Top 5 Moments from the Ubisoft Conference at E3 2018
With E3 in full swing, it’s hard to go even a few moments without learning about some fantastic, unbelievable new product coming out whether from an AAA developer or a fledgling companies new indie. Ubisoft came to E3 2018 prepared to deliver to the fans with updates, DLC, new games, and so much more, and aside from a few technical bumps here and there (and a few microphones not getting turned off fast enough) Ubisoft brought some big names to the show. They definitely played it safe, and what they brought to the table was more information on the announcements of last year as opposed to a plethora of new games themselves. With that in mind, let’s dive right into the top 5 E3 moments from the Ubisoft conference 2018.
Coming in once again at #5 just like last year, Transference got a much more substantial showing and it is haunting. Partnering with Elijah Wood’s Spectrevision, Ubisoft delivered a deeper look into what we can expect with this haunting and truly unique new horror game. Playable as a standard game and in VR, players are set to experience the minds and memories of the protagonists family, unlocking some chilling secrets about their broken connection to one another. The trailer is downright unsettling as the father straps his son in and tries to reassure him that everything will be okay. It’s a different kind of horror hinging on the advent of the technological age we live in and it is sure to be a breakaway star among horror experiences.
4. Division 2
Fans of the Tom Clancy series were hoping this would come out and it popped in a big way. Ubisoft made it clear they have been listening to the fans with all of their new projects and player feedback has been vital to the development of Division 2. With a virus outbreak taking out a serious portion of the population, players can play single or multiplayer in a decimated Washington, DC where law and order no longer exist. Division 2 is set to refine the gameplay as well as add new specialization classes upon completing the campaign to make your squad even better as a unit. Ubisoft also reminded us of their stance on video games as a service, announcing that Division 2 would feature three planned DLCs that each add more story to play, areas to explore, and activities to complete and would all be absolutely free.
3. Skull and Bones
Moving up the list from #4 last year to #3, Ubisoft sunk its teeth into Skull and Bones and let us see just what the new pirate adventure would have in store for us. The beautifully designed naval combat from the Assassin’s Creed series is here in full swing, with players able to outfit their ships with a variety of weapons, sails, wheels, and more adding a variety of effects before your mission. We didn’t see much of the land content but it looks like you’ll be able to purchase new parts for your ship and possibly pick up quests and intel. Players can choose from a variety of ships each with their own distinct advantages, disadvantages, and special maneuvers to make sea combat unique. The option for a drop-in style multiplayer in a shared world or even asking complete strangers for help sounds spectacular, and the uneasy feeling of treasure floating between you and another player is sure to make for some intense moments. Skull and Bones is shaping up to be a great adventure in the Indian Ocean .