Ubisoft appear to be going all out with its flagship franchise after its one year hiatus, the Assassins Creed juggernaut is back. Origins will stop the progression of moving towards to modern day and instead revert back to the origins of the Assassins brotherhood, also more than likely the Templar order.
In the latest trailer for AC: Origins, we see the Order of the Ancients, which look to be the games big bad. The masked figures who appears to manipulate the upper echelons of society from the background of the world. These are our main characters focus and who he must drag kicking and screaming from the shadows and into the light.
Tom Clancy's: The Division was an extremely fun title if you did not get your hopes too high, many people got built up in the hype of the game and took a disliking because their expectations of the game had gotten too much. On the other hand what else have we come to expect from Ubisoft titles, the games are presented in a manner to the public in which they want the game to be as appealing as possible to the widest market.
The game has continued on with a dedicated user base, the daily log in count has dropped from the high volume it received at launch. This is only natural with other titles such as Ghost Recon Wild Lands coming out from the Tom Clancy banner. Though Ubisoft are still supporting the Division and are rewarding their fans with a free map expansion in the 1.8 update titled "Resistance" due for release this Autumn. The Resistance will unlock a large section of the map at the West Side Pier where players will encounter new PvE and PvP modes for the game in the Skirmish and Resistance updates for the title.
Farcry 5 got its time in the spotlight during the Ubisoft conference at E3 2017. It gave us a glimpse at how the game would play and feel as well as a look at some of the new characters who you can expect to meet. Farcry is set in Montana this time around in the fictional state of Hope County. This means that Farcry will be very close to home for many fans. They will get there chance to see on 27th February 2018.
We were treated to a small section of the game, sneaking down to deal with some of the cult and save some civilians. A sniper was shown, a dog, a man in a bi-plane as well as co-op play playing a part in the game. After the trailer, we can't help but feel the game might be taking itself a little less seriously this time around.
I will admit that personally I didn’t expect to hear to much if anything about The Crew. From what I understand it wasn't by any means a particularly bad game but it just seemed to me that it wasn't that talked about. Which is why I am surprised that a sequel was greenlit but seemingly I was wrong as was proved during Ubisoft’s press conference today when a sequel was confirmed for next year.
I, like many, long for new and innovative titles. Especially from studios that are known to usually play it safe and stick with their already previously established franchises. Thankfully, it appears that Ubisoft is willing to take a new gamble as was made clear from Ubisoft’sE3 Press Conference. This new IP “Starlink: Battle For Atlas” Comes straight from Ubisoft Toronto, the studio that brought us Splinter Cell Blacklist and will feature Sci-fi Ship to Ship combat with an extreme emphasis on modular customization.