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#521 Adamska

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Posted 09 June 2013 - 08:31 AM

Well this is escalating. The series creator who got the boot recently is suing Ubisoft for $400,000 in damages and the rights to 1666.

 

I think just about everyone saw that coming.

 

 

"When Desilets first left Ubisoft to work for THQ several years ago, Ubisoft tried to sue THQ to prevent other employees from also switching sides. Ubisoft lost that battle, but managed to re-acquire Desilets, his team, and the 1666 game they were working on, when it bought out various THQ studios following its rival's collapse."
 

 

That makes it sound like Ubisoft hated THQ and Desilets, and acquired THQ just so they could eliminate the competition. Difficult to see Ubisoft coming out of this in a good light. 


Edited by -Bender- Super King, 09 June 2013 - 08:34 AM.


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Posted 09 June 2013 - 02:10 PM

I find it very difficult to believe that any judge or jury could find in favor of Ubisoft, because it's quite obvious what the company is doing and it looks downright malicious. I hope that Desilets wins this case, because Ubisoft has to be made painfully aware that it cannot just run roughshod over anyone it pleases.



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Posted 09 June 2013 - 04:21 PM

It does look quite a calculated move on Ubisoft's part. It almost seems personal. :s



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Posted 09 June 2013 - 05:28 PM

Reading that article really makes me want Desilets to win this case. That 1666 game sounds intriguing and I want Desilets and his team to continue working on it without those a-holes at Ubisoft spoiling things for them.



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Posted 09 June 2013 - 11:43 PM

A bunch of new images have leaked for AC IV: Black Flag

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Posted 14 June 2013 - 05:40 PM

So, including Black Flag, Ubisot apparently has THREE Assassin's Creed games in development right now.

 

 

In an interview with Kotaku, Yves Guillemot revealed that the company is planning so far ahead in order to avoid franchise fatigue.

 

"We are making sure the teams who are creating the different iterations have enough time—two years, three years, so that they can take risk and they can change the concept enough so that it can be appealing and fresh," he said.

 

Their commitment to making sure each one stays fresh is a nice sentiment at face value, but you know what would REALLY keep the franchise from getting stale? Not milking it for yearly releases >:U

 

Really, can we just let it rest for two or three years? I really don't want Assassin's Creed to end up like, say, Guitar Hero.


Edited by Speederino, 14 June 2013 - 05:40 PM.


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Posted 14 June 2013 - 05:48 PM

Assassin's Creed isn't about to end up like Guitar Hero unless they make it a bi- or tri-annual affair, which isn't happening. I just hope that this far-ahead strategy works out well for the series, as it's one of my favorites from this past gen.

 

Aside from late 18th century Europe, which has enough fodder for at least two big AC games, I'd like to see the Roman Republic in its dying decades get the spotlight. It'd be great to visit Rome in its classical heyday, mingling with great characters like Sulla, Marius, Caesar, Cicero, Pompey etc, heading out of the city to participate in the Roman wars and inter-Roman civil wars. There could be a great intermingling of the Italian setting we're familiar with, and the big set-piece battle setting we got in AC3, perhaps including some ancient world naval gameplay involving Triremes and whatnot, as well as tree climbing, real cloak and dagger stealth gameplay. It holds huge potential.



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Posted 14 June 2013 - 06:44 PM

In the space of a year I've gone from discovering and adoring AC to finding myself utterly sick of it. Nice going, Ubi.



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Posted 14 June 2013 - 11:26 PM

Wow, kinda un believable they have THREE AC games in production in addition to Black Flag (which looks very good).   

 

This could mean a few things.

They are working on a vita AC game that's a spin off of Black Flag (like Liberation was to AC III) or they are doing the expected thing and having a full-on next gen AC in production to take advatange of the new hardware of the PS4 and Xbone

 

I really hope if its the former, then the performance of the game on Vita is not like Liberation where it consitanly dips to low 20-25 fps.


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Posted 14 June 2013 - 11:28 PM

Wait, that makes four AC games in development right now... Where did you hear/see this? Got a link? Or is it part of a story already linked to and I'm being dense?

 

AC4: Black Flag, AC 5 and AC Vita are all givens at this point. That makes one unaccounted for AC, if you're right. AC 3DS, maybe? AC Wii U?



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Posted 14 June 2013 - 11:36 PM

Wait, that makes four AC games in development right now... Where did you hear/see this? Got a link? Or is it part of a story already linked to and I'm being dense?

 

AC4: Black Flag, AC 5 and AC Vita are all givens at this point. That makes one unaccounted for AC, if you're right. AC 3DS, maybe? AC Wii U?

 

AC Wii U would be AC 5; Ubi would make a special version of the game for the Wii U if the system sells more (same thing might apply with the Crew and the new Tom Clancy game).

 

I don't even know if the 3ds could even RUN a AC game if its a open world games (might be like the Batman game; 2.5D side-scroller with elements of the console games working with it). 



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Posted 14 June 2013 - 11:42 PM

Wasn't Revelations originally gonna be a 3DS game?

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Posted 15 June 2013 - 07:40 PM

My brother got AC3 on Wii U a couple of weeks back and I have to say, it may not have enough differences to be worth buying again but if you still haven't got it, get it on the Wii U if you can. I thought it played really well and the gamepad is too comfy!



