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Street Fighter Producer Consulting on Remember Me

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Street Fighter producer Yoshinori Ono is helping to add some “punch” to Remember Me, acting as a consultant for Dontnod Entertainment’s upcoming cyberpunk action title.  The game uses a combo-based fighting system, as well as a variety of finishing moves, dodges, and unlockable special moves.  Considering the type of combat that will be taking place, Ono’s experience with Street Fighter, arguably gaming’s most popular fighting series, will be quite a benefit.  Capcom senior producer Mat Hart spoke to Eurogamer about Ono’s visits to the Dontnod studio in Paris:

“He’s my boss and he and I speak very regularly about the game, and he’s come out with me to Paris.  He knows the team and knows the game very well.  I always benefit from his wisdom when I’m chatting to him about how we’re progressing.

Hart also told Eurogamer that the publisher Capcom’s relationship with Dontnod is a “collaboration” rather than the “old-fashioned approach of being adversarial.”  This is obviously a key motivator behind the willingness to share talent.  He explained further:

“This is something Jean-Maxime [Moris, Dontnod Entertainment creative director and founding partner] and I have worked on very hard to ensure this is a collaboration.  When we saw the game way back last year, we instantly knew this had the DNA to support the Capcom brand and be a really strong part of our portfolio.  This is going to be a major franchise for us.

Remember Me was just announced last week at Gamescom, but it sounding more and more intriguing every time we hear about it.  We’ll be sure to keep you updated as we find out more about the game.  Stay tuned to OnlySP for more news and make sure to follow us on Facebook and Twitter for up-to-the-minute information.

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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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