Ubisoft Celebrates Year 4 Of Rainbow Six Siege With A Free-To-Play Weekend And New Editions

Got this press release from our friends at Ubisoft, which basically details the fourth year of Rainbow Six Siege along with new editions, and a free to play weekend on February 14th-17th. Check out below or on the official website for the full details.

UBISOFT ANNOUNCES NEW LINE UP OF EDITIONS FOR TOM CLANCY’S RAINBOW SIX® SIEGE YEAR 4 ALONG WITH FREE WEEKEND FROM FEBRUARY 14

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Today, Ubisoft announced that Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege will be available to play for free from February 14 to 17*. This Free Weekend is the perfect occasion for newcomers to join the Rainbow Six Siege community. This Free Weekend also comes with up to 70% discounts on the game on all platforms starting today. For more information on the Free Weekend, please visit the Rainbow Six Siege official website. 

In the meantime, Ubisoft also announced details around the Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege Edition, Deluxe Edition, Gold Edition, and Ultimate Edition, to support the start of brand new content for Year 4 of Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege. Players can purchase the new editions starting today. All current Year 4 editions will see a price reduction. 

Year 4 of Rainbow Six Siege will introduce permanent DLC Operator Price Reductions, through the implementation of a scaling DLC operator pricing system. Older DLC Operators will be less expensive and more easily unlocked. 

For all Rainbow Six Siege Starter Edition owners, they will be converted to the progression system for unlocking the original 20 Legacy operators, for more information on this and the DLC Operator Price Reductions please visit the Rainbow Six Siege official website. 

Additional Year 4 Editions line-up details are available below:

Starter Edition

The PC Starter Edition is being removed from digital stores. All current owners of the Starter Edition will be automatically upgraded to the Rainbow Six Siege Edition. For current Starter Edition owners, all progression and content previously unlocked will be carried over. By removing the Starter Edition, all new players save approximately 150 hours unlocking all base operators at the current progression system rates.

Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege 

The Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege edition provides access to all maps and content and reintroduces the progression system for unlocking all 20 Legacy operators. This edition will cost $26.99 and is available on PC.

Deluxe Edition

The Deluxe Edition includes all content from the Rainbow Six Siege Edition alongside all Year 1 Operators. This edition will be available for $39.99 on PC, $49.99 on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One

Gold Edition

The Gold Edition provides all the benefits of the Deluxe Edition plus the Year 4 Pass, which grants early access to all 8 Year 4 Operators. Click here to discover all benefits of the Year 4 Pass. This edition will be available for $79.99 on PC, $89.99 on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One 

Ultimate Edition

The Ultimate Edition unlocks all Operators in-game through the end of Year 3, as well as the benefits of the Year 4 Pass (Operators included). This version grants access to all 52 existing Operators, including every DLC Operator. Click here to discover all benefits of the Year 4 Pass. This editions will be available for $129.99 on PC, $139.99 on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One

The full reveal of Season 4 of Year 4, Operation Burnt Horizon, will take place in Montreal at the Six Invitational 2019 on Sunday February 17. Watch it live at 1:30 pm EST at https://www.twitch.tv/rainbow6

For more information on Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege, please visit www.rainbow6.com

Lots of Canadian Game Developer Jobs Available Now (Includes Programmer/Developers, C++, 2D and 3D Artists)

In case you haven’t checked it out yet, there are A BUNCH of jobs being posted on the site right now. Specifically the postings are from the National Film Board of Canada’s Ontario Studio. The below jobs link to their full posting.

National Film Board of Canada’s Ontario Studio

Game Developer Job in Montreal - AI Programmer

NewFound Recruiting is working with top gaming studios in Downtown Montreal for some exciting permanent programmer opportunities! These client are offering excellent compensation packages with bonuses, incentives, benefits, vacation, great work culture with social events, relocation assistance and more! If interested, you can email your resume to Amanda Messina (amanda@newfoundrecruiting.com), and make sure to check out their website.

This is a chance to work directly on the design and have a say on compelling, cross-platform content that is authentic, rebellious and revolutionary! A company owned by true visionaries and leaders in the gaming industry! 

