Ubisoft delivered their full presentation this morning with a surprising lacklustre foray showcasing games, TV shows and movies that they have planned for the next year. While there was plenty of the usual suspects with Watch Dogs 3, Rainbox Six, Just Dance and Ghost Recon, the real surprise was their foray into live entertainment with a partnership with Netflix for a movie and Apple TV + for a TV series.
Assassin’s Creed Odyssey is getting some free new content with a story creator mode and Discovery mode that looks similar to the educational mode from Assassin’s Creed Origins. If you want to try out the story creator mode you can do so now via the free open beta. Watch the announcement and features via the link below
Ubisoft is joining the subscription service game with a PC only called UPlay Plus. The service will launch September 3rd and will launch with over 100 titles. The price point is $14.99 USD (no confirmed local pricing just yet!) and will have all DLC included with the titles as well as the latest titles. Watch the awkward announcement trailer below
Trying to outdo Keanu Reeves, Ubisoft unleashed Jon Bernthal on the crowd confirming he is doing motion capture and being a prominent character in the upcoming Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon Breakpoint. Walking out on stage with his dog, there were 2 trailers for the upcoming game and a confirmed release date of October 4th. Watch both trailers below.
Perhaps the most surprising announcements were that the company are moving into live entertainment (particularly after the massive disappointment that was the film adaptation of Assassin’s Creed!) Ubi are teaming up with Netflix for a film adaption of The Division starring Jake Gyylanhaal and Jessica Chastain. They are also teaming up with Apple TV + for a TV series called Mythic Quest from the producers of It’s Always Sunny In Philadelphia. Creator of the show Rob McElhenney was there to make the announcement, although not much more information was given, the trailer did show potential for a classic comedy series.
Watch the trailer for Mythic Quest below
It’s true! Watch Dogs 3 is coming, it’s called Legion, it is set in London and it’s coming out in March next year. There was quite an extensive trailer showcasing the schematics of the game being able to convert and play as any character in the open world. This led to a whole variety of different types of characters available. The in game graphics gave us a realistic idea of what the game will look like and it definitely looks like a crazy upgrade from the previous title. Watch both trailers below
Ubisoft Montreal are working on the next Rainbow Six game titled Quarantine. It will feature 3 player co-op squad based survival coming from a brand new team inside the Montreal studio. Watch the trailer below.
Roller Champions is a brand new IP coming, a competitive multiplayer roller derby game with a cool neon futuristic look. The game will be free to play when it launches and you can play a pre-Alpha version right now via UPlay on PC. Catch the footage below.
The biggest surprise was Gods & Monsters, this gorgeous looking game that seems to center around Grek mythology is coming out February 25th, 2020 and has some pretty impressive cartoon style graphics. Not much more was said about it, you can watch the trailer and make up your own mind below
Overall Ubisoft didn’t give us any updates on games like Beyond Good & Evil 2 or Skull & Bones. No real big surprises apart from Roller Champions. There was a lot of pausing from the presenters who were waiting for applause that never came. While companies are moving away from E3 and doing their own direct videos, time will tell if they announced enough to get through to next year’s presentation.
You can watch the full show via the link below