Ubisoft Reveals Reasons It's Focusing On 'Live Services' Over Traditional Game Releases

Ubisoft Reveals Reasons It's Focusing On 'Live Services' Over Traditional Game Releases

In addition to these titles, a slew of DLC is scheduled to release for Assassin's Creed Origins, South Park: The Fractured But Whole, Rainbox Six Siege, and For Honor. As it's leapt from one historical setting to another, we've visited the time of the third crusade, explored renaissance Italy, the American and French Revolutions, Victorian London and now Ancient Egypt. Don't be surprised as you see that focus reflected more and more in the big-budget games released by Ubisoft and others going forward.

Assassin's Creed Discovery Tour makes great use of its source material, and also peppers in a few interesting tidbits about game-development decisions.

Of course, purchasing season passes on top of full-price games isn't appealing to everyone and mixing this in with far less palatable microtransactions and loot boxes seems like a rather surefire way to invite negative reactions from players, particularly in the current climate. That tomb was already in the game.

Assassin's Creed has always danced a complicated jig between historical accuracy and bonkers, sci-fi fun.

"Assassin's Creed: Origins" is the tenth major instalment in the successful "Assassin's Creed" franchise.

"This new educational mode of the game lets everyone, from players to history-enthusiasts and non-gamers, choose between free roaming the attractive world of Ancient Egypt to learn more about its history and daily life, or embarking on guided tours curated by historians and Egyptologists".


Just from playing the game for even an hour, I actually learnt things about this period that I never knew before. Little tidbits about how Alexandria sought to be a central pool of all knowledge, confiscating the books that visitors had on them, copying these books by hand, and then handing the copies back to their owners while keeping the originals for themselves. Durand said there are 75 "tours" in Discovery mode that will give players in-depth information about different monuments or the daily lives of Egyptians.

In the Q&A, Maxime also confirmed that "Discovery Tour" will be adding three new achievements to the game, and fortunately for us, we have just picked them up. Being able to communicate with fans and explain design decisions or future plans is something that can make everyone more happy in the long run. It's purely about exploration within this trove of history.

Character chosen, you walk around the map from one point to another, each stop providing a brief audio explanation about some facet of a subject: the sphinx's nose, for example, or unusual shafts in a pyramid chamber. An authoritative-sounding narrator reads the text to players.

Along the way, there are certain insights into the game's creation as well. One of the issues, though, is the age rating. As a champion that slowly began creeping back onto Summoner's Rift following some updates that made him more viable in the jungle and elsewhere, the skin is one of Ekko's better ones and is worth buying if you're putting in a decent amount of time with Ekko.

The "tours" are dotted around the world map, structured around pre-existing setpieces that have been tweaked to include extra details and make them easier to access. Still, it's good that players can choose between so many characters.

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