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Ubisoft’s Xbox Live sale discounts Splinter Cell, Ghost Recon & more

Ubisoft has launched a Tom Clancy-flavoured sale on Xbox Live, covering such franchises as Splinter Cell and Ghost Recon. I’m not sure exactly what Tom tastes like, for the record.

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Tom Clancy's EndWar headlines

  • EndWar 2 put on the "backburner"

    Having previously confirmed that a sequel to voice-controlled RTS EndWar was in development at Ubi Shanghai, Michael de Plater, lead on the original’s team, has told VG247 that the project has been put on hold.

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  • EndWar boss - PC and console difference is about "hit-driven" market, not design

    Ubisoft dev head Michael de Plater has told VG247 that the differences between success in the PC and console spaces are less to do with design and more concerned with “the market”. De Plater most recently headed up voice-based multi-format RTS EndWar at Ubi Shanghai. “It was the biggest learning experience of my life,” said […]

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  • EndWar sequel in the works

    Ubisoft’s Michael de Plater has told Videogamer that an Endwar sequel is definitely in the works. “Giving more attention to the single-player is straightforward to address and will make the game a lot of fun,” said the exec. “Changing the way the combat chain works, the paper, scissors, rock, and adding the differentiation between the […]

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  • Tom Clancy's EndWar to be amBX-enabled on PC

    The PC version of Tom Clancy’s EndWar will be amBX-enabled, Ubisoft said today. For the uninitiated, amBX is an ambient system which adds external lights, speakers and rumbling to your games. Yep: rumbling. “War gaming has taken on a new meaning with the arrival of amBX in Tom Clancy’s EndWar,” said amBX marketing boss Jo […]

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  • New EndWar DLC and images

    Ubisoft has announced the release of the “Faction Elite Pack” DLC for Tom Clancy’s EndWar. Available on Xbox 360, and PS3 the Faction Elite Pack costs 300 Microsoft points or $3.75. (no Euro price as of yet). The Pack DLC will include three new battalions, six new upgrades and a bunch of new armour. IGN […]

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  • EndWar out today

    Ubisoft’s sent out a gentle reminder that voice-controlled console RTS Tom Clancy’s EndWar is out today. Just in case you only had eyes for the other game, obviously. “By allowing players to control the game entirely with their voice, the launch of Tom Clancy’s EndWar marks a strategic shift in the way games can be […]

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  • EndWar gets Bluetooth headset bundle, first reviews

    Tom Clancy’s EndWar’s shipping on Friday, in case you thought there was only one game worth buying out at the end of this week, ad to celebrate Ubisoft’s announced details a Bluetooth headset pack for the PS3 version. The voice commanded RTS needs to something to allow your voice to command, obviously, so this is […]

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  • Ubi: Endwar's not about being a blockbuster on day one

    Tom Clancy’s EndWar’s going into shops day and date with Gears of War 2 on November 7, but Ubisoft Shanghai director Michael de Plater isn’t worried. The voice-comm strategy game is likely to be a slow burn, he told VG247. “I don’t think EndWar’s all about being a blockbuster on day one,” he said. “I […]

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  • StarCraft on console would look more like EndWar, says Ubi

    Blizzard would never simply port StarCraft to console. If it decided to move to under-TV machines with the franchise, the game would end up looking more like Tom Clancy’s EndWar than its PC counterpart, Ubi Shanghai director Michael de Plater’s told VG247. “Something like the StarCraft universe would be fantastic for the style of game […]

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  • Strategy boss: Listening to hardcore audience has killed RTS sales

    Listening to feedback from hardcore RTS fans has driven complexity up and sales days in the genre. That’s according to Ubi Shanghai boss Michael de Plater, dev lead on Tom Clancy’s EndWar. “Strategy games have almost suffered by listening too much to their hardcore audience,” the exec told VG247. “Every iteration, from Command & Conquer […]

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  • Halo Wars and voice comms wouldn't be a good mix, says EndWar boss

    Voice controls wouldn’t work with Ensemble RTS Halo Wars, EndWar boss Michael de Plater has told VG247, as it’s too complex a game. “I don’t even know that voice command would even be a very good solution for that style of game because the complexity of what you have to do is so much higher, […]

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  • EndWar goes gold

    Ubi’s confirmed that Tom Clancy’s EndWar has gone gold. The voice-controlled RTS will release for 360 and PS3 on November 7. And that, pretty much, is that.

