Ubisoft Conference Reactions - E3 2017

Ubisoft is typically one of the more straightforward conferences. They come out and highlight usual suspects (Just Dance, Assassin’s Creed, Far Cry, etc.), they announce at least one new IP, and Aisha Tyler is usually up there having fun as the host and talking to assorted celebrities. How much of that pattern will we see this year?

My Predictions

  1. Opening sequence of Far Cry 5 will be shown off (a la Pagan Min introduction from a few years ago)
  2. South Park Fractured But Whole showing off more of the character classes
  3. New Assassin’s Creed game shown off. Set in Egypt as has long been rumored. We see an Assassin perched atop the Sphinx
  4. A lot of stage time dedicated to Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle partnership. Including an appearance by Miyamoto
  5. New IP announcement to close out the conference

Prediction Results

I nailed the Miyamoto/Rabbids prediction. And Assassin's Creed apparently has a Game Informer coming with an assassin on the Sphinx. But apart from that, I was off on everything else.

Score: Let’s say 1.5/5

My Notes from the Show

Awww...apparently Aisha Tyler isn’t hosting. Sad face.

Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle to kick off the show with Miyamoto indeed coming out onstage to share some time with Yves Guillemot. A tactical turn-based RPG actually might have sold me on this thing that I walked into today dreading. Coming to Switch August 29th.

Assassin’s Creed Origins has been in the works since Black Flag. Game looks beautiful. I just fear it’ll still be locked in to the same terrible controls I hate. Coming October 27th.

The Crew 2 cinematic trailer showing the world folding in on itself and a whole bunch of different race vehicles across a series of different terrains. 

Gameplay showed some beautiful street, water, and air racing. Coming Early 2018.

South Park Fractured But Whole got a new trailer (coming October 17th...maybe)

Elijah Wood partnering with Ubisoft for Transference (2018).

Skull & Bones from Ubisoft Singapore. The Black Flag naval combat in a PvP setting

Just Dance 2018 with songs I’ve never heard because I’m getting old.

South Park Phone Destroyer coming 2017. 

Starlink: Battle for Atlas (Fall 2018) a space combat game with a toys-to-life element.

Steep is getting a Road to the Olympics expansion December 5th.

Far Cry 5 “Amazing Grace” trailer, followed by Dan Hay talking about this installment where a fanatical cult has taken over. “People are fucking scared” Trailer shows off guns for hire, fangs for hire, death from above hire, and co-op support.

Beyond Good and Evil 2 to close out the conference with an extended trailer.