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Long-awaited 60 FPS patch may be on the way for Assassin’s Creed OriginsDec 21, 2021 - VG247During what Ubisoft calls Assassin’s Creed Day on Twitter, the official account announced the possible intent of adding the ability to play Assassin’s Creed Origins in 60 FPS, a feature that fans have been requesting for a while now. It’s unlikely that this would apply to last-gen consoles given how they work, meaning players would need a PS5 or an Xbox Series X/S to really benefit from it. Still, given how the following two entries in the series both can run at 60 FPS and Origins represents the new beginning point for the series, it’s only appropriate that Origins achieves technical parity. That way, players who want to get into the series don’t have to prepare for a technical downgrade. The Assassin’s Creed franchise keeps rolling on. Assassin’s Creed Valhalla keeps getting DLC, with the latest being the rather meaty Dawn of Ragnarok. Meanwhile, Assassin’s Creed Infinity, the ambitious live-service platform for the franchise, is still in its early development stages and won’t be free to play when it releases. Read more Assassin's Creed Odyssey update adds 60FPS support on Xbox Series X/S and PS5Aug 23, 2021 - VG247Ubisoft has confirmed that Assassin's Creed Odyssey is set to get a new update on August 24 that allows the game to run in 60FPS on both the PS5 and Xbox Series X/S. Assassin’s Creed Odyssey – arguably the best game in the modern end of the series – is going to get even better on PlayStation 5 and new-gen Xbox consoles as of tomorrow. In a new tweet, Ubisoft has noted that the epic, open world RPG is going to get a new update that will allow it to run at a nice, smooth 60FPS on the new machines. "Missing Ancient Greece?" asks the tweet. "A new title update for Assassin's Creed Odyssey will be deployed on August 24, adding 60FPS support when running the game on Xbox Series X|S & PlayStation 5 through backwards compatibility!" Ubisoft is expecting the update to land on August 24, 2021 at 8am CEST, 2 AM ET, 4 PM AEST, and 11 PM PDT (Aug 23). Read more Looks like Assassin's Creed Valhalla may soon feature a major returning characterAug 4, 2021 - EurogamerUbisoft appears to be planning the return of a major Assassin's Creed character in a forthcoming update for the Viking-set Valhalla. Details of the character are included in datamined quest data and dialogue lines found within Valhalla by the ever-reliable Assassin's Creed leaker J0nathan. WARNING: SPOILERS FOLLOW. Read more Here are the Assassin's Creed Odyssey system requirementsMay 15, 2021 - PCGamesNUbisoft has revealed the system requirements for the PC version of Assassin's Creed Odyssey, and if you've played Origins it should be no surprise that things are looking pretty demanding. Recommended specs are pushing for some serious hardware power just to get to 30fps at 1080p. Ubisoft says "the PC version is not a port of the console versions of the game, but a tailored experience developed by a dedicated team at Ubisoft Kiev in close collaboration with Ubisoft Québec, the lead studio on Odyssey." You can expect several features not present in the PlayStation and Xbox versions, including benchmark tools, toggleable dynamic resolution rendering, and uncapped frame rates. Here are those requirements in full. Minimum Requirements (720p/30fps/low preset) OS: Windows 7 SP1, Windows 8.1, Windows 10 (64-bit versions only) CPU: AMD FX 6300 @ 3.8 GHz, Intel Core i5 2400 @ 3.1 GHz, Ryzen 3 - 1200 GPU: AMD Radeon R9 285 (2GB VRAM with Shader Model 5.0) or NVIDIA GeForce GTX 660 Memory: 8GB RAM Recommended Specification (1080p/30fps/high preset) OS: Windows 7 SP1, Windows 8.1, Windows 10 (64-bit versions only) CPU: AMD FX-8350 @ 4.0 GHz, Intel Core i7-3770 @ 3.5 GHz, Ryzen 5 - 1400 GPU: AMD Radeon R9 290X (4GB VRAM or more with Shader Model 5.0) or better or NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970 (4GB) Memory: 8GB RAM Read the rest of the story... RELATED LINKS: The Epic Games Store Summer Sale starts today, with some big-name titles for cheap Ubisoft devs say they fought playable torture scenes and were told to minimise female protaganists Play Assassin's Creed Odyssey free with a week-long trial of Uplay+ Assassin's Creed Odyssey release date - all the latest details on the new Assassin's CreedMay 15, 2021 - PCGamesNAssassin's Creed Odyssey release day is finally upon us. The next Templar-bashing romp is out today, so we have a guide to Odyssey's story, settings, and gameplay. Here's everything you need to know before you set off on your journey in Ancient Greece. The 11th game in the core line of Ubisoft's pseudo-history series of deadly Assassins and dastardly Templars is well on its way, and we already have an Assassin's Creed Odyssey release date. This time we're off to Greece to explore the exploits of the Assassin Order in the land of triremes and Spartan warriors. We'll also be taking on the role of either a male or female protagonist with fresh abilities, weapons, and RPG-grade dialogue options. Since we're so close to the Assassin's Creed Odyssey release date, we have a good idea of what this new Assassin's Creed game will be like. So join us as we step back in time to discover which neck we'll be puncturing next: here are all the latest details about Assassin's Creed Odyssey. Read the rest of the story... RELATED LINKS: The Epic Games Store Summer Sale starts today, with some big-name titles for cheap Ubisoft devs say they fought playable torture scenes and were told to minimise female protaganists Play Assassin's Creed Odyssey free with a week-long trial of Uplay+ New Mister Men and Little Miss books are based on Assassin's CreedApr 22, 2021 - Rock, Paper, ShotgunIt's a little-known fact that Ubisoft generate product ideas by writing game names, mediums, target audiences, and such on scraps of paper, popping them into a big hat, then drawing a handful to discover their next big hit. This foolproof system recently produced the combination of , leading Ubisoft yesterday to announce a series of Mister Men and Little Miss books starring the murderers of Assassin's Creed. Read more The 35 best ultrawide games on PCNov 18, 2020 - Rock, Paper, ShotgunUltrawide gaming monitors are the kind of hardware that might seem too excessive, maybe even a bit too gamer to bother with for playing games on PC, especially when their demanding resolutions often require powerful graphics cards to make the most of them. Once you try one, though, there’s no going back. I’ve been a big fan of ultrawide gaming monitors for years now, mostly because supported PC games just look fantastic on them. And that’s why I’ve put together this list of the best ultrawide games on PC – to show you exactly what they look like in the flesh, complete with GIFs and photos of them running on an ultrawide monitor so you can see them in motion with your own peepers. (more…) Assassin's Creed Odyssey cultists – all the Cult of Kosmos locationsJul 31, 2020 - Rock, Paper, ShotgunAt a specific point in Assassin’s Creed Odyssey, you’ll come across a nasty group of people that call themselves the Cult of Kosmos. Their collective goal is to bend the world to their whims by prolonging the Peloponnesian war, terrorising the local populace, and causing widespread chaos. Assassinating them all becomes one of Alexios or Kassandra’s main focuses of their odyssey. To work out who the major players are and where to find them, you need to kill their subordinates and gather clues that lead you to the sages, and their leader. (more…) Ubisoft devs say they fought playable torture scenes and were told to minimise female protaganistsJul 21, 2020 - PCGamesNIn June, Ubisoft began to address allegations of sexual misconduct and harassment at its worldwide studios. Now, a new report citing nearly 40 current and former Ubisoft employees has offered substantially more insight into the problems at the company, and the way those problems affected both workers and Ubisoft's games. Numerous Ubisoft executives have been accused of either direct harassment of female employees or fostering a 'frat house' mentality at the company. In a new report from Bloomberg, employees say Ubisoft executives held business meetings at strip clubs, encouraged heavy drinking, and made disparaging comments about female colleagues. Chief creative officer Serge Hascoët, who stepped down from the company earlier this month, is one of the principal people accused of creating this culture. The report also indicates some ways these issues have affected Ubisoft's games. Employees say that both