Ubisoft are potentially becoming a force to be reckoned with… A look at the reasons why.
on teh Console Side it's Electronic Arts Activision Sony Nintendo RockStar/Bethesda/Ubisoft these are the best Studios / Publisher and I have Ubisoft tied for 5th place as EA just KILLS it while Activision has Call of Duty along with Blizzard on the PC side all making Billions yearly. Ubisoft may move up but will not defeat EA or Activision. COD and WOW make Billion yearly that's tough to beat.
No one can deny ubisoft are raking in the money Quality wise they are no way near the levels of naughty dog and as a gamer quality games mean more to me than how many ips ubisoft have out and how much money they are making. They are far from the Kings if the gaming industry quality wise anyway
erm Square enix pls!
@ballsack no way im sticking up for ubi they need to work on producing quality product, but you cant compare naughty dog to ubi simple fact naughty dog make games for one system while ubi make games for five pc makes six
Yea, Ubisoft is on top now but it'll get old. Watch Dogs was a decent game, but nothing revolutionary. The only thing I'm really looking forward to from them is The Division. The big thing this gen it seems is open worlds with no substance. Infamous and Watch Dogs both come to mind. Open world games that are like 12 hours long each. For that length it may as well be linear. Any decent open world game would have at least 60+ hours of content. Hell, I still play FF12 which was only partially open world and I consistently get 100-200 hours in it, every playthrough
I'd say the "king" is probably somebody we wouldn't think to mention off the top of our head. Somebody smaller, respectable, that always does good solid work and is consistent.
Rockstar, Naughty Dog, Rocksteady and Viceral (I know they are owned think of them as individual studios) so pick your poison...
No it's between R*, ND , and , kojima studio
Rockstar is under 2K Studios. You know that right?
Who can keep up? I almost forget that Bioware is under EA. I just keep track of the studios I enjoy, and screw the big publishers.
No I didn't
Ughhh, i hope not. They are the epitome of what's wrong with this industry, imo. Their quality of games has dropped SO much in the past few years.
I would say that EA spearheading their nonsense through ME3 all the way to the incomplete product of BF4 is a prime example of a company beholden by shareholders - next to King or Zynga. Ubisoft's main crime here is saturated gameplay across all open-world genres utilizing the same old padded features to exploit time: Climb XX tower and unlock XX Map and activate XX missions, rinse & repeat. As long as they follow this tradition they would never reach GOTY status, always falling behind with the likes of R* & ND.
I truly think they are in the right direction as long as they don't disappoint on their games. Watch Dogs was a great concept that looked amazing at the past e3 conference, but instead of quality they went for quantity of sales by not taking their time even after a delay. So hopefully they learn that rushing is not always the answer. Who am I kidding... all these publishers are money hungry bastards that drool at the thought of an easy sell.
they are to me! I like more games from them than any other company. far cry,splinter cell, prince of persia,assassin creed, watch dogs, ghost recon, rainbow six. I dont know of any other company with 7 series i'll buy without question.
"Ubisoft are potentially becoming a force to be reckoned with" Uh they have been a force to reckon with since forever ... At the very least circa Assassin Creed 1 , no one can deny their economical strength
It pre-dates that. Ubisoft was king for me back in the Prince of Persia 1 days. They've gone way down hill since then, but yea they still put out some pretty decent games
I tend to find Ubisoft games incredibly bland and lacking in depth, which is shame because the concepts are usually very cool. Its for this reason i dont think The Division will be anything special.
I agree, they are often mired in repetitive, overly simplified gameplay mechanics which they just continuously re-use and pad out with time wasting and inconsequential mechanics. Every game is at least semi-open world now and they follow similar structures too, they just use different (albeit tired) gameplay mechanics, i.e. FPS, third person action, third person shooting then rinse and repeat pretty much yearly. There used to be more diversity to their portfolio but they've caught the yearly refresh bug and it's really starting to show.
There was an article which I cannot find which actually pointed out that a lot of Ubisofts games all use the same mechanics. For example Assassins Creed, Far Cry and Watch Dogs all require you to capture a location on the map to gain information about that location. Assassins creed, Far Cry, Splinter Cell Blacklist and Watch Dogs all have a crafting system. Worth noting that Assassins creed and Far Cry both have a hunting aspect to them. Ubisoft are pretty much running the risk of creating a stale formula among all of their major IP's. EDIT: Damn you LightofDarkness you beat me to it XD
No ones the king but they are One of the best Publisher right now and one of the best Devs.
I believe so. Among Watch_Dogs, The Division, Rainbow Six, Splinter Cell, Assassin's Creed, Prince of Persia, The Crew, Rayman, Ghost Recon, Far Cry and a bunch of other IPs, series and digital titles coming out, they have a strong lineup and will continue to have successful and high quality games for a while.
Well, right now, they seem to be making everyone angry. Between the Watch_Dogs PC version being outed as a "fraud" and the comments about gender in Assassin's Creed: Unity, public opinion of the company is low. I played and enjoyed FarCry 4 at E3, but I'm not sure I want to give them my money.
I thought that the AC:U gender "controversy" was mostly just a vocal minority speaking up about it and the wider gaming community disagreeing with them? i.e. the controversy was nothing to do with Ubisoft, but in regards to the authors of those articles? I do agree that the PC version of Watch_Dogs was a let-down, especially for AMD users, but I think the major problem with Ubisoft is their unwillingness to do anything truly new (beyond making everything multiplayer).
spammed multiple articles arent a reflection of any public perception . The general public doesnt care or even read those . Isnt WD sitting on the top of sales right alongside MK8 despite the strong negativity around it's release (yes remember it's was all "downgrade bla bla bla downgrade) ? I can easily bet that the last concern on Assassin's Creed fans' mind , and of all genders , is the lack of female heroine .
I was basing it on what I was hearing from others at E3. I haven't actually seen an article on the topic. Just actual public reactions.
Atlus has that title.
They are slowly morphing into EA... so no.
They used to be back in the "Tom Clancy" days when they made quality gaming. Not anymore. Now they just make games that appeal to the masses, and don't offer a challenge. Assassins Creed and Watch Dogs are so dumbed down, a 4 year old can play and finish them. If you're making a "M" rated game! then the difficulty shouldn't be on the level of a 4 year old.
To be honest, the games I was playing at 4 years old are quite a bit harder than what we have today. Super Mario Bros., Megaman, Ninja Gaiden, Castlevania etc. are much more difficult and frustrating than just about anything you'll find today, with the exception of the Souls series. But the fact is games don't need to be that hard to be a fun or rewarding experience for most people. That's for a certain type of person, most people aren't really interested in becoming expert-level players of any game, either due to time constraints or just frankly not being interested enough.
What if they buy Capcom?
Rockstar or Rocksteady
You can't compare Ubisoft to rockstar or rocksteady dumbazz. You'd have to compare ubisoft to 2K Studios or WB Games.
Can't compare UbiSoft to rockstar have you seen or played watch dogs calling be a dumbass...let me dumb this down for you Watch dogs is just like GTA try thinking sometimes
I love what Ubi did with Child of Light and Rayman. But to think they as a future king of gaming industry...hmm i don't think so.
they are certainly up there, they have lots of great games under the belt
Who wrote this article... Ubisoft?
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