Ubisoft

For Honor

Ubisoft Reveals For Honor’s PC Specs and System Requirements

Ghost Recon

Ghost Recon Wildlands Single-Player Video Shows You How Freedom Makes Things Better

[embedded content] Ubisoft has released a new Ghost Recon Wildlands single-player video that shows us how much freedom the player has in tackling missions. In the video above, we get to see the player sneak into a cartel all the while helped by three AI teammates. As one can expect from a Ghost Recon game, synchronized attacks are plentiful, just going in, guns blazing, won’t be the best course of action. Those who prefer to complete their objectives with stealth, you’ll need to be mindful of your teammates since they can alert the enemies when spotted, too. In addition to the gunfights, we also get to see some of the character progression and customization available in Ghost Recon Wildlands, which look to be more robust than your usual third-person shooter. Ghost Recon Wildlands will make its way out on March 7, 2017 for the PS4, Xbox One and PC. READ FULL STORY AT PLAYSTATIONLIFESTYLE!

DLC & Patches

Rainbow Six Siege’s Next Operation Is Velvet Shell, Will Include Two New Operators From Spain

[embedded content] On Sunday, February 5, Ubisoft will offer up a live demo of Velvet Shell, the first Operation of Rainbow Six Siege’s Year Two. It will take place during the final day of the Six Invitational, the biggest Rainbow Six Siege tournament featuring the top Xbox One and PC players competing for a $200,000 prize pool. So far, Ubisoft has confirmed that Velvet Shell will include a map and two new Operators from Spain, and you’ll be able to watch the livestream on Twitch and YouTube. Here’s some of the highlights of the Six Invitational’s schedule: Friday, February 3 10am ET – PC and Xbox One quarter finals Saturday, February 4 10am ET – PC and Xbox One semi-finals 12:45pm ET – Velvet Shell Operators Panel 3:35pm ET – Velvet Shell Map & Features Panel Sunday, February 5 10:15am ET – Year Two Roadmap 10:45am ET – Xbox One Grand Final 1:15pm ET – Velvet Shell Live Demo 2:45pm ET – PC Grand Final “One of the most anticipated parts of the weekend is sure to be the teaser panels for Operation Velvet Shell, where information about the new operators and new map will be revealed,” Ubisoft says. “The Six Invitational will also include panels to discuss the past and the READ FULL…

DLC & Patches

The Division Update 1.6 & Last Stand Expansion Detailed by Ubisoft

Releasing simultaneously on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC, the third expansion for The Division, Last Stand, will include a new mode called Last Stand, as well as a new Incursion. Unlike the Dark Zone, Last Stand is session-based and features clear objectives and win conditions, but you’ll also find familiar aspects such as PvE enemies and Landmarks. As Ubisoft explains, you’ll need to be level 30 to access Last Stand and each match can last a maximum of 20 minutes: The Last Stand game mode offers session based player versus player combat in The Division, mixed with a strong PvE aspect, and a brand new way to experience the Dark Zone separate from the regular game. In it, two teams of eight players are fighting each other on an instanced map to control the aforementioned terminals, until one team has transferred enough information to win the match. When taking part in Last Stand, the game will always assume that your team are the Division agents while the enemy team will be seen as Rogues (note that they are just labeled as Rogue for lore reasons, as the actual Rogue mechanics do not apply in Last Stand). In other READ FULL…

For Honor

For Honor Gets a Metric Ton of PS4 Gameplay Showing Brutal Melee Combat

News

Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon Wildlands Gets 20 Minutes of Single Player Gameplay; Looks Great

The Division Movie Gets Its Director

Liked the Assassin’s Creed movie adaptation? Want more game-to-movie treatments from Ubisoft? Well, if you’re one of the people that do, you might soon be getting your wish, as The Division is inching its way to production with the hiring of its director. In a press release, Ubisoft has announced that Academy Award winning film director Stephen Gaghan (Traffic, Syria) has been tapped to direct and write The Division movie. Gaghan gave a statement to the media regarding the recent announcement. I’m excited to work with Ubisoft Motion Pictures and collaborate with their team at Massive Entertainment to bring The Division to the big screen, they’re great guys, exceptionally creative, and willing to take risks. The game has been an enormous success, in large part due to the visual landscape they created, their vision of a mid-apocalyptic Manhattan. It’s immersive, wonderfully strange, and yet familiar, filled with possibilities. It’s also remarkable to be able to collaborate with Jessica Chastain and Jake Gyllenhaal early in the process. We all feel the story Ubisoft created is more relevant than ever. Developing The Division movie adaptation will be Ubisoft’s movie arm, Ubisoft Motion Pictures, Jake Gyllenhaal’s Nine Stories and Jessica Chastain’s Freckle Films. While…

For Honor

Ubisoft & Twitch Collaborate for a Unique For Honor Event at the End of The Month

