E3 2015 features a whopping seven press conferences this year. Right in the middle, we have French-Canadian developer and publisher Ubisoft’s big show starting today at 3:00 p.m Pacific time.
We can expect to see a lot of time spent on Assassin’s Creed Syndicate this year, with heavy emphasis put on how hard they’re working to get it right this time. Tom Clancy’sRainbow Six Siege and The Division are both guaranteed to make appearances as well, with the former set to release this fall and the latter getting a bit long in the tooth, having been to E3 a couple times now. Ubisoft has promised hands-on time with both games at their booth, so we know The Division is at least moving forward.
It’s likely we’ll see some of their casual titles like Just Dance make an appearance, as they continually pull in money for the company year after year.
Ubisoft has said that they have some unannounced titles to show as well and, unlike a lot of fellow third-party publisher EA’s titles, they’ve been keeping their plans closer to the vest. What could they have to show this year?
- Beyond Good and Evil 2
- Far Cry 5
- Ghost Recon
- Splinter Cell
- Watch_Dogs 2
- Child of Light
Far Cry had an entry just this last year and while Ubisoft does like annualizing franchises, they’ve typically gone every other year with this one in particular. Additionally, while Far Cry 4 was well-received, it was dinged by many for being a bit too similar to its predecessor in everything but setting. Leaked polls suggest the team is going a bit further out of the norm with this game, so it wouldn’t be surprising to see it absent from the show.Watch_Dogs, similarly, was a game with potential that clearly needed some heavy tuning before a second outing.
Ghost Recon and Splinter Cell have both been out of the spotlight for a couple years, though, with their last releases being in 2012 and 2013 respectively. Splinter Cell: Blacklist was one of the series’ best entries yet, and we’d love to see a new generation take on the franchise with the same team behind it.
Child of Light was a nice departure from the publisher’s usual fare, and there has been rumor of something new happening with the concept. Maybe a full game?
We’re hoping to see some new IPs from the publisher as well. They have a big library of franchises to pull from, but something new would be great and we can’t even begin to guess what that might be.