Ubisoft are doing just nicely, thank you very much. Despite making a massive but extremely expected loss at the end of the previous financial year, CEO Yves Guillemot’s position at the head of the corporation is as assured and stable as it ever was. Anyway, with the massive success that was the release of Watch_Dogs last month and the large stockpile of quality games the company are apparently sitting on, it’s unlikely that Ubi’s coffers will be staying in the red much longer.
Last year they announced and demonstrated a rather comprehensive list of sequels, spinoffs and new IPs, and whilst some of those titles will likely be returning for a second look, there will doubtlessly be more on the way from the French behemoth this year.
Though we only know scant details so far, Ubisoft’s most anticipated games this year would probably be Far Cry 4 and Assassin’s Creed Unity which will both get their first formal reveal at the event. Meanwhile squad-based action RPG Tom Clancy’s The Division and massive open world racer The Crew are both due a further demonstration following their E3 2013 reveals. Ubisoft will also be showing off WW1 puzzle adventure Valiant Hearts (made in the rather lovely UbiART engine), as well as what they simply describe as ‘other titles’. We know for a fact that Ubisoft are sitting on a number of unannounced projects (including one called ‘Hero’, minor details of which were leaked to the internet last week, and a new current-gen Assassin’s Creed) so it seems likely that we’ll be seeing some more entirely unforeseen stuff like we did last year