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Everything you might’ve missed from Ubisoft’s energetic E3 2018 press conference, in five minutes (or less)

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Everything you might've missed from Ubisoft's steller E3 press conference

If there’s only a single word you can use to describe Ubisoft’s press conference, it certainly has to be energy. From the moment the doors bust open with a rousing performance for Just Dance 2019, Ubisoft was unrelenting with a host of deep dives into their growing library of well established franchises. The Division 2, Beyond Good and Evil 2, Trials, Assassin’s Creed Odyssey and more Nintendo ridiculousness all got their share of the limelight on stage, culminating in Ubisoft’s strongest showing in some time.

Most of the games on show might have been known quantities already (all manners of leaks made sure of that), but Ubisoft didn’t let that dissuade them from the plan they had in place. Assassin’s Creed Odyssey specifically stole the show, presenting a new Greek setting (not Rome, as my sleep deprived brain fed to me in the video below) with two protagonists to choose from and a bigger lean into the more mythological aspects of the period. The Division 2 was supplemented with a new look at its systems and the reveal of Raids for endgame chasers (all free too), while Beyond Good and Evil 2 got butts off of seats with a short and sweet gameplay trailer that followed a narrative heavy CGI story one. It was all really great stuff.

Ubisoft has been doing a lot of work in the year after they faced a potential hostile takeover from Vivendi, and the work is showing. It might have lacked that one big surprising punch at the end that they’ve been so famous for over the past couple of years (my world for a new Splinter Cell), but it’s hard to fault them after what was shown. The publisher seems to have something figured out for everyone, and keeps pushing their properties in new and exciting ways. What more can you ask for?

We’ve got a bunch more Ubisoft footage coming this week, with some hands-on impressions of their biggest games and exclusive looks at others. Be sure to stay tuned.

Last Updated: June 12, 2018


  1. Ubisoft is making me uber hard.


  2. Alien Emperor Trevor

    June 12, 2018 at 10:44

    Odyssey looks fantastic.


    • G8crasha

      June 13, 2018 at 09:00

      I am so on the fence with this one. It looks enjoyable, and they seem to have added in enough new features to justify a release so soon after Origins, but I think I will have to wait for the reviews before I jump on the hype-wagon!


  3. For the Emperor!

    June 12, 2018 at 14:14

    Never has an Assassins Creed game made me excited before this one! It looks and sounds like a great thing thus far…might need to get that PS4 before it releases…


    • Original Heretic

      June 12, 2018 at 14:38

      It’s not PS4 exclusive, though. Is it? Did I miss that part?
      AC has always been available on all platforms.


      • For the Emperor!

        June 12, 2018 at 14:48

        It is not exclusive no. But thus far the times I have seen the difference between my XBone and the PS4, visually the PS4 looked better. Plus PS4 has Kratos…and some other exclusives. XBone has no exclusives I “must have”. All the XBone games I have currently come on PS4 as well, so I could give the console to my brother tomorrow and get all the games I need on the PS4.


        • Original Heretic

          June 12, 2018 at 14:52

          Yeah, for the people who really love games, the PS does have the better exclusives.
          Weird that you say the PS4 looks better than the XB1. Though, if I give it some thought, it makes some sense. Far as I can recall (and I speak under correction), the base models of the two machines were very similar, but the PS unlocked more “cores” (or something) for programmers to utilize.
          PS Pro, better hardware yeah.
          XB1X1X1X (or whatever that stupid name is) is just an awesome piece of hardware and dammit, it needs awesome game. MS better step up, their supporters deserve it.


          • For the Emperor!

            June 12, 2018 at 14:54

            Yeah. I am mostly looking at the awesome games on the PS4…and how can I cosplay as Kratos next year if I have not played the game myself? I need to get my “BOY” quotes spot on!

          • Original Heretic

            June 12, 2018 at 14:58

            Sublime game…
            I’m grasping at the moment, looking for another game to fill the void it has left behind. Nothing compares.
            Hence, I’ve taken to tackling my unfinished games in an effort to clean my slate.

  4. G8crasha

    June 13, 2018 at 09:02

    Beyond Good and Evil 2 – I never played the original, so I don’t even know what to expect. It look pretty darn cool! I know Jade was the protagonist in the last one, so the fact that she is portrayed as the antagonist in this game just spark some interest in me.


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