During this years E3 taking place from June 11th – June 15th in Los Angeles, California, Ubisoft is gonna be showing off some games like the new Assassin’s Creed: Syndicate, Rainbow Six Siege, and Tom Clancy’s: The Division, but what else are we gonna see from them this year? Well here is Victory Point’s Ubisoft E3 2015 Predictions!
Assassin’s Creed: Syndicate
It’s probably no surprise to anyone that Ubisoft with it’s many development houses under their wing, is making a new Assasin’s Creed sequel. Coming from the same development house that developed the slightly underwhelming Assassin’s Creed 3, is now making Assassin’s Creed: Syndicate.
While there is currently a trailer, and a gameplay trailer out now, which is strange considering this is something that would be shown off at E3, the gameplay and setting seems promising, however since the disastrous launch of AC: Unity still being vivid in everyone’s mind, it’s safe to say this game will need some tightening of the screws and some good hype regarding this new title.
All we know so far is that this game will be set in the Victorian Era of London England, which definitely means we are getting very close to present day, which makes us wonder where it will go from here, but at least the setting is interesting.
Will E3 be the place to sell us on this new AC game? Well if anything, it would be wise to expect some sort of live gameplay demonstration and a trailer, so hopefully, that will put everyone’s concerns at ease…and mine.
Rainbow Six: Siege
It’s been awhile since the original debut of this game since last years E3, but so far, the game has been promising in some aspects such as the dynamic destruction physics, which definitely is a nice change of pace.
However it is certainly disconcerting that they have not shown any semblance of a campaign and focusing heavily on a class-team based multi-player component, which is one of the reasons that made the original Rainbow Six games so exciting, has been seemingly absent in most gameplay trailers/videos of the alpha. However the developer of this upcoming game has stated in an interview last year that they do have plan to have single player.
But the question remains if this year we will see an actual single player campaign demonstration or trailer of some sort, as the tactical single-player campaigns definitely defined the RS games. Well here’s hoping.
Tom Clancy’s: The Division
Debuting at Gamescom 2013, The Division certainly had my attention, as it’s shiny new Snowdrop engine, and interesting take on the third person shooter, The Division has definitely some expectations to hold up to. The games setting, taking place in a post virus ridden New-York after the event of ‘Black Friday’ it’s up to some special agent’s including yourself to find out what happened, and do what’s necessary to survive.
While the game has been shown off twice already, the last time being E3 2014, with some impressive “and obviously scripted” gameplay trailer’s, this Tactical MMO RPG definitely has some more convincing to do, and it’s not hard to believe we will be seeing a new gameplay trailer showing off some new stuff, whether it be some new mechanics, guns, or new enemy types, we are most certainly excited to see where this game takes us next.
A New Rayman Game
After the success of the last Rayman game, Rayman Legends, and the many great reviews it got, don’t be surprised if we see this limbless hero back in action with a new platforming sequel.
While there has been no hints from Ubisoft that they had any plans to make another one, don’t be surprised if they show off a shiny new trailer for the masses to drool over…the more surprising option would be that they didn’t, and come on Ubisoft, we know you love your money, and Rayman would be a sure way to make some of that moolah, so step to it. Chop Chop!
Either A New IP &/or WatchDogs 2
While there has been no indication that Ubisoft has been planning a new IP, of course I wouldn’t doubt the possibility that Ubisoft would show something at least new to the table, as E3 would be the best place to do it. But really nobody will really know if that will actually happen. At this point, all we can do is wait till E3.
Will it be pre-fabricated teaser? Will it be actual gameplay? Who knows.
As for the very possible reveal of Watch_Dogs 2, I think everyone would at least be curious to see what they would do with the sequel, and what Ubisoft has in mind for it. Ubisoft in the past said that most likely the sequel would not involve the bland as mayonnaise character Aiden Pearce (thank you), and would take place in a new city, which is to be expected.
While it is up in the air as to whether this game will be shown off at all at this years E3, it is possible that through a leak, the game is already in development, as through french Ubisoft Senior Gameplay Programmer, Julien Risse‘s Linkedin profile, wrote the title, Watchdogs 2, beside the previous game and it’s DLC Bad Blood.
While it is possible this was a simple mistake, or it is legitimately in development, and was a slip of the hand on Julien‘s part, I can’t say with 100% confidence, however it’s very possible that this game is at least in development, and with how quick their turnover rate with the Assassin’s Creed game’s have been, it’s very likely.
Whether that would mean we will see a teaser, or a trailer of some sort, I can’t say, but for now, it’s a definite possibility to think about.