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Ubisoft CEO responds to open letter from employees, but group says “few points seem to have been addressed”

Ubisoft CEO Yves Guillemot has responded to an open letter published by employees earlier this week, and his response hasn’t gone down as well as hoped with those who work at the company.Earlier this week, over 500 (now over 1,000) current and former Ubisoft staff members signed an open letter to the company, criticizing the French publisher’s failure to deliver proper change after last year’s scandal involving members of upper management.In response, company CEO Yves Guillemot sent a mail to employees, reiterating previous statements made after the scandal broke, stating that the company has made “important progress” over the past…

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Ubisoft CEO says “important progress” has been made after employees call for change

This week, hundreds of current and former Ubisoft staff signed an open letter in solidarity with Activision Blizzard employees, who took part in a walkout on Wednesday to protest an alleged culture of sexual harassment and discrimination at the Call Of Duty and World Of Warcraft developers. The letter criticises Ubisoft’s own handling of abuse allegations, and calls for “real, fundamental changes” across the industry. Yesterday, CEO Yves Guillemot responded, saying the company has made “important progress over the past year”, but acknowledges that “there is still more work to be done.” Read more

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Ubisoft employees criticize company’s “empty promises” following last year’s allegations

Nearly 500 Ubisoft employees have signed an open letter as they stand in solidarity with Activision Blizzard employees, criticizing the French publisher’s failure to deliver meaningful change after last year’s allegations.As the ongoing fallout to the explosive Activision Blizzard lawsuit continues, Ubisoft employees have signed an open letter showing support to workers walking out of the Activision Blizzard campus in protest of their management’s response to claims made against the company.Addressing Activision Blizzard staff, Ubisoft staff’s open letter (which was shared by Axios reporter Stephen Totilo on Twitter) states: “We hear you and want to loudly declare our solidarity with you….

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Assassin’s Creed Valhalla’s The Siege of Paris expansion launches August 12

Assassin’s Creed Valhalla‘s next major expansion is setting out next month. The Siege Of Paris expansion will send players off to yet another new explorable area in the Frankish countryside. Even if you don’t decide to tackle that battle, the next free game update is inbound this week too. Sigrblot Festival kicks off this week with new activities while the raid on Paris will be making landfall on August 12. Read more

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Far Cry 6: release date, pre-orders, trailer, gameplay, and more

Far Cry 6, like all its past iterations, is a game about war. This installation takes place on the fictional Caribbean island Yara, which has fallen from a state of island beauty to wartime horror. Dani Rojas, a military dropout, joins a guerilla resistance force to fight against the island’s dictatorship.Ubisoft originally said it wasn’t political. A blog post on the developer’s site later admitted that the political aspects of the game were intended. But, like the hesitance to admit the game’s politicalness might suggest, there’s a unique, mature story behind the game that overrides any real-life political event it might…

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Ubisoft’s Skull & Bones has entered alpha stage, but it’s taken eight years to get there

Remember the Ubisoft game Skull & Bones that was announced at E3 2017? It has been in development for eight years and is just now reaching the alpha stage of production. That’s according to various Skull & Bones developers at Ubisoft who spoke with Kotaku recently. Watch on YouTubeWhat started off as an offshoot of Assassin’s Creed: Black Flag back in 2013, instead of being released as a post-launch update, the project became its own title and went into development at Ubisoft Singapore. The game was announced at E3 2017 as a cooperative multiplayer title with PvP and plenty of…

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First It Was An Assassin’s Creed Expansion, Now It’s Ubisoft’s 8 Year Nightmare

A few people said it was cursed. Others simply had no idea what they were supposed to be making. “Nobody knew what the fuck they were doing,” said one former developer.Skull & Bones development began back in 2013, as a multiplayer expansion to Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag that would release as a post-launch update, three sources with knowledge of the project’s origins said. The expansion soon took on a life of its own, however, morphing into a full blown MMO-like spin-off with the working title Black Flag Infinite, and later a brand new pirate game called Skull & Bones.The…

