The official E3 press conference for Ubisoft has been officially revealed for this year's big event. Some of the games have already been hinted at when it comes to what will appear and what gamers can look forward to from the big showcases starting June 11th.
According to the press release the press conference will take place on June 11th at 1:00 p.m. Pacific Standard Time. There will be a live-streamed pre-show and a live-streamed post-show, both of which will air the day of the conference, where players, fans, and followers of Ubisoft's products will be able to tune in for the lead-up to the big reveals, watch the big reveals, and then watch the outro and the fallout from those reveals.
We already know that one of the big games set to be revealed will be The Division 2, which will be a follow-up to the 2016 outing for the PC, PS4 and Xbox One. The original game was an MMOTPS, which is a massive multiplayer online third-person shooter. It wasn't quite as PvP oriented as some gamers were originally led to believe, because they were told that the game would be very similar to DayZ, but it turns out that the game was not quite like DayZ at all. In fact, it was a typical MMO with grinding and repeatable quests with a storyline that wrapped up in a particular zone, but the whole appeal of being stormed by other players or raided for your loot only took place within a specific designated zone, so there was no emergent factor like how Ubisoft originally presented the game during the 2014 E3 press conference.
Now that the jig is up and a lot of gamers call out downgrades when spotted, Ubisoft will have to try a different strategy with the promotion of The Division 2. The other major issue is that there has been no new hardware upgrades other than the mid-gen refreshes, so unless the sequel is designed for the PS4 Pro and Xbox One X exclusively, it's still going to have to be designed with the same limitations of the Xbox One and PS4 in mind.
Additionally, we can expect to see more footage and content of The Crew 2, which was unveiled last year, along with the possibility of a new Splinter Cell game.
The last Splinter Cell outing was back in 2013 for the PS3, PC and Xbox 360. Splinter Cell: Blacklist wasn't quite the blockbuster that Ubisoft hoped for, mostly due to a change in actors.
Recently, Ubisoft announced via its official website that it brought back veteran Hollywood actor Michael Ironside to star in a short DLC expansion for Ghost Recon: Wildlands, where he went on to reprise his role as Sam Fisher. This instantly led many gamers to believe that a new Splinter Cell game could be unveiled at this year's E3. Given all the positive feedback for the Ghost Recon expansion, it would be crazy not to cash in on all the positive vibes.
Also, don't be surprised if a new Assassin's Creed is announced at E3, along with additional footage and prototype gameplay for Beyond Good & Evil 2. Expect more details for Ubisoft's showcase as E3 draws closer.