This week at Ubisoft, the Trackmania team announced plans to celebrate the franchise's 20th anniversary; Avatar: Frontiers of Pandora developers spoke about the game's accessibility; and Just Dance 2024 Edition added the Disney song "The Wish" to its library. Check it all out and more in this week's roundup of Ubisoft news.
Trackmania turned 20 on November 21, and to celebrate, the developers added new content and events to the game. Three episodes are planned, with content that celebrates the first Trackmania game; the first episode, Snow, is live now and introduces a new 15-track campaign, a Snow car, and 100 new 3D blocks and items for creators. Additionally, a new Track of the Day and Cup of the Day started with the Snow campaign, and Ubisoft News will stream the Cup of the Day on Twitch on November 30 with Trackmania Producer Augustin De Vita and Content Manager Ayrton Lemaire.
*Avatar: Frontiers of Pandora *is out December 7 on PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X|S, Amazon Luna, and PC through Ubisoft Connect. Developer Massive Entertainment, a Ubisoft Studio, wants to ensure that its adventure can be played by as many people as possible through a variety of accessibility options. Ubisoft News spoke with Senior UX Designer Sandra Madsen to learn more about the team's approach to accessibility.
"This Wish," a song performed by Academy Award winner Ariana DeBose as Asha from Disney's Animated Movie "Wish", is now available in Just Dance 2024 Edition to all players for free. The new map launched on November 22, the same day that Wish was released in theaters. Check out a gameplay preview in the video above, featuring Asha, the movie's main character, as your dance coach. Just Dance 2024 Edition is available now on Nintendo Switch, PS5, and Xbox Series X|S.
Ubisoft+ Spotlight - Assassin's Creed Odyssey
(Editorial note: This is a series of quick weekly highlights written by Ubisoft News team writers that feature games available with a Ubisoft+ subscription. We hope you'll enjoy reminiscing with us, or perhaps discover something new.)
Brittany Spurlin, Writer/Editor: Before she was dealing with the Thirty Tyrants in Athens in Assassin's Creed Nexus VR, Kassandra was a misthios hunting down members of the Kult of Cosmos in Assassin's Creed Odyssey. It's an adventure across Ancient Greece, filled with assassinations, naval combat, and Spartan kicks - not to mention legendary historical figures like Leonidas, Socrates, Plato, and more. The open world environment feels like every corner lets you step into a historical legend or myth, and whether it's a sunken treasure, cavernous shrine, or Olympian statue, there's always something to discover. As a mercenary, you can choose the path you take through the story, deciding whether to follow the main quest, help civilians through numerous side missions, or simply explore the world and experience Ancient Greece. Every decision you make, however, will have an impact on the world around you and the larger story - so think carefully as you craft your fate.
You can play Assassin's Creed Odyssey Ultimate Edition, which includes the Deluxe Pack and Season Pass, today with a Ubisoft+ subscription.