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Friend & Foe Shares New Screens For Mysterious Adventure Vane

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With The Game Awards around the corner, Friend & Foe has shared some new screens for its upcoming adventure title Vane.

The screens were shared directly to the developer’s Twitter page, complete with relatively cryptic messages:

Former developers for The Last Guardian banded together to develop the title back in 2014, with the game sharing relatively little updates since release, outside of a few well-timed trailers and screenshot drops.

Vane looks to channel the free-form, ethereal nature of titles such as INSIDE, and with the developer’s Fumito Ueda sponsored pedigree, the game is bound to be an indie success. Story-wise, the project tasks players with unraveling the secrets of an unknown land, while hopefully finding their place in it.

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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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