Coming from a very strong presentation last year, Ubisoft should have another great showing this year as they appear to have a good lineup of games. Even though Bethesda has been giving them a run for the craziest conference, Ubisoft should reclaim the title with another bizarre and entertaining presentation.
Assassin’s Creed Odyssey
Again suffering from leaks, Assassin’s Creed Odyssey should have a major presence on the presentation focusing on the changes compared to Origins. According to reports, it will have a much heavier RPG influence and we’ll probably see a gameplay highlighting those changes and introducing ancient Greece. We should get the release date, either Fall 2018 or early 2019, let’s hope it’s not in February.
Skull & Bones
Skull & Bones was one of the surprises last year and it felt like a Black Flag sequel but focused on multiplayer. Delayed to 2019, it should have a gameplay demo to show how it differentiates itself from Black Flag and to announce a Beta coming later this year, early next year.
Watch Dogs 3
This is more of wishful thinking than a guarantee as nothing leaked about the project. It’s been almost 2 years since Watch Dogs 2 came out and an update hinted at a London sequel. Since they already have The Division 2 and AC Odyssey on the show, I believe that they will only announce it next year so it won’t overcrowd their conference.
The Division 2
Coming from a gameplay at Xbox’s conference, The Division 2 should be another game to have a big presence at Ubisoft’s presentation. Located in Washington now, we should find out more about the story, the improvements, and promises related to content. We’ll probably see a developer talking about how they are looking to fix the mistakes made on the first one and a new gameplay.
The probable surprise that closes the show, clues about a Splinter Cell comeback seem to corroborate this assumption. Michael Ironside hinting at a new project at Inside Xbox and Sam Fisher’s presence in Ghost Recon: Wildlands show that Ubisoft wants to bring the character back to the spotlight.
The fact that Metal Gear appears to have died also creates an opening in the stealth genre so that Splinter Cell could dominate. Fans have been clamoring for a sequel and this should be a great time to announce it.
Just Dance 2019
The cringe-worthy moment of the conference every year, Just Dance 2019 will make a comeback and let’s hope it will be like last year. A singer went there, sang and that was it, making it easier for everyone. Personally, I would like to see the dancing panda back.
A strange psychological thriller that was announced last year, Transference should make a quick appearance with another trailer and a release date. Originally slated for 2018, no news came out about the project and we should hear more about it on the conference.
UbiArt makes a comeback
This is more a personal wish, as the UbiArt games have been some of my favorites this generation. I absolutely adored Child of Light and Valiant Hearts and it would be amazing to see sequels or maybe an entirely new project using the engine. These projects didn’t have the scope of most Ubisoft titles but they showed a lot of creativity and heart.
A game that feels some years too late, Starlink was announced last year to little fanfare. The toys-to-life genre died a few years ago and it feels strange to see Ubisoft releasing a title focusing on it. We should see a trailer, maybe a gameplay with a release date.
The Crew 2
Coming out this month, The Crew 2 should have a quick showing just to remind people that the release date is close. They might talk about the season pass but I don’t think it’s likely, we’ll probably just see a trailer, a developer talking about the success of the closed beta and the date of an open beta.
Siege and Wildlands Update
This should be quick as they will only talk about new characters, missions, maps or another season pass.
Aisha Tyler Back
Loved by some, hated by others, Aisha Tyler as host of Ubisoft’s conference became a staple of E3. Last year she wasn’t a part of it but we could see a comeback this year.