Ubisoft has traditionally been E3’s greatest risk-taker in relation to stage exhibits.
That is the corporate that inexplicably launched us to Mr. Caffeine, solely a yr after interrupting its personal press convention with a busy Battle Tag demo. Even in 2018, years faraway from presentational gimmicks being commonplace at E3, its convention included two dwell performances. But behind the spectacle sits an thrilling catalogue of franchises, and a observe report of huge E3 bulletins. Its exhibits repeatedly steadiness the predictable with the not, making Ubisoft one in every of E3’s most intriguing presenters.
Ubisoft E3 staples and surprises
Predictably, we count on to see franchises like Simply Dance, The Division, For Honor, and Rainbow Six, which have develop into staples in Ubisoft’s present. We must also see Ghost Recon Breakpoint, the not too long ago introduced follow-up to 2016’s Wildlands set for an October four launch date.
Nevertheless, it’s the unpredictability that makes Ubisoft so intriguing. The corporate not too long ago shared it has three unannounced AAA video games coming earlier than March 2020, probably setting the stage for a trio of huge E3 reveals. Followers have lengthy awaited a brand new Splinter Cell. May Sam Fisher’s return be Ubi’s massive announcement to shut out the present?
Nintendo Swap video games have had a presence on Ubisoft’s stage every of the previous two E3s, with Mario + Rabbids in 2017 and Star Fox in Starlink in 2018. Will this relationship result in one other collaboration, or maybe a Mario + Rabbids sequel?
Count on Watch Canine Legion, don’t count on Murderer’s Creed
We all know we’ll be seeing extra Watch Canine Legion after its latest leak and official affirmation, however that also leaves plenty of rumors whirling round that could possibly be confirmed at their present. There’s Curler Champions, Ubi’s purported Rocket League-esque recreation, and Ubisoft Cross, the corporate’s reported EA Entry-like subscription service. Ought to these leaks show true, we’ll virtually actually see each revealed on the E3 stage.
Equally notable are three video games we don’t count on to see. Following its delay into 2020, Ubisoft introduced Cranium & Bones received’t be at this yr’s present. We additionally know Past Good and Evil 2 will likely be excluded from Ubi’s E3 2019 press convention, as the event group focuses “on core improvement milestones.” Nevertheless, a BGE2 livestream will likely be held forward of the present on June 5.
Murderer’s Creed, in the meantime, is taking the yr off for less than the third time within the franchise’s twelve-year historical past, as Ubi continues to concentrate on Murderer’s Creed Odyssey’s DLC rollout. An Easter Egg in The Division 2 factors towards Vikings for the potential subsequent AC recreation, however a 2020 launch makes subsequent yr’s present a extra possible vacation spot for its announcement.
Ubisoft E3 2019 Convention Reside Stream
Ubisoft is planning to stream its press convention dwell on Monday, June 10, at 1:00 PM PT, with IGN’s pre-show beginning at 12:30 PM PT. For native instances and extra streams and the place and the best way to watch the stream, please examine our E3 2019 Schedule.
With out Sony in its common Monday evening slot, Ubisoft solely has to share the day with Sq. Enix. With this added respiratory room and three potential AAA bulletins, we’re hoping to see Ubisoft make a giant splash at E3 2019. What do you hope to see from Ubi’s presentation? Tell us within the feedback, and you should definitely keep tuned to our E3 2019 hub for all the largest updates from this yr’s present.
Jordan is a contract author for IGN. Join with him on Twitter @jdsirani.