E3 2019: The 7 Biggest Announcements From Ubisoft’s Press Conference

Ubisoft’s big E3 2019 press conference is over, and we’ve learned quite a lot for what’s the come with the publisher. In addition to unveiling its upcoming plans for The Division 2 and Ghost Recon Breakpoint, we also saw footage of the next Watch Dogs game, and their new IP Gods and Monsters. In addition to their brand new AAA titles, we learned of the latest updates coming to For Honor and Rainbow Six Siege. Also, Ubisoft unveiled a new mobile game called Tom Clancy’s Elite Squad, a stylized mash-up tactical game featuring various heroes from Ubisoft’s Tom Clancy games–including Sam Fisher, in his only appearance at E3 2019. So with that, here are some of the big highlights from Ubisoft’s E3 2019 press conference.

The Debut Of Watch Dogs Legion

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We finally got our first look at the next Watch Dogs game, and it’s a bit of a shift from previous games. Set in London post-Brexit, Watch Dogs Legion moves away from the solo protagonist of earlier games, now allowing you to recruit and play as almost every citizen in the city. With DeadSec expanding, you’ll be able to utilize every citizen’s particular set of skills to take on various jobs. Though many individuals are mild-mannered citizens who reluctantly fall into DeadSec’s hacker hijinks, other characters will be right at home working with the Resistance–such as an elderly retiree who was formerly a government assassin. Watch Dogs Legion releases on March 20, 2020.

What’s Coming For Ghost Recon: Breakpoint

Revealed last May, Ghost Recon: Breakpoint is the follow up to Wildlands. During the press conference, lead actor Jon Bernthal–who plays the main antagonist Cole D. Walker–took the stage to talk about what’s to come with Breakpoint. Later on, developers unveiled new trailers for the open-world tactical shooter, showcasing all the intense action to be had in solo play and online. The developers also revealed that Breakpoint will have a playable beta on September 5, 2019, allowing players to dive into the game before its release in October. For more on the game, Check out Jake Dekker and Aaron Sampson’s impressions of the latest build of Ghost Recon Breakpoint.

The Return of Quarantine In Rainbow Six

Rainbow Six Siege has continually been one of Ubisoft’s most successful games. In the years since its debut, new modes and operators have joined the fray, letting you switch things up. While Ubisoft revealed some new content for Siege, the standout announcement for the Rainbow Six franchise was the reveal of Quarantine–a 3-player tactical co-op game. Based on the limited time Quarantine event for Siege, it now returns as a standalone game where players once again fight against infected humans and monsters.

The Next DLC For Division 2

Following the launch of The Division 2 last March, the developers revealed what’s to come with the online tactical shooter RPG. In the next three expansions, titled Episodes, you’ll explore more areas in and around Washington D.C. to fight back against various threats around the city. In Episode 2, you’ll venture to the Pentagon to face off against a new threat, and in Episode 3, the Division agents will return to Manhattan–the setting of the original game. Furthermore, The Division 2 will temporarily be free-to-play during June 13-16 and will be on sale till June 24. Also, The Division live-action movie will be released on Netflix.

UPlay Plus

Though it was leaked earlier, Ubisoft revealed plans for its new premium service called Uplay Plus. As an extension of their game service client Uplay, this new service will allow users to play well over 100 games on the service, with the $14.99 subscription fee. Also, Uplay Plus will be available on the Google Stadia sometime in 2020.

Ubisoft’s New IP Roller Champions

Shown off slightly before E3 2019, the next new IP from Ubisoft is Roller Champions, a team-based competitive sports game. With a very vibrant style, showing similar shades to Overwatch and Rocket League, Roller Champions is a roller-derby style action game where two teams of four face off to score points on the field. During E3 2019, players will be able to try a demo on UPlay.

Ubisoft’s Other New IP Gods and Monsters

Closing out the show, Ubisoft CEO Yves Guillemot helped introduce the next game coming from the developers of Assassin’s Creed Odyssey titled Gods and Monsters, which is releasing on February 25, 2020. As an open world action game, you’ll play as a wandering warrior who explores a vast and colorful world full of ancient deities and creatures who roam the land. For more on Gods and Monsters, be sure to check out Phil Hornshaw’s E3 impressions of the open-world action game.

Make sure to check out GameSpot’s full coverage of E3 2019 for the latest breaking news. You can also see what other publishers and companies are doing in our full E3 2019 schedule.

from GameSpot – Game News https://www.gamespot.com/articles/e3-2019-the-7-biggest-announcements-from-ubisofts-/1100-6467638/

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