GBAtemp ponders E3 2013 -- Ubisoft

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  1. FAST6191

    FAST6191 Techromancer

    pip Reporter
    Nov 21, 2005
    United Kingdom
    Presentation is over and the preliminary Ubisoft writeup is done.

    Once more into the breach and all that. E3 continues with the big presentations and this time it is the turn of Ubisoft to attempt to wow us. Nintendo have a Nintendo Direct tomorrow but in terms of presentations it is just Ubisoft and Sony left now (Our e3 schedule thread); Microsoft and E.A. have already gone, each have released information on a handful of nice games but mostly were greeted with a resounding "meh". Of course meh is probably better than the negativity, even if MS really needed to hit it out of the park to distract from things, so on we plod.
    These non hardware presentations are worth watching as they typically have more time to go in depth on the games that might only get a quick look in as the hardware makers aim to cram in as much as they can. Ubisoft has not really featured in Microsoft's presentation thus far and it has a few games in development that were otherwise showcased in early form last year.

    Predictions and bets on the failed attempted at humour are being accepted. The game of Buzzword bingo gets reset for the new presentation as well.
    Do feel free to join us on IRC where we will be discussing such things live.



    By the time you read this the pre shows for those sites will have started​

    One of the few companies that do not make hardware that can punch at EA's level. Whether EA or Ubisoft are the present villain of the week reminds us of the old quantum thought experiment "Schrödinger's cat" but like their rival they do a lot of things in the games world. For those that need a rundown they work with Tom Clancy (Splinter Cell, Rainbow 6, H.A.W.X and Ghost recon), have Assassin's Creed, largely could be said to have won the "most interesting game of E3" last year with Watch Dogs and they have Rayman (something nipping at the heels of Mario and even surpassing some efforts there) so they are definitely worth paying attention to. Anything about Watch Dogs will be studied in minute detail but with Assassin's creed having a reception less favourable than the previous entries and Splinter Cell showing some fairly radical changes there are some things to watch.

    The other companies
  2. FAST6191

    FAST6191 Techromancer

    pip Reporter
    Nov 21, 2005
    United Kingdom
    In many ways it seems gameplay was a dirty word in the Ubisoft presentation, that or the CGI crew has a family pet held for ransom. If we are less lazy we might cut out the CGI sections of the presentation and it will likely be about half the time. Probably the most awkward of the presentations thus but far from the lows of years past.
    "next gen segment"
    Might as well tackle the next gen segment first.

    Tom Clancy's The Division.
    PS4 and Xbone
    It ended the show (with the Tom Clancy bit being revealed right at the end) and was clearly aimed at revisting the watch dogs magic. The setting was an interesting one and seemed to aim for the “the immediate days after society breaks down” in a multiplayer (sadly this probably does mean online). Somewhat interactable game world (if you see the footage see the shooting damage to the cars) though demo footage is always a tough call here as to what is partially scripted/set piece and what is actual physics.

    The crew
    Early 2014 – lots of CGI to start as with pretty much all the games.
    Driving games are in this year. This one aims to be a co-op affair in that you get to make your own crew and do races/takedowns and whatnot. Kind of similar to the things already seen but for those that want it, interestingly it has a three way split between offroad, street racing and slightly heavier vehicles.

    Watch dogs
    Nothing much as far as we could see, nice CGI though.

    Assassin's Creed
    Pirates are in for the next Assassin's Creed game. New character by the looks of things and that is about it really as again it was more CGI. Proper footage we will have to wait for before making calls.

    Just Dance 2014
    All platforms. You can dance to a game, fortunately we were spared as stage presentation.

    Rabbids invasion. Film and TV show starring the rabbids but with kinect minigames.

    Oh and Trials fusion is out for the new consoles and trials frontier on mobile devices.

    Old consoles

    Rocksmith 2014
    Jerry Cantrell was the one to open the show actually and he demoed the session mode (one apparently where the band will play along with you). Either way it seems music games are not dead yet.

    Splinter cell blacklist
    Out in late August it is apparently to be the “biggest splinter cell ever”
    Spy vs mercs back.
    Seemed somewhat action heavy and several missions had you with a partner. For some reason the trailer was not broadcast in full screen so not an awful lot could be gleaned.

    Rayman Legends
    3rd September
    Competitive multiplayer for those that want it. Otherwise it seemed to be much of the same as that which made Rayman rise as far as it did these last few years.

    The mighty quest for epic loot.
    Going for another 3d tower defence. It is not lightly we say there was maybe the barest hint of the same feelings we got in Dungeon keeper when the CGI was playing.

    South park stick of truth.
    Sadly Messrs Parker and Stone were not back to lighten up the proceedings but it seems the game survived the gall of THQ and is out “holiday season”.
  3. KingVamp

    KingVamp Haaah-hahahaha!

    Sep 13, 2009
    United States
    Most of that is pretty sweet.

    Can't wait for Sony's.
  4. mehrab2603

    mehrab2603 GBAtemp Fan

    Sep 29, 2008
    No Beyond Good and Evil 2 T-T
  5. Satangel

    Satangel BEAST

    Nov 27, 2006
    Bruges, Belgium
    Just watched Black Flag's trailer. Pretty epic except that the borders beneath and atop the video are fucking huge! So annoying....

    But yeah, all CGI, says a bit about the gameplay though. It'll rock, looking forward to it!
  6. Mthb54

    Mthb54 GBAtemp Regular

    Jun 4, 2013
    Ubi's Conference was awsome
    Really looking forward to ''The Crew''
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