Ubisoft made a few surprise announcements before E3 2019 but, as was the case with many publishers, they were plagued by leaks leading up to the event. The leaks, however, only served to get fans more excited about the reveals.
While many of the games fans were expecting did make an appearance, Ubisoft also managed to sneak in a few announcements we weren’t expecting.
Here are some of the biggest announcements from the Ubisoft E3 2019 Conference:
Watch Dogs Legion – Hack the world
Leaking just before E3, many fans were expecting a brand new entry in the Watch Dogs franchise to be announced.
While everything one would expect from a Watch Dogs game is here, hacking, surveillance and running around a gorgeous city (in this case, a futuristic version of London), what Ubisoft has changed in Watch Dogs Legion is giving players the ability to recruit NPCs for Dedsec, the hacktivist group set on fighting “the man”. Surprisingly, you don’t just recruit these NPCs you can actually play as them. Each has their own backstory and traits which could be helpful to the cause.
Ubisoft released a trailer showing off some of the game’s mechanics and, to be honest, we can’t wait to see more of the game. Watch Dogs Legion is set for release on the 6th of March 2020.
Ghost Recon Breakpoint – Get ready for the Beta
Having already announced Ghost Recon Breakpoint before E3 2019, we knew that the game would feature in Ubisoft’s presentation. Ubisoft showed a brand new cinematic trailer explaining the difference between the Ghosts and the game’s villainous group, the Wolves.
As expected it has gunfights, explosions and exposition.
Ubisoft also announced that the game would be getting a Beta, which is set to start on the 5th of September, just before the game’s October 4th 2019 release date.
Gods and Monsters – Help the Gods
Gods and Monsters looks like a more cartoony version of Assassin’s Creed Odyssey where you fight mythical creatures. The game is an open-world RPG and sets out to be more accessible than the Assassin’s Creed games, which are conveyed through its painted visual style.
Players will take on the role of Phoenix, the games fully customisable protagonist, as they explore the island of the Blessed. While the gameplay does resemble that found in the Assassin’s Creed games, Phoenix, unlike the Assasins, has some rather unique and more flashy abilities. Unlike the Assasin’s Creed games, climbing in Gods and Monsters is dictated by a stamina meter similar to what one would find in Breath of the Wild. Of course, there are various mythological creatures to fight including a cyclops and harpies.
The game is set for release on the 25th of February 2020.
UPlay+ – A brand new subscription service
Rumours that Ubisoft would be announcing a new subscription service has been doing the rounds even before E3 and, finally, Ubisoft has revealed UPlay+.
This is the new subscription service from Ubisoft that will be heading to the PC this September. The service will cost $14.99 per month and will allow players access to more than a 100 different games, including some classics like Prince of Persia and the original Beyond Good & Evil.
The service will also be heading to Google Stadia when it releases in 2020.
Tom Clancy’s Elite Squad – Tactical mobile action
While everyone was expecting, and hoping, for a brand new Splinter Cell game, protagonist Sam Fisher did make an appearance at the Ubisoft E3 2019 conference. Unfortunately, it was as part of a brand new mobile game called Tom Clancy’s Elite Squad.
This is a free-to-play mobile RPG starring some of the characters we’ve seen in many of the Tom Clancy games, including old Sam. The game is set to release on iOS and Android, although no release date has been revealed yet.
The Division 2 – Brand new episodes heading your way
Ubisoft revealed more about the planned content for The Division 2, including detailing the three episodes that will be heading to the game.
Episode 1 will add new missions and the ability to explore outside the bounds of Washington D.C. Episode 1 is set to release in July 2019.
The next episode debuts in fall and lets players take back the Pentagon from the Black Tusk faction in a brand new 8-player raid.
Lastly, episode 3 will take place on Coney Island and will see players hunting “someone they once called brother”. Episode 3 is set for release in early 2020.
Finally, Ubisoft also revealed that The Division movie would be heading to Netflix and would star Jake Gyllenhaal and Jessica Chastain.