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10 June, 2014

Ubisoft's Just Dance Now is a Revolutionary iOS Game With Unlimited Multiplayer

Amongst all the hoopla of today's E3 announcements was an interesting nugget of information. The blockbuster Just Dance series is going mobile. A franchise now well and truly cemented in the yearly top 10 sellers charts, Just Dance is up there punching with the big boys like Skylanders, Call of Duty and Assassin's Creed, make no mistake. The just announced Just Dance Now works in an odd way, too.

Basically, you will download a free App to your iPhone. Then you head to on any internet-connected TV or second screen. The app and website then "talk" to each other, allowing you to play while the iPhone (or Android) device in your hand becomes the motion-controller tracking your score. Apparently an unlimited number of people can play at the same time together, too, and won't be restricted by their connection, be it 2G, 3G, 4G or WiFi. You can even record yourself dancing and share it over Facebook. The publisher is calling the tech Ubi Bluestar, and promises a "greatest hits" collection from the vast Just Dance catalogue to enjoy.  

Regardless of what you may think of Just Dance, it'll be impressive if the idea works - and the below gameplay demo suggests it does. Ubisoft as a company is really pushing ahead in the way its games use networks and the cloud to bring connectivity to the experience, so our mind is already racing with ideas on how Bluestar may be incorporated into other brands like Assassin's Creed, Rayman, Watch Dogs and Tom Clancy.

    - Assassin's Creed: Pirates
    - Rayman Fiesta Run
    - Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six: Shadow Vanguard

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