Ubisoft was a force across all platforms in 2013, taking risks on curiosities such as Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon, cultivating an expensive niche with Rayman Legends, and developing the best of the PS4 and Xbox One launch titles with Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag, while also investing in mobile. The Division, The Crew and Watch Dogs suggest the creativity will continue into 2014.
2. Sony Computer Entertainment
The Last Of Us and Tearaway set new standards on PS3 and Vita, while releases such as Beyond: Two Souls, Puppeteer and Rain demonstrate Sony’s commendable willingness to take risks even if they might not always pay off.