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Analyze and understand the objectives of the project in terms of artificial intelligence to assess their technical feasibility; define and implement the required functionalities

  • Make suggestions to improve to the existing pipeline

  • Work with designers and facilitators regarding technical constraints and propose solutions;

  • Develop the necessary tools for an efficient development of the functionalities during the production

  • Support AI functionalities and system designs for production;

 QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Bachelor’s  degree  in  computer  science  or  computer  engineering,  or  equivalent  training and working experience;

  • 4 + years of working experience in gaming industry

  • Strong experience in C/C++ programming skills

  • Strong experience in Modern Artificial Intelligence (AI) technologies

  • Must have worked on AAA console games

  • Ability to define data-driven models;

  • Knowledge of modern console development and Unreal Engine experience is a nice to have

  • Must have a passion for playing and making games

  • Good interpersonal and communication skills

Game Developer Job In Montreal - Gameplay Programmer

NewFound Recruiting is working with top gaming studios in Downtown Montreal for some exciting permanent programmer opportunities! These client are offering excellent compensation packages with bonuses, incentives, benefits, vacation, great work culture with social events, relocation assistance and more! If interested, you can email your resume to Amanda Messina (amanda@newfoundrecruiting.com), and make sure to check out their website.

This is a chance to work directly on the design and have a say on compelling, cross-platform content that is authentic, rebellious and revolutionary! A company owned by true visionaries and leaders in the gaming industry! 

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Analyze, define and implement the required gameplay features;

  • Collaborate with game designers to refine gameplay features;

  • Work with game designers/level designers/animators to define the technical feasibility for each gameplay feature;

  • Help with improvements in designing and implementing new systems, or modifying existing systems;

  • Develop tools to provide efficient feature development during the production;

 

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Bachelor’s  degree  in  computer  science  or  computer  engineering,  or  equivalent  training and working experience;

  • 3+ years of work experience in the gaming industry;

  • Must have delivered at least 1 game as a gameplay programmer on a ‘AAA’ console title;

  • Strong programming skills in C/C++ and/or C#;

  • Experience developing tools, Engine development, or API architecture

  • Strong understanding of gameplay technologies,

  • Good knowledge of mathematics, physics, animation, artificial intelligence to implement gameplay features;

  • Experience in console development and Unity experience is a plus;

  • Must have a passion for playing and making games

  • Excellent communication skills

Game Developer Job In Montreal - Generalist Gaming Programmer

NewFound Recruiting is working with top gaming studios in Downtown Montreal for some exciting permanent programmer opportunities! These client are offering excellent compensation packages with bonuses, incentives, benefits, vacation, great work culture with social events, relocation assistance and more! If interested, you can email your resume to Amanda Messina (amanda@newfoundrecruiting.com), and make sure to check out their website.

This is a chance to work directly on the design and have a say on compelling, cross-platform content that is authentic, rebellious and revolutionary! A company owned by true visionaries and leaders in the gaming industry! 

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Work directly with and under the supervision of the technical director

  • Work on multiple platforms to support specialist programmers and artists 

  • Make suggestions to improve to the existing pipeline that match the project’s needs

  • Responsible for analyzing code performance and optimize whenever needed

  • Help develop tools to provide feature development 

 

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Bachelor’s  degree  in  computer  science  or  computer  engineering,  or  equivalent training and working experience;

  • 4 + years of working experience in gaming industry

  • Strong experience in C/C++ and/or C# programming skills

  • Must have worked on 1 or more AAA console titles

  • Strong experience in multiple programming fields (3D, engine, audio, etc…)

  • Strong knowledge of AI Systems

  • Knowledge of modern console development and Unity experience is a nice to have

  • Passionate about playing and making games.

  • Good interpersonal and communication skills

Omensight: Definitive Edition Out Now On Switch

Spearhead Games over in Montreal have released Omensight: Definitive Edition on Switch. Omensight was released for PlayStation 4 and PC earlier this year, and now makes its way to Nintendo’s hybrid console.

“You are the Harbinger, a powerful mystical warrior. You have witnessed the destruction of the world. In order to prevent annihilation you are destined to repeat that fateful day and solve the murder of the Godless-Priestess, whose death precipitated the apocalypse.”

You can check out the trailer, some screenshots, and press release below. Make sure to check out the game on Switch.

Montreal, Quebec - December 13, 2018 - Independent game studio Spearhead Games is happy to announce the launch of Omensight: Definitive Edition on Nintendo Switch™ today. The Definitive Edition includes all the content and polish added to the original game since its original launch in May on PC and Playstation 4. To celebrate this momentous occasion, you can check out the new trailer for this 3D action murder mystery game.

