After a slight delay to Ubisoft’s fourth patch to Assassin’s Creed Unity, Xbox One owners will begin to receive the update later today (Tuesday 16). The team at Ubisoft have tweaked various areas of Paris to create a more stable environment for Assassin initiates making today’s update roll in at around 6.7 GB.
All that remains is whether this will be the final patch for the series’ troublesome title, although bar a few minor animation glitches with the environment and the odd audio problem, I’ve not had any major issues with Unity making it one of my favourite titles of the year!
Stability, Performance and Save Game Fixed numerous random crashes both on Campaign and Coop Implemented multiple optimizations and fixes to improve overall performance Fixed save issue caused by the companion app on the main menu (loss of data) Fixed save issue caused by contacts list (crash occurring). Users should now have access to save
Gameplay (navigation, fight, stealth) Fixed various navigation issues Fixed issues with lock picking chests Fixed additional haystack issues
Character, AI and Crowd Fixed various character, crowd station and NPC issues
Online, Matchmaking, Connectivity and Replication Fixed various matchmaking and connection issues both in matches and when starting a match. Fixed various issues with voice chat Fixed join-in-progress issues Fixed various replication issues between host and clients Fixed issues with player rank and COOP/heist rewards Fixed issues with Helix credits Fixed issues with the My Club feature
Menus and HUD Fixed HUD icon issues and issues with map information Fixed various Initiates issues Fixed additional issues with notifications
Mission tweaks (campaign, coop and side content) Fixed various low occurrence walkthrough breaks in both Campaign and COOP Fixed » Continue Reading.
The classic strategy board game RISK has arrived on Xbox One with the help of Zoe Mode and Ubisoft. For £11.99 and 2.79 GB of HDD space, this latest version of RISK pushes the classic battle between armies into the 21st Century with high-tech equipment that can be deployed from the safety of your control room via a 3D map interface.
Queue it up for download here, see you on the 3D battlefield soldier!
While the majority of Assassin’s Creed Unity’s bugs and glitches have been fixed, Ubisoft was still planning to release a fourth update to knock the final glitches on the head – yes, was… It seems the fourth patch, which was due to go live today, has suffered a slight delay. Now we are all used to delays in-game releases but a patch! We can only hope that Ubisoft are intending this to be the final one and want everything to be tickety-boo.
As stated last week, we’d expected to release the patch today (and we know that many are anticipating its release), but we are choosing to hold off until we can give you the improvements we’ve promised. We are committed to delivering major performance improvements, which requires that we refurbish the Paris map and that will take a few more days to hit the high level of quality our players deserve.
Assassins Creed games come round once a year, sometimes more depending on the consoles you own. If like me you’ve been playing them since the initial release back in 2007 you’ve probably also loved and hated some previous titles in the series. If you haven’t read our Assassins Creed: Black Flag review back during the Xbox One launch, now would be the time.
Assassins Creed has become a power house for Ubisoft with each new release bringing in the revenue as fans seem to be as strongly devoted to the series now as they were back in 2008/9. Assassins Creed: Black Flag was developed for both (at the time) current and next gen consoles whereas Unity has been developed purely for new current gen cycle of consoles. Black Flag looked great, Unity looks stunning. Let’s take a dive (from a high view point), and delve into the French Revolution.
Our protagonist is Arno Dorian, a young native Frenchman born in Versailles to an Assassin and his wife. The story begins at the end of Assassins Creed Rogue where Arno’s father is murdered and he himself is adopted, unbeknown to him by The Templar Grandmaster and his family including Elise De LaSerre who from the outset is clearly introduced as Arno’s love interest. During the opening tutorial missions, Arno’s adopted father is murdered and Arno accused of the act and imprisoned. Whilst incarcerated and blaming himself Arno meets an Assassin who eventually helps him escape. Setting out on a quest of redemption, Arno is eventually brought before the Brother of Assassins and like in previous titles, he rise through the ranks is swift.
