Ubidays 2008

Ubidays 2008 trailers now up on Uplay

Ubisoft just sent out an email saying that all the trailers shown at Ubidays 2008 in Paris at the end of May are now available in hi-res on Uplay.com. There’s footage of Far Cry 2, EndWar, Soul Calibur IV, Prince of Persia and plenty more up there, so do take a look.

Ubidays 2008 headlines

  • Yves Guillemot talks buying Take-Two and 3D TVs

    Adam over at Kikizo diarized some face-time with Ubi-cheese Yves “Likeable” Guillemot at Ubidays, and asked him some fair old questions. He dodged most of them, as is his wont, but this makes for interesting reading nonetheless. So do so.

  • Ubidays 2008 wrap-up video posted

    God bless you and your cameras, IGN. The site’s posted a Ubidays wrap-up video from Paris earlier this month, hosted by brunette games kitten Jessica Chobot. It’s Friday, so watch it. It’s got video of l’Arc de Triomphe and the funny tourist boats on the Seine. And some stuff about Far Cry 2 as well. […]

  • Guillemot outlines CGI movie future for Ubisoft

    Speaking to GI, Ubisoft CEO Yves Guillemot has given a good bit of detail on how important creating CGI animated movies will be for the publisher going forward, saying the aim it to rival the likes of Peter Jackson for quality. “Our goal is to create a studio that will be very high quality, our […]

  • Ubidays 2008: HAWX units can be voice-controlled

    According to this EG piece, wingmen in rugged flight sim Tom Clancy’s HAWX can be controlled by voice. Other than that nugget, the story’s short on detail. The site was told the info at Ubidays in Paris yesterday. Don’t forget that units from HAWX can apparently cross over into EndWar, so potentially there’s going to […]

  • Ubidays 2008: Prince of Persia spin-off rumoured for Wii

    According to this LiveWii report, Englishified by Cubed3, Ubisoft told the site during Ubidays 2008 yesterday that a dedicated Prince of Persia game was being created for Wii. The Prince of Persia title showcased at the event is in the works for PC, PS3 and 360. There’s no confirmation on this at the moment, and […]

  • Ubidays 2008: Beyond Good & Evil 2 to be more "casual"

    Speaking to Next-Gen and Ubidays yesterday, Ubisoft president Yves Guillemot said that Beyond Good & Evil 2 will be a more casual game than the original, a beloved title that flopped so hard it nearly broke its nose. “We saw with Beyond Good & Evil that so many customers were extremely happy with the game,” […]

  • EndWar PS3 to have gestures

    Sorry, this slipped under the radar yesterday. The PS3 version of Tom Clancy’s EndWar will support hand gesture commands via the PlayStation Eye camera, Eurogamer reports. The feature will be used for moving the strategy game’s map around, from the sound of it. Ubisoft revealed the info at yesterday’s Ubidays event in Paris, also saying […]

  • Ubidays 2008: Far Cry 2 console reveal trailer says, "buy me please"

    Holy fucking shit. The video after the break puts Far Cry 2 on the 100% certain-to-buy list for this Christmas for anyone who (1) likes shooting things electronically and (2) owns either a PS3 or an Xbox 360. Nothing to add. Watch it.

  • Far Cry 2 to have 16-way online, rewards, levels, etc

    In what sounds remarkably similar to Call of Duty 4’s online set-up, Far Cry 2 is to have 16-player online play, rewards and a levelling structure. The game will also have classes, just in case you were wondering, and is apparently about to enter its beta phase. The news came out of today’s Ubidays event, […]

  • Brother in Arms: Hell's Highway has 20% more "fidelity" than Gears of War

    Speaking at Ubidays 2008 today, Gearbox boss Randy Pitchford has claimed that Brothers in Arms: Hell’s Highway represents a “15-20 percent” visual leap over Gears of War. “Hell’s Highway is Unreal Engine 3, it’s the engine that powered Gears of War,” he said. “Now since Gears of War, Epic’s invested a lot in the technology […]

  • Ubidays 2008: Publisher "not ready to be more specific" on Splinter Cell

    Talking to CVG, Ubisoft’s given a statement on conspicuous Ubidays no-show Splinter Cell Conviction. And it’s sounding vague. “In reference to speculative stories that have appeared recently, in January of 2008 we announced that the game would be released in the fiscal year of ’08/’09,” said a spokesperson. “And at this point in time we […]

  • Ubidays 2008: No co-op in new Prince of Persia, says producer

    According to this EG piece, there’ll be no co-op play in the new Prince of Persia, despite there being such a prominent second character in the game. “No, is the short answer,” producer Ben Mattes told the site. “The longer answer is it’s impossible to capture the flow of the two characters’ interaction between human […]

  • Ubidays 2008: Far Cry 2 is 50 hours long, has no co-op

    According to this CVG piece, Far Cry 2’s single-player campaign is 50 hours long, but no co-op play will be included. “Just on single alone, gamers can potentially have close to 50 hours of game play,” said producer Louis-Pierre Pharand. “We decided to abandon [co-op] for this instalment simply because of the complexity and size […]

  • Ubidays 2008: Ubi promises pre-release EndWar demo

    According to this CVG piece, Ubisoft’s confirmed that an EndWar demo will hit Xbox Live and PSN before the game launches later this year. “The balance of these games is the win or lose of the games,” Ubisoft content director Julian Geright told the site. “We’ve balanced it fairly well, but we’re doing two different […]

  • Ubidays 2008: Everything you missed from last night's press conference

    Here’s everything that happened in the Ubidays 2008 press conference last night, plus links to all the media released after the event. Beyond Good & Evil 2 was star of the show, but the publisher showed a generally solid line up full of few surprises but high quality in Far Cry 2, its Clancy games, […]

  • Ubidays 2008: Videos of every game

    You could damage yourself working through endless stories in a creaking newsreader, but that would be simple duplication of effort. No efficiency there. Let us take the strain. Relax. Kick back. Pop that umbrella into your pina colada and wipe the sunblock from your precious eyes. Then watch a load of videos from Ubidays 2008 […]

  • Ubidays 2008: All the screenshots in one place

    So many sites posting the same thing. It’s enough to depress a girl. Instead, hit the links below for all the screens released from Ubidays 2008 last night. Make life easy on yourself. Prince of Persia Tom Clancy’s HAWX Rayman Raving Rabids TV Party Shaun White Snowboarding Soul Calibur IV Beyond Good & Evil 2 […]

  • Ubidays 2008: Allen Carr's Easyway to Stop Smoking announced for DS

    As part of Ubidays 2008, Ubisoft has announced that Allen Carr’s bestseller, ‘Easy Way to Stop Smoking’ is being made into a game for the DS. “Brought to an exciting interactive platform, Nintendo DS, Allen Carr’s Easyway method will take on a whole new dimension,” says the press release. “Players will be actively participating in […]

  • Ubidays 2008: Rayman Raving Rabbids TV Party for Wii and DS

    Ubisoft has announced that Rayman Raving Rabbids TV Party will launch for Wii and DS later this year. The Wii version will feature use of the Balance Board, which Ubi CEO Yves Guillmot is rather excited about. “The Rayman Raving Rabbids titles have been an immense success, entertaining the world over,” said Guillemot. “The inclusion […]

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