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Old 02-11-2007, 11:55 AM   #1
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Assassin's Creed: The Short Film Edition

It appears that Ubisoft is going to be developing small CGI films. Snagged from Siliconera:

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Ubisoft announced they are opening up a new CGI movie production studio inside Ubisoft Montreal. Instead of just working on cutscenes for games the new studio’s goal is to make short films based on existing Ubisoft properties. Their first project is making an eight minute short movie based on Assassin’s Creed. Ubisoft is investing heavily in the studio, they plan to add 1,000 additional positions by 2013 and 500 of them will be CGI specialists. Splinter Cell, Prince of Persia and Rayman films to follow?
Looks like all that government money is going to use.....I wonder where they plan to show off these movies?
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Old 02-11-2007, 12:53 PM   #2
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This has the potential to kick ass.

I imagine it'll be featured on some promo website or Ubisoft's site itself.
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Old 02-11-2007, 12:57 PM   #3
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I wonder where they plan to show off these movies?
I think it is great... but there is potential for this?, you know, how many of you buy short movies now?....
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Old 02-11-2007, 01:08 PM   #4
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It upsets me that Canada is giving so much money to Ubisoft that they're expanding into new territories. Couldn't they have given some of that digital media grant to some startups?
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Old 02-11-2007, 01:31 PM   #5
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It upsets me that Canada is giving so much money to Ubisoft that they're expanding into new territories. Couldn't they have given some of that digital media grant to some startups?
By so much money, do you mean the $400+ million that was mis-reported, or the $18 million?
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Old 02-11-2007, 01:43 PM   #6
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It upsets me that Canada is giving so much money to Ubisoft that they're expanding into new territories. Couldn't they have given some of that digital media grant to some startups?
Nothing against startups, but I would rather my tax money go to an established firm that isn't going to vanish after buying hookers and blow.
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Old 02-11-2007, 01:48 PM   #7
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Nothing against startups, but I would rather my tax money go to an established firm that isn't going to vanish after buying hookers and blow.
Which is worse though... the money going to startups, or the money going to EA 2.0?
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Old 02-11-2007, 01:55 PM   #8
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Which is worse though... the money going to startups, or the money going to EA 2.0?
That's low. Ubisoft make good games.
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Old 02-11-2007, 02:02 PM   #9
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Nothing against startups, but I would rather my tax money go to an established firm that isn't going to vanish after buying hookers and blow.
Yeah, now they can keep making good games and still afford the hookers and blow. It's win freakin' win.
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Old 02-11-2007, 02:16 PM   #10
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Related but a little off topic, it would be fab if Blizzard made a full length CGI film. Given their talent in that area over the years I'd queue up.
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Old 02-11-2007, 02:53 PM   #11
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Related but a little off topic, it would be fab if Blizzard made a full length CGI film. Given their talent in that area over the years I'd queue up.
You and every WoW player on the planet.
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Old 02-11-2007, 03:05 PM   #12
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Hopefully I'll go on night when they arent around ;-)
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Old 02-11-2007, 03:09 PM   #13
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I'm guessing these will show up on the Assassin's Creed Collector's Edition.
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Old 02-11-2007, 04:51 PM   #14
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I'm guessing these will show up on the Assassin's Creed Collector's Edition.
This would certainly make the special editions of their games a more worthwhile investment. I have a feeling these short films might essentially be practice for more ambitious projects.
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Old 02-11-2007, 04:54 PM   #15
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With places like iTunes selling Pixar shorts, I can certainly see these films showing up there. Perhaps even as featurettes before a film.

And I too have been wishing that Blizzard would just make a CG film. Why the supposed Warcraft movie is live action is beyond me.
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Old 02-11-2007, 06:07 PM   #16
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So, you now get to buy the endings to the game you solved?
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Old 02-11-2007, 07:42 PM   #17
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I will wait for the youtube version.
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Old 02-11-2007, 07:45 PM   #18
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For games whose stories I love, I'd gladly pay for official animation from the studios. I'm not sold on the Splinter Cell series specifically for this concept, but Assassins Creed might be a neat use of the CG. If it were Bungie I'd love to have Halo CG, especially if it was like the recent commercial.
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Nothing against startups, but I would rather my tax money go to an established firm that isn't going to vanish after buying hookers and blow.

no, we weren't going to buy hookers and blow, we were going for platinum Aerons and diamond mousepads.
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Which is worse though... the money going to startups, or the money going to EA 2.0?
You just woke up today and thought to yourself, "I really need to bitch about something, doesn't matter what," didn't you?

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no, we weren't going to buy hookers and blow, we were going for platinum Aerons and diamond mousepads.
Hookers and blow is a much more noble endeavor.
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