Characters of note you’ll meet include the famous French military and political leader » Continue Reading.
UK gaming site Kotaku yesterday revealed a leak of the next in the Assassin’s Creed series, due to hit consoles in the Autumn of 2015.
Reportedly set in Victorian London and currently code-named Victory, the game is being lead developed by Ubisoft’s Quebec studio, not Ubisoft Montreal who have been responsible for the past Assassins since 2007, and has been in development for the past few years.
In response to the article on the leak, Ubisoft released a statement to PC Gamer all but confirming the game’s setting and current codename.
So it looks like we’ll be free-running through the back alleys and smoky avenues of Victorian London in order to find and stealthily kill our quarry this time. The other main bit of news on this next Assassin’s Creed? It’s not currently planned for the older gen console. It’s Xbox One (and PS4), only.
Time to upgrade now then, if, like me, you’re still clinging on to the older console.
I don’t normally suggest you nipping over to other sites, but from the article and the photos Kotaku have, this is already looking stunning.
Ubisoft’s real guitar game, Rocksmith 2014 hits the DLC trail in a Blaze of Glory with the release of the Bon Jovi DLC pack.
This features 4 of the bands’ best known tracks, mainly from the ’80s hit album, Slippery When Wet. Each track allows you play as guitar or bass, depending on your instrument of choice, and each comes with a Authentic Tone to add to your collection.
There is a track pack available priced at £9.59 which includes the following individual tracks, which are also available separately for £2.39 each.
Livin’ on a Prayer Blaze of Glory You Give Love a Bad Name It’s My Life
Here’s a taste of the action, so get your wig on and get ready for some head-banging.
I remember buying Far Cry 2, sticking it into my Xbox 360 and lasting about 4 hours before having to turn it off, I got lost, died too often and didn’t really enjoy it, when the E3 trailers came out for Far Cry 4 I was so excited because my experience with Far Cry 3 was so good. I was looking forward to seeing what Ubisoft could do to capitalise on the success of Far Cry 3, join me as I venture to Kyrat…
The game revolves around Ajay Ghale, heading to your mother’s homeland to deliver her ashes in accordance with her dying wish. You are returning to Kyrat, deep in the Himalayas, it looks incredible except for the fact it’s completely war-torn and ran by an oppressive King called Pagan Min. There is a rebel force known as the Golden Path and they are out to stop the Kings reign. After an excellent intro to the game you end up as the person destined to lead the Golden Path to victory. A bit like on Far Cry 3 it’s a bit handy that Ajay is handy with a vast range of weapons, hard as nails and doesn’t have a fear or heights or animals straight from the off.
There are huge amounts of similarities to Far Cry 3 but thankfully enough change to keep things fresh for returning players, There is a huge amount of things to do in Kyrat, in terms of content it’s pretty impressive again. Hunting plays a huge part in the game and there is a great array of prey and various different plants, to culture into syringes for that will heal you and enhance your performance, so it’s always worth grabbing what you can. Killing and skinning animals allows you to increase » Continue Reading.
Ubisoft may have taken its position on the starting grid but will it take podium from the other racers out there? If this launch trailer is anything to go by it certainly has a good chance – it looks awesome! Check it out for yourself…
The Crew doesn’t officially launch until Dec 2 but Ubisoft will be switching on the servers to their brand new MMO racing game from Monday morning GMT. After taking to the European roads of Forza Horizon 2 with my friends, I’ve high hopes for The Crew to deliver the ultimate social driving experience.
Ubisoft have held review copies until the game world is fully populated – a bold move, although a sensible one, I hope it doesn’t damage any sales for this exciting new racer!
The single-player story follows Ajay Ghale, who initially returns to his home country Kyrat—a wild region of the Himalayas struggling under the regime of despotic self-appointed king Pagan Min (played by Troy Baker)—to scatter his mother’s ashes, but becomes caught up in a civil war.