E3 is right around the corner, and now Ubisoft has unveiled its lineup for the annual gaming event. In a creative video, Ubisoft highlights last year's E3 presentation, then proceeds to list the featured titles for this year's presentation. A few surprises are also teased at the end.
The video highlights seven games that will take the spotlight at E3. First, there's Tom Clancy's The Division 2. The first Division is notable for selling more copies in the course of one day than any other Ubisoft game, according to the company in a 2016 website post. Not much has been revealed about The Division 2, so one can imagine that there will be some big announcements regarding the game. Next, we have Skull & Bones, a tactical game that puts the player on a pirate's ship. There's also the upcoming sci-fi action shooter, Starlink: Battle for Atlas, which incorporates a toy implementation.
Perhaps the most interesting is Transference. According to Ubisoft, the game is "a psychological thriller that merges movies with games." The announcement trailer certainly piqued people's curiosity for its ambition. If done right, this could be the game that takes the Virtual Reality experience to the next level. Rainbow Six Siege and For Honor will also appear at E3; what kind of new content are you hoping to see from these two titles? Arguably however, the most anticipated game is Beyond Good and Evil 2. The original game released over ten years ago, so the sequel (or in this case, prequel) is a major victory for fans. There is no release date or announced consoles yet. The original game was released for all the major consoles, so perhaps the second game will do likewise. Hopefully we'll learn these details and more in a few weeks.
"Our talented teams can't wait to show off what they're creating, and to share how we're partnering with players to develop diverse experiences that are enriching and, most importantly, fun," the CEO of Ubisoft, Yves Guillemot, said on the company's website. In that same post, Ubisoft promises some "exciting new reveals" at E3. Maybe a new Rayman game will be announced. The creator of Rayman, Michel Ancel, had said in an Instagram post that he was interested in making Rayman 4.
Ubisoft's E3 conference will begin on Monday, June 11th. According to the blog post, the presentation will begin at 1 PM PDT. There will also be a pre-show that begins at 12:15 PDT. Soon we shall see what Ubisoft has in store for its players.