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Ken Levine’s Next Game Being Influenced by Dark Souls, Fallout and More

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The mind behind Bioshock, Bioshock Infinite, and System Shock 2 took to a live stream of Dying Light last night and happened to let slip some details about his new project. Overall, we know very little about the game other than the fact it won’t be a blockbuster AAA title like his latest work with Irrational Games.

Some of the mentioned games included Fallout, Dark Souls, Middle Earth: Shadow of Mordor and Civilization, as well as the game he was playing at the time: Dying Light. Of course, this isn’t to say the final product will in any look like any of these games, but he clearly enjoys the work of others and takes influence from as many sources as possible.

Levine has recently been working outside the games industry, namely writing a film script for a new Logan’s Run iteration, but his return to our beloved media will be music to the ears of his many fans. Only sparse details have been released by Levine, and mostly in the past couple of weeks. He has been noted in saying that this new game will have a sci-fi feel to it, as he said:

“It involves themes like artificial intelligence and what it means to be programmed, that you are a thing that was created by programming.”

Whatever it is that we finally get our hands on, you can catch all the news and updates with us at OnlySP. Let us know what you would like to see for Levine’s new game below in the comments, or if you prefer on Facebook and Twitter.

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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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