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Splinter Cell Chaos Theory Is Free Right Now On PC

Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell Chaos Theory, a video game from the year of our lord 2005, is currently free to download on the Ubisoft Store. It is also on sale for 75% off on Steam as part of the company’s 35th anniversary celebration. Enjoy your scraps peons, one of the industry’s biggest publishers is now […]

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Splinter Cell Chaos Theory Is Free Right Now On PC

Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell Chaos Theory, a video game from the year of our lord 2005, is currently free to download on the Ubisoft Store. It is also on sale for 75% off on Steam as part of the company’s 35th anniversary celebration. Enjoy your scraps peons, one of the industry’s biggest publishers is now […]

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Ubisoft Announces Pay Raises To Stop Developers From Leaving

Ubisoft’s Canadian studios announced pay raises for staff at the Asssassin’s Creed and Far Cry publisher to combat an exodus by many of its most senior developers, Kotaku has learned. While the raises are across the bored, sources tell Kotaku that those who currently earn the most will see the biggest increases,…Read more… Continue Reading […]

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Far Cry 6’s Secret Cat Boat Has A Long History At Ubisoft

Here’s a small item that had me feline fine on this debatably not-fine Friday: In Far Cry 6, there’s an island with a shipwrecked boat full of cat dolls. It’s cute. It’s also, as I just learned today, apparently a long-running gag in a particular flavor of Ubisoft map games.Read more… Continue Reading at https://kotaku.com

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Spirit Halloween’s Video Game Costumes Are Pretty Good, Actually

It’s not too late to pick up a Halloween costume—well, so long as you’re down to go as a character from a popular video game. Kotaku (that is, I) recently visited a local Spirit Halloween (“the world’s #1 Halloween store!”) to get a sense of the gaming-themed costume offerings you can expect at retail. Get […]

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Despite Filing Harassment Reports, Employees Say Ubisoft Isn’t Doing Much

Shortly after Valerie arrived at Ubisoft Montreal in 2018, home to the hit Far Cry and Assassin’s Creed franchises, she says she was sexually harassed and the victim of racist remarks. She reported the incidents, but says nothing was done. The harassment happened again last year, only this time she hoped the company,…Read more… Continue […]

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Despite Filing Harassment Reports, Employees Say Ubisoft Isn’t Doing Much

Shortly after Valerie arrived at Ubisoft Montreal in 2018, home to the hit Far Cry and Assassin’s Creed franchises, she says she was sexually harassed and the victim of racist remarks. She reported the incidents, but says nothing was done. The harassment happened again last year, only this time she hoped the company,…Read more… Continue […]

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Far Cry 6 Players Are Dying Because Of An Assassin’s Creed Easter Egg

A tall stone tower. A bale of hay below. The screech of an eagle. If you’ve been conditioned by years of playing Ubisoft games, seeing all of these at once means one thing: jump.Read more… Continue Reading at https://kotaku.com

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Ex-Ubisoft Devs Open New Studio, Immediately Diss Ubisoft

Nesting Games, a newly formed development studio based in Québec, Canada, today announced its co-ownership by Italian publisher Digital Bros. Nesting, officially established in August by former Ubisoft employees, wasted no time in distancing itself from the open world style that has become so associated with the…Read more… Continue Reading at https://kotaku.com

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Ex-Ubisoft Devs Open New Studio, Immediately Diss Ubisoft

Nesting Games, a newly formed development studio based in Québec, Canada, today announced its co-ownership by Italian publisher Digital Bros. Nesting, officially established in August by former Ubisoft employees, wasted no time in distancing itself from the open world style that has become so associated with the…Read more… Continue Reading at https://kotaku.com

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Ubisoft Appoints Another White French Guy As Head Creative

Ubisoft’s new chief creative officer is Igor Manceau, a 20-year veteran of the company who most recently led development on Riders Republic, the company announced today. Manceau steps into the role over a year after previous CCO, Serge Hascoët, resigned amid allegations of sexual misconduct, and at a time when many…Read more… Continue Reading at […]

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Steam’s Two-Hour Refund Policy Forces Horror Developer Into “Indefinite” Absence

Emika Games, the lone developer behind games like the recently-released Summer of ‘58, has decided to leave game development “for an indefinite time” after Steam’s two-hour refund policy resulted in a “huge number of returns” of their latest title.Read more… Continue Reading at https://kotaku.com

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No, I Won’t Ride The Bear In The New Assassin’s Creed DLC

Another Assassin’s Creed Valhalla DLC means yet another new and wacky animal mount for my viking-warrior to ride. This time it’s a bear. Once more Ubisoft tempts me to ride a giant animal that is historically inaccurate. I firmly said no to the giant wolf in 2020. Earlier this year, I also passed on riding […]

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Assassin’s Creed Valhalla’s New DLC Is All About War, Vengeance, And Poor Optimization

Assassin’s Creed Valhalla has always been a massive game, and yet Ubisoft continues to make it bigger. Its latest DLC, The Siege of Paris, finds viking-assassin Eivor confronting a mad king, helping a French rebellion, and saving a clan of vikings whose leader is hellbent on endless war and bloodshed. Needless to say,…Read more… Continue […]

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Assassin’s Creed Valhalla’s New DLC Is All About War, Vengeance, And Poor Optimization

Assassin’s Creed Valhalla has always been a massive game, and yet Ubisoft continues to make it bigger. Its latest DLC, The Siege of Paris, finds viking-assassin Eivor confronting a mad king, helping a French rebellion, and saving a clan of vikings whose leader is hellbent on endless war and bloodshed. Needless to say,…Read more… Continue […]

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Assassin’s Creed: Brotherhood Of Venice: The Kotaku Review

One of my favourite board games of all time is V-Commandos, a co-op World War Two game that’s all about stealth and covert warfare. Now, years later, the team behind that game have taken everything they’ve learned from 1945 and put it to work on something from around 1459 instead: Assassin’s Creed: Brotherhood of…Read more… […]

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Raphael Lacoste’s Art Of Assassin’s Creed

Artist Raphael Lacoste has been at Ubisoft for 16 years, and in that time has managed to work on eight Assassin’s Creed games, from the very first one right through to the latest, Assassin’s Creed Valhalla.Read more… Continue Reading at https://kotaku.com

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Ubisoft Shutters Troubled Tom Clancy Game A Year After Launch

In August of last year, Ubisoft launched a mobile Tom Clancy action-RPG called Elite Squad, which featured characters from Rainbow Six, Ghost Recon, Splinter Cell, The Division, H.A.W.X., and EndWar (remember those last two?). Today, less than a full year later, Ubisoft’s Owlient studio announced that Tom Clancy’s…Read more… Continue Reading at https://kotaku.com

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Ubisoft Shutters Troubled Tom Clancy Game A Year After Launch

In August of last year, Ubisoft launched a mobile Tom Clancy action-RPG called Elite Squad, which featured characters from Rainbow Six, Ghost Recon, Splinter Cell, The Division, H.A.W.X., and EndWar (remember those last two?). Today, less than a full year later, Ubisoft’s Owlient studio announced that Tom Clancy’s…Read more… Continue Reading at https://kotaku.com

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The Messy, Stalled Reckoning At An Assassin’s Creed Co-Developer

“Ubisoft Singapore has always been kind of known [internally] to be one of the worst Ubisoft studios in terms of culture,” said one former developer at the publisher of Assassin’s Creed and Far Cry. “People would visit [from other studios] and be like, ‘What the fuck is wrong here?’”Read more… Continue Reading at https://kotaku.com

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