Ubisoft has had a decent run since last year’s E3, with the successful launch of Tom Clancy’s The Division 2 and last year’s hit Assassin’s Creed Odyssey. The ramp up to E3 in 2019 has been full of leaks, speculation, and misfires when it comes to information. Here’s our predictions for what you can look forward to from the team at Ubisoft this year, as well as what’s not likely to make the key presentations.
The Sure Things
There’s no doubt that Ubi will tout the success of The Division 2 and showcase some of its upcoming expansion DLC. As promised, the first year of the game’s DLC is free for all, though those with the Year One Pass get it sooner than others. Similarly, if Watch Dogs 3 doesn’t appear at E3, I’ll eat a plush SHD bear. That title’s been leakier than the Titanic with its rivets removed.
Speaking of leaky hulls, Skulls and Bones is likely to make a splash. Pirates are always a hit with fans, even if they don’t like waiting. We’ll hopefully see even more of Ghost Recon: Breakpoint. That Tom Clancy series seems to keep going and going.
The Less Likely
Many ongoing series will probably be relegated to support roles. It’s not that these series don’t have titles in the works, but the hype surrounding them might just not be there or the release may be too close to another AAA game. I’d expect Roller Champions to fall into this category, though that new IP already seems to have a solid marketing team behind it.
Look for announcements in these ongoing series, but without much detail:
- Just Dance
- Splinter Cell
- Mario and Rabbids Kingdom Battle
I’m on the fence as to whether or not the Ubisoft subscription service will make a big appearance at E3. It’s one of those ideas that sounds good to the minds behind it and makes players skittish. If it does, it will probably be the addition of more games to the service instead of firm details that makes the news.
The “Not Happening”
Don’t expect to see much of Beyond Good and Evil II, despite the recent hype. Fan favorites like Trials and all things Rayman are probably a long shot, as well. Rumors swirling about another Tom Clancy game outside of the existing set of IPs are likely to be just that, rumors. Still, there’s always the chance of a surprise hit, and Ubisoft and Mr. Clancy seem about as close as Mario and the Rabbids.