Ubisoft have a lot to follow up on after last year, including Beyond Good and Evil 2, Skull and Bones and a wealth of their traditional titles. What will the E3 Ubisoft Conference 2018 bring?
Far Cry 5 has just unveiled their announcement trailer for the newest title in the franchise. As rumoured, it’s a modern day game, set in Montana, and featuring a Far Right Christian Cult as the antagonists.
Time for another round up of films, games and anything else that catches my eye, starting from Sunday 4th September.
So what will be coming up the week starting Sunday 14th? Read on to find out!
So Ubisoft then. Well, No Assassin’s Creed this year. Doesn’t mean no teaser, but don’t expect any gameplay. The same can be assumed for Far cry as well. South Park, The Fractured But Whole, For Honour and Ghost Recon: WIldlands are all but guaranteed to be getting release dates and big features, I would also expect another look at the Division expansion. Maybe we will see Watch Dogs 2. But I want to hope they’re keeping that all to its little announcement ceremony before E3 proper. Because otherwise it’s just likely to give people snark to work with. And there’s always the persistent hope that Beyond Good and Evil 2 and Prince of Persia will appear.
All of the following times are UK. As is my tradition, recaps and reactions are going to be going up shortly after each one is completed.
So E3 this year has begun early, with multiple new titles all being unveiled in the weeks prior to the event. The thinking behind all of this is that the games won’t be lost in the crush of the main conferences, or get overshadowed by bigger, more entertaining announcements. So in that respect, let’s look at this crush of games that all hit at once and that I’m gonna lump together.
Preamble: Assassin’s Creed: Syndicate will be the big one here, gameplay sequence seems likely, I would hope very much we’ll be seeing the female assassin character, help smooth over last year’s faux pas. In addition, the continuation of the Assassin Creed: Chronicle spin offs seems likely here. Hopefully more from their indie teams, Grow Home, Valiant Hearts, Child of Light etc really made good grounds for Ubi in the last few years, so support for them would be lovely. The Division is now really overdue for a confirmed ship date and more up to date gameplay displays, hopefully we get this soon. Rainbow Six Siege will probably be big enough draw, looking to give a bit of Tom Clancy credibility to proceedings.