You always know what you're going to get when you watch a Ubisoft Press Conference, they don't really change to much. Although atleast this time they won't be trying desperately to stop a take over from Vivendi. But we all new how it was going to start, we'd get a dance from a Panda to promote Just Dance and I can't really complain it wasn't a bad start.
But at least we got started right after that, another incredible cinematic trailer for Beyond Good and Evil 2! Although that was basically it, we got a brief look at some gameplay, and an interesting collaboration with Hitrecord, which is an interesting take on community collaboration for the development of a video game. I never played the first Beyond Good and Evil, but the style and the characters have really been hyping me up for this game. So I'm definitely looking forward to seeing more.
We then had to of course get some more information on Rainbow 6 Siege, which has to be one of Ubisofts biggest hitters out at the moment. I honestly didn't follow it to much, but the big focus was clearly on Esports so that's always good to see. Trials has always been the reliable game I can quickly jump into and get 20 minutes of enjoyment, and the new one looks the same.
To the surprise of no one, we got a load of the Division 2, they of course are good at there Cinematics. But it's going to take a bit more to sell this one to me after the first one disappointed. They say about a clear impact, but I've never felt that especially with Ubisoft games or this mmo-shooter genre. Although I did like the sound of 8 player raids which they announced. I might have to jump back into the Division and give another full playthrough, could be the first game I stream. Final note has to be on how incredible it looks, although lets be honest the Ubisoft degredation is still a thing.
I've got to say Skull & Bones looks right up my alley I loved the look of it last E3, the Assassin's Creed Ship combat was always fun and it does look amazing. On top of that the music for the cinematic from King Arthur: Legend of the Sword. The concept feel really fleshed out with plenty to play for, loads to do and the gameplay trailer showing PVE/PVP is exactly what I wanted. Honestly with Transference, I'm still not sure how I feel about it. I'm definitely having a wait and see approach to it. Sadly it's the same for Starlink, there was definitely a lul at this part of the conference, nothing that drew me in or excited me.
Excited for For Honor as well, when it first came out I sunk a good load of hours in there, but the server issues eventually made me put it down. Although by the sounds of it For Honor has come on leaps and bounds and expansion of the world at the moment sounds excellent. The addition of the Chinese Warriors and the new Breach game mode looks awesome. So I'll definitely be looking to put a few hours into it soon.
After the first Crew game I'm not sure I could even consider getting the Crew 2. It hasn't sold it to me and even this E3 showcase it wasn't sold to me, although I love the concept it just doesn't captivate me like I think it should. I much prefer playing a Forza horizon game.
Now Ubisoft finished off with an excellent send off with Assassin's Creed Odyssey, much like origins. Same era and type of game but I love the whole Ancient Greek Period, so of course I'll be picking this up. Like every Assassin's Creed Released to date, I am a sucker of these games. But the change they've made to make into a more RPG style of game, I think that's exciting at least with all the choice elements they're giving us or atleast a semblance of choice. The combat did look more fluid than what we got from Origins, but still in the same which I'm happy about, it felt a lot more engaging than the old Combat style of the Assassin's Creed Games.
Overall I think Ubisoft had one of the better conferences at E3 this year. They always know how to put on a fun and engaging stage show. I've done more Hot Takes if you want to check them out. But you can also follow me on twitter for the shorter stuff.