Are you looking forward to E3? The lineup of confirmed attendees contains some of the biggest names in the world of gaming, and there’ve been enough cryptic hints and teasers about what games to expect at E3 that we’ve had a very busy time tracking them all down. Plus, it looks as though there are going to be some very special things to look out for at this year’s E3 event.
We’ve also been taking a more in-depth look at what we’re hoping to see from these big names individually, and the next one up on our list is Ubisoft.
After its surprise announcement on May 9, Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon: Breakpoint is now guaranteed to appear at E3 and we could not be more excited to see more of it. Due out in October, the open-world survival shooter sees you using your Ghost skills to survive in Auroa, a beautiful but lethal archipelago filled with rogue ex-military Wolves armed with cutting-edge military tech. We’ve had an announcement trailer and a lot of thoroughly tantalising hints about what to expect from the gameplay and story, but we’re still holding our breath for more reveals (looking at you, post-launch content…)
Meanwhile, Tom Clancy’s The Division 2 isn’t slowing down in throwing plenty of exciting announcements our way. The first raid, Operation Dark Hours, has already made an appearance and there’s plenty more postgame content on its way. There are three free Episodes incoming – large-scale content updates with plenty of extra missions, play modes, and more. We don’t have release dates for these yet, nor do we know the name of the third Episode, so that’s something else to watch out for at E3.
While Ubisoft have confirmed that we won’t be seeing another Assassin’s Creed at E3 2019 (though Assassin’s Creed: Odyssey will be getting an update), they’ve also said that there’ll be three more major games headed our way before the end of the 2019–2020 fiscal year, which runs from April to April. It’s possible that the next Assassin’s Creed game may be one of them, but even if it isn’t, it sounds as though we’ve still got a lot to look forward to.
Could Watch Dogs 3 be one? It’s been three years since we last embarked on a computer hacking spree in the tense action adventure series, but an update to the Watch Dogs 2 ending from 2017 did hint that a sequel was in the works…
Meanwhile, for fans hoping for the next Splinter Cell, there’s a good chance that news may be coming in the near future, though there are no guarantees that it’ll happen at E3. In an interview with IGN, Ubisoft CEO Yves Guillemot confirmed that there are people “taking care” of the brand, and that there will be some news in some form at some point… and stopped short of saying anything more specific than that. But that doesn’t mean we can’t keep our fingers crossed.
Ubisoft’s showcase will be taking place on June 10 at 1 PM (PT). But of course, Ubisoft aren’t the only ones who’ll be making big announcements at this year’s E3 event. You can check out the full E3 timetable here, or keep checking back to find out what we’re hoping to see from Microsoft, EA PLAY, Bethesda, Square Enix, and Nintendo.
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