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Ubisoft Potentially Planted Sci-Fi Game Trailer in Watch Dogs 2?

 

In Ubisoft’s latest Watch Dogs title which releases November 15, a NeoGaf user FlammableAce who found the trailer commented, “This wasn’t a main story mission, It was a side mission that opened up after I stumbled upon a guy on the phone who happened to be a Ubisoft employee talking about Assassin’s Creed Syndicate, Unity and ‘Osiris’ leaks.”

The footage in the video states that the title had been revealed at E3 behind closed doors, as we can see watermarks stating that it’s confidential and is a piece of E3 media which is outlined at the bottom of the screen (E3_Conf_Video_v03). As we see the video begin inside the Ubisoft building, the point of view hacks and navigates its way through several cameras situated in the office which finally makes its way to a Ubisoft employees PC that is playing the trailer.

The trailer reveals a space exploration typed game coupled with western music that gives off a very No Man Sky vibe with its familiar colour palettes but also mimicking the new Read Dead Redemption 2 reveal trailer as it shows off scenery and vistas as opposed to characters. Some media outlets are claiming that Ubisoft is poking fun at No Man Sky developers.

A supposed ex-Ubisoft developer posted on forum NeoGAF that he, “knew very little about it just before [he] left Ubi over two years ago and never actually saw any in-game stuff. Pretty sure it’s real, like I said, I only heard rumblings of a big space game as they keep stuff on tight lockdown even between studios, so my knowledge ends at that sadly.”

At the end of the trailer where the stream is interrupted due to a connection failure, we cut to the main protagonist Marcus Holloway who is speaking to fellow DedSec friends where they make comments like, “I can see the headlines now, ‘New Trailer Sucks’, ‘New Trailer Kicks Ass’, ‘New Trailer is Okay.’”

Marcus proceeds to leak the unannounced title which could be interpreted as a joke as Watch Dogs 2 had been leaked several times just as many upcoming titles in the past have been, such as the concept for For Honor, the next placement setting for the next Assassin’s Creed title Assassin’s Creed: Empire and many titles in the industry.

Leaks have almost become the norm in the video game industry with very few companies being able to keep a lid on upcoming titles unless you are Hideo Kojima who was able to keep under wraps Death Stranding or Rockstar Games with Red Dead Redemption 2. A more recent example of a leak and or rumour was when someone was seen on the Montreal subway working on a PowerPoint presentation with the title of the upcoming Tomb Raider visible on the top right hand corner.

So is Ubisoft trying to control the announcement of this new sci-fi title? Could this potentially be a mini-game in Watch Dogs 2 or is it just a regular side mission?

Another studio to do something similar was when Guerrilla Games left a Horizon Zero Dawn Easter egg in Killzone: Shadowfall back when the project was still a mere rumour.

 

This isn’t the first time Ubisoft created a fictional Ubisoft Studio in one of their titles as Tom Clancy’s: The Division had a studio which was converted into a safe house in the heart of New York. Massive Ubisoft Banners with Grow Home murals and For Honor posters can be found along the back wall of the office space. It’s safe to assume that Ubisoft was attempting to be meta whilst promoting previous and upcoming titles.

Watch Dogs 2 released: November 15 2016 for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One and November 29 for PC.

So what’s your take on all of this?

Do you think it’s a real trailer? Or is Ubisoft just poking fun at itself? Let us know in the comments below.

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Promotional Work For Assassin’s Creed: Ezio Collection Have Come To Light

UPDATE

Amazon Italy have now listed the Ezio Collection confirming that the title will launch on November 17.

ORIGINAL STORY 

A promotional image has come to light yesterday by the French gaming site Gameblog, shedding more information on the Assassin’s Creed: The Ezio Collection rumors that were prompted from a Korean Games Rating Board.

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Gameblog reported that the Ezio Collection will include Assassin’s Creed 2, Assassins’s Creed Brotherhood, and Assassin’s Creed Revelations that will all be remastered in 1080p/30fps.

Don’t get me wrong, I’m all for this remastered or ‘up scaling’ of these iconic titles – they have a special place in my heart as some of my most beloved games as well as being universal fan favourite titles compared to some of the other AC entries in the most recent years.

In 2012 however, there was an Assassin’s Creed Ezio Trilogy which came out in November of that year for the PS3, Xbox 360 and PC, so releasing another collection of the games which features Ezio does seem very odd.

In saying that, graphics have made massive improvements since 2012, so having those iconic titles appear on current gen consoles wouldn’t be a particularly negative thing (only to my bank account).

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While all of this is still unconfirmed by Ubisoft, as previously mentioned what prompted the rumours were screenshots from a Korean Game Ratings board website that published age ratings for the supposed collection.

According to NeoGaf, the listings indicated that ratings were awarded recently for PlayStation 4 as well as an Xbox One version.

The collection is reported to also include all the DLC as well as the short films Assassin’s Creed: Lineage and Assassin’s Creed Embers.

It’s not unusual to have this collection focus again on Ezio Auditore – he is is one of the most beloved assassin protagonists in the series. Aside from his alluring Italian charm, he is one of the only protagonists from the series who has a couple titles dedicated to his story.

According to the report the collection is supposedly going to be available in November 2016 and will cost less than €70/$60.

