Another week, another LOL Ubisoft moment. If WordPress let me run ads on this blog, I think that I could have put myself through university with all the foot-in-mouth moments coming out of Ubisoft over the last few months.
The latest LOL Ubisoft (LOLbisoft?) moment is from Far Cry 4 creative director Alex Hutchinson. He told the Official Xbox Magazine that resolution is “certainly not something I care about in a game.”
When I posted the roundup of gameplay footage from Gamescom, I thought that would cover all the gameplay reveals and demos at this year’s edition of Gamescom. I was slightly wrong.
Over the course of the weekend, we got plenty more hands-on demonstrations of some of this fall’s biggest games. If you’re looking forward to triple-A games like The Witcher 3, Far Cry 4 and LittleBigPlanet 3, this second roundup of gameplay footage from Gamescom has you covered. There are a few horror games thrown in as an added bonus if that’s your speed. Definitely not mine but I get the feeling some of you would enjoy a quick laugh if I was to let’s play or stream me playing one.
Now that you’ve read about the Ubisoft keynote briefing, it’s time to watch most of it. While I’ve only got the five most interesting trailers from Ubisoft’s E3 presser, those videos still cover 23 minutes of Ubisoft’s one-hour presentation. While Ubisoft might not have had a lot of games to show off this year, they certainly went into depth on the games they did show us.
The only problem was that all the delays over the last year meant that there seemed to be no room for Ubisoft to unveil new IPs at E3 this year. Instead, new games were the last thing on Ubi’s mind this year as they focused on established franchises and delayed games for this year’s E3. If I didn’t know better, I’d swear this was their 2013 E3 keynote on repeat.
Ubisoft may not have been planning to let the cat out of the bag on two of their more popular franchises but that hasn’t stopped info from coming out. Late last week, word started leaking fast about the upcoming iterations in the popular Far Cry and flagship Assassin’s Creed franchise. In fact, Ubisoft was caught so off guard that they admitted that they weren’t expecting to have to officially confirm AC5 yet.