If there’s one publisher who’s felt the sting of the early E3 leak the most, it’s Ubisoft. Last year, the crazy duo of Mario + Rabbids was leaked well ahead of time, and this year has seen Assassin’s Creed Odyssey become announced ahead of time thanks to a keyring, of all things.
While many of the surprises, including The Division 2, have been on the cards for a long time, Ubisoft still have plenty of spots to fill. It’s unlikely that anything will top Ancel’s joyous tears from 2017 after his long gestating Beyond Good & Evil 2 was revealed, but you can’t count out some pretty huge hitters landing to a huge ovation.
If you’re intrigued by Ubisoft at E3 2018 or just want to see some weird Just Dance nonsense go down once again, here’s everything you can expect from their conference and what you need to know.
When is Ubisoft’s E3 2018 Conference?
Ubisoft’s E3 2018 conference will kick off on Monday, June 11 at 1PM PT / 4PM ET / 9PM BST and go into Tuesday for AEST viewers with it starting at 6AM. That’s gonna be rough, but Ubisoft don’t tend to outstay their welcome — looking at you here, Microsoft.
Where can I watch the conference?
With that embed right there; Ubi certainly aren’t wasting any time to get things started early this year. You will also be able to find streams for the conference on Ubisoft’s social channels, as well as outlets like IGN and Polygon. Maybe Ubisoft will acknowledge us one day, too.
Which games will be on display at Microsoft’s E3 2018 conference?
Now we come to the interesting part. Right now, we already know that Assassin’s Creed Odyssey and The Division 2 are part of the line-up for Ubisoft. However, the same leaks that outed Rage 2 also outed Splinter Cell, so it shouldn’t be out of the question to see it pop up for E3 2018.
For another outside pick, Watch Dogs 3 wouldn’t be too far a stretch, though it may come out a little too closely to the second game. Several tidbits of info, such as a Siri-like service seemingly letting slip about its existence, point towards the franchise continuing. If they can tone down the cheese for this time out, we’re all ears.
As for more “grounded” predictions, the upcoming The Crew 2 is a definite shoo-in to receive some airtime, likely in the form of a new trailer or a closer look at its gameplay for anyone who didn’t have a chance to check out its beta.
Skull & Bones has been quiet since being revealed at last year’s E3 and was recently pushed back, so expect something on it to keep it fresh in the memory. It’s basically the best part of Black Flag on a massive scale, so Ubisoft would actually have to be really trying to mess it up.
You should also expect little excerpts on their GaaS titles, including For Honor and Rainbow Six Siege. Nothing too spicy, obviously, just something interesting to keep their fans intrigued. There may even be some updates on Wildlands and Steep.
As for us, we’d love to see something new on Prince of Persia — we’d even settle on a batch of remasters at this point. They’ve never sold tens of millions of copies, but the PoP games have always been beloved by those in the know.