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PLANET ALPHA Confirms Release Date In Bug-Infested Trailer



PLANET ALPHA, the colourful side-scroller by Team 17, has a new trailer that details some of the game’s enemy types and subtarreanean levels.

In comparison the previous trailer’s environmental focus, this teaser centers around the game’s fauna and technology. A variety of enemies are on display, ranging from alien insectoids to robotic enemies.

PLANET ALPHA appears to intersect the natural and technological world, skirting the line between organic and synthetic design inspirations. Gameplay-wise, the title balances slower puzzle elements and stealth with fast-paced evasion and platforming.

Impressively, the game’s backdrop is remarkably active, rarely falling into static animation. In terms of movement, PLANET ALPHA invokes memories of INSIDE and Limbo. However, unlike those well-regarded titles, Team17’s platformer appears to opt for the maximal instead of the minimal.

Bundled in with the trailer was an announcement of the game’s release date of September 4, 2018. PLANET ALPHA will be available on PC, PlayStation 4, Switch, and Xbox One.

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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 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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