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GRIS Has Sold 300,000 Copies, Receives Free Update

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Devolver Digital has announced a new free update for Nomada Studio’s GRIS.

The new update, titled GRIS Undone, adds a new browser for players to listen to music tracks by Berlinist not featured in the final game, including an alternative version of the main theme. The browser also allows players to view unused concept art and designs by creative director Conrad Roset, such as some early designs for Gris’s iconic dress. Check out the trailer and some of the designs below.

Alongside the new update, Devolver Digital revealed that the game has sold over 300,000 copies across both Nintendo Switch and PC. To celebrate, the game is 15% off on Nintendo Switch, and PC via Steam, Humble, and GOG.

OnlySP’s Rhain Radford-Burns awarded GRIS a High Distinction (5/5), stating that “GRIS easily stands among the best independent gems of the medium, presenting a narrative experience unlike any other. Gamers are doing themselves a disservice by not playing this game—GRIS is unmissable.” Check out his review here.

Conrad Roset was awarded Best Art Design during OnlySP’s Best of 2018, beating nominees such as Ni no Kuni II: Revenant KingdomOctopath Traveler, and Tetris Effect. The game was also nominated for OnlySP’s Best Game of 2018.

For more on GRIS and the world of single-player gaming, be sure to follow OnlySP on on FacebookTwitter, and YouTube.

Rhain discovered a long time ago that mixing one of his passions (video games) with the other (writing) might be a good idea, and now he’s been stuck in the industry for over six years with no means of escaping. His favourite games are those with deep and captivating narratives: while it would take far too long to list them all, some include L.A. Noire, Red Dead Redemption (and its sequel), Wolfenstein: The New Order, The Last of Us, and the Uncharted series.

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Ubisoft Discusses How Uplay Plus Will Improve Communication With Players

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Ubisoft believes that its new subscription service Uplay Plus will help the publisher improve communication with players.

Alain Corre, the executive director of EMEA at Ubisoft, spoke to GamesIndustry.biz where he outlined the vision and strategy for the company’s new subscription service. He explained that Uplay Plus will help boost communication with players, and the feedback it receives will help improve Ubisoft’s games.

“The reason behind our subscription service… it gives more possibilities for our fans to play our games and we can talk to them. We can keep them in our worlds, we can discuss with them and—thanks to what they say and the way they behave—we can feed that back into our games development. When we are in control of that within our ecosystem, we feel it’s beneficial for our fans. That’s ultimately what we want to do; we want to have more contact with them, more interaction, listening more to what they want and improve based on what they say.”

Corre highlighted that Ubisoft will not solely focus its efforts on Uplay Plus; players will still be able to pick up any of the publishers games either physically or as digital downloads. He explained that the company’s strategy moving into a subscription service is to adapt with modern consumer tends of gamers.

“We are still keeping the traditional model whether they buy our games in a store or download them. It’s really a case of offering the possibilities. Consumers are evolving really fast, and we want to adapt to what they want and propose new things to them, as well as keep the other means of distribution.”

Furthermore Ubisoft revealed that Uplay Plus and all past and future games will be available on the Google Stadia. Ubisoft was an early vocal supporter of Google’s new console, especially as the upcoming console focuses solely on streaming games.

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