Ubisoft held their annual press conference at E3 2019 today.
While titles like Beyond Good & Evil 2, Skull & Bones and Splinter Cell weren’t present there was still plenty of other titles to get gamers hyped. Here are some of the highlights of that conference!
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Watch Dogs Legion
Ubisoft started off their conference with gameplay footage from Watch Dogs Legion. Details on the open-world hacker leaked online a week ago via Amazon UK’s website, but now we’ve gotten a better look at the game and what it will play like.
As the leak detailed, Watch Dogs Legion is set in a near future dystopian version of post-Brexit London. A lot of features like hacking, hand-to-hand combat, and other open world elements were present in the footage but that isn’t the only thing. A notable feature that was described in the leak was that players will be able to take control of any NPC in the game was present. Every NPC will be designed with their own unique skill sets, personalities, animations, and voice overs.
Watch Dogs Legion is set to launch on March 6th, 2020 for Playstation 4, PC, Xbox One, and Google Stadia.
Gods & Monsters
From the team that brought you Assassin’s Creed Odyssey comes Gods & Monsters. The game is certainly stylized, cartoony, and Jonathan Dumont’s team getting a second chance to revisit the Greek pantheon like they did in Odyssey. It has a lot of promise since the Greek mythological elements of Odyssey were the things I enjoyed most about it.
Ghost Recon Breakpoint
As the centerpiece of the Ubisoft conference there was a lot to talk about with Ghost Recon Breakpoint. Star Jon Bernthal and the game’s community manager Laura Cordrey took to the stage to discuss what’s coming with the milsim.
Some of the main things Cordrey pointed out is that Ubisoft is developing a special community tool called Delta Company. With Delta Company, fans will be able to “express and share their passion” for Ghost Recon. She also announced that Breakpoint will see the return of AI teammates from Ghost Recon Wildlands for those who lean more towards solo play. The inclusion of these teammates comes after backlash that the game would not have them. Breakpoint will feature a DLC related to Terminator: Dark Fate.
The beta for Breakpoint will go live on September 5th and players can sign up for it now on the official Breakpoint website. Those who pre-order Breakpoint will have guaranteed access to the beta when it goes live. This is just a few weeks before the game itself launches on October 4th, 2019 on the Playstation 4, Xbox One, Google Stadia, and PC.
I am not really sure if I am interested in this game yet but I will say that it does look like Ubisoft’s response to Rocket League.
Tom Clancy’s The Division
The Division 2‘s community got some updates surrounding the game’s Year 1 road-map and news of a timed free trial that will run from June 13-16.
As expected, the first DLC episode will release next month and will then be followed by the second episode in the Fall. The first DLC will take players into the forests surrounding Washington D.C. and the National Zoo. After episode two drops players can look forward to the game’s second raid, where they will be forced to storm the Pentagon and retake it from the Black Tusk.
The popular looter-shooter was also announced to be getting a live-action movie on Netflix from Deadpool 2 director, David Leitch.
Rainbow Six Siege Phantom Sight
Rainbow Six Siege fans got a brand new look at Operation Phantom Sight, the latest expansion featuring the game’s newest operator, Warden. I have to give Ubisoft points for basically turning into a homage to Matthew Vaughn’s Kingsman: The Secret Service. I’m not a big Siege player but this certainly got my eye. I may try out the game because of just this.
Rainbow Six Quarantine
Rainbow Six Quarantine hails from Ubisoft’s Montreal office. It appears to be a 3 player co-op player-versus-environment game in which players will have to take on a horde of zombies. It’s a brief trailer, but I am sure that Ubisoft will elaborate more on it in the coming days when it is closer to release in early 2020. I am willing to speculate that Quarantine will drop in April, a month before Watch Dogs Legion.
Tom Clancy’s Elite Squad
If you are a huge fan of Ubisoft’s Tom Clancy line of games then you were definitely eating today. With Tom Clancy’s Elite Squad, players will be able to enjoy the Clancyverse in a crossover RPG game that will be entirely on mobile. The game features appearances from iconic characters such as Sam Fisher of Splinter Cell Renown and Ghost Recon‘s Nomad. You can sign up for the game today and unlock Cole D. Walker, the antagonist from Ghost Recon Breakpoint.
Assassin’s Creed Odyssey Story Creator And Discovery Tour
Ubisoft unveiled the launch trailer for Assassin’s Creed Odyssey‘s story creator mode. The mode will give players the opportunity to craft their own stories with unique dialogue, branching options, and share them with the community.
Returning from Assassin’s Creed Origins is Discovery Tour. With Discovery Tour, players will get to go on an educational adventure through Ancient Greece without having to fight off against mercenaries, wolves, or cyclopes.
In the world of For Honor we’ve got the limited time event called Shadows of the Hitokiri. It definitely looks interesting and I may just reinstall my copy of For Honor to try this out.
The Land of Ooh is about to crossover with the world of Brawlhalla. As someone who loves Adventure Time and still watches it to this day I can tell you right now that this made me want to check the game out.
Just Dance 2020
Just Dance is getting another installment with Just Dance 2020. You can check out Just Dance 2020 on the Google Stadia, Nintendo Switch, Xbox One, and the Nintendo Wii.
A TV Show About Game Development
It’s Always Sunny In Philadelphia stars Rob McElhenney and Charlie Day are working with Ubisoft on a comedy series about video game development. The series which is titled Mythic Quest: Raven’s Banquet is set to premiere on Apple TV+.
Following Microsft’s press conference, Ubisoft has announced that they are going to launch a subscription service that will give consumers access to a broad library of titles and DLC with UPlay+. Through UPlay+, subscribers will have early access to all of their titles, including Watch Dogs Legion. UPlay+ will go live on September 3rd, 2019 for $15 per month. As part of their continued partnership with Google, UPlay+ will be coming to the Google Stadia sometime in 2020.
I am not absolutely sure whether UPlay+ will be a successful endeavor for the company since it implies that subscribers are primarily fans of the publisher. For someone like me who largely plays Ubisoft titles this is absolutely a steal, but I can’t imagine it will be for everyone. This is a similar problem that Electronic Arts has had with Origin Access. We will see in the coming months.
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