In a tweet, Ubisoft today confirmed the date and time for when it plans to host its E3 briefing this year: Monday, June 11, at 1pm PT.
A lot is expected of Ubisoft this year; the publisher confirmed last month that a flock of its studios, led by Massive Entertainment, is working on a sequel to The Division, promising more details at its E3 briefing this year.
Massive Entertainment is also leading development for an untitled game set in James Cameron’s Avatar universe, which may be revealed in more detail this year.
Skull and Bones, one of the publisher’s new IPs announced at last year’s E3, is also expected to be unveiled with more details regarding gameplay. The game is built atop of the work done by Ubisoft Singapore for Assassins Creed IV: Black Flag and is set during the Golden Age of Piracy.
There’s also Beyond Good & Evil 2, a sequel that was announced last year – 14 years after the first game came out for the original Xbox, GameCube, PlayStation 2, and Windows.
Ubisoft's staple Assassins Creed franchise might not see a new game this year – the publisher reportedly wants to maintain a two-year gap between those titles – but there might be a Watch Dogs 3 due for later this year.
While this may be a stretch, it may be fair to expect some news about the beloved Splinter Cell franchise this year as well; Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon Wildlands received an update just last week introducing Sam Fisher – voiced by Michael Ironside – to the game. That certainly came as a nice surprise, but it could also mean that Ubisoft has something bigger up its sleeves to showcase come June. It’s not everyday you get Ironside on your side, after all.
Ubisoft also managed to fend off a takeover bid from Vivendi last month through a partnership with China’s Tencent. It turns out, a big part of that partnership includes Tencent becoming a helping hand for Ubisoft to publish its games in the Chinese market – especially titles lucrative for the eSports business, such as Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege. Ubisoft may have a few things to share about that partnership and what it would entail for its portfolio at its briefing this year.