Wednesday, 13 May 2015

Ubisoft Going In Hard

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There's been a hella lotta Ubisoft news coming out, with the biggest so far being the announcement of Assassin's Creed Syndicate, coming out on PS4 and Xbox One on the 23rd of October, and PC later. It'll be set in Victorian London (As it was rumoured) where you'll play as brothers Jacob and Evie Frye, two Assassin's who aim to take down the Templars by forming gangs. Among the new stuff is knuckledusters, hallucinogenic darts, a grappling hook (A pretty stupid addition in my opinion, as it phases out parkour) stagecoaches and trains. It's all very Ubisoft, what with slum liberation missions being shown off, and to be honest it's pretty disappointing. It's more of the same Assassin's Creed stuff, and to impress me it's really got to radically change the formula, as the franchise has become stale. Hopefully this'll be another Black Flag.

In other sad news, the long-awaited division will be coming out at some point in early 2016, which sucks, but at least we have a release date. They should be revealing more gameplay at E3 this year, in which their conference has just been announced: it'll be happening at 11pm BST/ 3pm PST on the 14th of June, a couple of hours after EA's conference. They should be revealing a new game in June too, as their recent earnings reports shows that there's a new game scheduled for release around the same time as The Division.

Last of all, in a bold move, Ubisoft announced at last night's earnings call that they're stopping all development on last gen consoles (Except for the much loved Just Dance series) meaning that they'll mainly be operating on PS4, Xbox One and PC (With Just Dance and other family titles on last-gen and Wii U) after announcing last year that there'd be no more "mature" games on Wii U due to the terrible porting process of Watch Dogs.

What do you guys think? Are you looking forward to any of Ubisoft's coming games? And are you annoyed by their lack of last-gen support? Tell us in the comments!

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