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Watch Dogs engine originally built for a racing game

Watch Dogs began life as a very different game. When the team was formed years ago, the goal was to create a driving game. "They were working on a driving engine, working on something. We had the Driver license. This was years ago," Ubisoft North America President Laurent Detoc told IGN. "Then w...

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Declassified: Ubisoft's 'Rainbow 6: Patriots' goes back to the drawing board

Ubisoft's Laurent Detoc admits Ubisoft has had to scrap Rainbow Six: Patriots and take the game back to the drawing board. "We had a core team. They had a good vision. They got started, and then the game wasn't working. So [they had] to start again," Detoc told IGN. "Rainbow had to be remade," h...

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Detoc: Rocksmith reviews show 'lack of enthusiasm' for innovation

Laurent Detoc, Ubisoft's North American executive director, believes Rocksmith didn't fare better in reviews because it was just too innovative. "What I see when I read the reviews is a lack of enthusiasm for something that is new," Detoc told Gamasutra. "We, as human beings, tend to like what we...

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Ubisoft on becoming Kinect's 'top third-party publisher,' and on its history with 3D camera tech

Last night, Ubisoft held a Kinect-specific event in downtown San Francisco. There, president Laurent Detoc and senior VP of marketing and sales, Tony Key, talked about the company's strategy for Kinect and why it's investing so heavily to become the biggest third-party supporter of the device at la...

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Ubisoft NA prez missed memo that Beyond Good & Evil 2 is totally confirmed

Ubisoft North America president Laurent Detoc admits that the publisher is "working on some some Beyond Good and Evil stuff," but tells IndustryGamers that the decision on "whether there's going to be a new game or not" is "something for the future." Wait a second. Shouldn't that have been "so...

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Casual Wii games cost Ubisoft serious dollarz

Poor old Ubisoft. Contrary to popular belief, it turns out that casual games won't pay for your entire HQ to be paved in gold. According to Ubisoft North American president Laurent Detoc, this is because any savings made on developing such titles goes towards marketing the things, which apparently...

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