Ubisoft have thrown down a challenge to bring out the best in players with an in depth training regiment. Art of Siege is here to help provide three different aspects to gain an advantage over your opponents. First is field training, with this you will be able to gain the tactical skills needed to complete your missions, every choice you make will drastically change the outcome of the mission you attempt, only the best will gain access to the closed beta so plan your routes. Step two is Wall of Tactics where you will be able to share your own tactics with the community and vote for the best ones. Get training.
Ubisoft’s highly anticipated return to the Rainbow Six IP has hit a 7 week snag as, following extensive internal play-testing and closed alpha testing, Ubisoft Montreal have taken the decision to postpone the release of the title until December 1st 2015.
An update from the development team today confirmed that although the game release has been delayed, they have decided to go ahead with the September 24th date for the closed beta.
The development team update stated
The additional time will allow us to further test things like infrastructure and matchmaking. That extra testing and added polish will make for a higher-quality experience at launch.
We understand that many of you are excited to get your hands on the final game, but as gamers ourselves we know that quality comes first and we are committed to delivering the best game possible.
I for one am a little disappointed I wont be getting my hands on the full game on the 13th of October, but on the other hand if they need extra time to ensure the quality of the game I am happy they are being up front about their passion and commitment to deliver a top quality game.
This transparency from Ubisoft has been a welcome change following the public outcry over the release of Assassins Creed last year, and long may it continue.
Disappointment for those waiting for Slightly Mad Studios racing sim, Project Cars, the studio has announced they are pulling the title from it upcoming release date and it pushing back until 20th March 2015 across Europe and Australasia.
Why? We hear you ask! Ian Bell, Head of Studio at Slightly Mad Studios spoke about the delay saying.“Our goal has always been to deliver a landmark title that encompasses the wishes and desires of racing fans from all around the world; something with features and content powered by the community that provide a truly unforgettable and pioneering experience”. Before going on to finish with.“Whilst a tough decision to make, the change in release date allows the game the greatest chance of success and visibility, and the opportunity to polish the game even further to the high standards that both ourselves and our community demand and expect. We’re eager for you all to see what we’ve been working on in just a few months”.
This move also places the game out of the competitive period of the year which see’s the likes of Call of Duty, Grand Theft Auto V, Halo and Assassins Creed all coming out. Which could prove to be quite the shrewd move by the studio, and the fact that they’re going to use the time to polish the game up is even better.
For those of you that haven’t seen or heard much about Project Cars, Firstly! Where have you been? Secondly! Check out the trailer below showing off the game. We’re sure you all agree it looks great, and could very well be worth the wait.
Ubisoft has announced that they are once again pushing back the release date for online MMO racer, The Crew until December, 2. The game was pushed back a few months ago, but is currently undergoing a closed beta where the developers are “scrutinizing” every little bit of user feedback on the game.
Creative director, Julian Gerighty had this to say about the announcement. “We are now scrutinizing all of the player feedback so we can ensure that The Crew delivers the seamless open-world experience that meets everyone’s high expectations,” I for one am glad that Ubisoft are putting this much effort into making the perfect gaming experience for us. But, December is a notorious difficult time of year for gaming companies. That said, this is probably on most people’s Christmas lists.
Ubisoft have also said that they will honour any pre-order Beta code for November…Which is terribly nice of them.
With news flying out of every outlet in recent weeks of the PS4 bettering the Xbox One in framerate and pixel output, it became worrying that LEGO Marvel Super Heroes which was due out on launch day was going to be delayed until 2014. A lot of people, myself included, were worried that there may be underlying issues with the One that we are not yet aware of. As it turns out, the news is not so drastic. We’re still unaware of the reason for the delay, but the delay has now been shortened to a mere week. The new release date for LEGO Marvel Super Heroes on the Xbox One in Europe is now November 29th.
Again, grab your block building fun on November 29th. Rest easy, true believers.