This week Ubisoft announced that Ubisoft Reflections, the studio responsible for Driver: San Fancisco, and Just Dance 4 (in association with Ubisoft Paris) will lend a helping hand to Ubisoft Massive for the upcoming Tom Clancy's The Division.
I enjoyed the big Tom Clancy's The Division reveal at E3 this year. Seeing the tattered landscape of post-apocalyptic New York pull back to reveal the vastness of this multiplayer 3rd person shooter was definitely a highlight of the show for me. The concept of a disease spreading on Black Friday sounded less like a coherent plot and more like a cautionary tale against American greed, however.
The team at Massive Entertainment rolled out a few pieces of information for its upcoming open world RPG Tom Clancy's The Division. The biggest is that the previously console-exclusive title will now be coming to PC. Publisher Ubisoft says this is largely due to the "vocal and passionate PC community" and something about "the positive energy [they] bring back to the team". So, in short, love vibes, fan rants, and online petitions. (We kid, we kid.)
At Co-Optimus we love ourselves a bit of Tom Clancy, especially of the Rainbow Six variety, but with that series in limbo what has the Tomster got for us instead? We have already seen something from the upcoming Tom Clancy's The Division, but how does the co-op work and is it more PvP? Ubisoft try to explain...
E3 has officially kicked off, and video game news has been showered upon the the world in torrents of information. One of the games that was revealed yesterday during Ubisoft's E3 2013 press conference was a game set in the Tom Clancy universe by the name of The Division. The Division takes a unique spin on the Tom Clancy mythos, asking the question of what happens when the big disaster strikes. The game world of The Division assumes a form of a dysotopian and anarchistic homeland. Cue "the division," a group of highly trained operatives tasked with rebuilding what was once lost.
The Splinter Cell franchise has always had a very unique and engaging legacy of cooperative gameplay. The different co-op modes have spanned from tandem stealth-play missions to special modes involving spies and hunters. An inside look at the cooperative mechanics of Splinter Cell: Blacklist has surfaced on Joystiq. In it, they share some of their impressions on the ways that co-op works in the latest Splinter Cell game.
Is the “Upper Echelon Edition” of Splinter Cell: Blacklist not enough for your uber fandom? Get ready to dig deep into your wallet, for the whopping “Paladin Collector’s Edition” has arrived.
Ghost Recon: Future Soldier is only a few weeks away, so it might be time to clear out your backlog of Ghost Recon and other Tom Clancy games. At least, that's what Microsoft thinks, hence the Tom Clancy DLC sale on Xbox Live. Downloadable content for both GRAWs, Splinter Cell Conviction (my favorite Clancy game), and even the high-flying HAWX games are all on sale for half off for Xbox Live Gold members until Tuesday.
Hello, my name is Samoza and I have a confession to make - I like single player games. Co-op experiences are fantastic, but sometimes you want to be alone. One such case is the sublime Heavy Rain - a game so infused with emotion that my partner sat and watched it like a film as I played (not so alone then). Rainbow 6: Patriots is a game aiming to do something very similar. Therefore, the news that Heavy Rain designer Jean-Sebastien Decant is taking over as creative lead must be a good thing. Or is it a sign of the development struggling?
A typical conversation between Ubisoft and Co-Optimus goes like this; "What do you want?" - Information. "Who is Rainbow 1?" - you are Rainbow 6. "Co-Optimus is not a number, we are free men!" We may consider ourselves free and not Prisoners, but we would still like more information on the upcoming Tom Clancy's Rainbow 6: Patriots and some artwork if you please? Ubisoft have duly obliged.
My advice. Don't vault.