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Ubisoft might be testing in-game ads integrated into Assassin’s Creed gameplay, drawing criticism from players
Players have found out that Ubisoft has apparently started experimenting with in-game ads. These pop-up banners appear during gameplay, promoting discounts on the latest Assassin’s Creed title.
Serge Hascoët and four other former Ubisoft execs taken into custody as part of harassment investigation
French police have arrested several former Ubisoft executives to question them about workplace harassment allegations. This is part of an investigation that has been running for more than a year.
Rainbow Six Mobile hits 17 million pre-registrations, with Yves Guillemot calling it “Ubisoft’s first AAA mobile game”
Ubisoft is gearing up for the global launch of Rainbow Six Mobile. The company has high hopes for the title, developed by Ubisoft Montreal, which is expected to strengthen its position in the mobile market.
Microsoft to transfer Activision Blizzard cloud gaming rights to Ubisoft, but CMA says “This is not a green light”
Microsoft is now trying to restructure its proposed acquisition of Activision Blizzard to finally get approval from the UK regulator. That’s why the company has announced a new cloud gaming agreement with Ubisoft.
Ubisoft calls its partnership with Tencent “one of the biggest publishing deals ever” as it releases Q1 results
Ubisoft has published a report for the first fiscal quarter ended June 30. The publisher has seen a drop in sales, but it remains confident about its future, betting on its IP and upcoming mobile games.
Genshin Impact developer miHoYo generated more profit in 2022 than Activision Blizzard, EA, and Embracer
miHoYo is a private company, so it doesn’t have to release financial statements. However, Chinese media recently disclosed some information about the Genshin Impact developer’s revenue and profit.
Ubisoft betting big on free-to-play and AI as it reports record operating loss of €585 million
Ubisoft has published its financial results for the fiscal year ended March 31. The company posted significant losses and outlined its plans for the future, which include the focus on core-franchises, F2P, and AI adoption.
Ubisoft introduces Ghostwriter, AI narrative tool to help game writers create lines for NPCs
More game companies are trying to incorporate AI technologies into their development processes. Ubisoft has introduced Ghostwriter, its own machine learning tool that should make it easier for writers to create interactions and dialogues with NPC.
French Union calls on Ubisoft workers to strike: “Mr. Guillemot is trying to shift the blame onto the employees”
Following the announcement of Ubisoft’s “targeted restructuring” and CEO Yves Guillemot’s controversial address to employees, a French union has called on workers to strike. The organization also demanded a 10% salary increase.
Ubisoft shares plunge 20% after canceling three games, announcing job cuts, and lowering revenue targets
Ubisoft is going through harsh times as it prepares for a targeted restructuring. This includes cutting costs, layoffs, the cancellation of several games, and lowering revenue targets amid weaker sales and an empty release schedule.
How Assassin’s Creed III animation team raised the bar 10 years ago despite hardware limitations
Assassin’s Creed III animation director Jonathan Cooper has recalled how the Ubisoft Montreal team created animation for the game. From rebuilt combat to ragdoll physics, the devs did a great job, making the project look impressive even after 10 years.
Report: some Ubisoft devs refuse to work on Assassin’s Creed Red due to ‘culture of fear’ created by its director
Some Ubisoft Quebec employees are unhappy that creative director Jonathan Dumont has kept his job despite misconduct allegations. He is reportedly the reason they refuse to work on the next Assassin’s Creed game.
Yves Guillemot on Ubisoft’s future after Tencent deal: “We can do whatever we want”
Ubisoft CEO Yves Guillemot has opened up Tencent’s recent investment in Guillemot Brothers Ltd. He noted that this deal won’t affect the company’s independence in any way, while also commenting on the latest share price drop.