From now until the beginning of the biggest week in the gaming industry, E3, we will present you with what to expect from the biggest brands showcasing new content and updates during event. Let’s start with a company that introduces one hit after another with two studios located in our own province of Quebec: Ubisoft!
The conference is scheduled to kick off on June 10, 2019 at 1:00 p.m. PDT. Of course, Ubisoft already confirmed some content that will be showcased at the conference (see short teaser below), so we will focus on the things that have not been mentioned, or at least things that may go unnoticed. Ubisoft had previously confirmed that they would release three unannounced triple-A games by March 31, 2020, so one could assume that these would be teased or announced at the conference.
What to potentially expect and what NOT to expect
Ghost Recon Breakpoint
Although Ubisoft already provided a lot of background information about the upcoming instalment in the Ghost Recon series (along with some gameplay footage right here), fans are very much looking forward to what else to expect about sequel to Ghost Recon Wildlands. Ghost Recon Breakpoint is set to launch on October 4, 2019 on PC, Xbox, and PlayStation.
Watch Dogs 3
For the past few weeks, rumours have been growing intensively that Ubisoft Montreal would introduce the next instalment in the Watch Dogs series. According to reports, the game would focus on an open-world map located in London.
Unless you didn’t know, the next title in the series of Assassins’ Creed will not see the light of day until 2020, which leads to believe that Watch Dogs 3 could actually truly be showcased at E3 2019. That being said, it wouldn’t surprising for Ubisoft to get ahead of the rumours of the next Assassins’ Creed instalment’ focus (rumoured to be Vikings) by announcing something on June 10.
While not expected to be a major hit like the above mentioned, the game could very well be announced at E3. Roller Champions is a derby game inspired by Rocket League. According to a recent leak posted on resetera, the characters are somewhat similar to those from Fortnite. Despite some somewhat disappointing graphics, the game maps certainly looks inspired by Rocket League. Considering how successful the two games were, Roller Champions certainly could be a hit as well nonetheless!
Beyond Good & Evil 2
What is confirmed to be a prequel to the first game in the series from Ubisoft Montpellier, and which has been part of Ubisoft’s E3 conference since 2017 will sadly NOT be at the conference. This online space-pirate adventure/open-world game has been in the work for over a decade now (first game of the series was released in 2003), so details of an upcoming launch for Beyond Good & Evil 2 would be long overdue and welcomed by the fans, but they will have to wait for an upcoming livestream, as confirmed by a developer on their forum.
Other content to expect
Other items that one should expect from Ubisoft could include the followings:
- Update for new DLC for Assassins’ Creed Odyssey;
- Update related to For Honor;
- Ubisoft Pass – to rival with Xbox Game Pass and EA Access;
- Cloud-gaming related content;
- Update for new DLC content for The Division 2;
- Rainbow Six Siege Celebrity show matches;
- and more!
We’re especially hopeful that Ubisoft will follow-up in Google’s footstep and announce something related to cloud-gaming. Ubisoft has been known to take a leap in innovation, so it wouldn’t be surprising, and certainly welcomed by most.
And of course, with Jibs’ keen interest towards mobile gaming, a special announcement of an upcoming adaptation of an already existant series for mobile gamers or of a brand new development for mobile gamers would be more than welcomed. With Activision soon launching Call of Duty on mobile devices, it wouldn’t be surprising to see Ubisoft follow a similar path.