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Ubisoft Buys Trials HD Developer RedLynx

Microsoft still publishing Trials Evolution, but after that, it's all Ubisoft.

I've heard of few games causing more screaming fits from my friends than Trials HD.
I've heard of few games causing more screaming fits from my friends than Trials HD.

After RedLynx finishes Trials Evolution in partnership with Microsoft, the developer will officially fold into the Ubisoft family.

The Assassin's Creed publisher is buying 'em up.

There are only a handful of bonafide blockbuster hits on Xbox Live Arcade, but Trials HD, which has sold more than two million copies to date, is one of them.

Financial details weren’t disclosed and Ubisoft and RedLynx aren’t talking about what's after Trials Evolution is released “in the coming months,” but the press release mentions extending the Trials franchise to “an even broader range of fast-growing digital platforms."

I only messed around with Trials HD, but I’m on board with the sequel, despite hearing how much of a time sink nailing those time trials can be. Everyone needs a terrifically frustrating game that's also super awesome every so often.

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Posted By Stingraymond

Omg RIP RedLynx! Another wonderful original indie developer lost to the mainstream fascist corporations!!

Or, you know, awesome news.

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Posted By Airickson

@JP_Russell said:

@Animasta said:

put the next trials game on PC then!

Yes. Normally, a Ubisoft acquisition is a bad thing, but it's not too hard to extrapolate from "bringing the Trials franchise to an even broader range of digital platforms" that the PC will probably one day see more Trials. It became clear from Evolution being another XBLA-exclusive that RedLynx was content to be pimped out by Microsoft to beef up their XBLA catalogue, so if Ubisoft plans to change that, I'm all for this.

I, too, hope this will be true. It's a great game, but trying to make a track using an xbox controller is less than stellar. Having the game on PC would make this so much easier. Love the idea.

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Posted By ashenozzie

God damnit, means I can't buy their new games ;(

I'm on a strict non-ubisoft diet

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Posted By Rapid

Trials Mania coming soon!

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Posted By jessej07

Great developer, good for them getting a (I assume) good deal.

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Posted By kalmis

Hyvä Suomit \m/ 
Good news for Red Lynx to get such big publisher

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Posted By thekrunch

Is Evolution still slated for this year?

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Posted By Criamos

Upcoming Next: Trials 3 - The Ultimate DRM Edition.

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Posted By I_smell

Be on the lookout for Trials HD: Brotherhood, Trials HD: Revelations soon after.

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Posted By JP_Russell

@Animasta said:

put the next trials game on PC then!

Yes. Normally, a Ubisoft acquisition is a bad thing, but it's not too hard to extrapolate from "bringing the Trials franchise to an even broader range of digital platforms" that the PC will probably one day see more Trials. It became clear from Evolution being another XBLA-exclusive that RedLynx was content to be pimped out by Microsoft to beef up their XBLA catalogue, so if Ubisoft plans to change that, I'm all for this.

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Posted By Dudevid

Well, say what you will about Ubisoft, but at least this will almost assuredly result in RedLynx games being multi-platform.

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Posted By SlightConfuse

Trials HD storm coming 2012

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Posted By YOUNGLINK

damn...

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Posted By Martin3

That's too bad since I boycott all things Ubisoft

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Posted By RichieJohn

Good for them. I hope they still get to work on the variety of games they do at the moment.

Every article about this only mentions Trials. A lot of them say they're a Xbox exclusive developer.

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Edited By Abendlaender

@bigsmoke77 said:

Trials Mania?

Daaaaaamn.........

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Posted By ShatterShock

Well I guess as long as Microsoft continues to get installments in the series it's not a loss for them.

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Posted By Manhattan_Project

I really hope they don't start making Trials games like they do AC games.

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Posted By Vexxan

Please don't fuck up Trials, Ubisoft.
 
Please!

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Posted By MikkaQ

Another one bites the dust.

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Edited By Animasta

put the next trials game on PC then!

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Posted By bigsmoke77

Trials Mania?

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Posted By Omano

word

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Posted By patrickklepek
I've heard of few games causing more screaming fits from my friends than Trials HD.
I've heard of few games causing more screaming fits from my friends than Trials HD.

After RedLynx finishes Trials Evolution in partnership with Microsoft, the developer will officially fold into the Ubisoft family.

The Assassin's Creed publisher is buying 'em up.

There are only a handful of bonafide blockbuster hits on Xbox Live Arcade, but Trials HD, which has sold more than two million copies to date, is one of them.

Financial details weren’t disclosed and Ubisoft and RedLynx aren’t talking about what's after Trials Evolution is released “in the coming months,” but the press release mentions extending the Trials franchise to “an even broader range of fast-growing digital platforms."

I only messed around with Trials HD, but I’m on board with the sequel, despite hearing how much of a time sink nailing those time trials can be. Everyone needs a terrifically frustrating game that's also super awesome every so often.