The upcoming remake of XIII, which was originally announced for a 2019 release date back in April, has been pushed back until 2020.
XIII: The Cult Classic
This unique shooter quickly became a cult hit when it was released on PS2, Xbox, Gamecube, and PC back in 2003, now the remake set to update the game for a modern audience. The new game will be releasing on Nintendo Switch, PS4, Xbox One, and PC in 2020. François Coulon, Head of Production at publisher Microïds, announced in a press release that they were thrilled with the work that the developer, PlayMagic, has put into the game but more work is necessary for the game to be at the level of quality they want to deliver to fans. At this time no release window has been specified within 2020. The original XIII was published by Ubisoft and developed by Ubisoft Paris and Southend Interactive. The plot follows Thirteen, an amnesiac enigma that has been accused of murdering the President, who must figure out who he is and the wider conspiracy he's attached to. The concept art that has been posted on the Playstation Blog offers fans an idea of the game's massive visual overhaul. Although, PlayMagic has not yet shown any footage of the remake so it's unclear how extensive the visual update will be. While many were critical of XIII when it was originally released, it built quite the cult following due to its ambitious story and unique cell-shaded art style. We'll be sure to have all the latest updates on the XIII remake so be sure to keep checking back with us here at GigmaxGames.com!
Assassin's Creed Odyssey recently gave control of mission creation to the players through their new Story Creator mode. Although, Ubisoft quickly noticed that a number of missions have popped up with the intention of earning players quick XP, and has announced their plan to halt the use and creation of these missions.
The developer said they were making this update to uphold the integrity of this creativity based mode and to keep the farming missions from crowding out the legitimate levels.
Assassin's Creed Odyssey - Story Creator Mode
"Story Creator Mode was designed to be a tool for players to let their creativity and imagination run free as they build their very own Stories to share with others, using a modified version of the tools our own designers used to develop the quests in the game," said Ubisoft. "These exploits risk jeopardizing the overall quality, integrity, and purpose of Story Creator Mode and results in less visibility for the creative, interesting and frankly fantastic community stories that have been published."
This move certainly comes with its fair share of controversy though, as Assassin's Creed Odyssey's biggest criticism was the game's massive grind. Many players found these quests extremely useful in improving their enjoyment of the game.
Meanwhile, Ubisoft is gearing up to release the final installment of their Fate of Atlantis DLC trilogy, which is releasing on July 16th. As of now, that is the last piece of downloadable content that Ubisoft has planned for the game. For more information regarding Assassin's Creed Odyssey, be sure to keep checking back with us here at GigamaxGames.com!
It feels like The Division 2 just came out, but Ubisoft already has big plans in store for their shared-world shooter. The first major content update is set to add a new difficulty mode, world tier, weekly invasions, new weapons, gear, and more. On top of all that, a raid is set to hit the game at the end of April.
The Divison 2 - Year 1 Update Trailer
The content update is called, Tidal Basin, and it is the first post launch free content update in the Invasion: Battle for D.C. season. The update drops on April 5th and with it comes a new Stronghold that is occupied by Black Tusk troops. "Tidal Basin is now home to some of the most powerful enemies in the game, and they're not going down easy," Ubisoft says.
If players and their squad are able to take down this challenging Stronghold then they are awarded World Tier 5, which gives them access to a gear score between 450-500. Upon reaching World Tier 5, players also unlock new weekly invasions that involve Black Tusk troops taking over other Strongholds and missions throughout the capital. Ubisoft described these experiences as more difficult than other challenges and promises better loot and gear for completing them.
Invasion: Battle for D.C. adds a new Heroic difficulty setting that according to Ubisoft offers the most challenging gameplay yet. Additionally, two new exotic weapons, Pestilence and Nemesis, and gear sets True Patriot, Hardwired, and Ongoing Directive will be added.
It Doesn't End There...
Ubisoft isn't done yet. A new PVP map named Fort McNair and more cosmetics are included in the Invasion Apparel Event.
Looking forward, The Division 2's first raid Operation Dark Hours is scheduled to arrive on April 25th. It's an 8 player raid that will test the skills of even the most experienced agents and is set to be the toughest challenge in the entire game. We'll be sure to have all the latest updates on The Division 2, so be sure to keep checking back with us here at GigamaxGames.com!
Fans are only a few days out from getting their hands on The Division 2, Ubisoft's latest shared world shooter. Much like the recently released game Anthem, Ubisoft is offering a number of different release dates depending on which tier of the game you buy/pre-order. However, before anyone gets to play the game they will first need to download a sizable day one update.
The Division 2 Day One Download
As detailed on Ubisoft's support website, they are releasing a patch that will fix a variety of bugs and make other improvements to the game. Players on Xbox and PC will need to have 48-52 GB (depending on region and language choice) of free space while, PS4 players will need between 88-92 GB.