Twitch Prime Members Also Get Exclusive For Honor Content at Launch Today, Ubisoft and Twitch announced a collaboration on “War of the Factions”, a limited-time, cross-platform event tied to the upcoming For Honor beta, January 26-29. During the beta event, popular Twitch streamers along with selected community members and For Honor fans, will pledge their swords to one of the three For Honor Factions – the Knights, Samurai or Vikings. As Generals, these streamers will lead their armies of players to battle on their respective Twitch channels. All activity from the Generals and the entire player base of the beta during War of the Factions can be found here: forhonorgame.com/war Fans still looking to pledge their sword to a Faction can sign up for a chance to participate in the closed beta at forhonorgame.com/war. In addition to the War of the Factions event, For Honor will be part of an upcoming Twitch Prime promotion, where all Twitch Prime members can get an exclusive For Honor Twitch Prime bundle. This bundle will include a 10-day Champion Status that gives players XP boosts that can be shared amongst friends, more XP from crafting, additional end-match loot, plus the “United Factions Emblem” that can…

For Honor

Upcoming For Honor Closed Beta Content Revealed, New Event Announced as Game Goes Gold

Ubisoft has revealed the content of its upcoming For Honor closed beta, which is scheduled to take place across all platforms from January 26 to January 29. In addition to this, the developer has launched an interactive website (SCARS) that allows players to learn more about For Honor‘s warriors. Upon completion of the experience, you’ll be rewarded with a closed beta code. Here’s what’s included: During the Closed Beta, players will be able to discover what kind of warriors they are by choosing between nine of the 12 different Heroes from the three For Honor Factions – the bold Knights, the brutal Vikings and the enigmatic Samurai. Each Hero is unique with its own playstyle, set of armour, weapons, skills and progression. Players will confront each other in three of the five fast-paced and intense multiplayer modes of For Honor: Dominion 4v4, Brawl 2v2 and Duel 1v1, while diving into six immersive and tactical environments including three brand new maps. Last but not least, Closed Beta players will have the chance to try out Faction War for the first time.  Faction War is the global, persistent and cross-platform event that brings to life the ongoing war between For Honor’s three READ FULL…

For Honor

Three For Honor Heroes Showcased in New Trailers

In a press release, Ubisoft gives players a quick in-depth look at some of For Honor’s Heroes. The For Honor Heroes revealed today are The Lawbringer, The Nobushi and The Valkryie. These Heroes represent the “Hybrid Hero” type, which combines the features of two Hero types into one. Check out the videos and description of each Hero below. [embedded content] The Nobushi: The Nobushi are the defenders of the villages too far from the Imperial City for the army to reach. They are elegant fighters with a curious weapon. They have the lightest armor that allows them to move like the wind but cannot take a lot of damage. But don’t let their appearance fool you, they are one of the most effective fighters the Samurai have. [embedded content] The Valkyrie: The Valkyries have made a deal with the gods. They will fight and earn glory so that those who can’t will be counted in the halls of Valhalla. They are scouts and trackers who use their spears and shields to deadly effect. They are chosen by the gods — hope you never encounter one on the battlefield. [embedded content] The Lawbringer: The Lawbringers are the justice in Ashfeld. READ…

News

The Division Last Stand Reveal Happening Tomorrow via Livestream

[embedded content] If you’ve been patiently waiting for The Division’s third and final paid expansion, Last Stand, then you’re going to want to tune in tomorrow as Ubisoft has announced that it will reveal The Division Last Stand via its Twitch channel! The Division Last Stand expansion reveal will take place tomorrow, January 19, at 8 a.m. PST/5 a.m. EST, and should (hopefully) feature some of the new missions, added tweaks and of course, what other end game content players can expect from the shooter’s final expansion. Check out the trailer above for a sneak peek. If you can’t catch the livestream reveal, don’t worry! We’ll be sure to report on everything that we know of Last Stand within the day. What are you expecting from Last Stand? Have you tried The Division once again after the big gameplay tweaks Ubisoft Massive has made? READ FULL STORY AT PLAYSTATIONLIFESTYLE!

Freestyle Games

Ubisoft Acquires Guitar Hero Live Developer FreeStyle Games; Becomes Ubisoft Leamington

The Guitar Hero Live and DJ Hero developer FreeStyle Games is now housed in the Ubisoft family officially as Ubisoft Leamington. …Read More The post Ubisoft Acquires Guitar Hero Live Developer FreeStyle Games; Becomes Ubisoft Leamington by Ryan Meitzler appeared first on DualShockers.

News

The Division Gets a New Trailer Showing The Last Stand

activision

Guitar Hero Live Developer FreeStyle Games Is Now a Part of Ubisoft

In a new blog post announcing industry veteran Richard Blenkinsop as Managing Director of Ubisoft Reflections and the new Ubisoft Leamington, Ubisoft revealed that Guitar Hero Live and DJ Hero developer FreeStyle Games is now a part of the company: Richard will also serve as Managing Director for new members of the Ubisoft family joining from FreeStyle Games, previously an Activision studio, located in Leamington Spa. The FreeStyle team is known for their work on the DJ Hero series and last year’s Guitar Hero Live. The studio will be renamed Ubisoft Leamington and will work in close collaboration with Reflections and Ubisoft’s other International studios to develop AAA games. Commenting on Ubisoft Leamington, Blenkinsop said, “We’re thrilled to have their expertise within the group, and the team at Reflections are looking forward to creating great things together!” Pauline Langourieux was the former Managing Director at Ubisoft Reflections, but she left at the end of 2016 to pursue a more hands-on production position at the studio. Blenkinsop’s previous experience in the industry includes working as producer, senior producer, and executive producer on titles like Call of Duty 3, Rome: Total War, and Blur while at Activision and Codemasters. He joined Ubisoft Reflections in 2012 and has worked on The READ FULL STORY…