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GP Daily 2/11/16: Quantum Break coming to PC, Ubisoft news, and more


Jason Clement

Today we have a slew of Ubisoft news for you, thanks to their quarterly call with investors. Ubisoft Yves Guillemot spoke on Assassin's Creed, Watch Dogs 2, and more.

 

Check out the headlines below!

 

 

Quantum Break also coming to PC

 

Okay, so this is unrelated to Ubisoft, but bear with me here because this is probably one of the biggest news headlines of the day. Yes, Quantum Break is no longer Xbox One-exclusive. Even better, anyone who buys the Xbox One version will get a free copy of the Windows 10 version (offer lasts until April 4).

 

Remedy Entertainment has confirmed that the PC version is being developed in-house instead of being outsourced to another developer, which is also good to hear. In all, the PC port is great news to hear for those who don't have an Xbox One.

 

Source: Gamespot

 

 

 

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Ubisoft confirms Assassin's Creed taking a break this year

 

This actually isn't the first time we've heard this, but if there was any doubt, Ubisoft CEO Yves Guillemot put them to rest today by confirming that there would be no Assassin's Creed release this year.

 

Why? Apparently Ubisoft started to question the viability of having the series annualized around the time Assassin's Creed Unity came out, and then further confirmed their suspicions when Syndicate released last year, which had a slower than expected launch.

 

Guillemot also mentions that he hopes the move away from annualized entries will give the different Assassin's Creed teams more time to implement new engines and technology in each game.

 

Source: IGN

 

 

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Watch Dogs 2 is coming before April 2017

 

Oh, and another thing Guillemot brought up in the investor's call was Watch Dogs. Surely there must be a follow-up to their newest mega-hit game from a few years ago, right?

 

Yes, the sequel is in the works, he confirmed, and is on the way for a release sometime within the 2017 fiscal year, which ends April 2017. If you enjoyed the hacking thriller, you can look forward to playing it sometime by before then!

 

Source: IGN

 

 

 

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Ubisoft FY 2015/2016 sales breakdown

 

Of course, one of the main things discussed in Ubisoft's earnings call was... well, what the company earned. As usual, charts were provided so investors could see how things were progressing, and one of the most interesting ones is the breakdown of sales across different platforms.

 

Not surprisingly, games on PlayStation 4 accounted for the most sales during the 2015/16 fiscal year at 41%, followed by Xbox One (27%), and then PC (a staggeringly low 12%). Also surprising -- for the whole fiscal year, PS3 actually dipped below Wii U sales (2% vs 3%), and Wii sales actually beat out both other last generation consoles and the Wii U (with 6%). No doubt a lot of that is due to the continuing strength of the Just Dance series.

 

With these statistics, it's not hard to see why Ubisoft mostly doesn't publish on Nintendo consoles these days, but perhaps that may change with the arrival of NX. For now, expect for many Ubisoft titles to get premium treatment on the PlayStation 4.

 

Source: Ubisoft

 

 

 

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New Pokemon Magiana Surfaces

 

We must be getting fairly close to an announcement of a new Pokemon game, because a new Pokemon has been announced, and it's called Magiana. Apparently it's the first "man-made" Pokemon and was created 500 years ago.

 

It's also the star (alongside fellow recently revealed Legendary Pokemon Volcanion) of an upcoming Pokemon movie called Volcanion and the Contriving Magiana. That's pretty much all we know for now, but stay tuned for theories in predictions in Jonathan's Individual Values pieces in the weeks ahead.

 

Source: Serebii

Image credit by CoroCoro, via Serebii

 


What are your thoughts on Quantum Break coming to PC as well as the different Ubisoft news? And will the announcement of Magiana lead to a new Pokemon game? Let us know below!

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