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Just Dance 2023 lets 6 friends dance in online multiplayer groups

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Ubisoft unveiled Just Dance 2023 edition today at its Ubisoft Forward event. The game is the 14th title in a series that has sold more than 80 million copies.

The game will launch on November 22 on the Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 5, and Xbox Series X/S.

The game is available for pre-order on Nintendo Switch at the Ubisoft Store. The game will also be available on Stadia at a later date.

This year, Just Dance enters a new era as a dance-on-demand platform, which will fuel players with free content updates on an ongoing basis and even more ways to get moving.

For the first time in the Just Dance franchise, players can enjoy the full game online with up to five of their friends or other players around the world with online groups.

Just Dance 2023 takes you into the danceverses.

All players will be connected to the host’s menu, allowing them to interact with one another through the new emote stickers system, choose songs and hit the dance floor together, no matter where they are located.

Online Groups will support cross-play, while players can continue to enjoy local multiplayer as well.

Just Dance has a new art style too with a focus on immersive3D worlds and intuitive navigation menus. It has an improved recommendation system where players can personalize playlists and curate songs.

Players can move up in the ranks with the brand-new progression system, allowing them to earn in-game points for each completed dance. These points will go toward unlocking new rewards, such as customizing dancer cards for the first time in Just Dance.

Players can personalize their dancer card to fit their own personality by modifying the avatar, background, name badge and alias. They can also redeem points to receive emote stickers, which can be used to communicate with other players in online groups.

Just Dance 2023 lets you create private groups for up to six people to dance online.

Just Dance will provide regular, ongoing updates so players an expect new game modes, songs and themed seasons for years to come. The game features 40 new songs and universes, from chart-topping hits, viral internet phenomena and original songs, including Physical by Dua Lipa, More by K/DA Ft. Madison Beer, (G)I-DLE, Lexie Liu, Jaira Burns & Seraphine; Can’t stop the feeling by Justin Timberlake; Love Me Land by Zara Larsson; Locked Out of Heaven by Bruno Mars; Stay by The Kid LAROI & Justin Bieber; and more.

The series has reached 140 million players since its debut in 2009. Ubisoft built the game with teams in Paris, Pune, Shanghai, and Bombay. It has more than 500 dances. In a press event, creative director Matthew Tomkinson and senior producer Claire Bjorn said the mission was to bring people more ways to dance in an effort to promote self-expression.

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‎Just Dance Controller on the App Store

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No controller? No problem! The Just Dance® Controller app scores your dance moves and allows you to navigate your Just Dance® game simply by using your smartphone. No other camera or additional accessories are required - just keep your smartphone in your right hand while dancing to let the app track your awesome moves! It's easy and fun to play, with support for up to 6 players simultaneously, so grab your friends and family and join the party!

Note: This app is a companion to the Just Dance® console game. You will need either Just Dance® 2022, Just Dance® 2021, Just Dance® 2020, Just Dance® 2019, Just Dance® 2018, Just Dance® 2017 or Just Dance® 2016 on console, and a compatible video game console to use this app.


- Just Dance® 2022 on Nintendo Switch™, Nintendo Switch™ Lite, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, PlayStation®4, PlayStation®5, and Stadia™.
- Just Dance® 2021 on Nintendo Switch™, Nintendo Switch™ Lite, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, PlayStation®4, PlayStation®5, and Stadia™.
- Just Dance® 2020 on Nintendo Switch™, Nintendo Switch™ Lite, Xbox One, PlayStation®4, PlayStation®5 (backward compatibility), and Stadia™.
- Just Dance® 2019 on Xbox One, PlayStation®4, and PlayStation®5 (backward compatibility).
- Just Dance® 2018 on Nintendo Switch™, Wii U, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S (backward compatibility), and PlayStation®4.
- Just Dance® 2017 on Nintendo Switch™, Wii U, Xbox One, PlayStation®4, PlayStation®5 (backward compatibility), and PC.
- Just Dance® 2016 on Wii U, Xbox One, PlayStation®4 and PlayStation®5 (backward compatibility).

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Grab your friends and family: it’s time to turn up the volume and let loose with Just Dance® 2022! Play the game with the updated Just Dance® Controller app on your Nintendo Switch™, Nintendo Switch™ Lite, PlayStation®4, PlayStation®5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S and Stadia™.

