The backlash towards Watch Dogs and its apparent 'downgrade' forced Ubisoft to reassess how it goes about showing off pre-release games, CEO Yves Guillemot has said.
Hopefully they are more honest next time on what they intend to deliver. Though thats hard to believe.
They wont be, what happened with that policy for The Division and The Crew, both were heavily downgraded after stellar E3 reveals. C'mon ubi, The Crew looks like a damn PS360 game, lol.
It's been a while since they revealed The Division and The Crew.
well i hop ghost recon looks how it was shwon,looked amazing that game.
From now on it doesn't really matter, the only people they will be fooling are people that are new to gaming and are not familiar with the Ubi way of things.
Yeah but The Division suggests they haven't learnt much. It seems obviously downgraded from the first showing to me.
well, i think it's better for them show all the downgrades during E3 or any other showcase rather than having the consumers to know its downgraded during release. It's a mature move for Ubisoft but lets see how long theyre going to keep this practice.
Well they did show The Division before this policy. The real test will be for games like "For Honor"
the division and watch dogs were shown around the same time, so this policy was put in after the first showing. explaining why the division looked the way it did
Who cares about the graphics when the story sucked and had some of the worst characters I've ever seen with some even being sex slaves with gross piercings.
Well whats the point of new tech if we dont care about graphics? Its obvious new Graphics cards and consoles role out so we can enjoy higher levels of graphics fidelity. Just about anything we see now in games could have been done on last gen hardware with a graphics downgrade. Graphics do matter which is why we keep investing in more and more powerful hardware.
BETHESDA was honest with the FALLOUT 4 footage
At least he was honest about that. Having said that, I don't trust Ubisoft anymore.
Can we have some backlash over the awful fake party chat that accompanies all of their multiplayer gameplay reveals?
And the fake music build-up towards the end of all their demos needs to be called out as well. They just abuse it. Watch_Dogs: A helicopter spotted Aiden while he's on the run! *Cue dramatic music* The Division: Another team is in the vicinity of the extraction zone and they're attacking us! *Cue bombastic music* Rainbow Six Siege: It's down to 1 vs 1 with the hostage hanging in the balance. Cut at final bullet exchange between the two! *Cue tense music*
I actually do believe the rainbow six siege music will be there. Hopefully. Just like what happens on search and destroy in cod games :D
But I actually music buildup and the party chat.
Yeah that really is annoying. The Division one had me fooled; thinking that the voices would be integrated into the game they way they showed. -_-'
They will! *If you choose to talk like that
Shame. Shame. Shame.
I think it was pretty obvious at E3 they were taking a 'less fake' and actual approach. Of course as best as they Ubisoft can, the company isn't going to change overnight, no matter the previous backlash. there's still enough or more people who don't care how a game is presented differently than how it actually looks when you play it. People just like having something new to play.
Just hoping ghost recon looks/plays like the reveal
They are just going to compress all there footage of said game pre-released. People will still find something wrong when new videos of new games are being released.
Too late, i won't preorder any ubisoft game ever.
Preordering anything is pretty dumb in general. Unless it's a big AAA title, like The Witcher 3, or Mass Effect, then there's no point. I didn't even pre-order witcher 3. It's just a gimmick that I wish companies would stop using.
So after Watch Dogs, why they did it again with Division?
Watch dogs released in 2014. The Division was shown off in 2013. Also we saw actual gameplay a year ahead of its release, so they did make a considerable change.
They've got my trust again I'm going to let GR:Wildlands be the test for this and if they lie again I'm never going to buy another game from them ever again.
Because they wanted to avoid debates and stuff?
So more cgi and no gameplay? At least that's what I see the assasins creed. But too be fair it's always been like that. Probably better to see hype trailers like that so we don't see everything but still have a tease
And i got to say For Honor looks awesome :)
For honor looked good but for me ghost recon wildlands was some top notch looking stuff.