Hascoët and Ubisoft's marketing department shot down ideas for female protagonists, repeating the old videogame industry adage that women don't sell. Read the rest of the story... RELATED LINKS: The Epic Games Store Summer Sale starts today, with some big-name titles for cheap Play Assassin's Creed Odyssey free with a week-long trial of Uplay+ Free games: Assassin's Creed Odyssey and Origins Discovery Tours are both free Can you get a perfect score on our Assassin's Creed music quiz?Jul 17, 2020 - Rock, Paper, Shotgun Are you looking forward to the Assassin’s Creed Valhalla soundtrack just as much as the actual game? If so, then you should check out our latest music quiz, which focuses on all things Assassin’s Creed. Because the masses have been eating up online quizzes during lockdown, RPS’ video wing has been testing the waters to see if you, the video game playing public, also enjoy them. And it turns out you do. And that’s lovely. (more…) Epic Games Store launches a month-long Mega SaleMay 15, 2020 - EurogamerNot content with just giving away Grand Theft Auto 5 for free, the Epic Games Store has launched a month-long Mega Sale featuring loads of games at up to 75 per cent off. To really sweeten the deal, though, you can also claim a free 10 off coupon to put towards anything in the store that costs 13.99 or more. Using that can score you some seriously good bargains on the likes of Borderlands 3, Control and the latest Assassin's Creed games. Do browse the Mega Sale page to see what else grabs you, but you'll find a few of the highlights below too.These are prices with the coupon applied - where possible - so do remember to claim it before buying. Read more Assassin's Creed's educational tours of Ancient Egypt and Greece are free on PCMay 14, 2020 - EurogamerThe whole going outside and doing stuff thing might be a bit restricted at the moment, but Ubisoft has just the tonic in the form of its latest freebies. For one week, it's giving away Assassin's Creed Odyssey and Origins' marvellous Discovery Tours, so you can get a bit of roaming done, and put some learning in you too. Ubisoft's first Discovery Tour attempt arrived as part of Assassin's Creed Origins, giving players the opportunity to explore the entirety of the game's sprawling recreation of Ancient Egypt, albeit without the questing and constant peril. It's designed to be an educational tool, offering informative, entertaining museum-style tours of virtual history, as curated and assembled by actual historians. And so successful was that first attempt, Ubisoft did all again for Assassin's Creed Odyssey, opening the doors of virtual Ancient Greece for similarly engrossing, but considerably enhanced meandering. Read more Both of Assassin's Creed's educational Discovery Tours are free to keep this weekMay 14, 2020 - Rock, Paper, Shotgun You’ve tapped out those skill trees, but have you levelled up your brain? Until next Thursday, both Greek and Egyptian flavours of Ubisoft’s historical learn ’em up Discovery Tour by Assassin’s Creed are free to pick up and keep forever. Go on, get yourself a slice of ancient education without all that stabby Assassin guff to deal with. (more…) Loads of Assassin's Creed games are currently on saleMay 11, 2020 - EurogamerUndoubtedly capitalising on the hype surrounding the newly-announced Assasin's Creed Valhalla, a number of past entries in the Assassin's Creed series are now on sale across PS4, Xbox One and PC. Let's start off with Green Man Gaming, where you can currently get the last two entries in the series for great prices. You can also pay a little bit more to get the Gold Editions, which come with each game's respective season pass and a few cosmetic extras. I think Chris would definitely encourage you to pick up Assassin's Creed Odyssey at that price after all the time he's put into it lately. The magic of the game, he found, is in its pure sense of fun. Read more Assassin's Creed Valhalla burns down England in today's debut trailerApr 30, 2020 - Rock, Paper, Shotgun Following its teaser-slash-art-project reveal last night, Assassin’s Creed Valhalla finally has a proper cinematic trailer. Beards, axes, longboats and raiding? Yup. It’s Vikings. Down on their luck and out of options, our latest assassin is crossing the sea to live out the ninth-century