Ubisoft reveals an E3 2017 trailer teasing unannounced games and a brand new IP from the company as well. The company’s E3 2017 press conference is set to take place on June 12.
In a new teaser trailer for its E3 plans, two Ubisoft team members seek Ubisoft CEO Yves Guillemot’s approval for what they can put in said video. “Most of the games are unannounced” and will not be revealed until the conference and so it’s best that they get the executive to sign off first. Cut to the new Ubisoft logo and some thumping music over the top.
Just two known quantities can be seen in the trailer including South Park: The Fractured But Whole (which recently got a new release date) and a promise of Far Cry 5 gameplay footage. Everything else in the footage pertains to games that have not been showcased in an official capacity just yet.
This includes racing game a new Assassin’s Creed game and The Crew 2, which Ubisoft has confirmed will be released this year. It also includes a new IP that is being saved for the conference. Ubisoft has yet to offer any information about this new IP’s setting, theme, and whether it’s an RPG or a strategy game for example.
However, the company has confirmed that it will be a multiplayer game with “strong live operations” and that the new IP will launch in the 2018-2019 financial year. Ubisoft has plenty of experience with multiplayer, with The Division, For Honor, and Rainbow Six Siege all letting players connect and compete online, so this new IP could be set to deliver in a huge way.
One minute isn’t a long time to tease an hour-long press conference, and so the four unannounced games–including the new IP–teased in the video may not be the only surprises that Ubisoft has up its sleeve. New content for For Honor, Rainbow Six Siege and The Division may be announced along with the heavily rumored Mario and Raving Rabbids crossover RPG. That Mario and Rabbids crossover isn’t technically a new IP, as it involves characters from existing game series, after all.
Whatever Ubisoft is planning, fans should expect to be impressed. E3 2017 sounds as though it will not disappoint and so those looking forward to huge announcements should tune into the event in just over a week’s time.