All New Ubisoft Games Will Feature Persistent Always-Connected Worlds

If you feel that most Ubisoft games share similar features, you’re probably right. Julian Gerighty, a creative director at Ubisoft, revealed that all Ubisoft games have to pass through a central editorial department.

"All of the editorial policies looking forward are set by Paris, but it's up to the individual teams to go in their own direction," he said.

So, what does the editorial department has in mind regarding the company’s new titles? "The editorial department and Serge [Hascoet, Ubisoft chief creative officer] is shepherding the creation of [new games], and open world is something that he absolutely passionate about."

Gerighty asserted that the push towards always-connected game worlds is not motivated by the desire to combat used games sales or piracy. "It's this combination of freedom and adapting to the way people play a game," he explained. "It's the tailored experience for people and the mesh of both is something that's truly going to be remarkable and surprising for people playing games. With it a whole new generation is born."

Gerighty believes that most games will feature persistent always-connected worlds. "This is an issue today, three years down the line it's not going to be an issue, or much less of an issue," he said. "Today it's risk taking, in three years’ time it's going to be a standard feature."

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new meanings for DRM

Ubisoft just did a DRM (Dick Rubbish Move) Ubisoft are DRMs (Dumb Retarded Morons) or (Digital Robotic Morons) Please contribute to new meanings for DRM. I'm interested to read some of your creativity.

Bullkife.

"not motivated by the desire to combat used games sales or piracy". Yeah it is. It would be coming from any developer, but from Ubisoft, it's definitely motivated by that & only that. It won't be a standard "feature" in 3 years time, it'll be long gone, or you'll be long gone or we'll be playing hacked versions of the same shit.

Wow

Yeah, considering watchdogs was the main reason why I was looking forward to a PS4, think I'll just wait six months after release of the system and see whats up. 400 bucks could buy me another damn good video card.

You must be living in a cave

You must be living in a cave if you've know nothing about the relation of always connected, bad troll is bad, sorry everything has to be explained to you like a 2 year old but any gamer knows what I meant. "Microsoft makes consoles, Ubisoft makes games." and considering I used to be an avid flight simulator, age of empires, halo, and mech warrior player various times in the last decade, I find this comment to be ignorant.

It was obviously a reference

It was obviously a reference to the article (in which you just posted) about Microsoft, the company behind the xbox. Microsoft game studio is another branch and I find intriguing that you were even able to start the engine of a plane in a flight simulation.

Is the game ever changing

Is the game ever changing being connected or you see other people because you're online? They mean anything like that? Cause if you have to be connected to play alone and nothing special happens then I don't see the point. Just want to know.

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