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For the past several years, Ubisoft has had some very solid showings at E3, with last year having some of the most unexpected moments, like Miyamoto crashing the conference, the introduction of Skull & Bones, and, of course, the amazing reveal for Beyond Good & Evil 2. With last year’s sensational E3 in the forefront of everyone’s minds, Ubisoft plans to capitalize on that momentum by showing more of the games everyone is on pins and needles to play. They took to their official YouTube page to announce the games we’re definitely going to see at E3 2018!
In case that text to Sam, the new AI buddy for Ubisoft Club, wasn’t clear, below are the games we’re definitely going to learn more about at #UBIE3:
- Tom Clancy’s The Division 2
- Beyond Good & Evil 2
- For Honor
- Skull & Bones
- Starlink: Battle for Atlas
That’s a solid 6 games to show at E3 2018, with some somewhat obvious surprises lurking backstage. While those are unknown, there are some rumblings about Splinter Cell. Nevertheless, let’s talk about the games we do know about and that’s Beyond Good & Evil 2 and Skull & Bones. BGE2 has had a few more updates than S&B since E3 2017. For starters, we got to see just how huge this game is anticipated to be and, more recently, we got to see some of the combat mechanics. It hasn’t been much, but the little we’ve seen has been impressive and Ubisoft Montpellier promises to show us a lot more during the presentation. As for S&B, we’ve literally seen nothing since last year, so that makes this game a bit of an enigma. It looked pretty well put together last year, so it’s likely they’ll show us a great deal more this year, but I’ll be crossing my fingers for a playable demo.
For Honor is an interesting choice to show, but it’s also one that Ubisoft has sunk a lot of resources into. They’ve done frequent updates and livestreams for the game, which has kept it relevant. Here’s hoping for a new campaign for the main story. As for Starlink: Battle for Atlas, this was that pseudo “Toys2Life” game they showed last year with the customizable ships. It looked pretty cool back in 2017, but seemed like there was plenty left beneath the surface to uncover. Speaking of plenty of unknowns, Transference was that trippy VR game that Elijah Wood was teasing, so we definitely need more context on that.
Finally, Tom Clancy’s The Division 2 will be one to watch out for. Could this sequel have an actual story to captivate and hold on to or will it be more like what we experienced with the first Division game, which wasn’t a bad game, by any means, but lacked a story. For fans with long memories, the question undoubtedly will be, “How long will we have to wait for it?”. The previous game took years to complete, so we’ll be on the edge of our seats for at least a release date.
The Ubisoft Press Conference #UBIE3starts at 1:00 p.m. PDT on Monday, June 11, live from the Orpheum Theater in Los Angeles!