Ubisoft will also be launching their Title Update 1.5 starting March 11th. Thankfully, this patch will not be as taxing, weighing in at around 2 GB depending on region and language. This patch is intended to fix issues surrounding audio cutting out that some experienced during the beta.
Just like the first Division, Ubisoft is set to support The Division 2 with a variety of post launch updates. The developer recently revealed their plan for the game's first year, which included two new episodes releasing in the summer and fall respectively with one more planned for the winter. Ubisoft also has a Year One Pass for those interested that gives early access to new cosmetics and perks.
Ubisoft is getting ready to launch year four of Rainbow Six Siege with Operation: Burnt Horizon. Along with the new season, the developer plans on ramping up their support for the popular first person shooter title with a few changes to how they handle updates.
Rainbow Six Siege: Update Strategy
Their first change is splitting the development team into separate sections that will cover each of the major parts of the game: events, balance, maps, and operators. Ubisoft will also create a special team that will focus on improving toxicity and player behavior to ensure every game is a pleasant experience. One change that will be implemented shortly is reflecting friendly fire damage back at trolls that are purposely team killing.
Rainbow Six Siege fans can still expect the usual release of eight new operators per season, but the Ubisoft is going to put a larger focus on maps. The team already announced one new map and three reworks for year four of the game. The reworks will cosmetically change some features on the maps and move cover to create new chokepoints.
The company stated that they will now have to shift focus to cater to new players and those that have invested their time since Siege launched in 2015. This means that server queues will be altered to help new players get their footing and ensure that veterans have the same competitive experience they've come to expect.
Ubisoft wants to place a greater focus on new events that introduce new themes and limited time activities to the game. The development team wants to test new twists on gameplay with these events and will use community feedback to see what works and what doesn't. Rainbow Six Siege continues to expand and grow, to keep up to date with the latest news, be sure to check back with us here at GigamaxGames.com.
A new story trailer for The Division 2 has been officially revealed by Ubisoft, and it gives an in-depth look into what the narrative of the RPG shooter will look like in post apocalyptic Washington D.C.
This time players will take control of an Agent in The Division that survived the events of the first game and has to head to the capital of the United States. The narrator of the trailer says that the nation is divided and slipping into a civil war. The players character is thus given a mission to restore democracy to the country and take out various terrorist groups.
The Division 2: New Story, New Gear
As well as revealing some interesting story details, the trailer shows off new gear that will be available to players such as the drone and crossbow. It also appears like players will have more of an impact on the environment as explosions and bullet fire seemingly tear apart a variety of structures.
The Division 2 is set to release on March 15th, 2019 for PS4, Xbox One, and PC. Unfortunately for Steam users, the game will only release on Epic Games new store and Ubisoft's online market on the PC. A private beta is being held for any that pre-ordered the title on February 7th.
This franchise had an interesting life. The first game was exciting at first but appeal quickly faded for the majority. It held on to a strong following of devoted agents and Ubisoft did support the game over its lifecycle. Now that The Division 2 is releasing, and the developer had a chance to see what gamers want from the experience, the franchise has a good chance of making a massive impact in March.
Ubisoft revealed the next two battle-hardened operators that are making their way to Rainbow Six Siege in the next major update, Operation Wind Bastion. The two new characters go by the names Kaid the defender, and Nomad the attacker.
Operation Wind Bastion New Operators
According to the lore of Rainbow Six Siege, Kaid is a traditionalist soldier who encourages his team to stop over-relying on technology. This new operators main gadget is the Rtila Electroclaw, which can be deployed on reinforced walls, hatches, barbed wire, and deployable shields to add an electrical effect that shocks opponents. While this may sound close to Bandit's ability, Kaid is much more of a tank and his Electroclaw is a more versatile tool that can be fired from a distance to quickly close off walls and hatches from enemies, but at a lower damage percentage.
While the second operator hasn't officially been revealed by Ubisoft, leaks popped up on the Rainbow Six Siege subreddit showing off the new character. Nomad's abilities appear to be a bit more mystical than players are used to, with the unique power of keeping enemies away with the wind. This appears to be a re-tooling of an enemy ability from Siege's limited time event, Outbreak. When used in the zombie mode, this ability also broke walls and objects.
How her gadget works is less clear, but the trailer for Operation Wind Bastion seems to suggest she utilizes some sort of proximity dart. Ubisoft did drop a hint in a blog post earlier in the month that Nomad had a knack for pushing the enemy back.
Fans of Rainbow Six Siege won't have to wait long for the full reveal of Operation Wind Bastion as a full breakdown of both Kaid and Nomad, and the new fortress map will all be shown during the Pro League Finals on November 17th and 18th. Fans can watch the event on the official Siege Twitch channel. We'll be sure to keep an eye out on the latest update so be sure to check back here at GigamaxGames.com for all the latest details.
The company behind Assassin’s Creed Odyssey, Ubisoft, formally announced in a Tweet that development of the game has officially wrapped up. The message came from the official account representing the developer and it states that Odyssey has “gone gold” which is industry slang for the end of base game development.
