This was probably my favourite conference so far! Ubisoft kicked things off with a taste of their Assassin’s Creed Symphony, which will be going on a “world” tour. So if you’re going to the US, Canada, London or Paris sometime this year, maybe consider popping in? The whole conference is linked below, but you should at least enjoy a bit of the orchestra. The full tour will have about 80 players, so this is just a little taste.
Then Ubisoft launched right into the games, starting off with Watch Dogs Legion. If you are like me and you managed to miss all the leaks on this game, oh my gosh, it looks fricken amazing.
We’ve got a grimy future London where you can recruit and play anybody. All the people living in the city are “fully simulated,” “fully voiced” and, once recruited, fully playable. Holy crap, I want an army of old ladies. Permadeath is also a thing. If you don’t look after your team, they can and will die. Forever.
Ghost Recon: Breakpoint got a couple of cool new trailers. Bambam the dog was on stage for some unknown reason. And Delta company was announced for the interactive community like cosplay and fanfiction for Ghost Recon. You can sign up for a chance to enter the beta, which starts September 5th, here.
For those looking for some Splinter Cell, the only look at Sam Fisher we got was as part of a mobile tactical RPG called Tom Clancy’s Elite Squad, which takes characters from The Division, Rainbow Six, and Ubisoft’s other Tom Clancy’s titles. Including Sam Fisher.
Speaking of Tom Clancy, there’s a new Rainbow Six game coming called Rainbow Six Quarantine. It’s a PvE, three player co-op against a zombifying parasite. Totally our kinda game!
Okay. This is my personal highlight. Roller Champions. This looks super fun! It’s free to download and play right now! (it’s currently in pre-alpha). It’s 3v3 online multiplayer, and you score points for every lap you make around the stadium. I can’t wait to give this one a go.
Another amazing-looking game came as a last surprise. The creators of Assassin’s Creed Odyssey felt limited by the world history they have to adhere to in the AC games, so they’ve created Gods and Monsters, which is based on Greek mythology. With cute graphics and a great soundtrack, how can you not want to play this game?
Ubisoft also announced their own subscription service called Uplay Plus. It’s only for PC only at this point, but I’m not sure if there are actually plans to move it across to console. It’s interesting to see this, but EA already have their EA Access service, and if you think about it, there are A LOT of Ubisoft games.
Think all of the Assassin’s Creed, Far Cry, The Division, and the Tom Clancy games, and the multitude of smaller or classic games they’ve published, Child of Light, Beyond Good and Evil, Rayman, South Park. They’re promising over a hundred games and for $14.99USD a month (if you don’t compare it to other subscription services) for all that plus DLC, that’s pretty good. Whether or not they get many people using it, they may as well.
Haven’t got your full fix of E3 yet? Check out our other coverage! An article for Nintendo will be up soon and Di’s going to dive into the indie games featuring at E3 this year, so stay tuned!