It makes sense for Ubisoft to release this collection, as they aren’t releasing a new Assassin’s Creed title this year, so this is probably their idea of filling in that gap. while they work on their next title to be set in Egypt for 2017.

This trend of remastering beloved video game titles is definitely a recurring theme as we will see the release the BioShock Collection come out on September 13.

Games like BioShock and Assassin’s Creed have played integral roles in shaping our industry over the past decade, so I say roll on the nostalgia wagon.

For more news on Assassin’s Creed: Ezio Collection and many more collections to come, don’t forget to follow us on our official Twitter accounts at @Hackinfomer and @GeorgiaDanaG.

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Watch Dogs 2 Trailer World Premiere

UPDATE

Ubisoft will be revealing Watch Dogs 2 today as we have been reporting on various leaks, trying to piece together the puzzle that is the new Watch Dogs. 

Earlier today the first 30 seconds of the trailer had already been leaked, and yesterday as you can see from the original story below, we already knew a lot more about the game than we probably should have.

Watch Dogs 2 is set to release on November 15, and there are even special editions priced up to $100 already on Amazon.

You can watch the World Premier in the video linked above.

ORIGINAL STORY

As the excitement of E3 looms in approximately a weeks time, many companies are teasing their games in the format of larger than life posters plastered around select locations in the US, as we have seen the poster for Guerrilla Games’ PlayStation 4 exclusive Horizon: Zero Dawn and online ad reveals that have been popping up on Twitch for Watch Dogs 2

A brief video teaser titled “Hello World”  is reminiscent of the reveal for Assassin’s Creed Syndicate as seen below with the iconic Assassin’s gauntlet.

An official Watch Dogs countdown clock on the website confirms the world premier video for Watch Dogs 2 will be revealed on Wednesday 8 June on the times listed below:

  • 5PM BST time
  • 6PM CEST time
  • 9AM Pacific time
  • 12PM Eastern time
  • 12AM East Asian time

Ads that have been floating around today on the web have been confirming earlier rumours that the game is to be set in San Francisco, with the Golden Gate bridge visible in the background of the ad. The release of the title will apparently be on Tuesday 15 November 2016, as indicated by the screenshot which was visible on the IGN homepage snapped by Eurogamer.

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Leaks for Watch Dogs 2 had been bragged about early last month by actor Cort King who made claims he was to be the voice actor and motion capture actor for the games leading protagonist.

According to the post’s image description, the actor had a, “blast doing motion capture work as the lead character in a new video game series” following the hashtag #WatchDogs2.

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Ubisoft’s E3 press conference will be held on Monday June 13, kicking off at 1PT/4PM ET/ 9PM UK.

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Rumor: Fallout 4 Next DLC Titled Nuka World

Following speculation on the Fallout 4 sub-reddit, fans seem to believe that the next DLC pack will be called ‘Nuka World’ from one reddit users diligent scanning of the games files.

In a post on the sub-reddit forum submitted by reddit user Flashman7870, the line of code ‘DLCNukaWorld.esm’ highlighted in the picture makes reference to the supposed Nuka World. According to various sources, when Bethesda use .esm files it’s usually for main game files.

Making assumptions from the title of the DLC ‘Nuka World’ many people are starting to assume that it will be set in some sort of nightmarish post-apocalyptic Nuka cola theme park that will feature rides, mascots and attractions based on the famous Nuka Cola beverage. Whilst others are leaning towards a theory where players will be set out to track down the long lost Nuka Cola beverage formula. Either way, both of those theories seem pretty enticing to me, even though I would like to play around in a killer Nuka World theme park.

Although the facts at this point are still not set in stone as there hasn’t been any official statements from Bethesda confirming the validity of the new DLC title, many sources believe that Bethesda are likely to make some sort of announcement this year at the company’s E3 2016 press conference that happens annually in the month of June seen below in a tweet.

Since the release of Fallout 4, Bethesda have kept players pretty occupied with their post-launch DLC when they introduced Automatron, as players went up against the Mechanist with the aid of their freshly modded robotic companions and Wasteland Workshop that came out on April 12, an add on that gave people even more artistic licence to decorate and upgrade their over-the-top settlements with neon lights and specially crafted cages.

Also in the image provided in the post, there is a clear indication of code for the Wasteland Workshop called “DLCWorkshop02” and “DLCWorkshop03” code, which is simultaneously good and bad news because I always find myself spending too many hours decorating my settlements.

In the meantime, the Far Harbor DLC that was recently added onto the main game on May 19 included 20 hours of lengthy game-play for main and side quests, terrifying new enemies, weapons, gear and the largest land mass add on a Bethesda game has seen.

A new case from Valentine’s Detective Agency leads you on a search for a young woman and a secrety colony of synths. Travel off the coast of Maine to the mysterious island of Far Harbor, where higher levels of radiation have created a more feral world. Navigate through the growing conflict between the synths, the Children of Atom, and the local townspeople. Will you work toward bringing peace to Far Harbor, and at what cost? Far Harbor features the largest landmass fpr am add-on that we’ve ever created, filed with new faction quests, settlements, lethal creatures and dungeons. Become more powerful with new, higher-level armor and weapons. The choices are all yours. 

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However, since the release of the Far Harbor DLC there have been many issues regarding the overall performance and frame rate dips that occur in the dense fog that myself and many others have been experiencing.

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