There’s So Much Assassin’s Creed Now, It’s Hard To Keep Up

There's So Much Assassin's Creed Now, It's Hard To Keep Up

screenshot: Ubisoft I am sorry if the front page of Kotaku reads like an advertisement for Ubisoft right now, but do you want to know the wildest thing about it all? That’s not even everything that the French company announced recently in the world of Assassin’s Creed during its big Ubisoft Forward event. There was … Read more

Assassin’s Creed Japan Gets Action-Packed Trailer By Ubisoft

Assassin's Creed Japan Gets Action-Packed Trailer By Ubisoft

screenshot: Ubisoft / Kotaku It’s finally happening: Assassin’s Creed is going to Japan. After a series of earlier reports and leaks, Ubisoft finally made the news official during Saturday’s 2022 gaming showcase. It was just a short tease, but we got a quick animated glimpse of a ninja slinking through the shadows in feudal Japan. … Read more

Tencent Buys Massive Stake In Assassin’s Creed Valhalla Maker

Tencent Buys Massive Stake In Assassin's Creed Valhalla Maker

Image: Ubisoft Tencent has dumped another small fortune into one of gaming’s biggest companies. Ubisoft announced on Tuesday that the Chinese conglomerate would be increasing its investment in the Assassin’s Creed maker by nearly $300 million through an elaborate set of financial maneuvers. Namely, rather than buy up shares of Ubisoft directly, Tencent is buying … Read more

Assassin’s Creed Publisher Could See Tencent Take The Reigns

Assassin's Creed Publisher Could See Tencent Take The Reigns

Image: Ubisoft Tencent appears to be doubling down on its investment in Ubisoft. While it already owns 5 percent of the Assassin’s Creed editor, Reuters now reports the Chinese mega-conglomerate with huge investments throughout the gaming industry has its sights set on becoming Ubisoft’s single biggest shareholder. Its plan for achieving that? Pay double what … Read more

Krafton’s Latest ‘AI’ Woman Recycles The Usual Sexist Tropes

Krafton's Latest 'AI' Woman Recycles The Usual Sexist Tropes

Image: Krafton When I first saw Ana, PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds publisher Krafton’s attempt to put a face on its artificial “virtual human” technology, I was disappointed to see that this supposed Web 3.0 innovation was really just another pretty, pale girl. She’s airbrushed, but still tangible. She’s biting her tongue, looking at you. And I fear … Read more