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Avalanche Studios co-founder sets up new developer Liquid Swords

By Alex Calvin, Wednesday, 2 December 2020 17:54 GMT New venture to focus on explosive open-world games.The co-founder of Sweden’s Avalanche Christofer Sundberg is opening his own development studio.In a post on Facebook, the Just Cause maker’s former chief creative officer said that his new outfit would be called Liquid Swords. This firm is set to focus on open-world action titles with memorable moments, targeting next-gen consoles, streaming platforms, and PC.“I’ve taken a one year break from the games business and it was a very much needed break indeed. It has given me time to think about what I really…

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Assassin’s Creed Valhalla had the biggest release week in franchise history

By Stephany Nunneley, Tuesday, 17 November 2020 20:06 GMT Assassin’s Creed Valhalla is doing rather well for Ubisoft.Today, the company announced Assassin’s Creed Valhalla sold-through more units in its first week than any other Assassin’s Creed game sold during the same period.It is also the top-selling Ubisoft PC launch ever, driven by all-time record Ubisoft Store sales performance.Alongside the news, Ubisoft shared some player stats.Since its release, players have covered more than 4 million kilometers, and have unlocked more than 55 million buildings since launch.Over 3.5 million games of Orlog dice have been won and over 1.8 million players have won…

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Immortals Fenyx Rising post-release content includes a season pass, free in-game events, weekly dungeon challenges, more

By Stephany Nunneley, Tuesday, 17 November 2020 18:12 GMT Ubisoft has announced Immortals Fenyx Rising post-release plans include free in-game events, weekly dungeon challenges, and daily quests along with a season pass.Immortals Fenyx Rising will feature plenty of fo content for players who have completed the game or want to continue to play.One of the post-release content plans is a season pass that features new environments, heroes, and fresh gameplay, and you will also receive a bonus quest: When the Roads Get Rocky, available at launch.The Immortals Fenyx Rising Season Pass includes three narrative-based DLCs: A New God – Fenyx…

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Assassin’s Creed Valhalla: day one update, pre-load times, file size, more

By Stephany Nunneley, Friday, 6 November 2020 20:46 GMT Assassin’s Creed Valhalla will receive a day one title update for all platforms.Ubisoft has detailed the day one title update for Assassin’s Creed Valhalla, along with the full game size, and when you can start pre-loading the game.Title update v1.0.2 will fine-tune the balancing of the game, address various quest-related nuisances, include miscellaneous bug fixes, and provide improved performance and stability.It also adds content such as additional localized audio packs, and the Codex.Here, the Animus Database will return with Assassin’s Creed Valhalla as “Codex”. The Codex has two parts, the Database, and…

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Assassin’s Creed Valhalla video shows off nine minutes of Xbox Series X gameplay

By Stephany Nunneley, Friday, 6 November 2020 17:56 GMT Here’s a nine-minute look at Assassin’s Creed Valhalla running on Xbox Series X.Ubisoft has released a gameplay walkthrough of Assassin’s Creed Valhalla running on Xbox Series X.The video is around nine minutes long and shows off your settlement, river raids, fighting, exploration, stealth, and it also touches upon mythology.In the game, you play as Eivor who is torn between brotherly duty and a personal quest for glory.Eivor’s clan is looking for more in the land of England, as they are driven from Norway by war and dwindling resources. Here, you will…

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Assassin’s Creed: Valhalla is hosting an Odin’s Hootenanny stream this week

By Stephany Nunneley, Tuesday, 3 November 2020 18:05 GMT An Assassin’s Creed Valhalla variety show will be hosted this week, and it’s called Odin’s Hootenanny.The Assassin’s Creed Valhalla show will be streamed on Friday, November 6, and hosted by cast member Danny Wallace, who portrays Shaun Hastings in the Assassin’s Creed series.The stream will also feature Magnus Bruun, the Danish actor behind male Eivor. It will also cover an extended BAFTA Guru feature with narrative director Darby McDevitt which explores the storytelling of Assassin’s Creed Valhalla.You can also expect an extended gameplay segment showcasing the game on Xbox Series X,…

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Uplay+ is now Ubisoft+, Stadia and Luna beta coming soon

By Sherif Saed, Tuesday, 27 October 2020 15:15 GMT Ubisoft is rebranding Uplay+ to Ubisoft+.Ubisoft+ is the new name of Uplay+, Ubisoft’s game subscription service on PC. The Uplay name is being phased out, of course, with the recent announcement that Uplay is becoming Ubisoft Connect.The big change for Ubisoft+, however, is that it’s becoming a multi-platform service. Subscribing on one platform gets you access to the same library on other, supported platforms. In this case, a PC subscription (the only platform where Ubisoft+ is currently available) will unlock the same benefits on Google Stadia, and Amazon Luna.A beta for…

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Xbox’s Spencer teases cloud gaming TV streaming stick

By Alex Calvin, Friday, 23 October 2020 16:04 GMT Xbox boss Phil Spencer has said that the company could make streaming sticks for its cloud gaming streaming service.In an interview with Stratechery – as reported by The Verge – the Microsoft exec said that it’s possible we’ll see cheaper tech that can just plug into a TV for use with the streaming platform.“I think you’re going to see lower-priced hardware as part of our ecosystem when you think about streaming sticks and other things that somebody might want to just go plug into their TV and go play via xCloud,”…

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Watch Dogs: Legion trailer focuses on story, post-release content detailed

Ubisoft has released the story trailer for Watch Dogs: Legion along with information on post-release content.In Watch Dogs: Legion, Zero-Day, an unknown entity, has framed DedSec for bombings that contributed to the fall of London.In the game, you will work to liberate London by building a resistance, which is one of the topics highlighted in the new story trailer.Alongside the story trailer, Ubisoft announced that the online multiplayer mode of the game will be available on December 3 as part of a free game update for all players.The Online mode of Watch Dogs: Legion will include the following features as part…

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Amazon announces its cloud gaming service, Luna

Today, Amazon revealed Luna, its new cloud gaming service which has been in the works since 2019.Amazon Luna was announced today, and allows you to stream games without “lengthy downloads, updates, or complicated configurations.”Early Access is now open in the US and you can request an invitation through here.Luna allows you to play on one screen and pick up and continue on another. At launch it will be available on Fire TV, PC, and Mac as well as on apps for iPhone and iPad, with Android coming soon.Players can subscribe to the Luna+ game channel, which offers games such  Resident Evil…