Developer- and Publisher-specific Articles: Ubisoft

Far Cry 5 announced for console, PC, arriving next February

Ubisoft has detailed the next entry in the Far Cry series. Far Cry 5 will be set in Hope County, Montana, as players take on a doomsday cult known as Project at Eden’s Gate. Shortly after the player’s arrival, the group takes over the county, forcing them to join the local resistance and square off against the zealots. The campaign will be set across farmland, forests, and mountains, and with a variety of vehicles to traverse the areas, such as airplanes, complete with dogfighting, ATVs, big rigs, muscle cars, and boats. The campaign will be playable solo, augmented by Guns for Hire and Fangs for Hire (including bears, of course), and in two-player co-op. The map editor will also return with some new, unspecified features. Check below to see a handful of new screenshots and trailers.

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Ghost Recon’s Wildlands open beta highlighted in new trailer

Ghost Recon’s Wildlands’ open beta is scheduled to kick off on February 23, and today, Ubisoft has released a new video detailing the event. The beta will run through February 27 and allow players to join a squad to fight against the Santa Blanca cartel in an open world. Additional details can be found at UbiBlog, and a live-action video is set to air on Ubisoft’s Twitch channel today at 4 p.m. (CST).

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Heroes rise in South Park: The Fractured But Whole trailer

Ubisoft has released a new video for the upcoming South Park role-playing game The Fractured But Whole. Superhero personas are born as the cast don their costumes, unleash their powers, and form a super group in order to save the universe. The sequel is set to offer more freedom than in The Stick of Truth, along with additional customization options, a new combat system, and revamped systems for looting and crafting.

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Watch Dogs 2 launches online for Windows PC

Ubisoft has released the PC version of Watch Dogs 2. The computer version features a few system-specific extras, including support for 4K, ultra textures, multi-monitor support, uncapped FPS, three save slots, and the ability to add extra details. The minimum and recommended specs can be found below. As tech pro Marcus Holloway, players must clear their name after being framed for a crime by the predictive program ctOS 2.0. In doing so, they will uncover a city-wide conspiracy that causes them to link up with the hacktivist group DedSec. The group will take on the city’s security forces by hacking the local infrastructure and taking down gunmen by using stealth or force.

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Watch Dogs 2 launches online, in stores for PS4 and Xbox One

Ubisoft’s hacking-heavy open-world action title Watch Dogs 2 is now available for PS4 and Xbox One. PC gamers will have to wait a little longer until it’s released for Windows on November 29. Players take on the role of young tech wizard Marcus Holloway after he has been framed for a crime by the predictive program ctOS 2.0. In clearing his name, Marcus uncovers a city-wide conspiracy, which causes him to help the hacktivist group DedSec. The group will combat security forces by hacking the city’s infrastructure and using their skills to complete missions using stealth or force.

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Watch Dogs 2 launch trailer gets with the hacking and mayhem

Marcus and DeadSec set out to take down the system with the release of Watch Dogs 2’s launch trailer. After being labeled as a criminal by the authorities, Marcus uncovers a propaganda campaign to trick the public as corrupt corporations take hold of the city. The video features some of the combos possible when players mix hacking with driving and shooting, as well as the group’s struggle to get the citizens on their side.

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Watch Dogs 2 story trailer introduces Marcus and Dedsec crew

Marcus Holloway meets the hackers of the Dedsec crew in a new story trailer for Watch Dogs 2. When they cross paths, Dedsec is in the process of attempting to stop the machinations of Blume CTO, Dusan Nemec. As he continues to accumulate more power, Dedsec is working to return power to the people.

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See nearly 20 minutes of Watch Dogs 2 in new gameplay video

Ubisoft has released a new gameplay video for Watch Dogs 2. The walkthrough video runs over 19 minutes long and debuts the sequel’s single-player free-roam gameplay, with protagonist Marcus wandering around the San Francisco Bay Area. He visits a few notable locations, including Coit Tower and Fisherman’s Wharf. Also highlighted are some of the revamped hacking and driving mechanics, as are drones, customization options, and multiplayer.

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Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege – Skull Rain launch trailer posted

Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege’s next update, Skull Rain, is scheduled to go live tomorrow, and a launch trailer has been released to highlight its features. The patch will add a new Favela map, described as “the most destructible environment to date,” Tactical Realism mode to Custom Games, two new BOPE operators, and numerous other additions and fixes. Caveira, a stealth-focused interrogator, joins the cast alongside Capitão, a crossbowmen who uses micro grenades and asphyxiating bolts. Season Pass holders will receive the operators immediately, while everyone else will have to wait until August 9 to unlock them with R6 credits or Renown.

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Tom Clancy’s The Division – Incursions adds new activities, features

Tom Clancy’s The Division – Incursions, the first of two free updates, has gone live. Players can now take part in Falcon Lost, with player teams helping the Joint Task Force to fight the Last Man Battalion, and timed assignments that offer new rewards. New global events add Dark Zone supply drops of non-contaminated gear that don’t require extraction. Also added is the ability to trade within groups, and see the strength of other agents by a gear score. Several new gear sets will also offer build-based stat perks: Tactician’s Authority (electronics and support), Striker’s Battlegear (assault), Sentry’s Call (marksman), and Path of the Nomad (lone wanderer). Operation ISAC, an in-game weekly video series that offers missions and intel, also debuted earlier today, and will air every Tuesday at 3 a.m. (PT).

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