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  • EndWar confirmed for PSP and DS

    Ubisoft’s confirmed PSP and DS version of RTS Tom Clancy’s EndWar, says Play. German outfit Funatics will be handling both SKUs, apparently. There won’t be voice commands in either. No date as yet. Update: Both games are out on November 4. There’s are some screens on Joystiq.

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  • EndWar's voice input inspired by Guitar Hero and Wii

    Tom Clancy’s EndWar’s voice-controlled antics took their cue from the “natural” input methods of Guitar Hero and Wii, Ubisoft Shanghai boss Michael de Plater has told VG247. “We were very much inspired by other natural input methods, whether it’s the guitar for Guitar Hero, or the steering wheel for driving games, or the Wii,” said […]

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  • EndWar demo goes up on Live

    According to this CVG piece, there’s an EndWar demo on Live now. It’s a 1.6Gb download, and should give you a good run around the voice-controlled RTS prior to its November 7 launch. Have a waz.

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  • Ensemble would have survived if Microsoft had confidence in PC sales, says de Plater

    Ubisoft Shanghai creative director Michael de Plater has said he believes Microsoft would have kept Ensemble Studios running if the firm has real confidence in PC games sales. “I think it’s terrible, really a shame that Ensemble’s been shut,” he told VG247. “It’s really a bit of a shock… It just speaks of the problems […]

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  • TGS: New EndWar movies and screens released

    On CVG, the site with the greatest media admin team in the entire world. We had a waz on this last week, and it was pretty much brilliant as far as a bit of multiplayer was concerned. Take a look. It’s out on November 7.

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  • Ubisoft creative director: "Piracy's basically killing PC"

    Ubisoft Shanghai creative director Michael de Plater has told VG247 that a PC version of EndWar would most likely be shipping alongside the console SKUs if it wasn’t for rampant PC piracy, and that copyright theft is essentially destroying the PC games market. “To be honest, if PC wasn’t pirated to hell and back, there’d […]

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  • End War VIP beta demo starts...now [Update - It's been delayed again]

    Ubisoft UK has announced that the Tom Clancy’s EndWar VIP beta demo is scheduled to start today on Xbox 360. Now, even. If you’re not sure what to do and how, through the link there’s a handy FAQ that explains everything. So have a look. By Mike Bowden Update: Looks like there are further delays. […]

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Tom Clancy's EndWar Latest

  • Ubisoft’s Xbox Live sale discounts Splinter Cell, Ghost Recon & more

    Ubisoft has launched a Tom Clancy-flavoured sale on Xbox Live, covering such franchises as Splinter Cell and Ghost Recon. I’m not sure exactly what Tom tastes like, for the record.

  • EndWar 2 put on the “backburner”

    Having previously confirmed that a sequel to voice-controlled RTS EndWar was in development at Ubi Shanghai, Michael de Plater, lead on the original’s team, has told VG247 that the project has been put on hold.

  • EndWar boss – PC and console difference is about “hit-driven” market, not design

    Ubisoft dev head Michael de Plater has told VG247 that the differences between success in the PC and console spaces are less to do with design and more concerned with “the market”. De Plater most recently headed up voice-based multi-format RTS EndWar at Ubi Shanghai. “It was the biggest learning experience of my life,” said […]

  • EndWar sequel in the works

    Ubisoft’s Michael de Plater has told Videogamer that an Endwar sequel is definitely in the works. “Giving more attention to the single-player is straightforward to address and will make the game a lot of fun,” said the exec. “Changing the way the combat chain works, the paper, scissors, rock, and adding the differentiation between the […]

