Ubisoft’s E3 Press Conference followed a similar fashion to previous years, minus some of the awkwardness we’ve seen from them in the past. A lot of what Ubisoft revealed were already known. Far Cry 4, Just Dance, The Division, The Crew, and Assassin’s Creed were very much expected to be seen at the conference, and were.
Ubisoft’s hook this year was an impressive re-reveal of Rainbow Six: Siege, and exploring the games that are on the way in a little more depth. They started with,
Far Cry 4
Ubisoft had a chance to set the record straight with their upcoming open-world sequel, Far Cry 4. After running into a little controversy at the game’s reveal, a developer-led walkthrough has made it perfectly clear that this is a Far Cry game that will feel familiar to those who enjoyed the last installment.
It wouldn’t be Ubisoft without the popular Just Dance game. The 2015 edition was revealed by an onstage performance, touting new features that allows players to compete with each others.
The Division already made the day’s gameplay debut at Microsoft’s press conference, but Ubisoft revealed a new cinematic trailer for the game. Due to arrive in 2015, today reaffirmed that The Division is still ambitious in terms of graphics and scope.
The Crew will launch with stiff competition in the racing genre this year. Going up against first party racers Forza Horizon 2 and Drive Club will be no small feat. Ubisoft is looking to get players interested in their car MMO with an open beta later this month.
Assassin’s Creed Unity
Assassin’s Creed: Unity had a lot of features that distinctly gave it the look of its predecessors, but Unity was decidedly next-gen looking with massive crowds, buildings that can be entered and explored, and of course, the four-player cooperative play.
Rainbow Six: Siege
Rainbow Six: Siege was definitely Ubisoft’s hype generator for this year’s show. Largely because nobody saw it coming, and it looks different than other shooters on the market. A never before seen level of destructibility will certainly be welcome by Rainbow Six fans looking for a more tactical game than its predecessors.