Ubisoft has tentatively laid its cards on the table with a new teaser trailer detailing (some of) what the publisher will show off at this year’s E3.
Ubisoft posted the trailer to its official UbiBlog, teasing the content layout of the publisher’s briefing. As CEO and co-founder Yves Guillemot pokes fun of in the trailer, much of the publisher’s new content was edited out due to being either unannounced or yet to be fully detailed. Luckily, the blog post confirms several titles that will make appearances at the show, including the upcoming and widely leaked Assassin’s Creed title, Far Cry 5, South Park: The Fractured But Whole, and more. A few of these were also squeezed into the trailer.
The footage that was edited out was instead labeled with status tags, alluding to Ubisoft’s reveal intentions for the conference. The variety of status tags covering the redacted footage include “conference exclusive,” “new IP saved for conference,” “Yves to announce during conference,” and more.
Some of the tags, like the ones pertaining to a new property’s debut and Yves’s announcement, may refer to same reveal, while others likely involve new details on games we already know about. The “feature shown at conference” tag, for instance, likely applies to Far Cry 5 based on its spot in the trailer. Assuming the trailer is structured in order, the conference should be bookended by two conference-exclusive reveals.
“E3 is truly a moment of excitement and pride, not just for Ubisoft but for our entire industry,” Guillemot said in an official statement. “We’re looking forward to sharing our unique take on creating game worlds and our action-packed line-up with players, and to seeing what our fellow developers are working on.”
A message at the end of the trailer confirms a major change in the Ubisoft E3 conference tradition; the forsaking of host Aisha Tyler. Tyler has headed numerous Ubisoft briefings in the past, but the trailer states that the show will be “hosted by devs” while claiming Ubisoft “still love[s] you Aisha”. She may be stepping down from the host role this year, but we’re hoping she’ll at least make a guest appearance.
Ubisoft’s E3 2017 press conference starts on Monday, June 12th, at 1 p.m. PT and will be streamed live from the Orpheum Theatre in downtown Los Angeles. This will also be the first conference in which Ubisoft fans will see the publisher’s new logo in action.