GS News - Ubisoft shares plummet, PS4 demo kiosks arrive!

Sony is rolling out PS4s across the United States for gamers to try out, Ubisoft shares drop 32% after Watch Dogs delay and poor sales figures, and DICE says taking on Star Wars: Battlefront is “scary”

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SaintsRowLA
SaintsRowLA

Thank you Jess for making life fun at GS News.  I love Jess.

x2rufff4u
x2rufff4u

Girls can learn something from her.

_huh
_huh

Oh Jess how do I love thee, let me count the ways...

Dear Gamespot, give us more Jess.  Thanks.  Bye.

CruiserCaptain
CruiserCaptain

To Dice and the New Battlefront:

AI! Make sure we have lots of AI and as big of player numbers as possible! That's what we all miss, being part of a huge battle, not the hero. Don't turn it into another competitive arena warfare game with 12vs12. We have TONS of those. We want to get lost in a great giant battle... give us StarWars! We just want the lasers flying, the troops running, and the Walkers toppling!

"Attack Pattern Delta: Go Now!"

ahmed_2014
ahmed_2014

I totally agree with ubisoft

really clever

DarthLod
DarthLod

If Ubisoft would stop milking Assassins Creed to death and rehashing it over and over every year things would look up. Though I think the delay of Watchdogs is positive since it will only make the game better. The backlash is stupid, I guess people would rather have the game be less quality? As far as DICE, I am not a fan of Battlefield (or COD/MOH) "rehashed been there done that games" and REALLY don't want Battlefront being like that at all!!!! 

pyro1245
pyro1245

poor ubisoft. Too much manpower spent on AssCreed. Rayman Legends was an amazing game i'm suprised it didn't meet their expected sales. They should make another 3d rayman game, all the ones after rayman 2 could have been better.

93ChevyNut
93ChevyNut

Australian accents are awesome.  I like the way Jess says WalMart.  "Wulmaht".  Here in the States (Kansas specifically), nobody has cool accents. 

TheGreyArea
TheGreyArea

All Dice need to do, is create a Battlefield Battlefront, and they'll have my money, and game-hours for months and years after release. 

Berkut4796
Berkut4796

Wow, that is a huge drop for Ubisoft, bit of a shame in my opinion :(.

GreekTheGeek
GreekTheGeek

Won't be surprised if ea tries to take over ubi shares as they have done in the past

jonny_dutch
jonny_dutch

How are people not excited for Knack!? Anyone who grew up with Spyro, Crash Bandicoot, Jak & Daxter or Ratchet & Clank should be excited for that game. Technically Cerny had a hand in Sonic I think too, he is an absolute god when it comes to kids games.

Scorpion1813
Scorpion1813

Ubisoft are delaying all their games in order to rush the next AC out.

TimberWolf_CLT
TimberWolf_CLT

Interesting demo mix for the PS4 kiosks.  Sure looks like they're angling it towards non-game-playing parents to entice them to buy.  Don't shoot me, but I feel the echo of the original Wii roll-out.  Hopefully, they'll add demos of what gamers are actually looking for. 

It's unfortunate that Ubisoft seems to be on a downward spiral.  What bothers me about delays like this from a business sense is that the new console roll-out dates were not a secret withheld from them.  It's not rocket science that delaying a game that is a major pillar of the roll-outs would cause a backlash. 

Sorry I'm babbling, need coffee.  My point is that they are an established game developer and should have had a better handle on this.

Ubi may have run into problems but it's not as if the new consoles are using new and hard to develop for tech like the Cell architecture.  They're just PCs underneath the hood.

I feel badly that, as others have pointed out, layoffs may not be far away.

itsHumanity
itsHumanity

Obviously I'm most excited by the raw graphical power and sheer gameplay potential present in Octodad.

mystic_knight
mystic_knight moderator

Noooooooooooooooooo.....oooooooooo

Watch dogs! why did you abandon my ps4. What will i play on my shiny new console now.

AngelsongCA
AngelsongCA

"It's such a perfect day."

"I'm glad I spent it with you."

Sony is getting better with their commercials. =p

Trickymaster
Trickymaster

32% drop?? Damn, that's a lot. LOL


What's the name of that octopus game?? It's so crazy, I love it!

