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  • News Ubisoft May Be Taken Over by Vivendi Before the Year Is Out

    Money talks

    For quite a while now, mega media company Vivendi has slowly but surely been buying up shares in Ubisoft - the French publisher behind the likes of Assassin's Creed and Ghost Recon. Once Vivendi owns 30 per cent of Ubisoft's shares - it currently holds 25 per cent - it'll be required by French law to make the publisher an offer,...

  • News Watch Dogs 2's Biggest Ever Update Drops This Month

    Adds PvP, online races, more

    Watch Dogs 2 garnered a decent amount of praise when it launched late last year, but its arrival didn't really set the world alight. Although it's commonly considered to be a sequel that improves upon just about everything that its predecessor got right, it released in a crowded period and was unfortunately overlooked by...

  • News Ghost Recon: Wildlands' Expansion Trailer Hits the Road

    Ghost busters

    Ghost Recon: Wildlands' first expansion, Narco Road, sees the rough and ready agents infiltrate a fresh part of the Santa Blanca cartel as they attempt to put a stop to an infamous drug smuggler. Pretty standard stuff for America's best, then. The downloadable content promises a suite of new missions, vehicles, and weaponry. The core...



  • Hands On Tagging Tangos and Having a Great Time in the Ghost Recon: Wildlands PS4 Beta

    Tango yankee

    Ghost Recon: Wildlands had its open beta over the weekend, so before the tidal wave made up of March releases comes crashing down on us, we decided to sink a fair few hours into it. This isn't the finished game of course, but Ubisoft's open world shooter definitely shows promise - particularly when enjoyed with friends. Wildlands...

  • Rumour Assassin's Creed Egypt's Looking More and More Likely

    Empires of the Sultan

    Outside of a remastered compilation, Assassin's Creed remained in the Animus last year, giving Ubisoft a little more time to bring the brand back with a bang after a bit of oversaturation in the years prior. And 2017 will supposedly see the release of Empires, an Egyptian outing that promises to restore the series'...

  • Reminder You Can Download the Ghost Recon: Wildlands Open Beta on PS4 Now

    Get in, get out

    Ghost Recon: Wildlands' open beta is up on the PlayStation Store right now, and has been since Monday - but we figured that we'd pen a quick article to remind you all the same. The beta weighs in at around 20GB, so if you're keen to get stuck in this weekend when it goes live, you may want to make sure that it's downloaded and...

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    Review For Honor

    'Tis but a scratch

    The back and forth of a mano-a-mano sword fight rarely gets encapsulated effectively in video game form, and even the likes of Nioh or Dark Souls – with their more methodical combat – still feel like they fall on the action side of the coin. In the past, if you were looking for some more deliberate sword fighting then you'd...

  • News Tekken Producer Talks About How For Honor Compares to Fighting Games

    Fight the good fight

    Ubisoft's managed to persuade Tekken producer Katsuhiro Harada to sit down with For Honor director Jason Vandenberghe and talk about how the latter compares to more traditional fighting games. The result is a pretty interesting conversation, with Harada detailing his thoughts on For Honor's combat system. Obviously, when it...

  • News Ghost Recon: Wildlands Open Beta Goes Live Next Week on PS4

    Grab your guns

    Following on from the success of For Honor's open beta right before it launched earlier this week, Ubisoft is giving Ghost Recon: Wildlands the same treatment, announcing that an open beta will take place next week. Naturally, you won't need a code or an invitation - all you'll have to do is get it downloaded from the PlayStation...

  • News Which City Will Watch Dogs 3 Be Set In?

    New tease points to outside America

    A new ending has been patched into Watch Dogs 2 which teases the location of the next game in the series. Ubisoft dropped a meaty 10GB patch for the open world title earlier this week, adding new clothing, bug fixes, and the aforementioned concluding cut-scene. There are spoilers in this article, so if you don't...