  • Tom Clancy’s EndWar to be amBX-enabled on PC

    The PC version of Tom Clancy’s EndWar will be amBX-enabled, Ubisoft said today. For the uninitiated, amBX is an ambient system which adds external lights, speakers and rumbling to your games. Yep: rumbling. “War gaming has taken on a new meaning with the arrival of amBX in Tom Clancy’s EndWar,” said amBX marketing boss Jo […]

  • New EndWar DLC and images

    Ubisoft has announced the release of the “Faction Elite Pack” DLC for Tom Clancy’s EndWar. Available on Xbox 360, and PS3 the Faction Elite Pack costs 300 Microsoft points or $3.75. (no Euro price as of yet). The Pack DLC will include three new battalions, six new upgrades and a bunch of new armour. IGN […]

  • EndWar out today

    Ubisoft’s sent out a gentle reminder that voice-controlled console RTS Tom Clancy’s EndWar is out today. Just in case you only had eyes for the other game, obviously. “By allowing players to control the game entirely with their voice, the launch of Tom Clancy’s EndWar marks a strategic shift in the way games can be […]

  • EndWar gets Bluetooth headset bundle, first reviews

    Tom Clancy’s EndWar’s shipping on Friday, in case you thought there was only one game worth buying out at the end of this week, ad to celebrate Ubisoft’s announced details a Bluetooth headset pack for the PS3 version. The voice commanded RTS needs to something to allow your voice to command, obviously, so this is […]

  • Ubi: Endwar’s not about being a blockbuster on day one

    Tom Clancy’s EndWar’s going into shops day and date with Gears of War 2 on November 7, but Ubisoft Shanghai director Michael de Plater isn’t worried. The voice-comm strategy game is likely to be a slow burn, he told VG247. “I don’t think EndWar’s all about being a blockbuster on day one,” he said. “I […]

  • StarCraft on console would look more like EndWar, says Ubi

    Blizzard would never simply port StarCraft to console. If it decided to move to under-TV machines with the franchise, the game would end up looking more like Tom Clancy’s EndWar than its PC counterpart, Ubi Shanghai director Michael de Plater’s told VG247. “Something like the StarCraft universe would be fantastic for the style of game […]

  • Strategy boss: Listening to hardcore audience has killed RTS sales

    Listening to feedback from hardcore RTS fans has driven complexity up and sales days in the genre. That’s according to Ubi Shanghai boss Michael de Plater, dev lead on Tom Clancy’s EndWar. “Strategy games have almost suffered by listening too much to their hardcore audience,” the exec told VG247. “Every iteration, from Command & Conquer […]

  • Halo Wars and voice comms wouldn’t be a good mix, says EndWar boss

    Voice controls wouldn’t work with Ensemble RTS Halo Wars, EndWar boss Michael de Plater has told VG247, as it’s too complex a game. “I don’t even know that voice command would even be a very good solution for that style of game because the complexity of what you have to do is so much higher, […]

  • EndWar goes gold

    Ubi’s confirmed that Tom Clancy’s EndWar has gone gold. The voice-controlled RTS will release for 360 and PS3 on November 7. And that, pretty much, is that.

  • EndWar confirmed for PSP and DS

    Ubisoft’s confirmed PSP and DS version of RTS Tom Clancy’s EndWar, says Play. German outfit Funatics will be handling both SKUs, apparently. There won’t be voice commands in either. No date as yet. Update: Both games are out on November 4. There’s are some screens on Joystiq.

  • EndWar’s voice input inspired by Guitar Hero and Wii

    Tom Clancy’s EndWar’s voice-controlled antics took their cue from the “natural” input methods of Guitar Hero and Wii, Ubisoft Shanghai boss Michael de Plater has told VG247. “We were very much inspired by other natural input methods, whether it’s the guitar for Guitar Hero, or the steering wheel for driving games, or the Wii,” said […]

  • EndWar demo goes up on Live

    According to this CVG piece, there’s an EndWar demo on Live now. It’s a 1.6Gb download, and should give you a good run around the voice-controlled RTS prior to its November 7 launch. Have a waz.