Sruppert
Sruppert

If DICE could pull-off a S.W: Battlefront without jedi or "hero" classes it could be a spectacular game. Of course, this will not happen. (Because when everybody sees "Star Wars" in the title, it's got to be about Jedi vs. Sith. Always Jedi vs. Sith.) Now if they balanced "heroes" with their "rock-paper-scissors" formula maybe it could still be fun. Even better if all classes had some "hero" edge to them.

helldragonzer
helldragonzer

next week-Layoffs announced at Ubisoft to improve "quality" of games.

Pawfalcon
Pawfalcon

Wow, a 32% drop. Didn't Take2 have an increase of less than 10 or so percent when GTA V's sales figures came out? People are taking this pretty damn hard. Hate to be an investor right now.

gamist
gamist

So no love for Canada, eh? Sorry, man... eh.

As for the demos, those are just the first batch as stated in the article. So I'm hoping that there will be 2nd, 3rd batches of demos coming soon? Either way, I look forward to this holiday season. :)

ahpuck
ahpuck

It's a shame Rayman didn't sell well. It could have been worst if they had only released it for Wii U, but that's no excuse for it selling so bad. Maybe GTAV had something to do with it, maybe the fact that a lot of people, like me, are not buying any more games for this generation of consoles.

Diegoctba
Diegoctba

You know, Rayman scares me. See the work of Da Vinci, he studied the human body and nature in detail, dissecting bodies and working 24 hours a day.

When i see a character with no arms and legs, and still call it art, makes me really sad.

Anarky86
Anarky86

Too bad those GSNews capsules are so short. I'm up for 15 mins of Jess everyday. :D

DaN_WiL
DaN_WiL

That's what you get for no online and fucking with Sam Fisher's voice

SaintsRowLA
SaintsRowLA

@_huh Great post.  The more Jess, the better.  I love Jess.  She's great.

SaintsRowLA
SaintsRowLA

@DarthLod I agree.  Quit making Assassins Creed and make more Splinter Cell, Rainbow Six, and Ghost Recon games. 

norabbitnofun
norabbitnofun

@DarthLod I believe rhat watch dog is a sign that Ubisoft recognizes it needs to move on, away from Assassin's Creed.

pyro1245
pyro1245

@jimdove2 textures don't really affect performance that much, only load times and used memory. I think 30fps@1080p is better than the alternative 60fps@<1080p. PC version will look sexy though with it's high framerate and post-proc effects like AA

SaintsRowLA
SaintsRowLA

@93ChevyNut Australian accents are very sexy in the USA along with British accents.

The command respect and authority, get attention, and are very sexy on woman.

ra-seru
ra-seru

@Pawfalcon Actually, I d like to be one, Ubisoft is goind to rise again in no time, great  moment to invest =D... Not a good time for those who already invest indeed :p

pyro1245
pyro1245

@Diegoctba After playing rayman 1 as a child i have a strong affinity for being without limbs <3

GLOK1132
GLOK1132

@Anarky86 As much as I would love that, I don't think there is enough gaming news in any given day to do 15 minutes of news.

AngelsongCA
AngelsongCA

@Anarky86 My brain would overload if I was exposed to that amount of awesome for 15 minutes straight.  For health reasons they are kept short.

Sidburn19
Sidburn19 moderator

Splinter Cell did have multiplayer. It also had split screen co-op

PeejayYeh
PeejayYeh

@GLOK1132 @Anarky86 If there is enough gaming use to have a 1-hour program, that would be great, but its a no-no....

Sidburn19
Sidburn19 moderator

Its cool im just trying to keep the peace

rawkstar007
rawkstar007

@Sidburn19 Take that back, Sid. Admitting one's mistakes is not permitted on GS, and by extension, the internet.

I don't make the rules. I just fabricate them.

pongley
pongley

@DaN_WiL @Sidburn19 You mean re-read the comment where you make no reference of Rayman? Read your own damn comments before criticising others.

DaN_WiL
DaN_WiL

@Sidburn19  Where yo question mark be?!?!?! 

I ain't Mrs. Paulicitus this ain't 2nd grade advanced English.

Sidburn19
Sidburn19 moderator

I meant to say did Legends only have local co-op. Also no need for the out burst

DaN_WiL
DaN_WiL

@Sidburn19 @DaN_WiL Jesus Christ reread the first comment (vis: online)!


Nothing like Local co-op in 2013 too!  Especially when you wanna play it at 3am with people on a Tuesday night.