French developer & publisher has been exasperated denials of its cancellation at quarterly financial calls. When it…

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Ubisoft Delists Assassin’s Creed Liberation From Steam, May Become Unplayable [Update]

Update July 11, 2022:  In a statement to IGN, Ubisoft confirmed that Steam users who bought Assassin’s Creed Liberation HD will retain access to the game. The publisher maintains “only DLCs and online features will be affected by the upcoming decommissioning.” Still a bummer for folks with DLC, but at…

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The Assassin's Creed Liberation Steam page indicates Ubisoft may revoke access from Steam user libraries forever.

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Looks Like Mario + Rabbids: Sparks of Hope is Releasing on October 20

Ahead of tomorrow’s Nintendo Partner Direct, which very likely was going to feature the newest Mario + Rabbids title, Ubisoft continues their grand tradition of accidentally leaking these games like a ship made of swiss cheese. It appears, absent of official confirmation through a press release, that Mario + Rabbids: Sparks of…

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Reports Point to Interest in Potentional Ubisoft Takeover

Ubisoft may hold the interest of private equity firms and other buyers as two reports now indicate the publisher is in an attractive position for potential acquisition. The murmurings around a potential buyout follow a slump in stock prices and ongoing controversies surrounding CEO Yves Guillemot and mismanagement. According to…

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Ubisoft Executives Don’t Get NFT Hate, Allow Me to Explain

The decentralized future looks weirdly centralized, but that’s just a concept you wouldn’t understand. After facing almost two months of industry pushback over its NFT service, a new Finder interview with Ubisoft’s strategic innovations lab VP Nicolas Pouard and blockchain technical director Didier Genevois suggests gamers “don’t get” how NFTs…

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TAFEP Investigation Rules Ubisoft Singapore Took Appropriate Action After Harassment Reports

Last year, the Tripartite Alliance for Fair and Progressive Employment Practices (TAFEP) began an investigation into Ubisoft Singapore following harassment allegations within the studio.  The investigation has concluded, and TAFEP says the company’s systems in place have handled reports appropriately. Including the use of a confidential reporting channel, a Code…

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Far Cry 6’s Vision of Queerness Is Embarrassingly Limited

Máximas Matanzas — a DJ rapper duo made up of Paolo de la Vega and his girlfriend Talia Benavidez — is one of the major “factions” you recruit in Far Cry 6. Unlike the region of Valle de Oro in the fictional Yara, where the band is from, the Cuban…

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Ubisoft’s NFT Push is the Latest in a Long Line of Investor-Driven Decisions

Ever since its executives had their first whiff of the sweet smell of microtransactions, there has been a clear contrast between the games Ubisoft is interested in making and those that longtime Ubisoft fans have been asking it to make. The publisher has come a long way from delivering classics…

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Ubisoft+ is Coming to Xbox, Rainbow Six Extraction to Launch on Game Pass

Ubisoft and Microsoft have announced that Rainbow Six Extraction will launch on Game Pass on day one later this month. This will apply to console, cloud, and PC versions of the service, meaning subscribers can play it on Xbox, PC, or cloud streaming devices on January 20. Alongside the announcement,…

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Ubisoft Workers Reportedly Leaving Over Low Pay, Dissatisfaction with Workplace Culture

While it hasn’t been as public as Activision-Blizzard’s ongoing workplace legal battle, Ubisoft is also undergoing some significant workplace culture issues, which Axios is reporting has resulted in a mass exodus of workers in the past year. This is to the point where employees interviewed about the trend have given…

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NFT Developer Ubisoft Confirms New Splinter Cell Remake

After some very public rumors, Ubisoft has finally confirmed that a new Splinter Cell game is in the works at Ubisoft Toronto, which is great news for Splinter Cell fans and maybe bittersweet news for anyone hoping that Sam Fischer’s story would continue on. The new title is actually a remake…

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Ubisoft Rumored to Give Sam Fischer from Tom Clancy’s Elite Squad His Own Game

Sam Fischer, Ubisoft’s oftentimes side-character seen in games like Tom Clancy’s Elite Squad (which was sunset after co-opting the Black Lives Matter movement to use as the game’s villains) and Rainbow Six Siege, seems to be getting his own game, according to reporting from VGC. Per VGC’s development sources, Ubisoft has…

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Apparently There’s a New Ghost Recon Game and It’s Already Delayed

Last week, apropos of nothing, Ubisoft revealed the latest Ghost Recon title in their long line of Tom Clancy-branded military shooters. Unlike previous games, Ghost Recon Frontline did not have a single-player focus, but rather fashions itself as a free-to-play battle royale. Its announcement earlier this month had mixed reactions, but was accompanied…

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Ubisoft Employees Dissatisfied With CEO’s Response to Call for Real Change in Company Culture

Earlier this week, hundreds of Ubisoft employees signed an open letter both in solidarity with Activision-Blizzard workers that were taking part in a walkout to protest the poor working conditions within the company, as well as to call for further action from their own leadership about similar issues at Ubisoft.…

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Ubisoft Employees Still Seek Real Change While Supporting Activision-Blizzard Protestors

Activision-Blizzard employees are currently holding a walkout in protest of the company’s leadership and the workplace culture outlined in a lawsuit against the company that went public last week. Today, Ubisoft employees released their own letter standing in solidarity with the workers protesting, as well as calling attention to their…

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TAFEP Investigation Rules Ubisoft Singapore Took Appropriate Action After Harassment Reports

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Rainbow Six Extraction and Riders Republic See Slight Delays

Ubisoft, the French publisher behind Assassin’s Creed, Rayman, and a host of harassment complaints that have painted it into a dubious reputational corner, have announced some short delays to upcoming titles Riders Republic and Rainbow Six Extraction. Riders Republic, the open-world extreme sports game that exists as a spiritual sequel to 2016’s Steep…

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Multiple Ubisoft Higher-Ups Subject of Workplace Harassment Complaint in French Court

Ubisoft’s ongoing saga of harassment within the company has a new development, as a complaint has been filed in French court by the Solidaires Informatique union saying the company and several key individuals such as CEO Yves Guillemot have not adequately addressed the issues within the company and have benefited…

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Ubisoft Reveals a New Avatar Game

As one of Ubisoft’s big reveals in their E3 Ubisoft Forward, the French publisher has revealed a new Avatar game as a tie-in to the blockbuster James Cameron movie franchise. While Ubisoft Massive has had their hands busy with an upcoming Star Wars game and continued work on The Division 2, they took…

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