Ratings and Reviews

7.2K Ratings

Something isn’t working properly

I’m not exactly sure what’s the root of all the problems or if they’re all connected but I bought Just Dance 2018 for ps4 and have been using smartphones to play. To start it off, the first issues is in the app and the game itself but I keep getting network errors so I’m guessing that they’re problems with the Ubisoft servers or something. Can’t enter my Ubisoft account or whatever it is it asks to customize your dancer card within the app and I can’t access the online feature of the game itself. The second issues is the weird one. The first two smart phone devices work fine without many issues but all other devices that have been paired with game/console repeat the same issue of not showing up on the screen. They produce sound effects when joining the game and show character selection after picking a song like all other devices but on the tv it won’t show their name or any sort of visual cue to their existence however when dancing it shows a third and forth bar going up as they dance but it won’t show their names at the top or let them know how they’re doing with each move like the other two. And they also get a score at the end of the song and that’s the only proof of their existence on the ps4 side. I hope for some update somewhere to fix this

I get disconnected all the time

When I first got this game, the controls were working fine but the more I danced, it got worse. I get disconnected even in the middle of songs which is annoying if I am on the world floor. I am not able to get decent scores while using this app. One time I got disconnected then I reconnected, and 10 seconds after I got disconnected again! The worst part is that I already spent $60 to buy the game, and to get the Kinect is another $100 with an adapter of $60. I can not afford the Kinect so hopefully there is an update that fixes some of the bugs soon. It is also unfair to people who have a Kinect because it tracks both arm moments (thus earning more points) while the phone controller only tracks one arm. I've heard people complain about this before so hopefully the Just Dance company will make it fair for everyone. I really hope that this review is put into consideration for the next update. Thank you.


Dearest Ubisoft and Just Dance developers,

I cannot express how impressed I am with this app. Its sleek, beautiful design and multiple features for sure make it a winner. I just have a few suggestions:

1. Maybe regular Wii compatibility? I understand how old Wiis are, but maybe a more simple Wi-Fi signal output would do the trick, considering most Wiis can connect to Wi-Fi.

2. Maybe the ability to change your avatar and name without signing in? I am I'm 6th grade and apparently "everything matters"😂

I hope you consider those suggestions for the app. However, I do have a few more suggestions for Just Dance itself: (these are totally random and might not even be possible?)

1. I know how much people love custom made things, so it'd be cool if you could come up with a custom dance. First, you could pick one of the premade avatars from the other songs. Then, you could make your own moves to the duration of the song. The avatar would mirror you, you could then save it, name it and play it with your friends!

2. You could make a whole other app specifically made for iPad. (Not iPad Mini, just anything that measures bigger than or equal to and iPad screen. You could do the same with Samsung or other devices. Maybe even computers. Then, using the same controller app, prop your iPad up and play Just Dance on there! (They would have to buy the different editions mobily.) is that even a word ?!?😂😂

I hope you take these into serious consideration! Thanks so much!

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Tips from a game writer.

American writer and screenwriter Susan O'Connor worked on the first two parts of the Gears of War series, the first part of Bioshock and the reboot of Tomb Raider. Since 2017, Susan does not write scripts herself, but only provides the services of a freelance script consultant. In this status, she worked on Dishonored 2.

During her speech at GDC Summer 2020, Susan talked about the eternal conflict between game designers and writers and how it can be resolved.

The lecture was retold by: Nikita Volkovich.

According to the writer, the joint work of the screenwriter and designer now resembles a “silent disco”: both listen to the same music in headphones, both dance, but each on their own wave. Ideally, they should work on the same wavelength and dance tango.

O'Connor believes that there are three main ways to achieve this goal.

1. The plot should be based on the player's victories.

According to Susan, the main character of the game is the player himself, even if he is not inside the world of the work. Therefore, the desires and motivation of the player are extremely important for the screenwriter. And the main motivation of the player is to win.

Unfortunately, it often happens that the story does not push the players forward. It often happened at the dawn of the gaming industry, when the player was motivated only by sports passion and the desire to complete the game. Previously, even if the player was told “now kill the princess!”, he would shrug his shoulders, say “weird, but okay,” and cut her down. At that time, no one thought much about the plot.

But now the story is a full part of the game progress, and it develops as the player progresses.
When O'Connor first started her career, she knew nothing about the gameplay of the games she worked on: years later she realized how much it hurt the final product.