“I’ve been a Nintendo fan all my life and their games have inspired so much of my game designs, so releasing Omensight on the Nintendo Switch™ is like a dream come true,” said Malik Boukhira, co-founder of Spearhead Games. “Omensight: Definitive Edition was a 2 year-long journey with a crew of 15 amazing and driven people. We’ve been listening to and working on all the feedback from our community since the game’s first release and we’re now happy to bring the ultimate version of Omensight to Nintendo Switch™ owners.”

Omensight: Definitive Edition is available digitally right now on the Nintendo eShop for $19.99/16,79€.

About Omensight

When the world of Urralia nears its end, that’s when your work as The Harbinger begins. You take on the impartial, and crucial, role of both warrior and judge to rewrite the destruction of your war-sieged world by identifying characters that may have played a part in the apocalypse. By understanding the events that pushed Urralia to its tragic end, you can manipulate time and circumstance to prevent the catastrophe.

  • Use the power of Omensight to weave a new narrative, pave the way to a brighter future, and give the world of Urralia a second chance.

  • Upgrade The Harbinger’s “warp flow combat” and time-slowing spells, then unleash them against enemies to devastating effect.

  • Recruit a colorful cast of characters in your mission to unravel the events that brought about Urralia’s end - Ally with a song-slinging bard, martial-expert army captain, or a beer-swilling bear, all with varying accounts of how the world met its demise.

Assets are available to download here.

For review inquiries or codes or more information, please contact

Philip Tam - Community Manager & Game Designer - Spearhead Games

press@spearheadgames.ca

About Spearhead Games

Spearhead Games is a Montreal-based independent developer. The studio’s first title, cooperative action puzzler Tiny Brains, followed the antics of four super-powered lab animals in their quest to escape a mad scientist’s nefarious tests. In 2016, Spearhead released Stories: The Path of Destinies, which saw ex-pirate fox Reynardo come up with last-minute schemes to stop an emperor gone mad.

For more information, please visit: http://www.spearheadgames.ca

Follow Spearhead Games on TwitterFacebook and Discord.

Far Cry New Dawn Is The Next Far Cry Game

There were a few Canadian-related announcements at the Game Awards last week, one of which was the continuation of the Far Cry series. Far Cry New Dawn takes place seventeen years after a devastating nuclear doomsday and Hope County has changed in dramatic and unexpected ways.

The game is out February 15th, 2019 for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC.

UBISOFT REVEALS FAR CRY® NEW DAWN AT THE GAME AWARDS
Next Chapter of Far Cry Introduces a Spectacular Post-Apocalyptic World

LOS ANGELES — December 6, 2018 — Today at The Game Awards, Ubisoft unveiled Far Cry® New Dawn, the newest installment of the award-winning Far Cry franchise. Set in a breathtaking post-apocalyptic world, Far Cry New Dawn will release on February 15, 2019 for PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system, the Xbox One family of devices including Xbox One X and Windows PC. Players can pre-order Far Cry New Dawn now for $39.99.

Set seventeen years after a global nuclear catastrophe, Far Cry New Dawn brings players into a wildly beautiful and radically transformed Hope County, Montana. Life has begun to emerge from the chaos, but the survivors now face a new threat – the merciless Highwaymen and their leaders The Twins, Mickey and Lou. Raised in a lawless frontier, the twin sisters and their band of scavengers live only for today and have descended upon Hope County to take all available resources. To push back this devastating threat, players must help the Survivors grow stronger, craft a makeshift arsenal and form unexpected alliances to fight for survival in a dangerous new frontier.

At the Homebase, players will prepare to face off against the threat of the Highwaymen. The Homebase, called Prosperity, is the stronghold of the Survivors. Here, players can craft makeshift weapons and vehicles and train their Guns for Hire – including new and familiar faces. As players progress, they can upgrade the Homebase for more powerful weapons and gear. The Homebase is also a launchpad to Expeditions, where for the first time in Far Cry, the adventure is more than local. Set in memorable locations across the US, from wetlands to canyons and more, Expeditions drop players into unique locations where they must grab a package of valuable materials and get out, quickly.

Developed by Ubisoft Montreal with support from Ubisoft Shanghai, Ubisoft Kiev and Ubisoft Bucharest, Far Cry New Dawn is a first-person shooter set in a completely open world. The standalone sequel to Far Cry® 5, Far Cry New Dawn thrusts players into a brilliant post-apocalyptic setting where they will encounter a dual threat – The Twins, Mickey and Lou. Players can recruit an eclectic cast of Guns and Fangs for Hire, or a Friend for Hire for co-op play, to experience unpredictable, unforgettable Far Cry Moments where anything can happen.

