Posts tagged with "Ubisoft"

E3 Coverage On MCM Buzz – Are You Ready?

E3 Coverage On MCM Buzz – Are You Ready?
As most of our readers will know by now, it’s Christmas wishlist time for gamers!  That’s right, people: this week, it’s E3, a time when the video game world waits with baited breath to see what some of the world’s biggest gaming companies are planning to bring to their consoles, as well as what you can expect from them in terms of future download content. So ready your popcorn, have your energy drinks at hand, and... 

Assassin’s Creed Syndicate – Grappling Hooks, Trains and No Multiplayer!

Assassin’s Creed Syndicate – Grappling Hooks, Trains and No Multiplayer!
On Monday 11th Ubisoft revealed an exciting trailer for their forth coming instalment to the Assassin’s Creed franchise, Assassin’s Creed Syndicate. The announcement was made during a scheduled live stream from Ubisoft Quebec, titled Assassin’s Creed Syndicate World Premiere Event. Set in London on the verge of the Industrial Revolution in 1868, the game puts players in the role of twins Jacob and Evie Frye. They find themselves caught up... 

Record numbers as 110,000 attend MCM London Comic Con October 2014

Record numbers as 110,000 attend MCM London Comic Con October 2014
The UK’s biggest comic convention continues to shatter attendance records, as last weekend’s MCM London Comic Con saw more than 110,000 sci-fi, comic book, videogame and anime fans flocking to the bi-annual London event at the ExCeL. In total, 110,197 people came through the doors during the 24-26 October weekend, smashing the previous record of 101,600 at the last show in May and 88,000 in October 2013. “We’re delighted that so many people... 

Quit The Excuses Ubisoft, We Need More Female Assassins

Quit The Excuses Ubisoft, We Need More Female Assassins
“It was on our feature list until not too long ago, but it’s a question of focus and production,” James Therien explained. “So we wanted to make sure we had the best experience for the character. A female character means that you have to redo a lot of animation, a lot of costumes [inaudible]. It would have doubled the work on those things. And I mean it’s something the team really wanted, but we had to make a decision…... 

Ubisoft E3 2014 Press Conference – All About Assassins, Gunfights, and Workouts

Ubisoft E3 2014 Press Conference – All About Assassins, Gunfights, and Workouts
In the closing hours of the first day of the annual Electronic Entertainment Expo, gamers were no doubt already feeling that they were at the limit of their hype. With heavyweights like Microsoft, Sony, and Nintendo filling up the day’s schedule, it might seem at first that publisher and developer Ubisoft wouldn’t make so much of a splash compared to the big kids in the yard. They definitively proved otherwise, however, in their action-packed,... 

Macbeth director to helm Michael Fassbender’s Assassin’s Creed?

Macbeth director to helm Michael Fassbender’s Assassin’s Creed?
Deadline Hollywood report that Ubisoft and New Regency are in talks with Snowtown‘s Justin Kurzel to direct Assassin’s Creed. X-Men: Days of Future Past star Michael Fassbender is attached as a co-producer and is set to star in the adaptation of the juggernaut video game series. Fassbender and Kurzel have completed production on 2015’s Macbeth. The duo must have got on well together if Fassbender is lobbying to get Kurzel in the director’s... 

Film adaptation of Ubisoft’s Watch Dogs to be scripted by Zombieland writers

Film adaptation of Ubisoft’s Watch Dogs to be scripted by Zombieland writers
Total surveillance is equal to total power for those who know how to exploit it and gamers will be given access to that power on May 27th when Ubisoft’s hugely anticipated open world hacking based thriller, Watch Dogs, becomes available on consoles. It was announced in August 2013 that, along with several other Ubisoft franchises, Watch Dogs will be receiving a movie adaptation. The game isn’t out for another month, but the film is already starting... 

Ubisoft confirm Assassin’s Creed Unity for Holidays 2014

Ubisoft confirm Assassin’s Creed Unity for Holidays 2014
A teaser trailer showing Alpha footage of Assassin’s Creed Unity has been posted online. The video first appeared on the Assassin’s Creed French YouTube channel and shows several beautiful sweeping shots set during the French revolution. The description reads: “We have been working on the new Assassin’s Creed for more than three years and although we weren’t quite ready to show you our full vision for a next-gen only... 

Watch Dogs Release Date Finally Revealed

Watch Dogs Release Date Finally Revealed
After six months of waiting and countless rumours, false leads and hoaxes, Watch Dogs has finally got a confirmed release date: May 27th. The date has been revealed at the end of the latest trailer, first leaked on Xbox.com, which has now been released on Ubisoft’s official YouTube account. This date applies to everything but the Wii U version of the game, the release date of which is still unconfirmed. This still leaves doubt that the game will... 

How to jump start your career as a Games Artist for FREE!

How to jump start your career as a Games Artist for FREE!
Are you interested in a career as a video games artist? Are you frustrated by the lack of books available about the subject? If the answer to these questions is yes then worry no more as games artist Ryan Hawkins has got together with some of his video games chums (from companies such as Ubisoft, Naughty Dog and Blizzard Entertainment) and started to release their own guides on how to make art for video games. Called Vertex, the guides currently... 
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