  • Ensemble would have survived if Microsoft had confidence in PC sales, says de Plater

    Ubisoft Shanghai creative director Michael de Plater has said he believes Microsoft would have kept Ensemble Studios running if the firm has real confidence in PC games sales. “I think it’s terrible, really a shame that Ensemble’s been shut,” he told VG247. “It’s really a bit of a shock… It just speaks of the problems […]

  • TGS: New EndWar movies and screens released

    On CVG, the site with the greatest media admin team in the entire world. We had a waz on this last week, and it was pretty much brilliant as far as a bit of multiplayer was concerned. Take a look. It’s out on November 7.

  • Ubisoft creative director: “Piracy’s basically killing PC”

    Ubisoft Shanghai creative director Michael de Plater has told VG247 that a PC version of EndWar would most likely be shipping alongside the console SKUs if it wasn’t for rampant PC piracy, and that copyright theft is essentially destroying the PC games market. “To be honest, if PC wasn’t pirated to hell and back, there’d […]

  • End War VIP beta demo starts…now [Update - It's been delayed again]

    Ubisoft UK has announced that the Tom Clancy’s EndWar VIP beta demo is scheduled to start today on Xbox 360. Now, even. If you’re not sure what to do and how, through the link there’s a handy FAQ that explains everything. So have a look. By Mike Bowden Update: Looks like there are further delays. […]

  • EndWar for PC? “Yeah,” says de Plater

    EndWar creative director Michael de Plater has said those waiting for a PC version of Tom Clancy’s EndWar have a good reason to smile. “Yeah,” he said, when asked if it’s likely we’ll see a PC version somewhere down the line. “There’s no reason not to.” The exec, speaking to VG247 at a London event […]

  • New EndWar footage released, is awesome

    After the break. We were playing this in London today: it’s very cool. It’s the only game in the world that lets you deploy nuclear missiles by saying “WMD attack hostile one,” and is therefore wicked. See for yourself. It’s out on November 7 for 360 and PS3.

  • EndWar confirmed for November 7 in Europe

    Ubisoft has just confirmed to VG247 that voice-controlled RTS EndWar will release on November 7 in Europe. The game’s being shown off in London today in its Theater of War meta-mode, and is looking in very good shape. We just deployed our first nuke, in fact. We’ll have more from the event tomorrow and next […]

  • Ubi pushes back EndWar’s VIP multiplayer demo

    Ubisoft just sent out an email to those eligible for the EndWar multiplayer demo, saying the test was supposed to be starting today but has been dropped back a week. Here’s the message in full: Thank you for registering for the EndWar VIP Demo. We are excited to give you this pre-launch exclusive access to […]

  • New EndWar movie details meta-game

    After the break. The video explains the Theater of War aspect of Ubi’s voice-controlled RTS, which is basically an ongoing, persistent world war sim where your battles count towards global domination chances for your “side.” We could go on, but the movie does it better. So watch it. Game’s out in November.

  • Two new EndWar trailers talk voice comms and combat

    On Shacknews. Ubi’s voice-controlled RTS is out in the US at the beginning of November in the US. We’re still waiting for a European date. Watch the videos while you do.

  • EndWar releasing on November 7

    According to this MCV story, Ubisoft’s confirmed that Tom Clancy’s EndWar will release on November 7. The voice-controlled RTS will hit both 360 and PS3, and news of a solid date will be welcomes by those looking for something a little different this Christmas. More through the link.

  • Get a Tom Clancy’s EndWar 360 Multiplayer VIP Demo key

    Eurogamer is giving away special keys that will enable its members – so that means you have to sign up – to partake in a VIP multiplayer demo of Tom Clancy’s EndWar on Xbox 360. All you have to do it sign up – yes we know we said that earlier – and you’ll be […]

  • EndWar pre-orders buy access to “VIP demo”

    According to this IGN report, those that pre-order voice-controlled console RTS Tom Clancy’s EndWar are going to get an invite to a “VIP demo,” which is another name for an open beta, apparently. From the piece: In what is essentially an open beta, buyers will be have access to multiplayer functionality and participate in a […]

  • New EndWar shots shown

    Media hell. Ubi’s released new screens of Tom Clancy’s EndWar. Looking sharp. Stop the screenshots. Please. On IGN.