E3 2017 – Ubisoft press conference summary.
This year’s Ubisoft conference was surprisingly informative and full of surprises, which went well without Aisha Tyler. Maybe even better than with him.
Ubisoft is not afraid to experiment and allows if someone within the team comes up with an idea, it can be turned into a game after enough work. The E3 2017 conference was full of curiosities, plus an extra trailer for almost every game came online.
We wouldn’t have thought Ubisoft would open the show by merging the Mario and Rabbids franchises, but what was even more surprising was that Yves Guillermot was accompanied by a special guest: Mario’s father, Shigeru Miyamoto. It was all fun and laughing throughout the presentation, Mario + Rabbids: Kingdom Battle is practically a family-friendly XCOM.
After already showing himself and the power of the Xbox One X at Microsoft yesterday, Assassin’s Creed Origins reappeared, now we could enjoy the world of the game a bit:
Fast mixing, even faster verdas: The Crew 2 raced in front of us, in the jump we can team with almost any vehicle (be it land, water or air):
We’ve barely immersed ourselves in the world of riders, we’ve literally thrown our brains out at Ubisoft Montreal and Elijah Wood’s joint VR thriller, Transference:
While South Park creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone stayed at home this time, fortunately South Park: The Fractured but Whole wasn’t far from Los Angeles, we were able to ease the tension with waiting with another trailer and a longer gameplay video:
This was followed by the first major announcement, Skull & Bones, which is as if the shipping part of Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag has grown into a stand-alone, pirate game. Expect a multiplayer fun in which you can fight alone or as a team in the Indian Ocean, even in a 5v5 PvP mode. We got plenty of tutorials for it:
Ubisoft was a big copy as it dulled our suspicions with the new IP and, in the most unexpected moment, threw in the South Park: Phone Destroyer mobile game right after Skull & Bones. We would play right away.
We barely blinked two, the next novelty had already arrived, which didn’t cause as much shock as it had been mentioned before. Starlink: Battle for Atlas is a bit like Ubisoft’s No Man’s Sky, plus we can build our own spaceship in reality, which then shows up in the game the same way. Fixed skimmers preferred!
In the midst of big announcements, however, we also managed to take some time to expand the already released Steep: it introduced the Road to the Olympics add-on, namely Imagine Dragons: Warriors. Is there anything it doesn’t throw up?
That’s when the moment came, when one of the most important guests of honor of the evening appeared in the picture of Far Cry 5, with the gameplay trailer we could finally taste the liquidation of the sect:
We were prepared for everything, but not exactly what happened in the end: when Beyond Good & Evil 2 came out, it was only more touching the way the game’s father, Michel Ancel, crushed his tears at the sight and hearing of the applause. But we don’t blame him, it was a miracle in itself.
That’s the end of Ubisoft’s 2017 E3 performance, and although there are some games we missed a lot (just to name a few: new Splinter Cell, The Division 2, Rainbow Six: Siege content, Wildlands PvP, more VR) , overall we are very satisfied with this production. Did you enjoy it as much as we did?
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- Developer: Ubisoft
- Publisher: Ubisoft
- Platform: PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One
- Style: Action, Role Playing
- Appearance: 10/27/2017
Assassin’s Creed Origins takes us to Egypt, where we can learn about the birth of the order of assassins, climb pyramids, and fight in arenas.