  • News For Honor's Single Player Campaign Lasts Around 6 Hours

    Sliced and diced

    Out today on PlayStation 4, For Honor promises a suite of medieval multiplayer modes, but despite its clear focus on competitive play, we're more often asked about its single player campaign. While we don't have a review for you lot yet, we can at least tell you that said campaign lasts around 5-6 hours on normal difficulty. The...

  • News Star Trek: Bridge Crew Lives Long and Prospers from 30th May

    Set phasers to fun

    Licensed PlayStation VR co-op title Star Trek: Bridge Crew will Spok by a little later than expected, as publisher Ubisoft has announced that the game has been delayed until 30th May. With the bad news out of the way, the company has also revealed that you and up to three friends will be able to commandeer the U.S.S. Enterprise,...

  • News Ubisoft to Release Fewer Games as Focus Shifts to Long-Term Support

    Publisher apparently 'happy' with Watch Dogs 2

    Ubisoft has admitted that Watch Dogs 2 didn't get off to the best start in life, but proving yet again that a (watch) dog is for life and not just for Christmas, the title's fortunes have improved of late thanks to positive word of mouth. The hack happy outing is now trending better than Assassin's...

  • News South Park: The Fractured But Whole Kills Kenny Later Than Anticipated

    Trey-king their time

    It's no surprise given how little media the release has received, but South Park: The Fractured But Whole has been delayed yet again. The title was originally due during publisher Ubisoft's current fiscal year (which is scheduled to end 31st March, 2017), but in a press release for its latest earnings report the company has...

  • News Grab Your Weapons, For Honor's Open Beta Is Live on PS4

    See you on the battlefield

    For Honor's open beta weekend is now live on PlayStation 4, and lasts until Sunday night. The beta's been available to pre-load since earlier this week, but if you didn't get a chance to start the download, it's worth noting that it weighs in at around 20GB. As we've mentioned before, Ubisoft isn't sending out early...

  • News You Can Pre-Load the For Honor Open Beta on PS4 Right Now

    Ready for the weekend

    If you're planning on tackling the For Honor open beta over the coming weekend, then you may want to make sure that it's downloaded, installed, and ready to go on your PlayStation 4. The beta runs from the 9th February until the 12th, and it's available to pre-load on the PlayStation Store right now. The download weighs in...

  • News Rainbow Six Siege Devs Aiming for at Least 50 Playable Characters

    Ubisoft are happy with the amount of game modes, however

    With Rainbow Six: Siege into its second year of content -- and with player numbers still rising and its next content pack Operation Velvet Shell releasing tomorrow -- Ubisoft Montreal must be happy with the game's popularity. In an interview with PC Gamer, however, brand director Alexand

  • News Don't Expect Our For Honor PS4 Review Until After Launch

    Axe us about the game at a later date

    Ubisoft has indicated to the media that For Honor review code will not be unlocked until the game's publicly released on 14th February. The reason for this, according to the publisher, is because of the hack-'n'-slasher's open beta, which will tie up the title's servers from 9th February through until 12th...

  • Rumour GameStop Lists Far Cry 5 as a 2017 Release


    Rumours originating from GameStop are always a little shady so take this one with a grain of salt, but a listing for a Far Cry 5 has appeared on the retailer's website. The post comes with a release date of 26th November, which puts the title's launch on a Sunday, another nail in the coffin of this rumour. Despite the lack of plausibility,...



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    Review Steep

    Peak performer

    Extreme sports of the wintry variety clearly aren't for the faint-hearted, and anyone that partakes in snowy slopes that have more in common with the vertical than the horizontal need their head examined. Not only is it dangerous but it also happens to be bloody expensive to boot, which means that most of us will only ever be exposed...

  • News The Division Suits Up with Sharper Graphics on PS4 Pro

    People still play this?

    We're going to let you in on a secret here: no one on our team voted for The Division in our Game of the Year ballot. In fact, it feels like Ubisoft's military role-playing release has been… For want of a better word, forgotten. Perhaps by players, but not by the publisher: the game will be updated imminently with...

