Ubisoft E3: What to anticipate
Let’s get the E3 2021 insanity began, lets? Ubisoft will take the digital stage on Saturday with its showcase, known as Ubisoft Ahead. The writer at all times has a number of video games cooking so it is certain to be an enormous present, and whereas synchronized dance numbers are in all probability arduous to tug off over Zoom, hopefully Ubisoft could make it occur.
The Ubisoft Ahead livestream will current new trailers for upcoming video games, information and updates for presently launched video games, and hopefully a couple of revelations. Offered they do not leak first. That occurs quite a bit in terms of Ubisoft.
When and find out how to watch Ubisoft Ahead
Ubisoft Ahead begins on June 12 at 11 am PT for the pre-show, and 12 pm PT for the principle present (click on right here to transform to your timezone). There’s additionally a post-show at 1 pm PT, so count on the principle present to be (at most) about an hour lengthy.
What will likely be within the Ubisoft Ahead pre-show?
Ubisoft says the pre-show will principally deal with information and updates for present Ubisoft video games, resembling:
For Honor – Yr 5 Season 2 begins June 10, bringing new arid-themed variations of some of the sport’s maps and a brand new hero—probably a Samurai.
Watch Canine: Legion – Legion lately acquired a brand new zombie mode and confirmed off its revised roadmap. Hopefully we’ll hear extra about Invasion mode, which was pushed from Could all the way in which again to August, although the present will almost definitely deal with Aiden Pearce (from WD1) and Wrench (from WD2) who will change into playable characters in July.
Additionally count on some updates in the course of the preshow for:
- The Crew 2
What can we count on from the Ubisoft Ahead predominant present?
The primary present will cowl video games which are releasing sooner or later, together with expansions for present video games.
Rainbow Six Extraction – Initially known as Quarantine, after which Parasite, the identify has now been modified to Extraction for fairly apparent causes. Together with some gameplay trailers we’re hoping for a particular launch date. It is as a consequence of launch this yr, so we’re positive we’ll be taught much more concerning the new co-op shooter in the course of the present.
Far Cry 6 – The open world FPS, set on an island nation based mostly on Cuba, is due in October and obtained its first (of many, little doubt) gameplay trailer in late Could. We’re nonetheless fuzzy on a few of the particulars, however we hope to be taught extra about how co-op play will work this time, and we might prefer to see a few of the totally different enemy sorts we’ll be dealing with.
The Division: Heartland – A latest leak confirmed us some footage from the following Tom Clancy’s The Division recreation, a extra rural tackle the beforehand urban-focused third-person shooters. We additionally know it will be free to play. Perhaps we’ll get a launch date and an official take a look at some gameplay.
Riders Republic – Oh yeah, Ubisoft makes sports activities video games, too! Riders Republic is a brand new entry into excessive sports activities, and the MMO was initially speculated to be launched again in February. Perhaps it is nearly prepared now.
Murderer’s Creed Valhalla – The primary present can even give us a take a look at updates headed to Valhalla, which is due for an additional hefty growth known as Siege of Paris someday this summer season. We count on we’ll see a particular launch date.
Talking of which…
Will we see a brand new Murderer’s Creed at Ubisoft Ahead?
Effectively, there’s not a brand new Murderer’s Creed recreation deliberate for 2021, significantly since expansions for Valhalla are nonetheless rolling out. We’ve not heard something (aside from a couple of unverified rumors) concerning the setting, and contemplating how typically data is leaked from Ubisoft, that may be an indication the sport remains to be in very early growth.
However it’s not arduous to think about a teaser, even a brief one that does not present a lot of something however a title and a launch yr. We positive hope so.
Will Ubisoft Ahead have a couple of surprises?
Most probably, if solely as a result of Ubisoft particularly stated it will have a couple of surprises. There are an entire bunch of video games within the works that would pop up in the course of the present, together with:
The Ubisoft Star Wars recreation – Again in January we realized Ubisoft was working with Lucasfilm to develop an open world Star Wars recreation. Large Leisure, developer of The Division collection, will carry it to life within the Snowdrop Engine. We’re guessing it is nonetheless fairly darn early to drop a correct trailer or gameplay footage, however possibly we’ll see a teaser? Final we checked, folks have been sorta into Star Wars stuff.
The Ubisoft Avatar recreation – The very inventive working title, The Avatar Venture, first got here to our consideration method again in 2017. Final yr we heard it was nonetheless in growth. Will this be the yr we lastly get a peek at it? The following Avatar film is deliberate for the top of 2022, so if the sport is tied to it, we might have longer to attend.
The Settlers – First scheduled for a 2019 launch, then a 2020 launch, the city-building technique has since been postponed indefinitely. However you by no means know!
Cranium and Bones – The multiplayer pirate motion recreation confronted a number of delays and a launch is now wedged someplace between April 2022 and March 2023. So do not maintain your breath.
Past Good and Evil 2 – This could positively be a shock. We noticed 25 minutes of it again in 2018, however since then there’s been nothing however unhealthy information.
Curler Champions – There was a closed alpha of the curler derby recreation again in March of final yr, so possibly Ubisoft is completed tinkering and able to give us a launch date. It is speculated to be out someday this yr.