Ubisoft Roundup At E3
Ubisoft’s keynote at E3 2019 gaming expo, has showcased a diverse lineup of new games along with the latest iterations of popular titles. The stage for the French video game developer also showcased a healthy criticism of game development of this day and age with a documentary. Additionally, apart from just game titles, the publisher announced details on a new TV show and a PC subscription service.
Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon Breakpoint
Ghost Recon Breakpoint has already been confirmed to be under development before E3 2019. However, Ubisoft announced the official release date of the new iteration of the Ghost Recon series. October 4th is the date the action-packed shooter will hit the global shelves. Jon Bernthal, most famously known for his work as the Punisher, will play as the main antagonist. Interestingly enough, the American made an appearance on Ubisoft’s E3 Stage with a dog by his side.
Watch Dogs Legion
The third iteration of the Watch Dogs title finally gets confirmed with the new reveal trailer by Ubisoft. The company in a bold move shifts the focus of the third entry into the near-future post-Brexit London. The key feature that sets the new title apart from its predecessors is the ability to control virtually any character in the game. This lets players build up a squad of hacking vigilantes from different demographics and skills. Watch Dogs Legion will be released on March 2020.
Assassin’s Creed Odysseys Story Creator & Educational Mode
Assassin’s Creed Odyssey from 2018 took the popular franchise to a historic Greek setting. This instalment of Assassin’s Creed is now receiving new features to add a more in-depth customisation system for the players. Story Creator mode allows players to design their own quests using the web-based tool that is already available for free in open beta. Ubisoft is also planning another mode dubbed, “Discovery” that will be similar to Assassin’s Creed Origins accomplished Education mode.
Rainbox Six Quarantine
It has been a while since a fresh entry appeared in Ubisoft’s Rainbox Six franchise of tactical shooters. The upcoming co-op game was teased by the company at E3 and had showcased playable characters from Rainbox Six Siege making an appearance in the new title. Rainbox Six Quarantine is a squad-based survival first-person shooter that is being developed by a new dedicated team at Ubisoft’s Montreal studio and will release in early 2020.
Stepping away from the recognizable game titles, Ubisoft unveiled a fresh unexpected title. Roller Champions is a competitive multiplayer game with the roller derby game as the main setting. Giving off a futuristic aesthetic with interesting characters, the game will also be free-to-play at launch. A release date has not been given but is rumoured to be in 2020.
Gods & Monsters
Ubisoft’s team behind Assassin’s Creed Odyssey have been working on a brand new game titled Gods & Monsters. While the Assasin’s game featured Greek history, the new title will dive into Greek mythology. The game is, ever so slightly, in resemblance to Zelda: Breath Of The Wild. This is in great taste for both the Nintendo title and Ubisoft game look gorgeous with their unique art styles and environment renditions. The game is set to launch on 25th February 2020.
The Division Movie
Not a lot of information regarding the upcoming division movie has been unveiled. Apart from the lead star, Jake Gyllenhaal that will also be seen in Spiderman: Far From Home, only the movie’s platform has been discerned. The movie has no official release date but will be available for streaming on Netflix.
Ubisoft’s PC Subscription Service
Ubisoft at E3 announced its own take of the PC game subscription plans that have been going about. The company unveiled UPlay Plus that cost $14.99 (approx. Rs.1,000)per month and will offer customers access to more than 100 Ubisoft game titles and DLCs. The subscription will be available starting from 3rd September 2019.
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Ubisoft has come a long way from its past missteps at E3 that had it face accusations ranging from false advertising to poor after sales service. The game developer and publisher has made great efforts in the pro-consumer form of business strategies. This dedication to its community and good service with popular games and constant new titles will ensure its longevity in the highly competitive gaming market.