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Ubisoft Tries To Unleak Past Good & Evil Remaster After Followers Begin Taking part in It

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It’s onerous to utterly scrub one thing off the web, and Ubisoft is discovering that out the onerous means after by chance leaking a remaster of its 2003 action-adventure recreation Past Good & Evil to some fortunate Ubisoft+ subscribers.

As spotted by PC Gamer, Ubisoft reportedly gave members of its $18 per thirty days subscription service temporary entry to Past Good & Evil – twentieth Anniversary Version. This model of the sport—whose existence leaked a bit earlier this yr—will characteristic 4K visuals and 60fps efficiency “with improved graphics, controls, and audio, together with brand-new autosave and cross-save options,” in line with a now-deleted Xbox retailer itemizing quoted by deals tweeter Wario64.

Ubisoft making the sport accessible was a complete accident; nonetheless, that didn’t cease of us from sharing clips and screens of the BG&E remaster on YouTube. Whereas the corporate tried erasing any proof of this ever taking place, copyright putting anybody who revealed footage of the leaked recreation, Ubisoft ultimately gave up and announced this morning on X/Twitter that the remaster is actual.

“Effectively, seems just like the cat’s out of the bag, dagnammit,” the corporate tweeted. “Completely happy twentieth anniversary to Past Good & Evil! Whereas we can’t wait to point out you extra about this particular version, extra information to return in early 2024!”

However what truly occurred right here? Effectively, It seems to have been a technical error on the corporate’s half. In an e mail to Kotaku, an Ubisoft spokesperson confirmed that the leak was all its fault.

“Attributable to a technical error, an early growth model of Past Good & Evil – twentieth Anniversary Version was lately launched to some Ubisoft+ subscribers,” the Ubisoft spokesperson mentioned. “As we have fun the twentieth anniversary of Past Good & Evil, we’re excited to share that the official launch is about for early 2024, and we look ahead to sharing extra with you within the new yr.”

It’s necessary to notice the “early growth model” within the firm’s assertion, as Ubisoft later clarified that what of us would possibly’ve seen within the copious leaked gameplay footage on-line “just isn’t indicative of the ultimate recreation.” Whereas not last, if the clips and screens of the leak are something to go by, we will a minimum of count on the BG&E remaster to look fairly good.

It’s been 20 years since Past Good & Evil debuted. A sequel to the famed action-adventure recreation was teased for a few decade earlier than getting formally introduced in 2017. Nonetheless, BG&E 2 has been MIA since its reveal—and BG&E lead inventive Michel Ancel left the corporate amid a cloud of controversy—although Ubisoft swears up and down that the sport’s nonetheless in growth.