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Ubisoft’s online racer The Crew is getting a sequel

Ubisoft isn’t done with racing games yet.

The publisher announced on its forums that The Crew 2 is coming. Ubisoft didn’t not give out any details besides the above logo, but promised that info was coming. The first game had more than 5 million players and shipped over 2 million copies.

The Crew came out in 2014 for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Xbox 360, and PC….

Ubisoft: Far Cry 5 is coming

In a month, the industry will gather in Los Angeles for the Electronic Entertainment Expo tradeshow, but Ubisoft isn’t waiting for that event to reveal some of its new games.

The French publisher revealed that it is making Far Cry 5 on its official forum pages. In a post, the company showed off a logo … and not much else. We have no date, setting, or media. But this is right in line with recent rumors that Ubisoft was planning a new game in the Far Cry series, which typically has players exploring an open world filled with dangerous enemies and animals. Reports also alleged that the game will take place…

IBM Watson enables voice commands in Ubisoft’s Star Trek: Bridge Crew virtual reality game

IBM Watson‘s artificial intelligence platform will enable voice commands in Ubisoft‘s Star Trek: Bridge Crew virtual reality game.

IBM and French video game developer Ubisoft have partnered to include Watson’s interactive speech and cognitive capabilities in a VR game for the first time when Star Trek: Bridge Crew launches on May 30 on the Oculus Rift with Touch, HTC Vive, and PlayStation VR (PSVR).

It’s another one of those wonderful confluences of technology and games that we highlighted at our GamesBeat Summit event.

With IBM Watson, Star Trek: Bridge Crew will provide players the opportunity to use their voice and natural-language commands to interact with their virtual Starfleet crew members. This feature is part of a strategic partnership with Ubisoft. I recently tried out the game and found it to be a lot of fun to play with human strangers. I’m curious if Watson will answer in various actors’ voices, like Mr. Spock.

“We have been eager to find the right way to use interactive speech further the immersive and interactive experiences that virtual reality offers,” said David Votypka, senior creative director at Red Storm Entertainment, a Ubisoft Studio,…