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Posted 28 June 2013 - 03:58 PM

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Details on Assassin's Creed: The Board Game are light, but we do know it will be set in Assassin's Creed II-era Constantinople. Each player must complete various assassination contracts across the city, all while avoiding guards, gathering treasure, and generally tripping up fellow opponents. Assassin's Creed: The Board Game is developed by Arkham City Escape creator Cryptozoic with Ubisoft's blessing, although the publisher has yet to make an official announcement for the game.

 

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So yeah, this is a thing that will exist in a few months.



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Posted 28 June 2013 - 04:03 PM

Heh, that's novel. I pick that up for the sheer fact it looks interesting and different.



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Posted 10 July 2013 - 10:56 PM

Pirate Gameplay Experience Video Naval Exploration - Assassin's Creed IV Black Flag [UK]  

Immerse yourself deeper into the world of Assassin's Creed IV Black Flag with this new gameplay video with commentary from Game Director, Ashraf Ismail. On the voyage to Havana with your ship The Jackdaw, learn the rules that Edward and his crew live by, and how they defy the empires of the 18th Century.

 



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Posted 11 July 2013 - 11:04 AM

Pirate Gameplay Experience Video Naval Exploration - Assassin's Creed IV Black Flag [UK]  

 

Well I must say AC4 looks gorgeous and the open world gameplay is promising. I also like the idea that Way Points are now fast travel locations. And yet the idea of constantly have to using a massive ship to travel to different locations seems cumbersome (I never liked the ship gameplay in AC3).


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Posted 17 July 2013 - 01:29 PM

New AC4 trailer:

 

In the last few seconds of the trailer it states a release date of 1 November 2013 for all platforms (don't know if that had already been confirmed). Also shows the 'Buccaneer Edition' which includes: 

 

- Edward Kenway figurine

- Collectors Box

- Official Soundtrack

- Singe Player Missions: Black Island, Hidden Mystery and Sacrificed Secrets

- Two Lithographs

- In-game Content: Captain Kenway's Legacy

 


Edited by Sexy Ass -Bender-, 19 July 2013 - 06:03 PM.


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Posted 22 July 2013 - 12:19 PM

Assassin's Creed 4 has a interactive trailer:

Assassin’s Creed 4 Jellyfish Trailer

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Marketing has become much more interesting than it has in the past and game trailers are no different. Ubisoft has released an interactive trailer of Assassin’s Creed 4 on their website called Horizon.

How is it interactive you ask? The trailer can be paused at will by a click of the mouse and at certain points in the trailer, there are clickable Pirate Assassin Logo with the skull in it. When you click them, they pop up a little window with the “exclusive item” ranging from the classes of ships you will find on the sea, some pictures of some famous pirates such as Annie Bonny and Charles Vane who will undoubtedly feature in Assassin’s Creed 4.

You even get a glimpse at some 360 portraits of some crew members of the Jackdaw (Edward Kenway’s ship) to see the details of their faces and a panorama of a Mayan viewpoint courtesy of a short clip of Edward Kenway synchronizing.

It’s not just all exclusive items though, there is a trailer of Assassin’s Creed 4 to talk about! Within the actual trailer itself. You get a few more glimpses of Edward Kenway swimming underwater with manta rays and other sea life. There is also a glimpse of the potential for what looks like Havana to be a proper urban sprawl similar to the Romes and Florences of older Assassin’s Creed games.

It also appears that the Assassin’s Creed 4 developers are sprucing up naval combat a bit more with some new ammunition types such as mortars and fire barrels (gleaned from one of the ‘exclusive items’). This trailer has now pretty much confirmed that we have our first dual wielding Assassin in Assassin’s Creed 4: Black Flag, guns and hidden blades not included.

Click here to take a look at the interactive trailer and see if you can find all 13 of the “exclusive items” in the trailer.

Hints: The first item appears roughly at the end of the quote in black and white and the last one is found near the end as you get a full side shot of the Jackdaw sailing across the screen. You will need need a smartphone to look at the last item.

 



#540 Adamska

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Posted 22 July 2013 - 01:12 PM

Assassin's Creed 4 has a interactive trailer:

Assassin’s Creed 4 Jellyfish Trailer

 

Yeah I got an e-mail with a link to the interactive trailer (I am a member of U-Play). It's quite clever how it's done. Ubisoft are certainly trying very hard with their advertising campaign for AC4.

 

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Ubisoft On Assassin’s Creed 4 Side Missions: “You’ll Never Feel Like These Activities Are Superfluous
 

 

One of the biggest criticisms against Assassin’s Creed III, if you don’t count the numerous bugs, boring campaign, disappointing ending and a humdrum protagonist, was the utter uselessness of the side missions in the long run. Fortunately, Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag creative director Jean Guesdon has revealed that this won’t be the case for the next game.

 

“We have a huge Caribbean open-world that is full of activities and side-missions. We have forts to raid, shipwrecks to discover, smuggler caves to infiltrate, ally ships to escort, trade routes to disrupt, animals to hunt, collectibles to find, etc.

 

“The key thing here is that all of these activities make sense in the context of the open-world—you will never feel like any of these activities are superfluous, they are all present for a reason, and they are all fun to complete. You are completing these activities to become a stronger pirate and a better assassin.”

 

Guesdon also revealed that in terms of control mechanics, “The combat plays very similarly to AC3’s combat, but those extra additions that you mentioned really take it to a whole new level. The multi-pistols mechanic enables you to shoot any enemy mid-combo, so it gives a whole new dimension to how you approach a combat situation. Free-aim enables you to pick off some enemies before the fight even starts, which also helps a lot.”


Edited by Sexy Ass -Bender-, 22 July 2013 - 01:13 PM.





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