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Nvidia announces Ubisoft 'Pick Your Path' games bundle

by Mark Tyson on 4 November 2014, 14:05

Tags: NVIDIA (NASDAQ:NVDA), Ubisoft (LON:UBI), PC

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Nvidia has just revealed a new promotional games bundle dubbed 'Pick Your Path'. Buyers of certain Nvidia graphics cards, and laptops equipped with its latest mobile GPUs, will qualify for a choice of free game. The promotion is backed by Ubisoft, which is the publisher of the three free games available in the promotion.

The qualifying graphics cards and mobile GPUs are as follows:

  • GeForce GTX 980
  • GeForce GTX 970
  • GeForce GTX 780 Ti
  • GeForce GTX 780
  • GeForce GTX 980M
  • GeForce GTX 970M

The Ubisoft games, which buyers of the above hardware will be able to choose from, are as follows:

  • The Crew
  • Far Cry 4
  • Assassin's Creed Unity

Whichever GPU or mobile GPU you purchase, the offer is limited to one game from the above. Nvidia and Ubisoft describe the above titles as "this holiday's hottest games". The chosen games also feature Nvidia's GameWorks technologies such as HBAO+ and PCSS for realistic shadows and TXAA for "cinema quality" smooth graphics rendering. Looking at individual titles Far Cry 4 additionally boasts "enhanced 4K support," Nvidia GoodRays lighting and Nvidia HairWorks. Street racing game The Crew also employs the core Nvidia GameWorks technologies as mentioned above and is playable in 4K, if your system is up to it.

"NVIDIA has worked hard, hand-in-hand with our development teams, to help provide the best experience for our PC players," said Jean-Francois St.Amour, Lead Graphics Programmer at Ubisoft Montreal. "Their support and insight is even more important now, as we make a big technological leap into the next-generation of Assassin’s Creed games."

HEXUS has been told that the Pick Your Path promotion starts this week and runs until the end of 2014. Please check with the retailer before parting with your hard-earned cash in the belief that you qualify for the bundle.



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Nice! I wonder if you'll have to choose which game when you buy the card or if you get a code that lets you pick a game when you redeem it? The latter may be trickier to sell since it isn't one specific game.
Usually you would get a code that you can trade in for your choice of change when you register the card. IIRC.
Pick my path, with Ubisoft??!!

If that's the case, I'll bugger off and choose an AMD card, then!! :D
Thanks KeyboardDemon. Been a while since I bought a graphics card (EVGA GTX670 FTW last summer) and I think I got a printed code on a little card in the box, but that was for a specific game.

Ttaskmaster, yeah these are major titles but they don't appeal much to me either, except The Crew looks like it might be a hell of a lot of fun (though I'll likely already have it and have logged many hours on it by the time I buy my new card).
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Thanks KeyboardDemon. Been a while since I bought a graphics card (EVGA GTX670 FTW last summer) and I think I got a printed code on a little card in the box, but that was for a specific game.

Ttaskmaster, yeah these are major titles but they don't appeal much to me either, except The Crew looks like it might be a hell of a lot of fun (though I'll likely already have it and have logged many hours on it by the time I buy my new card).

The Crew is very good, as much as I could play in the betas. I spent a lot of time just plotting a course and driving across the map, which is very enjoyable in itself. It's got quite a simplistic, arcadey look in some ways, but it's very sophisticated in others. The way the light, the landscape and the vegetation changes between regions is really beautifully done (plus I think it even introduced film grain in the sandy parts of the south west states?).

Anyway, you're right. It's the least demanding of the games listed, and your 670 will do well with it - no need for any upgrade there. Unity is the one I'm looking forward to the most, though. Lots of people seem to think it'll work fine on sub-680 cards, but then again that video looks pretty crazy. I don't think I've bought a more graphically demanding game before, based on what I see there. I have a 4GB 770, but I think even that is going to be tested pretty hard.