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Ubisoft to change reviews policy, work more with gamers in wake of Assassin's Creed Unity

In the wake of widespread criticism about the unstable nature of Assassin's Creed Unity, publisher and developer Ubisoft says it will change the way it works with game reviewers and gamers, the BBC reports.

"We are working to adapt our services and communications with consumers accordingly, both by changing the way we work with reviewers and by offering customers open betas or other early access to some games, all so that they have the information they need and want," a spokesperson told the BBC.

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GarrusVakarian1105d ago (Edited 1105d ago )

This is why it's important to call out developers on their garbage. Nothing will ever change unless we make a noise about it. If no one had said anything, Ubisoft wouldn't have given a damn and would have continued screwing us over.

Then again, they'll most likely still screw us over...but at least we'll know about it beforehand now. Lmao.

Neonridr1105d ago

well, it's not like we didn't make it heard when Watch Dogs released.

vishmarx1105d ago (Edited 1105d ago )

no one gave a crap after WD was released tbh.
there was some pretty serious outrage after unity compared to WD, and rightly so. its far bigger a mess

the only real problem wd had from a tech standpoint was the graphics downgrade.the game had perfectly stable fps and very few glitches

@Quicktim3
for once theyve earned it. delaying Dragon age and hardline were brave moves definitely unlike them .
im not saying theyve changed , but for now they can rest easy with the kind of critical/public reception DA i has got

Neonridr1105d ago

@vishmarx - yeah but once we learned of the "downgrade" there were pitchforks and torches everywhere on N4G. Sure the game ran fine, but it was still far from what Ubisoft was promoting.

Unity's backlash is felt afterwards because we barely learned anything about it before it released. I didn't see too many articles floating around talking about framerate issues or glitches before the game launched. So it's only natural that the uproar is happening now.

Magnes1105d ago (Edited 1105d ago )

Maybe the sales of unity where bad and enough to scare them this time, and the outrage seems to be bigger (rightfully so).

nix1105d ago

Ubisoft and MS are lucky they're not Sony.

Look at Driveclub. MP not working uproar and thousands of "end of Driveclub and their devs / Sony's online system sucks" articles. it was like last gen already. Doom and gloom for Sony.

BUT AC: Unity and new Halo games are unplayable online.. nothing except few noises.

Companies like Ubisoft/EA continue to flourish thanks to the media that doesn't complain about them too much. their games are given easy 8/9s and gamers keep buying it because of reviews.

unless us, the consumers/gamers, wake up realise this.. we'll continue to get unfinished shitty games with broken MP.

thunderbird861104d ago

I still don't understand why people keep calling Halo unplayable online. I've played many games. Just because it takes 3 minutes to find a match instead of 30 seconds, doesn't make it unplayable.

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-Foxtrot1105d ago

Seems like damage controll to me

Like....please buy our future games, don't go off us

SuperBlur1105d ago

Yuuuuuuuuuuup , big time.

As some random guy would say in a multiplayer game, "Less Q.Q , more Pew Pew!". That is exactly what I am hoping Ubisoft will do starting now.

R*Games rarely ever talk to the media, extremely tight lipped but will listen to the feedback of the fans through their own website. when they approach the media , it is because they have great things to announce etc.

Marcello1105d ago

Well well the day after there share price dropped which really hurts them, were getting more of a say in the future.

Iam pissed with Ubisoft, its not that there games are rubbish its cos there games are released in a rubbish state. Wat really annoys me most is that there is obvious talent at Ubisoft but its those few big wigs who make the big decisions that are causing this constant problem with them.

Mikelarry1105d ago (Edited 1105d ago )

Exactly, actions speaks louder than word also it took them this fiasco to want to work with gamers. Should it not have been like that from the beginning because i dont know its gamers that play thier games

Ra30301104d ago

All gamers need to stand together and make a stand or developers will continue to do the same thing. Ubisoft is not going to change a thing and why would they their making plenty $$$$ off games like Watch Dogs and AC Unity and everything else they do. When there is a consumer issue they do what all companies do and tell the consumers what they think they want and need to hear and time and time again it works as we keep buying more of the same. If and that's a huge "IF" all gamers of all consoles and PC stood together and made an example of a developer like Ubisoft and do something that they will notice like not purchase their new game because Ubisoft can live with the post release noise and until "we" stand together nothing will happen or change. To a company like Ubisoft, EA, Sony, Microsoft the only thing they care about or hear is $$$CHA-CHING$$$! All the negative feedback they get for whatever project/ product they have released is weighed against the money the new project/ product has made and no matter how many problems or how much noise is made the
$$$cha-ching$$$ always sliences the noise. At best you get the company line like

"Ubisoft to change reviews policy, work more with gamers in wake of Assassin's Creed Unity".

I gonna guess they gave the same line after Watch Dogs was released. Whoever said that line Ubisoft has already forgotten it and they have gone back to doing what they do best....counting the money we give them.

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qwerty6761105d ago

EA must be loving this, finally they get to sit in the shadows and have Ubisoft take all the heat.

Truehellfire1104d ago

Lol I was thinking the same, especially since Dragon Age is actually getting a lot of positive praise and zero to none negatives. Not only that, but when I went to preorder Dragon Age yesterday, I was shocked to find that the deluxe edition didn't include anything I felt I would be missing out on. It was just some cosmetic stuff, armor set, and a soundtrack. There were no missions or additional characters that were deluxe edition exclusive. First EA game in a while that is like that. Looks like EA is finally taking the hint after messing up so many times. Hopefully Ubisoft learns there lesson faster. They have some pretty good IP's that I would hate to see dragged down by crappy business practices.

KrisButtar1105d ago

To early to have all this fixed before FC4 comes out.

rajman1105d ago

Far Cry 4 has an embargo of November 14 (4 days before release) so they're confident with that one

KTF261105d ago (Edited 1105d ago )

Thanks
I can't wait for that game

oODEADPOOLOo1104d ago (Edited 1104d ago )

Makes sense the map is the same size as facry 3, so the main thing they are adding are new characters and story.

fei-hung1105d ago

If they are really listening they need to stop this silly annual assassins creed business.

They need 2 teams, one that makes a bi annual prince of Persian and one that makes a bi annual assassins creed. That would be much better for both ips and gamers as we will get a different game to enjoy every year.

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