The Ubisoft Press Conference at this years E3 showcased the work developers have been busily work away on. From some new ideas to the series you have loved, Ubisoft brought trailers and demo’s of some amazing games.
The conference starts with a montage video of some of the games we have seen from Ubisoft in its 25 year history. Then Founder and CEO, Yves Guillemt, addressed the crowd to say thank you to all the people that have supported them over the 25 years they have been making games. Not a bad little company; 25 years, half a billion games, entertaining millions.
After Yves welcoming he introduced Michel Ancel, Creative Director on Rayman: Origins. Michel went on to explain his excitement about making this game, how his goal was to recreate the feelings the first game gave the player all those years ago. He and David Punset, Key Programmer played a few levels of the E3 demo. He explained the title will combine up to 4 players in co-op over many levels and covering diverse environments.
When Michel left the stage, the lights dimmed to show the Driver: San Francisco. A two minute long trailer; highlighting city locations and being narrated as a morning traffic report. As that finished, a very brief Uplay.com advertisement played. A simple logo and the words ‘Get more from your games’ fading to ‘Get exclusive rewards with your Uplay account’. What does it all mean? The last words about Driver were, ‘Endless numbers of missions and the best multiplayer seen in a game, this game will let you play for hours an hours and still find something new’.
Dan Hay and Jamie Keen to introduce Farcry 3. Start the 7 minute demo. Wow this game looks great, coming 2012.
Aaron’s back to introduce Raving Rabbids: Alive and Kicking. Game Designer Antoine Henry demonstrates how this game works with Kinect and augmented reality as he uses the kinect to interact with the animations.
Other titled discussed include Brothers in arms: The Furious Four, Tin Tin, Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon: Future Soldier, Just Dance 3 and Your Shape Fitness 2012. Another title was RockSmith, a guitar tutor game that will teach you to play an actual guitar. Coming this October.
Lastly the show finished on Ubisoft’s outstanding series Assassins Creed, with a Revelations trailer. Just shut up and watch it.
Alex Amancio sets up the scene then Martin Schelling plays a 6 min demo. Look out for it around November.
So many great games discussed. If you would like to watch the entire show, click here.