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Tom Clancy’s XDefiant revealed, closed beta kicks off in August

Tom Clancy’s XDefiant is a newly announced free-to-play, fast-paced arena first-person shooter coming from Ubisoft San Francisco.After teasing the game for the past 24 hours, Ubisoft has finally announced the latest game in the Tom Clancy series: Tom Clancy’s XDefiant.Various Tom Clancy properties collide in the game, the arena shooter will take characters from series like The Division, Splinter Cell, and Ghost Recon to provide a hectic, competitive environment. XDefiant is planned to be a live service game, and Ubisoft has committed to supporting the game after launch and providing more content as time goes by.The game, from what we can discern from…

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Watch the new Tom Clancy game reveal here today

Today, Ubisoft will announce a new game in the “Tom Clancy’s” universe, but don’t get your hopes up for a new Splinter Cell just yet. While Ubisoft themselves haven’t said much about what they’re revealing, a few snippets of gameplay have already been released, and it sure looks like Call Of Duty: The Division. I shan’t knock it until we’ve seen more, however, so come join us at 7pm BST (11am PT) to catch the reveal stream. Read more

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Rainbow Six Extraction delayed to 2022, Rider’s Republic delayed to October

By Stephany Nunneley 16 July 2021 17:54 GMT Ubisoft has delayed two of its games. Rainbow Six Extraction and Rider’s Republic have both been delayed by Ubisoft. Watch on YouTubePlanned for a September 16 release, the next Rainbow Six will instead be released in January 2022. “Our ambition with Rainbow Six Extraction is to deliver a full-fledged AAA experience that changes the way you play and think about cooperative games,” said Ubisoft in a statement. “With unique features like Missing In Action or The Sprawl, every mission is set to be a tense and challenging experience in which you’ll lead…

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For Honor’s first new hero this year is a Samurai who fights with a Shikomizue

By Sherif Saed 16 July 2021 13:21 GMT For Honor is getting a new hero in Season 2.The next update in For Honor will introduce a new hero to the game, as promised. On Thursday, Ubisoft revealed their identity for the first time, and sharing more details about them.Watch on YouTubeThe Kyoshin arrive in For Honor on July 22 with title update 2.0, which is essentially a mid-season update for Year 5 Season 2. The Kyoshin – joining the Samurai faction – are mystical warriors who fight with a concealed Shikomizue blade and its scabbard. There’s a bit of supernatural…

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Aiden Pearce is my best dress-up doll in the Watch Dogs Legion DLC

Watch Dogs: Legion – aka Watch Dogs: Lahndahn, you slaaaaags – and its near-future dystopian vision of our nation’s capital grows closer to “Yikes, too soon!” territory every day, doesn’t it? But yesterday saw the release of the Bloodline DLC, which brings original Watch Dogs protagonist Aiden Pearce and Watch Dogs 2 best boy Wrench to a standalone story DLC. It has also brought me an unexpected source of absolute joy, and that’s ditching Aiden’s boring cap and trench and dressing him up in Legion’s myriad clothing lines. Read more

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The boring iconic hat man is now in Watch Dogs: Legion

Look, I know some of you like Aiden Pearce and the original Watch_Dogs. I’ve seen you on Twitter talking about how it was grittier than the games that followed. You thought Aiden was dark and haunted, like a Batman who fell down a well and landed in a cave filed with baseball caps. I happen to think you’re wrong, but I’m happy for you, really. The new Watch Dogs: Legion Bloodline DLC is out now, and it adds a bearded Capman to the most recent of Ubisoft’s hackfests. Read more

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Assassin’s Creed Valhalla now has the PS5’s Dualsense controller tricks on PC

The slow, stealthy progress of the PC absorbing PlayStation has taken another step this week with the latest Assassin’s Creed Valhalla patch. Players using PlayStation 5 controllers with Ubi’s Viking romp will now feel an extra step when pulling the adaptive triggers while aiming, just before letting an arrow loose. This was a PlayStation 5 feature, but now we have it too. Just like we’ll soon have Uncharted 4. Read more