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E3 2021 Details Revealed

E3, the biggest gaming conference, so take place from 12-15 June this year as a free, “reimagined, all-virtual” event. Nintendo, Xbox, Capcom, Konami, Ubisoft, Take-Two Interactive, and Warner Bros. Games will be there among other companies. Though, so far Sony seems to be missing.

E3 was cancelled last year due to the COVID-19 pandemic, but it’s expected to return to an in-person event next year.

Source: The Verge

Ghost Recon Breakpoint: Operation Amber Sky revealed

Starting January 21st. Ghost Recon Breakpoint will have a new live event, Operation Amber Sky. Breakpoint had a rocky launch for Ubisoft. With its lofty aspirations, open world sandbox to allow players to choose whatever approach they like kind of fell flat on its face. Since launch, Breakpoint has since had massive updates and improvements and the game state now is loads better than when it was shipped. Breakpoint has already had live events before with the Terminator and Splinter Cell.

Operation Amber Sky will see the Ghosts teaming up with Rainbow Six operators: Ash, Finka and Thatcher on exclusive missions in a 10 day timed event.

Feature: Immortals Fenyx Rising Xbox Series X and Nintendo Switch comparison

Ubisoft released this title at the start of December a few weeks after the launch of the Xbox Series X/S and PS5. Of course Immortals is also out on PC and Nintendo Switch. By all means this isn’t a review of the game, however do a expect review of Immortals in due course.

What surprised many with the run up to Christmas was that Immortals Fenyx Rising soon went on sale for a mere £30 on all platforms. Due to store credit I saved. I decided to get Immortals on the Nintendo Switch as friends were raving about how good it is on Switch, and I guess the Breath Of The Wild comparisons.

One of the main selling points with Immortals is the cloud cross save via Ubi connect. I will show you how easy it is to save and continue playing on either platform. Below you will see the comparisons via screens and snippets of gameplay footage from the Series X. Unfortunately the software doesn’t support video footage capture on the Switch via the share button, so I will use YouTube gameplay footage and credit the user, so you can check out their channel too.

Xbox Series X

Firstly, I can tell the difference straight away in loading times. Be that entering or exiting a vault of tartaros, or simply booting up the game between the Xbox or Switch. At least on Switch you have a chance to read the hint or tips…. You can view these via the menu screen anyway if you were wondering.

Here are some screens taken from the Series X:

As you can see it looks rather lush! It’s eye candy galore.

Gameplay footage:

Nintendo Switch

Believe it or not, Immortals runs quite smoothly on the Nintendo Switch. No issues in framerate drop or performance dropping at all. Obviously in comparison to Xbox, you can tell the graphical prowess straight away and loading times which was mentioned above.

Switching between handheld and TV mode the game looks good. I would say handheld looks better than on TV with the Switch. Then again, I guess because how huge the game is. Immortals on a handheld is just so good to have on the go and we can even use Zelda: Breath Of The Wild as example how good that is on Switch too.

Here are some screens grabbed from the Nintendo Switch:

Gameplay footage handheld mode by Youtube channel anazeus.

Gameplay footage by Youtube channel Nintendo Life.

Cross save functionality

Cross save is rather simple. As with most Ubisoft games you will more than likely already have Ubi account, which is all you need for the cross save to work. Tip, make sure to update your password if you may have already forgotten it! Because it will make your life easier when booting up the game on a different platform.

So here we go. First of all you want to select “Online Save”. Once you selected that, you will come to another screen saying either send online or load from online.

As you can see below is the send online or load from online screen.

By selecting “Send Online”, all your save data be that manual save or auto will be available to you on which save file you would like to send over to the cloud via Ubi connect. These pics were taken from the Xbox Series X.

Here is the load from online screen on the file I sent over where I left off on the Xbox and continued playing on the Nintendo Switch.

It’s a rather simple process. No stress or haggle. Just pick up and play where you left off and hopefully more titles in the Ubi catalogue will get the same treatment.

There you have it. A bitesized comparison from the Series X and Nintendo Switch. Again, this isn’t a review like previously stated. The whole purpose of this feature was to show you the difference between both consoles, how it plays and helping you which platform to play it on or both!

I hope it helps and you enjoyed viewing this. We will have a review of Immortals Fenyx Rising in due course, so stay tuned for a more in depth opinion.

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Assassins Creed Valhalla reportedly sold 1.7 million copies at launch

It’s been reported that Ubisoft’s Assassins Creed Valhalla, has sold 1.7 million copies at launch. Valhalla is the Christmas No. 1 in the UK game charts, with sales increases massively over the last week.

According to Superdata, this is 50% more than what Odyssey achieved at launch, yet ingame revenue was down by 62%. Ubisoft did say Valhalla was their best selling PC launch ever for the company.

Assassins Creed Valhalla launched on the Xbox Series X/S and the One, PC and PS5.

Watch Dogs Legion Online mode delayed to 2021

Ubisoft have announced a new update for WatchDogs Legion and pushing the online mode to early 2021 than releasing in December.

“As part of our commitment to fixing the game’s issues, we’ve decided to delay the Online mode of Watch Dogs: Legion to early 2021. This will allow us to focus on fixing issues with single player, and it will give us more time to test the Online experience to help ensure a smooth launch of the mode.”

WatchDogs Legion is currently on sale due to Black Friday. You can buy the limited edition for £35.99 over at Amazon for the Series X/S, PS4 yet the PS5 is £51.99, so be careful which PS version you get as the PS4 comes with the PS5 update.

Patch notes 2.0 have been revealed too, as many players since launch have encountered many technical issues. Believe it or not I had to do a 3.2GB update when I put Legion in the Series X today.

“As mentioned in our latest State of the Game, we have more improvement and quality of life features in store next month, including more stability improvements and further graphics optimizations for PC to reach our goal of consistent 60FPS for higher end GPUs.”

Source: Ubisoft

“No Threat” Found at Ubisoft Montreal

The offices of Ubisoft Montreal became the center of attention on Friday afternoon as a suggested hostage situation was in progress. However, Montreal police found no threat at the building.

Canadian news program TVA Nouvelles, citing unidentified sources, reported that an investigation had determined that the 911 call that precipitated the police response was a “hoax”.

Citing the Montreal police, Le Journal de Montréal reported that the call was made from inside the building, which houses businesses such as a daycare center in addition to Ubisoft Montreal’s offices. A correspondent for TVA Nouvelles reported that the call was made at approximately 1 p.m., and that the caller threatened to blow up the building if they were not paid a ransom of more than $2 million.

Ubisoft Montreal is, among other things, the lead developer on Assassin’s Creed Valhalla, which launched this week.

Source: Polygon