This year is embroiled in a tangible sense of excitement that's eating away at gamers around the world; a collective who're patiently waiting for the full force of the next generation of gaming to come to fruition. After an underwhelming launch lineup for both the PS4 and Xbox One, 2014 promises a vast array of heavy hitters that are poised to dazzle the masses by showcasing the true prowess of the next-gen consoles.
After being hit with a lofty delay so Ubisoft could polish the game further, Watch Dogs has somewhat slipped to the back of many gamer's minds. Originally scheduled for a November 2013 release, Watch Dogs' delay has been met with a barrage of disappointment, fuelled more by the lack of content surrounding it in the past few months. As of today, some good news may be coming our way if rumours are to be believed.
With the next-gen now truly upon us, many eyes look onwards to the likes of Destiny, Watch Dogs and Titanfall as games poised to showcase the true power of the two consoles. One game that may have slipped many minds is Ubisoft's enthralling next instalment from the late Tom Clancy: The Division.
In a shocking turn of events, Watch Dogs, one of the games hotly tipped as a potential Game of The Year contender, has been pushed back. Now set to release during Ubisoft's next fiscal year, the game will be delayed until at least April 1st, 2014.
After Far Cry 3's resounding success at the tail end of last year, expectations for a fourth instalment have been high. Today's news may be the best hint yet that Far Cry 4 is in development, albeit coming from an unlikely source.
Our beloved Sam Fisher is back, and this time he’s meaner than ever. The reluctant hero has returned in Splinter Cell: Blacklist - the latest installment into the definitive espionage franchise. Toting seven games in eleven years, Splinter Cell has firmly established itself as one of Ubisoft’s most prized first party titles, with fans and press alike being particularly endeared to it. Blacklist recreates the franchises’ initial allure, while taking us to extreme heights that we never knew were possible. It exposes the fallacy of humanity and the measures that we take in order to achieve our goals, and for that reason, we love it.
Earlier today at Microsoft's Gamescom show, it was revealed that Tom Clancy's The Division will receive exclusive Xbox One content. Sadly, they opted to leave it at that, although speculation indicates that this could be Smartglass focused.
After a frantic few weeks of a steady stream of Splinter Cell: Blacklist intel, Ubisoft have decided to stir the pot further by displaying yet another aspect of their impressive upcoming portfolio: Watch Dogs.
We're now a mere 11 days away from Splinter Cell: Blacklist, and to commemorate its closeness, more video footage has trickled down from Ubisoft.
Today's video, Blacklist 101, dives deeper into the hardships that Sam and The Fourth Echelon will have to tackle in order to overthrow the "Blacklist"; A series of weekly attacks counting down to the downfall of the United States.
Since the Threat trailer on Friday, we've seen a great deal of activity come out of Ubisoft and external sources concerning Splinter Cell: Blacklist. Including the reveal of some minute details, we've seen a flurry of video content being pushed out on Youtube after Ubisoft invited various Youtube personalities to their Canada-based HQ.
With Splinter Cell: Blacklist only a short few weeks away, gamers around the world have initiated a countdown of their own. To keep interest peaking, Ubisoft have released yet another Splinter Cell: Blacklist trailer: Threat.
Today's trailer dives deeper into the Blacklist countdown itself, where we see the various threats that it imposes; including the destruction of multiple US-owned oil refineries. Hosted by a terrorist group known as 'The Engineers', the Blacklist countdown is set to reshape America as we know it, tearing it into an unrecognisable nation that's no longer a global super-power.
On Monday Ubisoft gave us a glimpse of Splinter Cell: Blacklist's Spies vs Mercs game mode, where we viewed some hands-on experience from San Diego Comic-Con. In part one, we witnessed how gameplay will play out when you play as a spy, with standout features such as the cloaking device being particularly impressive.
Todays video gives us insight into the opposite end of the spectrum: The Mercs. Ruthless, unforgiving and organised, the Mercs sole mission is to make sure the Spies are unable to collect all the necessary data for the security terminals.
Earlier this month we discussed how Splinter Cell: Double Agent offered a definitive online experience in Spies vs Mercs, and why we were excited to see it return in Splinter Cell: Blacklist, after it's hiatus during Conviction.
For those unfamiliar with it, Spies vs Mercs pits two teams of players against each other in an exhilarating match-up, where only the victors can enjoy the spoils. To showcase this, Ubisoft have released a pair of new videos today that demonstrate the sort of combat we can look forward to when Blacklist drops on August 20th .