For more information about Far Cry New Dawn, please visit farcry.com and follow us on Facebook at facebook.com/farcry.usa and on Twitter at twitter.com/farcrygame or hashtag #FarCryNewDawn.

For the latest on Far Cry New Dawn and other Ubisoft games, please visit news.ubisoft.com.

ABOUT UBISOFT

Ubisoft is a leading creator, publisher and distributor of interactive entertainment and services, with a rich portfolio of world-renowned brands, including Assassin’s Creed, Just Dance, Tom Clancy’s video game series, Rayman, Far Cry and Watch Dogs. The teams throughout Ubisoft’s worldwide network of studios and business offices are committed to delivering original and memorable gaming experiences across all popular platforms, including consoles, mobile phones, tablets and PCs. For the 2017–18 fiscal year Ubisoft generated sales of €1,732 million. To learn more, please visit www.ubisoft.com.

© 2018 Ubisoft Entertainment. All Rights Reserved. Far Cry, Ubisoft, and the Ubisoft logo are registered or unregistered trademarks of Ubisoft Entertainment in the US and/or other countries. Based on Crytek’s original Far Cry directed by Cevat Yerli.

Last Year: The Nightmare Releases First On Discord December 18th - Consoles Next Year

Last Year: The Nightmare is an asymmetric multiplayer survival game that we wrote about earlier this year, and now we have a release date. Starting December 18th on Discord, gamers will be able to download the game. If you’re a console player, they also announced a console port coming sometime in 2019.

Last Year: The Nightmare has five players working together in attempt to escape and fight back the deadly killers controlled by a sixth character. Developer Elastic Games also promises regular content updates over time. You can check out the trailer and press release below.

LAST YEAR: THE NIGHTMARE SCREAMS ONTO DISCORD STORE DECEMBER 18

ELASTIC GAMES ANNOUNCES RELEASE DATE AND VOICE CAST FOR HIGHLY ANTICIPATED MULTIPLAYER ACTION-SURVIVAL GAME

MONTREAL, December 4, 2018 - Elastic games announced today that its asymmetric multiplayer action-survival game, Last Year: The Nightmare will be available through the Discord store on Tuesday December 18, 2018. A distinguished voice cast was also revealed, unveiling the talent that breathes life to Last Year: The Nightmare. The game launches as part of the First on Discord program and will retail for 29.99 USD. Additionally, Elastic games has disclosed that they are planning to release Last Year: The Nightmare for consoles, in 2019.

Last Year: The Nightmare is a 6-player online action game in which five players work together and attempt to escape while fighting back deadly killers controlled by the sixth. The survivors must complete various objectives in the environment to win, while the murderers lose if they are not successful in annihilating the enemy team. Last Year: The Nightmare has been developed as a service game that evolves over time, with regular content updates to keep the experience fresh. This gives the game unlimited replay value, as players will always have a reason to relive the nightmare.

Last Year: The Nightmare also brings together an all-star cast that crosses the full spectrum of AAA gaming. Gamers of all walks of life are sure to recognize the talented individuals behind the digital characters we have all come to love. The caliber of the voice work on display is sure to impress, drawing from a variety of genres and categories of games. Among the talent featured in the game are Melissa Hutchison (TellTale's The Walking Dead), Zeno Robinson (Metal Gear Survive), Michael Johnston (Teen Wolf), Erica Lindbeck (Spider-Man), Noshir Dalal (Red Dead Redemption 2), Elias Toufexis (Assassin's Creed Odyssey), Ray Chase (Final Fantasy XV) and Jon Olson (World of Warcraft).

Supporting Assets and Links
To download supporting assets including new screenshots please visit: 
Last year: The Nightmare Press Kit

For more information on LAST YEAR: THE NIGHTMARE, visit 
lastyearthegame.com and join the official Discord server at discord.gg/lastyearofficial. You can also follow the social feeds on Twitter and Facebook.

About Last Year: The Nightmare
Halloween night. 1996. A group of teenagers awake to find themselves trapped in a dark, twisted reflection of their sleepy hometown of Forest Hills. As they make their way across the East Side High School campus, they realize they are being hunted by a supernatural force taking the forms of fearsome killers. Relentlessly pursued, the teens must band together to fight back, survive, and escape the terrifying anomaly they have come to know as The Nightmare.