“We hope you’ll be enjoying playing the game as much as we did developing it and can’t wait to see which paths you’ll choose,” Ubisoft said in the message to fans.
The company was referencing the series new take on the adventure, an open world RPG instead of the action game most remember. Fans noticed this path start to take hold in Origins with the improved combat and number/color based gear, which critics praised in reviews. Assassin’s Creed Odyssey features a new dialogue system as well which allows players to choose responses in conversation much like in many other famous open world games like Mass Effect and Fallout.
Although work on the base game may be complete, the team behind Assassin’s Creed Odyssey is still hard at work, developing post-release patches and content. Multiple expansions are already planned for the title in both free and paid forms, and those that purchase the season pass will gain access to a remastered version of Assassin’s Creed III, the game that took players to early America and put them in the shoes of the Native American turned assassin, Connor.
Assassin's Creed Odyssey: Power of Choice Trailer
Ubisoft has already clarified that there will be no new addition to the Assassin’s Creed series in 2019, so hardcore fans will have to make the most of Odyssey and its various expansions. Assassin’s Creed Odyssey officially launches on October 5th on PS4, Xbox One, and PC so be sure to keep checking back here at GigamaxGames.com for more on this highly anticipated title.
It feels like just yesterday Rainbow Six Siege players were given access to two operators by the names of Alibi and Maestro with the Operation Para Bellum update. However, Ubisoft isn't slowing down with their regular addition of new content. Last week the company teased the next update coming to the popular shooter, Operation Grim Sky, promising two more operators that are from Britain and the U.S. Now, the company has finally revealed what fans should expect on the battlefield in the near future.
Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six Siege - Operation Grim Sky Gameplay Trailer
Rainbow Six Siege New Operators Explained
The first operator goes by the callsign Clash and is the first defender to have access to a bulletproof shield (Editors Note: SO CHEAP). Unfortunately for the attackers, the shield is always fully extended. This means that she will never have access to a gun while the shield deployed. Although to offset not having a firearm, the shield is able to deal electric shocks to opponents that stun and hurt enemies for a small amount of damage. Clash is perfect for going out and marking enemy locations while they're on the hunt and being a literal human shield for her teammates.
The second operator is an attacker whose callsign is Maverick and he comes equipped with a blowtorch for silently opening up reinforced walls. This new tool is absolutely devastating when mixed with Glaz's thermal scope because of how quick it can open up little kill holes. Those that want a big enough opening for players to fit through will need to practice patience. Cutting through metal silently in a wide area is no easy feat.
Ubisoft is also making changes to two maps that have been causing complaints. Operation Grim Sky will see a new take on the Consulate map. It will feature some new walls and places to take cover. The most massive map change is coming to Hereford Base. The company says it is now unrecognizable from its last iteration. As of now, there is no word on when Operation Grim Sky will hit Rainbow Six Siege, but the update is heading to test servers on August 20th.
Rainbow Six: Siege's Operation Para Bellum has made its way to both consoles and PC. The new update adds a new map, Villa, for everyone and two new operators, Maestro and Alibi, which are exclusive for season pass holders for a week. This new DLC signals the launch of Siege's second season of the game's third year, and is one of the largest updates Rainbow Six has seen.
Welcome New Operators
The duo of new operators are members of the Italian G.I.S. and will automatically be unlocked for any players that have Siege's Year 3 pass. Alibi has a Prisma ability which allows her to create a holographic copy of herself in an idle position. If Alibi places the equipment outside, attackers will receive an "operator outside" briefing. No matter where the hologram is deployed, Alibi will be alerted when her double is attacked and the operator that shot the gadget will be marked for a short time.
Maestro has a deployable gadget known as the Evil Eye, which is a remote-controlled camera that can see through smoke and fire shock beams. The turret acts as a bulletproof camera until Maestro decides to open fire exposing the core that attackers can destroy.
Ready For A New Map?
Villa is Rainbow Six: Siege's 20th map and will replace Tower in ranked mode. Ubisoft said that the map is an Italian home that housed a local crime syndicate and their illegal activities. According to the story, Team Rainbow is approaching the house as the family is on the retreat.
Operation Para Bellum Gameplay
Operation Para Bellum contains a host of other changes. In the Custom Games category, players will be able to take advantage of the new Pick and Ban system. Ubisoft described this mode as an extra layer of strategy between teammates as both teams try to coordinate which operators to ban. The latest patch also adds deployable bulletproof cameras, a new animation for a diffuser taking out a bomb, adjustments to both drop shotting and operators speed, new observation tool management, buffs for the operator echo and map Clubhouse, as well as a new discovery playlist.
There are a host of changes coming along with Operation Para Bellum. Rainbow Six: Siege continues to evolve and Gigamax Games will continue watching this popular first-person shooter closely. Keep checking back for the latest gaming news, reviews, and updates.
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