  • News For Honor's Single Player Campaign Trailer Readies for War

    A tale of swords

    Ubisoft's keen to let people know that upcoming medieval mash-'em-up For Honor has got a single player campaign, as evidenced by this latest cinematic trailer. The campaign boasts its own story and characters, and we assume that it'll be a good way to wrap your head around the action before jumping into the multiplayer side of...

  • News All of For Honor's Future Maps and Modes Will Be Free

    New heroes may still cost you, though

    There was a kerfuffle earlier this week when it was revealed that For Honor - Ubisoft's medieval slash-'em-up - would require a constant internet connection to play. However, as with most things in this industry, you've got to take the good with the bad; the good in this case being that much of the upcoming...

  • News For Honor Will Require an Internet Connection on PS4

    Live by the sword, die by the sword

    There had been murmurs that For Honor, the swashbuckler from Ubisoft, would require an Internet connection in order to run on the PlayStation 4 – and they've since been confirmed. Writing on the game's forum, a community manager explained that the game is an "always online experience" with elements of...

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    Review Assassin's Creed: The Ezio Collection

    Three is a magic number

    It's become somewhat of a regular occurrence for older games that had any degree of success to suffer some kind of re-release treatment, often followed by the widespread moaning of gamers. Irrespectively, they sell rather well, so it figures that Renaissance Casanova-cum-stealthy murderer Ezio Auditore da Firenze and his...

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    Review Watch Dogs 2

    Bark or bite?

    This is what you wanted, people – this is what you voted for. No, not Trump or Brexit, but a city run by the Blume Corporation where absolutely everyone is constantly under the gaze of an advanced Big Brother surveillance system. This near future society is a Black Mirror-esque teched-up metropolis where ctOS2.0 connects everyone...


  • News Assassin's Creed Syndicate Polished Up with PS4 Pro Patch

    London's calling

    Well, this is a surprise: Assassin's Creed Syndicate has been updated to support 4K resolution on the PlayStation 4 Pro. The game, which launched over a year ago, wasn't one of the titles expected to be updated for Sony's new hardware – but this provides hope that publishers may be willing to dive into their back catalogues and...

  • News Watch Dogs 2's Seamless Multiplayer Arrives on PS4

    Only a week late

    Watch Dogs 2 is finally working as intended… Well, maybe. The game's "seamless multiplayer" functionality was enabled on the PlayStation 4 a couple of hours ago – just a week after the open world adventure's original launch. You'll now be able to invite and search for co-op partners, hack into rival players' game worlds, and...

  • News Ubisoft Hopes Watch Dogs 2 Has a Long Sales Tail

    Publisher weighs in on woof launch

    Watch Dogs 2 has got off to an atrocious start, selling some 300,000 units less than its predecessor at launch in the UK alone. So bad are the numbers that they've prompted publisher Ubisoft to comment, with the firm wagging its tail in the direction of the release's critical response as evidence that it may yet...

  • Video Wrapping Up Warm with the Steep Open Beta on PS4

    White powder

    We genuinely haven't heard a peep from Steep since E3 2016 earlier in the year, but apparently it's still on course for a 2nd December release. And lending credence to that is the open beta, which Ubisoft launched on the PlayStation 4 this week. Given that there's been so little press of this game, we thought that we'd slip our gloves...

  • Poll What Do You Think of Watch Dogs 2 on PS4?

    Top dog or dog turd?

    Watch Dogs 2 is out on PlayStation 4, and according to our very own Matt Adcock, it's supposed to be pretty darn good. The sandbox sequel is a lot more colourful than its rather dreary predecessor, with Ubisoft trying extra hard to pump some character into proceedings. But now that we've had our say - review score pending - we...

  • News Ubisoft to Patch Some Panties onto Watch Dogs 2's Starkers Models

    A cover up

    Prudence prevails again: Watch Dogs 2's nudists will no longer be going commando. You may have read our earlier story on the player who got banned for sharing a shot of one character's honeypot – well, Ubisoft has now responded, and promised to patch some panties into the game. But is this really the solution? The company claims that...

