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E3 2018 – Lionel Raynaud talks shorter stories, player choice, and the future of AI

As Executive Vice President of Creative for Ubisoft’s Canadian studios, Lionel Raynaud has a hand in overseeing, shaping, and guiding the development of some of Ubisoft’s biggest franchises, including Assassin’s Creed, Far Cry, and Rainbow Six Siege. During Ubisoft’s pre-E3 corporate event, he spoke about how Ubisoft’s design strategy is shifting to face the future, … Continued

Women of Ubisoft – Melissa MacCoubrey

Five years ago, Melissa MacCoubrey was a scriptwriting intern at Ubisoft Montreal. Today, she’s the narrative director for Assassin’s Creed Odyssey. An alumna of Bishop’s University in Sherbrooke, Quebec, MacCoubrey studied English literature, theater, and creative writing before starting at Ubisoft in 2013. During her internship, MacCoubrey gained a wealth of experience by working on … Continued

The Crew 2 – Out today! – how to succeed in Motornation

By land, air and water, The Crew 2 hits Xbox One, PS4 and PC today with a hearty “neeeeeeeeeeow.”  With that in mind, we thought we’d share a few quick things you should know when making your first tyre-tracks, contrails or wakes in the game’s open-world USA. Progression The goal in The Crew 2 is to reach the … Continued

E3 2018 – Transference – Exploring a corrupted consciousness in VR

Transference is, at its core, a psychological thriller. Co-created by Ubisoft and SpectreVision, a production company co-founded by Elijah Wood, it invites players to explore the fractured minds of a family trapped in a simulation. As you do, you’ll be confronted with sudden scares, uncover disturbing memories, and experience the creeping dread that something terrifying … Continued

E3 2018 – Ubisoft CEO Yves Guillemot answers your questions

This year at E3 2018, Ubisoft CEO Yves Guillemot sat down to answer some of the most frequent and pressing questions he receives from fans. Check out the video below for his thoughts on Ubisoft’s partnerships with Nintendo, the scope of Beyond Good and Evil 2, the future of gaming, and the community’s desire for … Continued

Women of Ubisoft – Elizabeth Loverso

As a 19-year veteran at Ubisoft, Elizabeth Loverso has worked on some of the company’s biggest franchises, from Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six: Rogue Spear to Tom Clancy’s The Division. Now, as the Vice President of Product Development at Red Storm Entertainment, a Ubisoft studio, she oversees all aspects of game development within the studio. While … Continued

E3 2018 – Upping the Antti in Trials Rising

On Monday at Ubisoft’s 2018 E3 conference, Red Lynx’s inimitable Antti Ilvessuo (Trials Creative Director and Prime Minister of Finland) took to the stage of the Orpheum Theatre to announce Trials Rising. Having burst into the theatre through a cloud of smoke astride a dirt bike, Ilvessuo took a destructive tumble through an on-stage lectern … Continued