About Elastic Games
Located in the Mile End district in Montreal, Elastic Games is a privately-owned game development company currently working on its debut title "Last Year: The Nightmare". With over 50 years of combined experience working on high profile products, Elastic Games is dedicated to deliver amazing and memorable player experiences by pairing indie creativity with triple-A production values.

King of the Hat Launches First On Discord

That wasn’t a typo. With Discord now offering a platform to sell games, a team in Montreal have decided to release their multiplayer game King of the Hat first on Discord. King of the Hat features 14 character, 5 environments, local and online multiplayer.

“King of the hat is a fast-paced, hat based, multiplayer game. In this cutesy dystopian world everyone is born with a hat that hosts their soul, and can only die if their hat gets crushed. Jump around, whip your hat at your friends, crush theirs, and become the King of the Hat!”

Also mentioned on their Twitter, incase you want to play the game on console - King of the Hat will be coming to Switch in 2019. You can pick up the game on Discord right here.

Child of Light Out Now On Switch

Child of Light, the 2014 Ubisoft Montreal RPG was released on Switch last week. The game is the Ultimate Edition which comes with the seven add-on packs that includes a new quest, gems, skills and more. You can pick it up here.

From award-winners Patrick Plourde and Jeffrey Yohalem comes Child of Light®. Encounter eccentric creatures, from wicked witches to evil sea serpents, and discover the vast land of Lemuria. Fight alongside your allies to upgrade your stats, unlock unique abilities, and use unique gems to improve your skills. Work together with your allies to solve puzzles and search for mysteries. Experience a story carefully crafted in verse and rhyme with an original soundtrack by composer Coeur de pirate. Play anytime and anywhere. With Nintendo Switch™ you’ll be able to play on your TV, on the go, or with friends in tabletop mode.

MONTREAL October 11, 2018 — Today, Ubisoft announced that Child of Light® is now available on the Nintendo Switch™ system for a MSRP of $26.99 with the Child of Light Ultimate Edition.

Inspired by childhood fairy tales, Child of Light is set in the magical world of Lemuria, a kingdom creatively hand-drawn and rendered with watercolor. Players embark on the coming-of-age journey of Aurora, a princess determined to save her lost kingdom and ailing father by recovering the sun, moon and stars that were stolen by the Dark Queen.

Child of Light is a classic RPG featuring turn-based combat with an active-time battle system, allowing players to fight alongside Igniculus and other members of Aurora’s party. Players will level up and gain skill points to unlock unique perks for the heroes. A deep crafting system allows players to combine gems to upgrade their swords, talismans and armor abilities as they solve puzzles and take on the minions of Lemuria’s Dark Queen. In addition, each game has a unique gem profile where gems that are found in one player’s game are rare in another’s, encouraging players to make trades.

With a mysterious world to explore, filled with enchanted locations and dynamic dungeons that evolve as lights are restored, players will encounter many eccentric creatures, including spirits of the forest, talking mice, wicked witches and evil sea serpents.

The Nintendo Switch™ system allows players to play anytime, anywhere, including with friends through tabletop mode. Players can share their adventure with friends and family by having player two control Igniculus through the touch screen or by using the Joy-Con™ controllers. The Child of Light Ultimate Edition contains the full game plus seven add-on content packs, which include a new quest, unique skills, gems and more.

For more information about Child of Light, please visit www.ubisoft.com/en-ca/game/child-of-light/.

For the latest on Child of Light and all Ubisoft games, visit Ubisoft News at news.ubisoft.com.

ABOUT UBISOFT

Ubisoft is a leading creator, publisher and distributor of interactive entertainment and services, with a rich portfolio of world-renowned brands, including Assassin’s Creed, Just Dance, Tom Clancy’s video game series, Rayman, Far Cry and Watch Dogs. The teams throughout Ubisoft’s worldwide network of studios and business offices are committed to delivering original and memorable gaming experiences across all popular platforms, including consoles, mobile phones, tablets and PCs. For the 2017–18 fiscal year Ubisoft generated sales of €1,732 million. To learn more, please visit www.ubisoft.com.

© 2018 Ubisoft Entertainment. All Rights Reserved. Child of Light, Ubisoft, and the Ubisoft logo are registered or unregistered trademarks of Ubisoft Entertainment in the US and/or other countries. Nintendo Switch is a trademark of Nintendo.