  • News Don't Even Think About Getting Saucy with the Share Button in Watch Dogs 2

    Sony issues ban for honeypot shot

    Once again the immaturity of the games industry (and the world at large, really) has reared its ugly head: a PlayStation Network user has been banned for sharing an image of a lady's genitalia in Watch Dogs 2. That ban has since made headlines around the web, and shadily has been extended from a week to a month...

  • Deals Take a Cheap PS4 Watch Dogs Bundle for a Walk

    One to wag your tail over

    Amazon UK's starting Black Friday a little early this year with a range of PlayStation 4 deals leading into the big event. As of right now, it's selling a 500GB PS4 Slim with Watch Dogs and Watch Dogs 2 for just £239.99. That represents a big saving compared to its usual price of £285.99. Bargain bin, eh? You ca

  • News Watch Dogs 2's Multiplayer Is Unlikely to Work on Launch Day

    Patch submitted to Sony

    Wow, this is something else: Watch Dogs 2's multiplayer is unlikely to work properly on launch day. There have been reports all weekend that the game's seamless encounters and random co-op missions don't function as intended, but we'd waved it all aside as a pre-release blip. However, it turns out that Ubisoft has only just...

  • Round Up Watch Dogs 2 PS4 Reviews Bark Up the Right Tree

    Woof, woof

    Watch Dogs 2 has launched a full-scale assault on every gaming website apart from our own, and thus a full-range of scores have been extracted based upon the open world adventure's source code. It's worth nothing that, from what we understand, the multiplayer is completely crunk at the moment, so you may want to turn your attention away...

  • News A Trailer for a New Ubisoft Game May Have Been Found in Watch Dogs 2

    To a Ubisoft tower and beyond

    For a game all about hacking, it probably shouldn't come as too much of a surprise that a trailer for what appears to be a new title from Ubisoft has been found in Watch Dogs 2. After breaking into UbiHQ in the game, NeoGAF user FlammableAce was rewarded with the following video: Could this be Ubisoft's own take...

  • News Watch Dogs 2 Earns Some New Followers with PS4 Launch Trailer


    Watch Dogs 2 has spread its social media influence with a new PlayStation 4 launch trailer. The title, which will worm its way into your console next week, doesn't appear to have as much hype behind it as its hotly anticipated predecessor – but it looks like it's got ten times the personality, at least. Alright, some of the nerdy dialogue...

  • Video Spreading Our Wings with Beautiful PlayStation VR Title Eagle Flight

    Bird brain

    I'm like a bird, I'll only fly away.I don't know where my soul is... I don't know where my home is... How many other PlayStation websites are quoting early-noughties Nelly Furtado songs in their Eagle Flight coverage? The answer is zero. (We hope.) Anyway, this Assassin's Creed-themed bird simulator makes a brilliant first impression...

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    Review Just Dance 2017

    Numa Numa nay

    Just Dance: the worst part of every E3. Just Dance sometimes feels like the Ubisoft series no one can takes seriously – or even cares about anymore. This year's edition really doesn't add much in terms of gameplay or modes, but it's still solid. Firstly, the tracklist: there's a lot of variation this year, with modern hits like...


  • News For Honor Spilt-Screen Co-Op Cut Completely, Not Just From Online Play

    Cleaved in two

    Earlier today, news broke that upcoming medieval brawler For Honor has dropped support for split-screen play, although comments made by producer Stephane Cardin made unclear whether he was referring to online co-op only. Sadly, as it turns out, the worst-case scenario is upon us, in that split-screen is being cut from the game...

  • News For Honor Cuts Split-Screen Co-Op from Online Play

    Lone wolf

    Bad news for those of you who were looking forward to jumping online with your sofa buddy in For Honor, as it sounds like Ubisoft Montreal has cut split-screen co-op. In a recent video from the developer, producer Stephane Cardin says "we decided this week to cut the split-screen", but doesn't really give a clear answer as to why this...





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