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5:55 PM on 04.08.2014

You might want to avoid The Crew if your internet is unstable

Ubisoft's upcoming "MMO RPG of racers" holds up to that comparison. If you lose your internet connection, even if you're playing solo, you'll be booted out to the title screen, creative director Julian Gerighty told VideoGame...

Steven Hansen



Huge open world and endless customization define The Crew photo
Huge open world and endless customization define The Crew
by Casey Baker

The developers of The Crew have an unusual take on their new IP that features fast cars, deep customization, and miles and miles of the United States to traverse across and race within. Ivory Tower and Ubisoft Reflections insist that despite its trappings that would suggest an open world racing game in the same vein as the latest in the Need for Speed series or Forza Horizons, The Crew is actually an MMO RPG.

When first presented with this concept at a recent Ubisoft event, I was a little skeptical that a racing game could be classified as such, given that it doesn't necessarily involve giant monsters and upgradeable weapons, and certainly bears no fantastical setting. However, after getting an hour long hands-on with the new game and witnessing the number of ways that this separates itself from its ilk, I could definitely see how it could be deserving of this different classification.

In The Crew, your vastly upgradeable and customizable car is your weapon. The giant monster you perpetually battle is the road, in several different kinds of events and spanning a seemingly large storyline across five enormous regions of the United States.

And like all MMO RPG's, The Crew is so much better with friends.

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9:00 PM on 04.07.2014

Final Fantasy artist Yoshitaka Amano paints Child of Light art

I am endlessly excited for the old school JRPG-inspired Child of Light, which comes out April 30. PC and PlayStation (PS3/PS4 are Cross-Buy) players will also be able to buy a physical, deluxe edition of the game (currently only available for pre-order in Europe, the Middle East, and Africa), which comes with DLC, artwork, and a poster of Yoshitaka Amano's work, shown in the neat video above.

Steven Hansen





2:30 PM on 04.07.2014

Ubisoft to publish AirMech Arena on Xbox 360

AirMech, the action-oriented real-time strategy franchise from Carbon Games, will be arriving on Xbox 360 this summer. Published by Ubisoft, AirMech Arena will offer free-to-play cooperative and competitive multiplayer ...

Conrad Zimmerman

9:00 AM on 04.04.2014

Erik Estrada calls you a 'clownshow disaster' in this Trials Fusion ad

No matter what life path Erik Estrada chooses to walk, they all lead back to one place -- the ol' beat. From CHiPS to his semi-job as a reserve police officer, upholding the law is in Officer Estrada's blood. That's why...

Brett Makedonski



Child of Light is a return to classic JRPG wonder photo
Child of Light is a return to classic JRPG wonder
by Alessandro Fillari

Last year, the news of Ubisoft making an old-school throwback to the JRPG genre took a number of people by surprise. When Destructoid got the chance to check it out, there was a healthy amount of curiosity around it. Not too many people knew what to make of it, especially considering it was coming from the team that made Far Cry 3, which is a title that seems very far apart from it.

But after spending some time with Child of Light, about three hours to be exact, there might be more in common with these two titles than you think. I got the chance to talk with lead writer Jeffrey Yohalem, and saw what passion and a small team working on a unique throwback to JRPG titles managed to come up with.

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12:45 PM on 04.02.2014

Deals! Ubisoft is doing a huge PS3 sale

Are you somehow in need of more games to play? Perhaps you float around in a jelly filled sac, sleeping only three hours per day, and spend the rest of your waking life playing videogames to stave off the debilitating pain of...

Steven Hansen

1:15 PM on 04.01.2014

Is Blood Dragon III: Vietnam War 2 just an April Fools' Day joke?

Look, my attitude to April Fools' Day is that if it looks like bollocks and it sounds like bollocks, then it probably is bollocks. However, after last year's reveal of the amazing Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon on April Fools' Day, ...

Alasdair Duncan

2:30 PM on 03.31.2014

Ubisoft will support last-gen consoles for years to come

We're finally starting to see games being developed with just the Xbox One and PlayStation 4 (and PC) in mind such as Evolve, Assassin's Creed Unity, and more. But what about the millions upon millions of you that still own l...

Hamza CTZ Aziz

3:15 PM on 03.27.2014

Watch Dogs' digital Chicago explored in new trailer

A new video has been released by Ubisoft to inform players of what they can expect when exploring the city of Chicago in Watch Dogs. It emphasizes the open nature of the world, the player's ability to impact it through the g...

Conrad Zimmerman

2:15 PM on 03.27.2014

Assassin's Creed Comet has you playing as a Templar

Man, someone at Ubisoft sure loves spilling all the secrets. This time it's on Assassin's Creed Comet, an alleged Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 only entry into the series. It's apparently going to see you playing as a Templar wi...

Hamza CTZ Aziz

5:00 AM on 03.26.2014

Ubisoft bringing Watch Dogs, Child of Light, more to PAX East

Ubisoft is the first major player out of the gate to reveal their lineup of content for PAX East next month. On the AAA front, fans can't play it, but they can watch Watch Dogs be played in a never-before-seen demo. Plus ther...

Hamza CTZ Aziz

5:30 PM on 03.25.2014

Trick-filled new trailer for Trials Fusion

Ubisoft has released this new trailer for Trials Fusion, with a look at some of the flips, grabs and holds possible with the game's new FMX trick system. Trials may not have needed more ways to screw up a landing, but t...

Conrad Zimmerman

2:30 PM on 03.24.2014

Trials Frontier to arrive on iOS April 10

Trials Frontier, the first mobile version of RedLynx's acrobatic motorcycle series, now has a release date of April 10 for iOS devices. An Android launch of the free-to-play racing title will arrive at a later, as yet undisc...

Conrad Zimmerman





1:00 PM on 03.21.2014

Ridable elephants in the Himalayas rumored for Far Cry 4

As much as I truly am down for more Far Cry, I don't have it in me to play through another tropical island setting. There's been talk before that the still-unannounced Far Cry 4 will travel to the Himalayas -- a much more com...

Jordan Devore



Assassin's Creed: Unity confirmed for PC, PS4, and Xbox One photo
Assassin's Creed: Unity confirmed for PC, PS4, and Xbox One
by Chris Carter

Ubisoft has confirmed the existence of Assassin's Creed: Unity, which was just leaked a few days ago. It'll arrive on the PC, PS4, and Xbox One platforms this Holiday season, making it the first true current-gen entry, and seems to take place during the French Revolution.

Despite what people may think about the oversaturation of the franchise, the fact is I've enjoyed most of the series, annual releases and all, with a few missteps here and there (Revelations and III). Black Flag showed that the series still has it, so to speak, so I hope Unity can deliver.

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