Developer- and Publisher-specific Articles: Ubisoft

Ubisoft details free, for-pay DLC plans for Tom Clancy’s the Division

The Division (PC, PS4, Xbox One) Beta Announcement - Screenshot 1

Tom Clancy’s the Division will be receiving three major expansions, according to Ubisoft. The online open-world role-playing shooter will receive both free updates and for-pay add-ons. The free updates will include standard balance tweaks and bug fixes along with new modes, such as group challenges in co-op. For-pay additions will be released throughout the year and add an underground area for up to four players in co-op, a survival mode, and another, unspecific mode called Last Stand. All three are included with the Season Pass, which also comes with an exclusive sawed-off shotgun and customize sidearm, in addition to outfits, weapon skins, and access to special events and content drops. Players can sign up for the upcoming beta here, which is set to kick off on January 28 for Xbox One and 29 for PC and PS4.

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New Far Cry Primal gameplay, behind-the-scenes videos out

Far Cry Primal (PC, PS4, Xbox One) New Trailer Announcement - Screenshot 1

A new trailer has gone live for Far Cry Primal. Titled Takkar, the video introduces the hunter Takkar, who arrives in Orosto to help the Wenja face off against other tribes as well as fend off attacks from deadly animals. The footage features some impressive environments and a few scenes of combat. In addition, Ubisoft also released a new entry in their Behind the Scenes video series, plus a few pieces of artwork. Check everything out down below.

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Assassin’s Creed Chronicles: India trailer highlights story, gameplay

Assassins Creed Chronicles India (PC, PS4, Xbox One) Release Date Announcement - Screenshot 4

Ubisoft has released a new trailer for the upcoming second entry in the Assassin’s Creed Chronicles series, India. The video offers details on the backstory as well as several minutes of gameplay footage. As the assassin Arbaaz Mir, players must stop a Master Templar from stealing the Koh-i-noor diamond and recover a strange box that was taken from the order. Players must accomplish their mission as hostilities erupt between the Sikh Empire and Britain’s East India Company.

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Assassin’s Creed Chronicles: India, Russia dated for early 2016

Assassins Creed Chronicles India (PC, PS4, Xbox One) Release Date Announcement - Screenshot 1

The Assassin’s Creed Chronicles trilogy will be wrapping up on February 9, according to Ubisoft. Assassin’s Creed Chronicles: India will go live on January 12 for PC, PS4, and Xbox One, and Assassin’s Creed Chronicles: Russia on February 9. All three episodes will be bundled together in Assassin’s Creed Chronicles Trilogy Pack, which will also be available on February 9 digitally for PC, PS4, and Xbox One and in retail for PS4 and Xbox One. A PS Vita version is slated for April 5. Episodes are standalone but linked narratively, and can be purchased separately for $9.99.

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Tango down! Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege now available

Rainbow Six Siege (PC, PS4, Xbox One) Launch Announcement - Screenshot 1

The long-running tactical shooter series Rainbow Six returns today with the release of Siege. Developed by Ubisoft Montreal, Siege features squads of counterterrorism units from across the globe, including Germany’s GSG-9 and Russia’s Spetsnaz, as they attempt to breach fortified positions utilizing their unique equipment and techniques. Players can also switch the roles and go on the defense by deploying everything from heavy shields to barbed wire.

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Rainbow Six Siege’s post-launch update, content plans announced

Rainbow Six Siege (PC, PS4, Xbox One) Post-Launch Plan Announcement - Screenshot 1

Ubisoft has outlined their post-launch content plans for Rainbow Six Siege. In addition to regular balancing and tweaks, the development will be holding events and competitions. Four free content expansions are also in the works, with the seasonal releases each including a map, two operators, primary and secondary weapons, and a gadget. The new operators, along with tiered weapon skins, will have to be unlocked with real money via R6 Credits ($4.99 for 600) or with Renown earned during play; pretty much everything earns the player Renown, from accomplishing Daily Challenges to watching tutorials, though team killing will remove some. It will take 600 R6 Credits or 25,000 Renown to unlock operators, which equates to approximately 25 hours of gameplay. New game modes will also be added during the year.

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Rainbow Six Siege goes gold, Spetsnaz spotlighted in new video

Rainbow Six Siege (PC, PS4, Xbox One) Trailer 5 Announcement - Screenshot 1

Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege has gone gold, according to an announcement from Ubisoft. The next entry in the Inside Rainbow video series was also rolled out. The latest highlights Russia’s Spetsnaz counterterrorism unit and its four in-game operators, Glaz, Tachanka, Kapkan and Fuze. A few items they bring to the table are Tachanka’s portable, mountable RP-46 machine gun, Glaz’s HDS Flip Sight for clearer distance shots, and Fuze’s mini-grenade-firing cluster charge.

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London calls! Assassin’s Creed Syndicate out for PS4, Xbox One

Assassins Creed Syndicate (PC, PS4, Xbox One) Launch Announcement - Screenshot 1

Assassin’s Creed Syndicate is now available for PS4 and Xbox One. Set in London during the Industrial Revolution, players take on the role of Jacob and Evie Frye, twin Master Assassins, in an effort to free London one district at a time from the grip of the Templars. Syndicate adds new skills and weapons, including a rope launcher, brass knuckles, a kukri knife, and a sword cane. PlayStation 4 owners have access to 10 exclusive missions, The Dreadful Crimes, that are inspired by the Penny Dreadful stories. Players must track down clues and question witnesses to solve a series of crimes. All players will receive two free costumes in November, a steampunk-styled outfit for Evie and The Creature’s Rags outfit for Jacob.

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Rainbow Six Siege trailer introduces Germany’s GSG-9

Rainbow Six Siege (PC, PS4, Xbox One) Trailer 4 Announcement - Screenshot 1

Ubisoft has released the fourth installment of their Inside Rainbow series for Rainbow Six Siege. The latest video showcases the elite German counterterrorism unit GSG-9. In the game, players will lead a four-man squad comprised of operators Bandit, Blitz, I.Q., and Jager. The crew will have access to a projectile-destroying device, a mini-flashbang-deploying shield, and an instrument that can electrify defenses.

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Meet London’s ruling Templars in Assassin’s Creed Syndicate trailer

Assassins Creed Syndicate (PC, PS4, Xbox One) Story Trailer Announcement - Screenshot 1

A new story trailer has been released for Assassin’s Creed Syndicate. Set in London during the Industrial Revolution, players will take on the role of twin Master Assassins Jacob and Evie Frye to liberate the city from a group of strongmen. The footage highlights each of the seven Templars under Crawford Starrick’s sway that hold power in different sectors of society. Ten new screenshots were also released alongside the trailer.

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