Ubisoft E3 Press Conference 2017: Beyond Good and Evil 2 steals the show
Ubisoft’s E3 press conference is over, and the publisher had an incredibly strong showing this year. Showcasing the likes of Assassin’s Creed Origins, The Crew 2 and Beyond Good and Evil 2, there was something for all gamers to enjoy.
TrustedReviews has compiled everything you need to know about Ubisoft’s E3 2017 press conference including all the latest news, games and announcements.
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Ubisoft E3 press conference – As it happened
2215: That’s a wrap! Ubisoft had a pretty consistent showing this year, causing many gamers to shed a tear upon the surprise announcement of Beyond Good and Evil 2. Be sure to read on from the bottom if you want to catch each and every announcement.
2204: Beyond Good and Evil 2 has a surprise reveal after years in development hell. Ubisoft Montepellier could have pulled off the biggest surprise of E3 with this. Taking place before the events of the last game, Beyond 2 will take place in a multi-cultural, multi-ethnic human society as we travel across the universe.
2158: After its big reveal last month, Far Cry 5 is here and ready to impress. This brief trailer peeks into a church as our demented religious zealots are having a charming sing-song. It’s somewhat unsettling. Now we’re going straight into a gameplay demo!
2155: STEEP, first unveiled at E3 last year, will receive its first expansion this December in the form of Road to the Olympics. Fans on winter sport won’t want to miss this one.
2152: Powered by Snowdrop, Ubisoft Toronto’s Starlink: Battle for Atlas is coming to PS4, Xbox One and Switch in Fall 2018. It’ll involve planetary exploration and insane dogfighting amongst the stars. It sounds pretty cool!
2150: Ubisoft is developing a F2P South Park title for mobile devices. Except now, South Parks’ band of merry misfits are dressing up as cowboys and indians. South Park: Phone Destroyer is coming to iOS and Android later this year.
2147: Just Dance 2018 is here with three snazzy looking dudes taking to the stage for a cheeky song and dance.
2140: Skull and Bones is now having its first gameplay demo. Focusing primarily on naval combat, players can partake in a series of competitive PvP battle in search of loot, victory and experience. Ships also seem upgradable, complimented by different classes and customization options to fit your personal tastes. You can find the gameplay demo in full below:
2138: Ubisoft has revealed a swashbuckling new IP in the form of Skull and Bones. It feels like a darker, more serious version of Rare’s upcoming Sea of Thieves. The creator director is now on stage to explain what the experience is all about.
21:34: Transference just received its first trailer, and it looks positively psychadelic. Starring Elijah Wood, it could be gaming’s take on Black Mirror.
21:31: South Park: The Fractured But Whole is up next with a brand new trailer. Cartman and friends are taking on some obscenely rude alter-egos to take on enemies across the town of South Park. It’s crude, stupid and kinda brilliant. Luckily, the October 17 release date hasn’t changed.
21:26: Now we have a gameplay trailer for the upcoming racer, showing the likes of supercars, helicopters and more, racing across some truly gorgeous environments. Ubisoft has spared no expense for this one, and it also seems to abandon the melodramatic narrative that hampered the last game. The Crew 2 is coming in Early 2018.
2124: Turns out its The Crew 2! Ivory Tower is developing a sequel to its open-world racer which appears to contain a larger variety of vehicles than ever before. Planes and boats might be involved, too.
2122: Next up is a racing title from Ubisoft which we’ve never seen before. The CG teaser sure looks gorgeous, though.
2117: Assassin’s Creed Origins‘ game director is on-stage now to talk about the stealth series’ next big entry. Taking players to the vast deserts of Ancient Egypt, such a setting forced Ubisoft to re-invent what it means to play Assassin’s Creed. Check out the trailer below:
2111: Kingdom Battle, just as the rumours claimed, is a tactical crossover RPG with a deep focus on strategy and exploration. We’re getting a good glimpse at combat now, which almost seems like a child-friendly XCOM: Enemy Unknown. What a welcome surprise, and it’s launching exclusively for Switch on August 29.
2107: Miyamoto told Ubisoft that they should try and make a Mario title that has “never been made before” and to try something truly different on Nintendo Switch. The producer is now taking the stage to finally show us the crossover RPG in action.
2105: Shigeru Miyamoto is going into great detail about the relationship between Nintendo and Ubisoft before delving into what Kingdom Battle is all about.
2100: Ubisoft’s E3 press conference is getting started with CEO Yves Guillemot kicking things off. Now it’s time for a good old fashioned sizzle reel. The long-rumoured Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle is finally confirmed, and Mario creator Shigeru Miyamoto has taken the stage!
Ubisoft E3 press conference livestream – Where can I watch it?
You can catch Ubisoft’s press conference through its YouTube and Twitch channels, and we’ll be sure to update this page once more options emerge.
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