With less than three weeks left until the start of E3 2018, Ubisoft is hoping to build up excitement for this year's Orpheum Theater press conference. The publisher revealed a partial line-up of games that will be featured during the event Thursday afternoon, then teased a few surprises, too. Ubisoft has already revealed that The Division 2 would be fully revealed at E3, but there's plenty else in store as well.
Six games in total are on Ubisoft's official E3 line-up, with For Honor being included as it will be showing off new content at the event. As for the other five games, here's the list:
- Tom Clancy's The Division 2
- Beyond Good & Evil 2
- Skull and Bones
- Starlink: Battle for Atlas
As is evident, Ubisoft has its work cut out for it at E3. All five of the announced games have plenty left to be unveiled. Players haven't even seen The Division 2 yet. Beyond Good & Evil 2 has only had pre-alpha prototype shown. Elijah Wood's VR experience, Transference, was at last year's show but in an early form. And while Skull and Bones and Starlink have both had gameplay shown before, fans are very excited to learn more.
In somewhat sobering news, only Starlink and Transference are currently expected to launch in 2018. Skull and Bones has been delayed to 2019 and maybe even beyond. Beyond Good & Evil seems like it may be years away from release. And The Division 2 will likely miss 2018 but arrive in early 2019. Luckily, if Starlink and Transference aren't enough for 2018, Ubisoft has a surprise or two in store.
Speculation regarding what other games Ubisoft might be bringing to E3 2018 is already getting out of control, with rumors ranging from substantial to outlandish. The two biggest rumors surround two major Ubisoft franchises, Splinter Cell and Assassin's Creed. Splinter Cell's return was teased via a special event in Ghost Recon Wildlands, while Assassin's Creed is riding a wave of excitement off last year's release of Assassin's Creed Origins.
If you frame those two big rumors with the knowledge that Ubisoft has confirmed the release of at least one as-yet unannounced AAA game in the next 12 months. Maybe one or both will be announced, but likely only one will be a 2018 release. Or maybe another big game will sneak in, instead?
Ubisoft's E3 2018 press conference starts on Monday, June 11, at 1:00pm PT. Expect a great line-up of 6 games and likely plenty of surprises more.