Norwegian dream – pillaging the ever-lasting christ out of England. (more…) Assassin's Creed Valhalla announced, starring burly beardy VikingsApr 29, 2020 - Rock, Paper, Shotgun Following a curious build-up through a livestreamed drawing, Ubisoft today announced Assassin’s Creed Valhalla. This time, Vikings seem to be the stars of the sandbox murder simulator. For now, all Ubisoft have to show is a seven-hour drawing and all they have to say is mutterings about the lads coming “to conquer a new land” and that. We’ll learn more tomorrow when a trailer arrives. (more…) Watch the next Assassin's Creed revealed here live through a drawingApr 29, 2020 - Rock, Paper, Shotgun Today’s the day for Ubisoft to announce a new Assassin’s Creed game, or at least to reveal where they’re taking the globetrotting murder simulator next. This is happening through the unconventional medium of an artist drawing a picture on a livestream, which when finished will show the game’s landscape and the murderer who’ll roam it. Some earlier unconfirmed rumours claimed the game would be Assassin’s Creed Ragnarok, a Viking-o-rama, though other guesses I’m seeing in stream chat range from Scotland to Rome so… who knows. Come watch the stream and join in the guessing game. (more…) Have You Played Assassin's Creed Odyssey?Mar 27, 2020 - Rock, Paper, ShotgunHave You Played? is an endless stream of game retrospectives. One a day, every day, perhaps for all time. Jumping off things is the best thing you can do in Assassins Creed games, and the best things to jump off are all in Assassin’s Creed Odyssey. (more…) Assassin's Creed Odyssey is free to play this weekendMar 20, 2020 - Rock, Paper, ShotgunClang clang clang! That’s the sound of the biggest freebie bell, made with whatever kind of metal wot they had in ancient Greece. Ubisoft’s latest sneakin’ and stabbin’ action game is free to play this weekend for any curious travelers who haven’t gone back to the era yet. Assassin’s Creed Odyssey will be free until Monday morning (or evening, depending on your time zone). (more…) The best action games on PCFeb 7, 2020 - Rock, Paper, ShotgunEveryone loves a good action game. It’s the driving force behind so many of our favourite PC games, but only a few can lay claim to being the best action games of all time. That’s why we’ve compiled this list – to sort the pulled punches from the bestest biffs that PC has to offer. Whether it’s the joy of pulling off a perfect combo, riding the wave of an explosive set-piece or the hair-raising thrill of dodging enemy attacks in slow-motion that gets you going, there’s an action game here for you. (more…) Assassin’s Creed Odyssey Becomes the Highest Played in the Series with 33% More Players on Steam Than Last YearOct 8, 2018 - GitHypJust a few years ago, the Assassin’s Creed series seemed like it could be in big trouble. Ubisoft’s annual releases, unnecessary remasters, and jarring technical issues resulted in backlash from fans, hilarious memes, and ultimately a huge decline in the franchise’s player base on Steam. With less than a third of the amount of total players at their peaks, Assassin’s Creed Unity (2014), Rogue (2014), and Syndicate (2015) all failed to match Black Flag’s successful peak of 16k concurrent players back in 2013. So, Ubisoft made the wise decision to not release a new Assassin’s Creed game in 2016. Instead, the developer took an extra year developing Assassin’s Creed: Origins, and their hard work paid off. Last year’s new adventure, Origins, became the biggest in the series at the time, debuting at #10 on Steam's list of most played games with an impressive 41k concurrent players at its peak. And this year’s follow-up, Assassin’s Creed Odyssey, just shattered the franchise’s previous player count record, debuting at #6 on Steam with a peak of 62k concurrent players on Sunday – a 33% increase when compared to last year. Thankfully, rather than repeating their previous mistakes of milking the franchise to death again with annual releases, Ubisoft has wisely already announced that they’ll be stepping away from the series in 2019. Just like in 2016, their decision to spend more time on the next game (likely releasing some time in 2020) is a smart move that should keep the player base happy and ensure that reviews and feedback stay mostly positive.