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Ubisoft changes stance on Rainbow Six: Siege’s cheaper standard edition

Ubisoft changes stance on Rainbow Six: Siege’s cheaper standard edition

Consider this one a win for the avid fans of Rainbow Six: Siege. The game's player community became immensely frustrated after developer Ubisoft revealed on Thursday that it was raising the price of the two-year old Siege by $20 in order to account for new loot boxes, alongside doing way with the $40 Standard Edition of the title. Ubisoft has stated that it's heard the feedback, and will be keeping the cheaper version of the game around for new players.

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Rainbow Six: Siege event introduces loot boxes, $20 price increase

Rainbow Six: Siege event introduces loot boxes, $20 price increase

Rainbow Six: Siege developer Ubisoft recently announced the game's next big event, "Outbreak," kicking off in the spring. However, this event, which has players teaming up to battle a mysterious infestation in a quarantined town, also comes with several controversial changes that have left the game's community upset and frustrated. Namely, the addition of cosmetic loot boxes, and a price increase for new players.

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Ubisoft Sam is Alexa for gamers

Ubisoft Sam is Alexa for gamers

Though we should be accustomed to Ubisoft making strange reveals by now, that doesn't help make today's announcement feel any less out of the ordinary. Ubisoft has revealed Sam, a new AI Assistant that lives within the Ubisoft Club app. Like Google Assistant or Alexa, Sam is there to answer some of the questions you may have on a day-to-day basis, though his scope is fairly limited.

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Star Trek: Bridge Crew loses the VR requirement

Star Trek: Bridge Crew loses the VR requirement

The VR action game Star Trek: Bridge Crew just lost its virtual reality requirement, Ubisoft has announced, saying the new non-VR option is arriving as a free update. Bridge Crew lets players experience the Star Trek universe in a virtual ship, taking on a particular role within that ship to help tackle obstacles and otherwise face various in-universe challenges. Until now, you needed a high-end virtual reality headset to play the game.

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Mario + Rabbids versus mode brings a new type of battle on December 8

Mario + Rabbids versus mode brings a new type of battle on December 8

Mario + Rabbids will get a new "Versus mode" tomorrow, enabling players to challenge a friend on the same system in what is essentially a strategy game with big restrictions. Because of these restrictions (three available actions per turn, namely), players will need to think their moves out ahead of time, strategically using a three-character squad per game.

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Ubisoft delays Far Cry 5 and The Crew 2

Ubisoft delays Far Cry 5 and The Crew 2

Ubisoft already has a fairly big 2018 lined up, but some of the titles planned for release next year have been hit with a delay. Today Ubisoft announced delays for two upcoming titles: Far Cry 5 and The Crew 2. Thankfully, neither of the two delays are all that massive.

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Ubisoft’s South Park: Fractured But Whole contest seeks fart recordings

Ubisoft’s South Park: Fractured But Whole contest seeks fart recordings

South Park: The Fractured But Whole is up for preorder (again), and ahead of its release comes a surprise contest from Ubisoft: it wants fans to send in recordings of their farts. The contest is called 'I Am the Fart,' and it seeks a recording of 'the perfect fart,' one that will lead to the contest winner going to California to help produce the perfect in-game fart sound.

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Rainbow Six Siege update corrupts PS4 in a BAD way

Rainbow Six Siege update corrupts PS4 in a BAD way

If you're a fan of Rainbow Six Siege on PlayStation 4, you may want to shelve your copy for now. A group of Rainbow Six Siege players are reporting that a new update for the game is crippling their systems, even going so far is some cases as to corrupt hard drives. The situation, as you can probably guess, is leaving a bunch of frustrated PS4 owners in its wake.

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Final Fantasy 15 is getting free Assassin’s Creed Origins DLC (yes, really)

Final Fantasy 15 is getting free Assassin’s Creed Origins DLC (yes, really)

Ubisoft made a rather surprisingly announcement today, revealing a new team up with Square Enix to bring Assassin's Creed Origins-themed DLC to Final Fantasy 15. That's strange enough on its own, but we also learned from today's announcement that Square Enix and Ubisoft have been teasing this new DLC for months already. This was done through easter eggs that have appeared in three separate trailers released by both companies.

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Ghost Recon: Wildlands multiplayer beta coming this summer

Ghost Recon: Wildlands multiplayer beta coming this summer

Ghost Recon: Wildlands was released back in March on consoles and PC, but so far the game has only consisted of story-driven PvE gameplay. Fortunately developer Ubisoft has finally revealed that the long-awaited PvP mode will be released this fall, and an open beta will be available to players this summer. Dubbed Ghost War, the multiplayer mode promises the tactical 4v4 team combat the Ghost Recon series is known for.

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E3 2017: All major announcements from Microsoft, Sony, Nintendo, and more

E3 2017: All major announcements from Microsoft, Sony, Nintendo, and more

E3 2017 officially kicks off today, but from here on out, big announcements will likely be few and far between. Like every E3 in recent years, major game companies have opted to host press conferences before the event begins, which is where they make all of their big announcements. There were six big press conferences of note this year - Microsoft, Sony, Nintendo, Electronic Arts, Ubisoft, and Bethesda - and what follows are the biggest announcements from each of them.

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Mario + Rabbids release date and details for Nintendo Switch

Mario + Rabbids release date and details for Nintendo Switch

Mario + Rabbids: Kingdom Battle does, in fact, exist. As weird as it may be, all of those wacky rumors we heard in the lead up to this announcement were right on the money. Ubisoft kicked off its E3 2017 press conference by bringing Nintendo visionary Shigeru Miyamoto on stage to discuss this new game that blends the world of Mario and the Rabbids.

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