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Ubisoft E3 2014 Press Conference Live Stream Time, Where to Watch and What to Expect
Coming off the recent release of the highly successful Watch Dogs, Ubisoft is diving headfirst into the upcoming E3 and bringing fans tons of information about their first ‘real’ foray into next generation gaming with titles from all their hit franchises.
Ubisoft E3 Press Conference is set to begin on Monday, 9th June at 3pm PT.
Among the Ubisoft games releasing in 2014, Assassin’s Creed: Unity is the one I am looking forward to the most during the upcoming E3. Admittedly, Assassin’s Creed III left bit of a sour taste in my mouth but Black Flag showed that yearly releases aren’t always bad.
Yes, the game didn’t really feel like an Assassin’s Creed title, it was still filled with many hours of awesome assassinations, soundtrack and great visuals.
Not whole lot is known about Unity so far besides the few leaked images and a small teaser trailer. The game is set in Paris during the French Revolution (which is personally one of my favorite moments in history).
There is no information the protagonist of the game, but given the time period and Kenway popularity it is highly possible we will be playing as yet another Kenway.
Then there is the second Assassin’s Creed title coming this year for previous generation of consoles (there is no word on a PC release). Little to no information is known about Assassin’s Creed Comet or whether if it is really in the works or not.
I’m not really excited about Comet since I believe its high time developers fully migrated their IPs to the new consoles and put in more effort on perfect those rather than working on both generations.
Frankly, I have had enough of naval combat and if rumors are to be believed, Comet will feature more of it. Makes the games look more like Master and Commander rather than Assassin’s Creed.
Despite its recent delay to 2015, Tom Clancy’s The Division is yet another great looking title which has me excited. For a fan of third person shooters and MMOs, the game seems to contain the best of both worlds.
Judging by the images and early gameplay footage, Ubisoft’s Snowdrop Engine is all set to usher in Tom Clancy games to the next generation.
Built using the same engine as Ubisoft’s Rayman games, Valiant Hearts: The Great War seems to be yet another good title focusing more on story telling instead of gameplay and who doesn’t like an emotional story peppered with a bit of gameplay? The highly acclaimed The Walking Dead and The Wolf Among Us by Tell Tale Games are testament to that.
Ubisoft doesn’t really have a good track record when it comes to racing games. That might or might not change with their upcoming ambitious racer The Crew. The game focuses on forming teams (or crews) rather than playing solo and how the game handles that is something to look forward to.
A game received with a huge public outcry following its ‘racist’ reveal, Far Cry 4 is a title which Far Cry and fps fans both will be looking forward to. While the game setting doesn’t really appeal to me since the location seems to be just like in Far Cry 3, the prospect of riding elephants in the Himalayas is appealing!
Finally there is Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six: Patriots and an unannounced Prince of Persia. Patriots has been in development for a very long time and it has been 6 years since we got to experience a Rainbow Six title.
Ubisoft has been pretty quiet when it comes to Patriots so let’s hope they break their silence at this year’s E3.
Similarly, the last Prince of Persia title, Forgotten Sands was released in 2010 and since then there has been no word on an upcoming project. Fingers crossed for a reveal tomorrow since it’s highly unlikely Ubisoft will just abandon an IP which revolutionized gaming.