And i agree with you 100% ghost recon wildlands looks awesome can't wait :)
I've lost interest on the division.. The game received down grade as well.
Oh yes let's not buy a game becaus the hardware can't handle the initial vision. That's the only reason they would downgrade. Downgrading would cause more work for them as they'd have to change many things. They don't want to downgrade that is more work for them Though to be honest I was never interested in the division I just think your reason is a poor one to not play a game
That's what is laughable, people act like Ubisoft and other companies sit around and say "Mwahahaha, lets downgrade the graphics of ___ just because we're bastards like that". Downgrade is more work, and the only reason you'd do it is because you have to.
If it's more work for them to downgrade, then logic would say that they shouldn't deceive us by showing off footage that they know they can't deliver on in the first place.
You sure they are not just poor developers? I mean Watch Dogs or the Division is no where near as good looking as Witcher 3 which is also multiplatform. Maybe Ubisoft just suck at coding?
@bitbyDeath you talk about being not as good looking than you say its the coders fault? isnt that the 3d model artist's job? or the 2d texture artist? or the animators? Not all artists can have the same skill level. People need to relize that 3d models from the ps1 take an incredible amount of talent let alone the life like models we have today. Witcher 3 devs were a talented team, not everyone will be like them
i put my money that i bet you this game is not gonna be that great, in any type of businesses showing a wrong product and not delivering guarantee would change a future costumers mind. not everybody but everybody has their own opinion we agree and disagree.
I'm sure steam refunds have nothing to do with this
I doubt many care about steam so much when they have consoles. The refunds hurt indies a lot more than these big studios
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they cared about their public image more so than the sales, their reputation for the poor pc port version was much more important. theyve already gained profit and than some on consoles alone.
Really? because all Ubisofts pre-release footage that has been show since Watch_Dogs has also been proven to be BS! When do they plan on brining this new policy in, instead of again spreading BS that isn't true like this policy is already in place?
This is why we gamerd must voice our opinions, it matters. It is why I am highly critical of Nintendo, not because I hate them but because they will be better for it.
Why do they always want to integrate seamless tablet/phone connection in all their games now? All they do is slow the game down. Just give us the game without any external crap, it makes the experience much better.
And yet Ghost reckon on wiiu bk when it was revealed looked awesome and was running on wiiu ?? but they stopped support on wiiu ???? crazy
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That's not policy. that was PR speak
This is the very reason why reviews should be allowed out days before a game is out to the public. It's got to the stage when I discuss a game the infamous "well it won't look like that on the day it's out" knowing full well PC's are providing the truth. Ubisoft sort it out.
Really? I doubt the new Ghost Recon Wildlands graphics were indicative of the final product... At least on consoles, but some downgrading on pc as well probably...
Not really interested in Ubisoft products these days outside of Splinter Cell which seems to be in hiding since Blacklist.
In other third party news, Gearbox Software might be trying to screw over the NX, with old ports we already own on our other systems, right from the get-go. postimg.org/image/jm2qqn003
I'd buy Borderlands on NX, but I would be unhappy if that is all we get.
I already own it on PS3: I would prefer they show some sense by not assuming Nintendo gamers don't own other systems and haven't played their games. If there's any truth to this, then the future is bleak, because you can bet other third parties will do the exact same shit. I'm calling it now, and you can quote me on it: if other third parties rely on old ports right off the bat instead of anything new, they will be killing off the NX's chances of gaining sales for third party games in the long term faster than Nintendo ever could.
I agree wholeheartedly. I already own Borderlands on PC, but if they announced a new Borderlands was coming to NX (or a Borderlands compilation) I would buy it in a heartbeat. That's more what I was getting at. They can't expect us to be happy with old ports, give us new stuff at the same time as everyone else, and we'll support them.
It also forced people to change their mind about pre-ordering Ubisoft games...
This shouldn't even be something they have to do. This should have been the policy from the start.
Watch Dogs on PS4 looked good, especially at night in the rain and wind.
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