Ubisoft released a list of the top 20 best-selling console franchises of this generation, and you’ll never guess who scored #1. That’s right: Call of Duty, closely followed by Mario and the FIFA series. Ubisoft’s own Assassin’s Creed and Just Dance franchises made #5 and #12, respectively.
However, in classic Industry style, the list leaves out one very significant player in the land of Generation 7. See if you can spot it by clicking below.
It’s been over half a year since Ubisoft announced they’d struck a deal to create an Assassin’s Creed movie. Now, 20th Century Fox has set a release date for the film: May 22, 2015 – otherwise known as Memorial Day. That’s around the time of the release of The Avengers 2.
As previously reported, the film will star Michael Fassbender, who is also taking on the producer role. The film had once been set for release sometime this year, but apparently those plans fell through.
There’s a lot of work that has to go into creating each individual segment of a game, and the Killzone: Shadow Fall demo was particularly intensive in a lot of areas, such as environments and environmental effects. A new technical demo released by Guerrilla Games explores some of the aspects of the demo’s creation, including wind speeds, force field effects, and environment mapping.
Click below to take a look.
Ubisoft declared that “core gamers are starving” due to the long wait between this-gen and next-gen, saying they’ve gone “8 years without a new console.” It’s actually been only seven years since holiday 2006, but I guess they’re referring to the start of the console generation with Xbox 360 in 2005.
Of course, there are a couple assumptions involved in this statement. First, that “core gamers” only exist on Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3, not on Wii or Wii U. By “core gamers,” I guess Ubisoft means “people who buy our AAA products,” not people who avidly play games generally. Otherwise, you know, there already is a new console. You know, that one we talk about most of the time? Second, that “core gamers” are actually “starving” for new consoles.