“We are making sure the teams who are creating the different iterations have enough time – two years, three years, so that they can take risk and they can change the concept enough so that it can be appealing and fresh,” Guillemot told Kotaku.
We’ll assume that one of the games are Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag. The other two are pretty much up in the airs, but a fifth game doesn’t seem implausible nor does some type kind of spin-off.
The multiplayer aspect of Watch Dogs have been detailed. It’s pretty cool, actually.
For instance, your in-game smartphone can be hacked by other players. If they install a virus on it, you must use your smartphone’s Profiler app to find the hacker before the virus is completely installed. You will see a percentage pop up, showing how long until you’re hacked.
Hackers appear as normal NPCs to you, but in reality you’ll play Aiden Pearce, unless you hack into someone else’s game. It’s a bit complicated perhaps, but bear with me as I quote from the Ubisoft blog:
“In Watch Dogs, when you enter someone else’s game, you will appear to the other player as “not-Aiden.” In other words, if I hack into your game, I will see you (the “hackee”) as yet another NPC-esque character on my screen. And if you hack into my game, you will continue to be Aiden on your screen, but I will see you, likewise, as a “generic” in-game character.”
With the Profiler app you’ll scan to pinpoint the hacker’s location. For wider range you can also hack into cameras. In order to stop the virus and the hacking, you need to locate the hacker and take him out.
MP can be switched off if you rather not deal with hackers. During missions, MP will be switched off regardless of your choice.
The Assassin’s Creed movie starring Michael Fassbender will be released on Memorial Day 2015. The Splinter Cell movie will star Tom Hardy. Both of the actors are also attached as producers to the projects. Michael Bay will be developing Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon into a potential film franchise at Warner Bros., Ubisoft has announced. Ubisoft is currently in talks with Frank Marshall and Basil Iwanyk to serve as producers for two movies, respectively.
Ubisoft will retain the creative control over the movies for Watch Dogs, Far Cry and Rabbids. This means a special division will hire screenwriters, directors, cast and choose the production shingles and studios. Ubisoft will fiance the scripts.
The plan for Rabbids is for it to be a live-action film featuring the rabbits as CG characters, similar to The Smurfs or Alvin and the Chipmunks. The movies will not be retelling the games, but will feature a completely new plot.
Rainbow 6: Patriots started out as a current-gen game, but has been moved to PS4 & Xbox One. Technically it was stated next-gen, so it depends on Ubisoft‘s belief whether or not Wii U counts in to that niche.
“We can’t — and we don’t want to — make ten giant blockbuster games at the same time,” Ubisoft senior vice president of sales and marketing Tony Key told IGN. “We’re absolutely making another Rainbow 6. We’ve already said so. We just, as we enter this new generation, have to make sure we make the right game at the right time with the right feature sets.”
“And Rainbow 6 got caught in the transition of going to next-gen and essentially we’re figuring out ‘well, are we making the right game for the right hardware systems?’ And you know, on Watch Dogs, the guys have been working on that game and it’s always been a next-generation game in their minds and the way they were designing it. And at the end of the day when the specs showed up for next generation, they had guessed right. That’s not always the case.”
“Sometimes you have to take a step back and go ‘you know, I’m seeing the possibilities, but it’s gonna take more time,’” Key added. “We don’t really have anything else to announce or say about Rainbow 6, but we will say it’s a really exciting project for us and we can’t wait to say more.”
The E3 trailer for South Park: The Stick of Truth has been released. The teaser trailer is weird. Perhaps not as weird as the TV show, but weird nonetheless. Trolls they are, all we have is the game coming “this Holiday season” to Xbox 360, PS3, and PC. Or you know, “some” holiday season pretty soon if we’re lucky.
The walkthrough demo of Watch Dogs shown during E3 has been uploaded for your viewing pleasure. The video is 7-minutes long and is a pure pleasure to watch. If you’re contemplating on purchasing the game; this video might tip you in the direction of purchasing the game at launch.