Ubisoft have as per usual had a fantastic year in terms of the quality of the games they have produced, including Assassin’s Creed IV, Rayman Legends, Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell: Blacklist and the recently released Watch Dogs. Naturally then, most keen gamers look forward to announcements of new games and trailer reveals from the developer at the yearly E3 expo.
Found below is a summary of Ubisoft’s 2014 E3 press conference, including trailers and information released, as well as a brief commentary on each of the games. You can also read our round ups of the Sony, EA, Microsoft, and Nintendo conferences.
Assassin’s Creed Unity
Releasing on next gen consoles and PC, this will be the first truly next-gen Assassin’s Creed game. Set during the French revolution, the game follows the assassin Arno Dorian who with the help of others attempts to discover the secrets of the revolution.
Interestingly, as well as the standard single player mode, Unity will be the first Assassin’s Creed game to feature multiplayer co-op. This will entail up to four players exploring the open world of Paris in proper missions. A number of trailers for the game can be found below.
Release Date: October 28th 2014
Far Cry 4
Following on from the fantastic Far Cry 3, Ubisoft yesterday released 5 minutes of gameplay footage from the game set to release later in the year.
This game also features co-op, in another first for the series. Furthermore, PS4 owners will even be able to play with friends owning a PS3 or PS4 who don’t own a copy of the game, as long as one person owns it. As expected, Far Cry 4 looks stunning and is sure to be a hit when it is released later in the year.
Release Date: November 18th 2014
Tom Clancy’s The Division
After it was announced recently that The Division had been delayed until at least next year, it was unclear whether Ubisoft would show any footage from the online multiplayer shooter. However, the developer came up trumps and debuted new trailers at the conference. The Take back New York trailer seen below is particularly jaw-dropping, being both beautiful and cinematic as well as very dramatic.
Release Date: TBA 2015
The Crew is Ubisoft’s upcoming racing game, featuring an open-world United States which can be driven from coast to coast. There is a multiplayer mode as well as the single player mode, which allows players to race against each other or form ‘crews’ to race together.
The trailer from the conference shows gameplay footage, but sped up, showcasing the variety of different cars and landscapes that will be encountered across the game.
Release Date: November 11th 2014
Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege
This was announced by Ubisoft as the ‘surprise’ of the conference. It was revealed that development on Rainbow Six Patriots had been stopped, and Rainbow Six Siege had taken its place.
As with The Division, the game will be based upon multiplayer, but there will be single player campaign for gamers to sink their teeth into. A five minute trailer of featuring early gameplay footage was shown which can be seen below.
Release Date: TBA 2015
Other games shown at the conference included Just Dance 2015, Shape Up and Valiant Hearts: The Great War. Trailers can be found below. Also included for your viewing pleasure is the entire Ubisoft conference from E3 which can be found at the very bottom of the page.
Just Dance 2015
Release Date: October 2015
Release Date: TBA
Valiant Hearts: The Great War
Release Date: June 25th 2014
Ubisoft Media Briefing