Ubisoft Goes Radical

Ubisoft announces plans for a new PC and console action game in the works at Free Radical Design (TimeSplitters), though details are sparse at this point:
UBISOFT AND FREE RADICAL JOIN FORCES TO CREATE AN INNOVATIVE ACTION BLOCKBUSTER

SAN FRANCISCO – November 22, 2005 – Today Ubisoft, one of the world’s largest video game publishers, announced an agreement with Free Radical Design, developer of the acclaimed TimeSplitters® series, to develop an action game based on new intellectual property for release in fiscal year 2006-2007.

The game (title to be announced) will be developed for next-generation consoles and the PC, enriching Ubisoft’s catalogue for the next fiscal year and expanding its offering on new consoles. Targeting mature gamers, it will feature difficult strategic choices and moral dilemmas, tapping into both their rational and emotional instincts.

The three games in the Free Radical’s TimeSplitters® series have earned stellar ratings from some of the industry’s most respected sources and have sold approximately 3.5 million copies.

“Ubisoft is looking forward to working closely with Free Radical, renowned for creating beautiful and engaging gameplay in epics such as the TimeSplitters® series,” said Jay Cohen, vice president of publishing at Ubisoft. “With this game, we plan to take players to a new level of intensity and create an environment at once terrifying, enthralling and impossible to resist.”

“We are delighted to benefit from Ubisoft’s collaboration on this title and benefit from its strong experience developing and marketing powerful, innovative action titles,” stated Steve Ellis, managing director of Free Radical Design.
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Nov 22, 2005, 15:48
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This is good news... Free Radical always make good games and Second Sight was brilliant, if slightly wonky in the control department...

Codemasters never seemed to make good use of their talents or properties, so their move to Ubi might be good for them and the consumer...

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Nov 22, 2005, 19:25
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Targeting mature gamers, it will feature difficult strategic choices and moral dilemmas, tapping into both their rational and emotional instincts.

Do you want to fuck the dead baby, eat your own defication, or lose a finger to prevent yourself from choosing the other two options? [Hint: you only have two fingers left & shit really tastes bad]

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Nov 22, 2005, 19:35
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You creep me the fuck out every time you post. I wouldn't be surprised to find out you were a registered sex offender or war criminal.

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CONSOLE - PC codevelopment
Nov 22, 2005, 19:52
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Whenever you mention the dirty word 'console' in reference to a PC title, either co-developed or ported to the PC, it sends up red flags and billboards of caution. The majority of PC titles are negatively affected by console development.

Damn the consoles! They are a real poop in the pants!

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I always wondered why they never ported the Timesplitters games to the PC. The game, particularly the most recent, are excellent shooters with fun MP and a goofy sense of humor.

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I guess Ubi needs someone else to crank out Splinter Cell, Rainbow Six, and Prince of Persia sequels.

j/k

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Damn the consoles! They are a real poop in the pants!

U R just a step away from making selection #2.

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Console Ports
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I don't cringe as much as I used to when I hear about upcoming console ports for the PC. Mostly because they are porting the next gen games made for Xbox360 and PS3. I'm sure the quality of these games will be much better than the majority of ports from PS2 and Xbox. Who wouldn't want a decent port of "Gears of War" for example?

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I always wondered why they never ported the Timesplitters games to the PC. The game, particularly the most recent, are excellent shooters with fun MP and a goofy sense of humor.

I thought they were making one for the PC. Or am I thinking about another 'Time' game? Hmmm..

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"I thought they were making one for the PC. Or am I thinking about another 'Time' game? Hmmm.."

There's one coming out soon called 'TimeShift' for PC and X-Box 360.

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Ah hah! That's the one I was thinking about.

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