Ubisoft at GDC 2017

Develop your World

Once again, developers from around the world are assembling in San Francisco from Feb 27 through March 3 for the industry’s largest conference on video game development. As always, the aptly named Game Developers Conference will be packed with activity, including an impressive roster of speakers, panels and our annual Ubisoft Lounge. To help make planning a little easier, we’ve put together a handy guide so you won’t miss any of the action.

The Ubisoft Lounge: Dive into our Worlds

Now an annual GDC tradition, the Ubisoft Lounge gives you the chance to mingle with our developers, get exclusive insights on our tech and production, and chat with the recruitment team. This year we’ll also feature a dedicated For Honor corner, so you can get hands-on with our latest title.

  • Location: West Hall, 2nd Running all week throughout GDC starting at 9:30AM.
  • Throughout the week, we’ll have a variety of speakers giving talks, hosting demos, and leading Q&As and discussions on various topics including AI, VR, open-world design, and much more. You can see the full schedule outlined below: 
Ubisoft Lounge GDC 2017 schedule

GDC conferences: Get a Sneak Peek

Speakers from throughout Ubisoft will lead and participate in panels throughout the week. Here are just a few that may pique your interest

  • ‘Ghost Recon Wildlands’: Terrain Tools and Technology – Benoit Martinez & Guillaume Werle
  • Deterministic vs Replicated AI: Building the Battlefield of ‘For Honor’- Xavier Guilbeault & Frédéric Doll
  • Vehicle Replication in ‘Watch Dogs 2’ – Matt Delbosc
  • There is also a full session scheduler, so you can discover all the talks planned for this year’s conference.

Diversity panel: World Building: The Power of Developers in Representing Diversity

This year, we’re sponsoring a panel that brings together developers from Ubisoft, thatgamecompany, Beam Dog and more for a discussion on the power of developers in representing diversity.

  • Location: Wednesday March 1, 5PM , West Hall room #2024
  • Discover more and mark it in your session scheduler here

Social Media: Get Live Updates

Keep up with what’s happening by following our careers social media channels!

  • For more news and content throughout the week, follow us on Twitter (#UbiGDC) and Facebook (Ubisoft Careers), and of course stay right here on UbiBlog.

 

For Honor

For Honor

Release date — February 14th 2017
Developer — Ubisoft Montreal
PEGI 18+
Enter the chaos of a raging war as a bold knight, brutal viking, or mysterious samurai, three of the greatest warrior legacies. For Honor is a fast-paced, competitive experience mixing skill, strategy, and team play with visceral melee combat. The Art of Battle, For Honor’s innovative control system, puts you in total control of your heroes, each with distinct skills and weapons, as you fight for land, glory, and honor. As a skilled warrior on an intense, believable battleground, you annihilate all soldiers, archers, and opposing heroes who stand in your way.
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Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon Wildlands

Release date — 7th March 2017
Developer — Ubisoft Paris
PEGI 18+
Bolivia, a few years from now: this beautiful South American country has become the largest cocaine producer in the world. The influential and vicious Santa Blanca drug cartel has turned the country into a narco-state, leading to lawlessness, fear, injustice, and violence. The cartel is on track to becoming a major underworld power and global threat.An all-out war is not the answer. A surgical, stealthy, lethal approach is the only way to stop the disease at its source. The Ghosts, an elite US Special Forces team, are sent behind enemy lines to wreak havoc, destabilize, and eventually break the alliance between the cartel and the corrupted government. Facing an almighty enemy in a massive and hostile environment, the Ghosts will need to make critical moral choices and engage in tough battles to complete their mission – their grittiest and most dangerous operation to date.
Watch_dogs 2

Watch_dogs 2

Release date — November 15th, 2016
Developer — Ubisoft Montreal
PEGI 18+
Play as Marcus Holloway, a brilliant young hacker living in the birthplace of the tech revolution, the San Francisco Bay Area. Team up with Dedsec, a notorious group of hackers, and expose the hidden dangers of ctOS 2.0, which, in the hands of corrupt corporations, is being wrongfully used to monitor and manipulate citizens on a massive scale. Using the skills and anonymity of hackers, ignite the rebel in you and break the rules - for the lulz, for what's right, and most importantly, because you can.
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