E3 2014 – Our Look at Ubisoft’s Press Conference

The Electronic Entertainment Expo is now underway!

Microsoft and EA have had a chance to have their say on stage, now its Ubisoft’s turn.

Ubisoft is just coming off of the launch of Watch Dogs, and with Assassin’s Creed V and Far Cry 4 looming in the distance, you know that will have to be mentioned at some point. There’s a number of franchises Ubisoft could draw from here, so we’ll see what they cover in their announcement.

We will be following the announcement live here on GameOnGNT. Expect to see a Cliff Note’s version of that announcement in this article here today. This article will update as the Microsoft Press Conference continues, so simply click the update button on your web browser to see the latest bits and blurbs about the announcement here on GameOnGNT.

Let’s begin!

The Ubisoft Press Conference begins at 3 PM Pacific Time. Check out our updates below or you can watch the announcement live at http://www.twitch.tv/twitch!

2:55 PM – The Presentation started with a funny short from the Raving Rabbids. It was pretty sweet!
3 PM – Far Cry 4 video to start things off!
3:05 PM – Showed us the first five minutes of Far Cry 4. Main villain looks amazing.
3:07 PM – Aisha Taylor hits the stage with to host the Ubisoft presentation.
3:08 PM – Why do I do these pressers when the internet is so full of bullshit? Because I love video games. Great answer!
3:09 PM – Just Dance 2015 is being profiled. Sold ridiculous numbers and new songs included in the game. Have fun!
3:12 PM – Just Dance 2015 is coming in October 2014. Gotta love annual franchises, right?
3:12 Pm – Just Dance Now for tablet, PC or mobile phones. You follow the motions of the dancer on the screen. Now this time, the controller is the mobile phone.
3:14 PM – Anyone with a mobile phone can play the game. Now everyone in the auditorium is dancing like an idiot. This is motion gaming, people!
3:16 PM – OK, this Aisha Taylor needs to tone down the sarcasm… just a little bit. She’s funny, but I don’t care. Bring on the games.
3:16 PM – Petter Mannerfelt, Massive A Ubisoft Studios is here to talk about Tom Clancy’s The Division. Here’s hoping it builds on what we saw at the Microsoft Press Conference.
3:17 PM – Cinematic trailer showing what happened to New York and the build up to the start of the game.
3:19 PM – New York is really falling apart in this game… So you know, kind of like real life, except with more viruses and death.
3:21 PM – This game looks freaking sweet! Seriously, this could be the first next gen game that has me excited for XBox One and PS4. (The Division)
3:22 PM – The Crew hits the stage! Coast to coast without a single load screen sounds pretty ambitious to me, but if they pull it off… Amazing!
3:25 PM – What about Canada, The Crew? WHAT ABOUT CANADA?
3:26 PM – Extended access of the game has been given to the Ubisoft community and driving fanatics. Meeting at the foot of a snowtopped mountain and driving to the top was born from this. Cool!
3:28 PM – Crew Battle playoffs happening on Twitch June 10th and 11th, showcasing beta play of The Crew.
3:28 PM – July 23rd, closed beta of the Crew opens!
3:28 PM – November 11th on XBox One, PS4 and PC, the crew hits the street!
3:29 PM – Assassin’s Creed: Unity hits the stage. Alex Amancio of Ubisoft Montreal talks about the setting and gameplay.
3:29 PM – Cinematic trailer for Assassin’s Creed: Unity starts. Looks very pretty!
3:30 PM – The song for this trailer sounds fantastic!! What the hell is it?
3:33 PM – October 26th, 2014 – Assassin’s Creed: Unity comes out!
3:37 PM – Gameplay for Assassin’s Creed: Unity seems to flow really smoothly from location to location and from gameplay to cutscene. Its great to see Ubisoft get it right!
3:38 PM – Going from outdoor to indoor locations is also really smooth. This game looks reallly good!
3:42 PM – Shape Up, a new fitness game announced! First words out of Charles Huteau’s mouth… Fitness is boring! (Take that, GameNTrain!)
3:43 PM – Took key fitness moves that are part of a workout and turned them into parts of a mission to complete a level.
3:44 PM – The recall feature, the game recalls your best performance and pits you against a video recording of yourself. Wow!
3:45 PM – The developer seems to be playing what reminds of a Guitar Hero style rhythm game, but combined with fitness. Neat!
3:45 PM – You beat yourself… well done! That just sounds so wrong, you crazy host!
3:46 PM – US developers versus French developers on stage for multiplayer in Shape Up!
3:47 PM – Its a push-up contest! I think its safe to say this game would kill me and my flabby ass!
3:48 PM – I’m amazed at these guys and their will to do push-ups… I’d be collapsing on stage, not gonna lie!
3:49 PM – On the 100th anniversary of World War 1 comes Valient Heart.
3:50 PM – Wow, this is definitely a stylized game. That dog is so sad! That game is coming June 25th, 2014.
3:52 PM – Ubisoft CEO Yves Guillemot hits the stage, gives a big thank you to everyone watching and the Ubisoft team. He has one more game to show!
3:54 PM – Pre-alpha footage captured in a multiplayer match. What is this game?
3:55 PM – The game has a team of criminals boarding up the house with a hostage inside. Then you have a team that has to infiltrate the house and save the hostages.
3:57 PM – This game looks like it would be a lot of fun! Team squad gameplay, 5 v 5 play, destructible environments.
3:59 PM – Game’s title is Tom Clancy: Rainbow Six – Siege. Wow! That looks good!
4 PM – End of show. Awesome!

Well, that was the Ubisoft Press Conference at the Electronic Entertainment Expo, guys! What did you think? Did Microsoft release anything groundbreaking? What game has got you the most excited?


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