Looks like those hilarious French funny-men over at JeuxVideo were pulling our leg all along when they claimed Ubisoft’s disaster (as in event, not quality) game would not be getting a retail outing, favouring the digital distribution model instead.
Confirming on their site today, the guys have smirked and guffawed at the rest of us taking the bait, especially considering the story was obviously a giant gag. That said, Jade Raymond, Head of Ubisoft Toronto, did get wind of the story and was allegedly “taken aback.” The guys are sorry for this part, stating:
Although our responsibility in this story is zero, we still want to apologise for the misunderstanding arisen from this innocent trait of humor.
We did state in the original article that we couldn’t confirm the veracity of the story but, regardless, good one guys, you got us. The lesson learned here? We should have paid more attention in French class. Oh, and don’t believe everything you read/hear on JeuxVideo!
Source: JeuxVideo (Thanks ryosuke)