E3 2016 Ubisoft Press Conference Summary
What’s up #TeamNinja, it’s Jesse here and I’m happy to bring you a summary of the E3 2016 Ubisoft Press Conference. Below you can find a summary of everything that was covered, but if you feel like watching the whole thing (all 3 hours of it), click here.
- Ghost Recon: Wildlands In Depth Look
- Watch Dogs 2 Gameplay
- South Park: The Fractured But Whole is a Sequel to Stick of Truth
- The Division Outfit Give Away & DLC Announcment
- Eagle Flight VR PvP Demo
- Star Trek Bridge Crew is a Star Trek VR experience
- For Honor Coming Feb 14, 2016
- Time to Grow Up B.U.D
- Trials of the Blood Dragon Showcased and Released
- Steep: Extreme Sports Meet Open World
- Just Dance 2017
1. Ghost Recon: Wildlands In Depth Look
Ghost Recon: Wildlands will hit shelves March 7, 2017.
➡ For more information, check out the Ghost Recon: Wildlands Demoed post.
2. Watch Dogs 2 Gameplay
Ubisoft unveiled two trailers for Watch Dogs 2 at the press conference. The first gave us an in-depth look into the gameplay and the second was a new trailer.
3. South Park: The Fractured But Whole is a Sequel to Stick of Truth
South Park: Fractured But Whole is a sequel to the previous game and tosses the player into a world of make belief superheroes.
➡ For more information, check out the South Park: Fractured But Whole Gameplay post.
4. The Division Outfit Give Away & DLC Announcment
In celebration of its 30th birthday, Ubisoft announced that it is giving away three special outfits to all The Division. These will be available to players who register with the Ubisoft Club when the Underground expansion is released.These are themed around some of Ubisoft’s other big franchises: Ghost Recon, Rainbow Six, and Splinter Cell. Underground arrives on Xbox One and PC on June 28th followed by PS4 on August 2.
A teaser trailer for The Division‘s second expansion, Survival, was also showcased; however no release date was announced.
5. Eagle Flight VR PvP Demo
Ubisoft demoed their Eagle Flight VR game with a PvP match that required players to secure an object (it’s a rabbit) and return it to their respective nest.
The game will also feature a single player portion which will allow gamers to perform a variety of stunts and shooting challenges; not quite sure what eagles can shoot and from where, but I guess we’ll find out.
Eagle Flight VR is scheduled for release sometime this fall.
6. Star Trek Bridge Crew is a Star Trek VR experience
Ubisoft unveiled another VR title, which I am super excited for; Star Trek Bridge Crew.
➡ For more information, check out the Start Trek VR post.
7. For Honor Coming Feb 14, 2016
Ubisoft showcased For Honor with a brand new look at a Viking campaign mission as well as a cinematic trailer.
➡ For more information, check out the For Honor Villian Revealed post.
8. Time to Grow Up B.U.D
Ubisoft unveiled Grow Up, the sequel to last year’s Grow Home. Grow Home‘s B.U.D. returns, but without the help of his M.O.M. must Grow Up and travel across an entire planet in search of M.O.M.
“Not only can you ride the giant star plants, but you can throw down seeds and use plants to bounce, shoot, and catapult yourself to new heights. All the way to the moon.” – Pete Young, Producer at Ubisoft Reflections
Grow Up will be available this August.
9. Trials of the Blood Dragon Available Now
Ubisoft announced that it will release a crossover between Far Cry: Blood Dragon and the Trials series. Trials of the Blood Dragon. The game is as if “trails and blood dragon made baby together.”
The game is a sidescrolling adventure, like the Trials series, but with the characters and items from Far Cry: Blood Dragon.
As of the conclusion of the press conference. Trials of the Blood Dragon is available on PS4, Xbox One and PC for $14.99USD
10. Steep: Extreme Sports Meet Open World
Ubisoft finished the conference with a look into Steep, an open world extreme sport adventure game. This game is online and every player shares the same mountain. Players can choose a myriad of ways to descend the mountain; ski, snowboard, paraglide or use a wingsuit. Whether or not you want epic collisions with other players is up to you; there is an option to disable collisions, but where’s the fun in that.
Steep is set to come out December 2016.
11. Just Dance 2017
There really wasn’t much information released, just a trailer.
Unfortunately the live dancing that preceded this isn’t included. You’ll just have to watch the beginning of the conference for that.
That wraps up the E3 2016 Ubisoft Press Conference.
What did you think about the press conference? Were you really hoping for something to be announced but wasn’t? What got you the most excited? Let us know in the comments below!