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Launching VOD on Ankama Launcher

By [Ankama]WAKFU - ADMINISTRATOR - November 17, 2020, 11:00:00
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The multi-game portal that combines all our PC/Mac titles is destined to become much more. Witness the beginnings of video on demand in the Ankama Launcher!

What does this mean for Ankama Launcher?

First of all, be aware that the VOD service you have access to right now through the Ankama Launcher is a beta version. It is bound to change and be corrected.

Apart from the first series available, which will be freely accessible to all players (details below), videos in the Ankama Launcher are available to subscribers for free and without any ads. We see them as a gift, a reward for our players' commitment.

Whatever the length of your subscription, during this period, you'll have access to Ankama's catalog.

So, to dive right into that aspect: this is just the beginning!

Initially, the catalog won't be packed with every Ankama production there is (once again, this is only a beta). Content will be added regularly (we'll post regular updates on our websites). To reiterate, this service is not paid; it's an extra gift for subscribers that will grow larger over time.

Will the catalog be the same for all communities?

Of course… not! Distribution rights are different in every country, so the catalog will differ based on what territory you're in. This is not intentional on our part because we like pranks (heh heh…); it's for legal reasons.

BUT…

Maybe one day this catalog will be the same for everyone… You never know!

Nifty! When does this start?

Well, we're sharing this information today because for some countries, this will start… right now!

We won't spoil the surprise of whether you have VOD in your Ankama Launcher.

See for yourself – if the service isn't enabled on your launcher yet, it's only a matter of time. We'll do our best to keep you in the loop about changes to the catalog for each territory (official sites, social media, etc.).

We hope you're as delighted as we are about this news, and that you enjoy watching or rewatching Ankama productions. This idea has been floating around in our heads for a long time now, since before the launcher even existed, and we finally have the solution to offer our videos to our subscribers at no extra cost.

The dates for the various series and feature films coming to the catalog(s) are to be determined or subject to change, but we'll let you know as soon as we have more information on this.

That said…

What we can tell you is we're starting out by giving all our players access to all episodes of Mini-Wakfu for free! What do you mean, "what's that"? No, don't torture your keyboards… it isn't the title of Season 4!

Mini-Wakfu is a series that was aired alongside the first season of the WAKFU series. Each episode echoed an episode of the WAKFU series and was broadcasted right after, so as to continue the adventure you just lived. The other innovative aspect of the series was that each episode gave clues to uncover an object in our games. Ten episodes of Mini-Wakfu can be viewed now, and the next ten will be available on November 24th!

You should know that the DOFUS-related items, for these first 10 episodes, will make their return on DOFUS Retro with tomorrow's maintenance. The items related to the next 10 episodes will be available with the November 25 server maintenance! What a nice opportunity to relive this nostalgic adventure!

If you have any other questions, feel free to read the FAQ.

See you in the Ankama Launcher!

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Score : 131

Not sure what to think of this. More features usually equals more things that could go wrong.

I hope that performance and compatibility of the game remain your main focus and I especially hope that you make sure not to sacrifice the linux-compatibility of the launcher for this feature.

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Score : 213

Mo features mo fun, thank you!

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Score : 1049

Thats so very cool! Thank you very much for that!

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Score : 7934

Incredible, a nice touch for subscribers and players in general to get into the series.

I really like the direction of the improvements that have been added recently.

Keep up the good work! wub

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Score : 51

This is pretty rad. Hope it works out

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Score : 1126

Can we have a feature that we don't need to use the Ankama authenticator again when we login to the game since we already are logged in on the launcher?

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Score : 62

I'm sad that it doesn't work/isn't implemented on the Steam version of the Launcher

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