This week at Ubisoft, a Skull and Bones showcase featuring new gameplay and exclusive interviews premiered; The Division Resurgence and Ubisoft Forward were announced; and developers spoke about accessibility and studio cultures. Check it all out in a roundup of Ubisoft news from July 2-8.
Skull and Bones Coming November 8
Grow from outcast to kingpin in Skull and Bones, the open-world seafaring survival game that will bring the pirate fantasy to your console or PC on November 8. Inspired by the Golden Age of Piracy, it lets you write your own story and forge your destiny across the Indian Ocean. Grow your Infamy by completing contracts and plundering merchant ships, but be careful - whether it's enemy ships or the seas themselves, danger lurks in every corner of Skull and Bones. Long live piracy!
Skull and Bones Offers Unexpected Opportunities for Open-World Plunder
Naval combat is a key feature of Skull and Bones, and its open sea is rife with enemy pirates, merchant ships, rival factions, and more - but some of the best chances for riches and Infamy come from attacking forts on land. In this preview article, Ubisoft News breaks down some of the most lucrative opportunities in the game and gives strategic insight for a successful plunder.
The Division Resurgence Announced
A new free-to-play mobile game, The Division Resurgence will deploy players to the streets of New York City as Agents of the Strategic Homeland Division (SHD). Play solo or in co-op on iOS and Android to save the city as the first wave of SHD Agents to respond to the crisis that set off the events of The Division and The Division 2.
How the Skull and Bones Studio is Building a Culture of Creativity
Ubisoft Singapore has taken part in developing such games as Ghost Recon: Phantoms, Rainbow Six Siege, and Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag, particularly the latter's naval combat. Now, the studio is building an entirely new game: Skull and Bones, an open-world pirate survival game that lets players grow their Infamy with nothing but their own grit and wit. Ubisoft Singapore's Managing Director, Darryl Long, spoke with Ubisoft News about cultivating a positive work environment that enabled developers to thrive.
Roller Champions Accessibility Spotlight
Roller Champions, the skating-based sports game, was designed with accessibility in mind. Juliana Goriounov, game designer on Roller Champions, spoke with Ubisoft News about the team's approach to incorporating accessibility features, listening to the community, and improving the game in future updates.
Ubisoft Forward Returns July 7 with Skull and Bones; Multi-Game Showcase Coming September 10
Ubisoft Forward has returned, kicking things off with a Skull and Bones gameplay showcase on July 7. Then, on September 10 at 12:00PM PT, the multi-game showcase will begin, revealing updates and news on multiple games and projects from Ubisoft teams around the world. Stay tuned to Ubisoft News for more updates.
Ubisoft+ Spotlight - The Crew 2
(Editorial note: This is a series of quick weekly highlights written by our 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: America is an open road, and The Crew 2 lets you turn it into a veritable playground with cars, bikes, boats, and planes. From sea to shining sea, on the ground or in the air, that sweet speed can't be beat. Race your way to stardom across The Crew 2's playgrounds, and complete different challenges to win Fame and earn Motorstars. But it's not just about speed - The Crew 2 is also all about style, letting you trick out your preferred ride with custom paint jobs and decals, as well as flashy outfits for your driver. Plus, the newest season features a partnership with Chris Forsberg, three-time world drift champion, who will teach you how to become a Drift Master. You can join the adrenaline-fueled fun of The Crew 2 for free from now until July 13, then continue playing after the Free Week with a Ubisoft+ subscription.
The Crew 2 launched Season 6: Dominion Forsberg on July 6, bringing a number of updates to the game, including six new Motorsports parks, two new episodes, and a partnership with Chris Forsberg. See a list of highlighted patch notes below, and find the full list here.
Added 115 new vanity items (to be released throughout the season), including eight horns, 18 nitros, and 16 rooftops, among others.
WiP Jacket has been updated with a final texture
Two new Motorpasses added
Destructible props no longer break your drift combo