How to implement it?

The scriptwriter should contact the game designer and tell him what goals the main character of the game has, what he wants and how to show it through the details of the gameplay. For example, if the game has a huge open world, justify the need to explore it.

After talking with the game designer, the screenwriter should once again go through his scenario, mentally communicate with his main character, try to understand his goals. And if his goal does not correspond to what the player will strive for, then the script needs to be rewritten. Everything is simple.

Susan O'Connor, screenwriter:

“This strategy is deceptively simple. I have often consulted on projects with multi-million budgets, the developers of which did not follow this principle. Testers just complained that the game was boring and said they didn't understand what they were doing all this for. And we saw that the player and his character in the game just have different goals.

In fact, this principle is so simple that it is often forgotten in the chaos of production. Remember: the simpler the better.

2. The game must have an idea.

When talking about a scenario for a video game, we are talking about what key points of the plot lined up in a single chain. But the problem is that in these places the gameplay pauses and gives way to cut-scenes. It turns out the same "silent disco" - each on his own wave. This presentation only reinforces the gap between storytelling and game design.

But if the game has some kind of super-idea , then both the scriptwriter and the game designer will use their tools to reveal it. The screenwriter will dedicate the story and characters to it, while the designer will dedicate the game system and mechanics to it. They will work together towards the common goal of .

The idea should not be confused with the theme. The topic is, for example, “poverty”. The idea in this case will be the author's point of view on this phenomenon. And therein lies the problem: so many games simply don't have a point of view.

Susan O'Connor, Writer:

“Think about your favorite video game stories and you'll realize there was an idea behind each one. Because games with an idea are remembered, become cult, win awards. They are just more interesting. These games talk to us about something, let us "live" their point of view.

If you dedicate your game to an idea, then both the story and the gameplay can merge into something completely new. And that something is what drives the industry forward.”

How to implement it?

Let's say you decide to make a game around an idea - where do you start? First of all, you must again carefully study the player's goals. Remember: the player and his desires always come first.

Once you've decided what the player will do in your game, think about how they'll feel as they play through. For example, if we are talking about a hurricane shooter, the player will clearly feel aggression.

After you have thought about the feelings of the player, think about your own feelings: what is happening in the game for you, what do you want to convey through it. Both the scriptwriter and the game designer can think about this.

A good way to figure out what's really important to you is to think through five of your favorite games or stories and find something in common. This is general and will be what is really important to you. And this is probably the very idea that you have already subconsciously begun to broadcast in your game.

Decide on a theme that will evoke an emotional response from the player. After that, formulate your point of view on this issue, which will cause even greater emotional resonance. And finally, since the main character of our story is the player himself, make sure that his decisions convey your idea.

3. Listen to the player.

Unlike cinema, which took decades to invent sound, video games learned to "speak" very quickly. Now, according to Susan O'Connor, it is important that games learn to listen. They must learn to respond to the player's actions in the same way that living people react to each other.

Laugh all you want, O'Connor said, but the ominous "He'll remember it" in Telltale's games was a huge step forward in that direction. Although this detail cost nothing to programmers, it had an effect on the players. They wondered, "What's next?" and look forward to continuing. This is the simplest and clearest illustration of the thesis that just listening to the player is enough to make his experience much brighter.

How to implement it?

Let's say you want to make your playing an attentive listener. As a screenwriter, you now need to look for the slightest opportunity to make the story react to the actions of the player. These actions can be as meaningful as defeating a boss, or as subtle as choosing a line in a dialogue.

And regardless of whether you are a designer or a writer, you must consider every action and every detail of the game through the prism of how the player can influence what is happening with it. This approach requires the most active communication - all team members should share their ideas on how to make the game more responsive.

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There are default dances in the game that can be assigned as commands. They all start with the phrase "act". To enter them, you need to open the console and start typing the phrase. You can find the input line using special options in the settings, for example, set "tilde" to display the command line.

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In addition to expressing their emotions, users can create funny videos and pictures.

To set motions to a specific key, you need to write "bind ‘action key’ “movement" in the command line.

The character will change for exactly a few seconds if it is an active dance. Some of the emotions are static, so they will disappear after a longer period of time.

To create beautiful screenshots, the player must download the original maps and be able to place the characters correctly. Binded buttons will work not only in single player mode, but they can also be used on servers.

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