For Honor gets Starter Edition just like Ubisoft’s Rainbow Six: Siege

Ubisoft’s online melee fighter For Honor has had continual support and updates since its debut last year, and now the publisher wants to lower the barrier-to-entry for people with a $ 15 Starter Edition. This is a stripped-down version of For Honor that will enable players to compete alongside their friends, but they won’t have […]

Ubisoft’s acquisition of Brawlhalla studio Blue Mammoth Games boosts its online stable

Ubisoft acquired Atlanta-based developer Blue Mammoth Studio yesterday, adding more multiplayer online expertise to its portfolio. As part of the deal, it also now owns Blue Mammoth’s online Super Smash Bros.-esque game Brawlhalla. “The team at Blue Mammoth Games is expert at developing and running scalable, competitive, multiplayer online games, and they’ll be a great addition […]

Ubisoft’s Tom Clancy brand has over 60 million players

Ubisoft owns the Tom Clancy brand name, and that investment is continuing to pay off for the French publisher. The company revealed today that its various Tom Clancy game communities have a total of 60 million unique players. The Tom Clancy name is the parent series for active Ubisoft shooters Rainbow Six: Siege, Ghost Recon: […]

Ubisoft’s new AI wing melds gaming and scientific research

Game developers were researching AI well before it became a tech industry trend, but they haven’t had much incentive to share their work with the academic world. It’s a competitive advantage, after all. Ubisoft, however, is trying to find a happy middle ground. It recently established an AI research wing, La Forge, that aims to […]