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Motorstorm developer teasing reveal in 10 days

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Paul Rustchynsky, the game director at Motorstorm series developer Evolution Studios, has just teased an incoming announcement that will go live in 10 days.

He tweeted the following message today:

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10 days, eh? You’ll notice that’s the same date as the rumored Feb. 20 reveal of the Playstation 4, implying that Evolution Studios could very well be working on a next-gen Motorstorm title for the console.

This goes hand in hand with some recent tweets from Will Maiden, a game designer at Evolution Studios, who in addition to having a bio that mentions a “super secret project,” also stated that he was working on something ambitious and that employees around the studio were mentioning vague packages:

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And then we have the Linkedin profile of Simon Barlow, the studio’s design director. According to the description of his current role, he’s working on an “unannounced title” that’s also a “first-party AAA exclusive.” Like, I dunno, a Motorstorm game?

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By now, a lot of doubts have been eradicated: Evolution Studios is likely working on a next-gen title for the PS4, possibly another Motorstorm title, though we’re certainly ok with being surprised by a new IP if that ends up being the case. Of course, Paul could have just been referring to the Sony conference itself, which would certainly be a bit disappointing, though that still wouldn’t negate the other bits of info we just mentioned.

Stay tuned for much more news on Evolution’s upcoming title. Any suggestions or wishes on what it’ll be about? Let us know!

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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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