Ubisoft has been raising the level with the quality of their games ever since the announcement with Watchdogs last E3. We select the most interesting reveals that Ubisoft has for us.

The Crew

Massive multiplayer games seem to be the highlight of Ubisoft’s new content reveal. Introducing an open world concept to the racing genre, The Crew introduces Burnout to the world of MMOs. Swapping in and out of cars, major city maps (mostly the US) and various challenges that you can do with yourself or with friends, like cooperatively taking down a target within a time limit.

If you compare The Crew with Need for Speed World, one can probably relate it to how Saints Row is compared to Grand Theft Auto. Focusing purely on entertainment value instead of how accurate each car handles, it would be fun to see how this MMO arcade racer holds when it hits next-gen consoles. The Crew is set to release some time early 2014 for the PC, PS4 and Xbox One.

Tom Clancy’s: The Division

Gathering all the great points from its previous Tom Clancy titles and put them into an interface similar to the highly anticipated Watch Dogs, Ubisoft creates a third-person shooter open world RPG with The Division. Put Tom Clancy’s universe into a post-apocalyptic world similar to The Last of Us – minus the mindless zombies, of course.

Graphics-wise, the game looks pretty good on the demo trailer we’ve encountered even though it’s an alpha build.

The MD of Ubisoft Massive, David Polfeldt rejects the MMO classification of the game, despite some of its multiplayer elements resembling one. The Division have you play as a sleeper agent with only three days worth of food and supplies. The game mechanics encourages you to explore the surroundings, as scavenging buildings and other areas for weapons and ammo is key to staying alive. There are upgrade skill trees as you progress, and missions disguised as random encounters.

Mobile devices have an impact on the game, same for Watch Dogs on its next-gen counterparts. Control drones using your mobile devices to make your gunfights a little easier, highlighting enemies behind cover. No reveal dates as yet, but The Division is already on the works for Xbox One and PS4.

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Other reveals include several new trailers and gamplay demos for already announced titles such as Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag, Watch Dogs, Rayman Legends and Splinter Cell: Blacklist. Here’s what you should know about the games and their release dates:

The Crew 
PC, PS4, Xbox One – Early 2014

Tom Clancy’s: The Division
PS4, Xbox One – N.A.

Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag
Xbox 360, PS3, PC – November 1, 2013
PS4, Xbox One – Q4 2013

Watch Dogs


Xbox 360, PS3, PC – November 22, 2013
PS4, Xbox One – Q4 2013

Rayman Legends
Xbox 360, PS3, WiiU – September 3, 2013
PS Vita – August 30, 2013

Splinter Cell: Blacklist
Xbox 360, PS3, WiiU, PC – August 23, 2013

Catch the entirety of Ubisoft’s E3 games reveal below!

Source: E3 2013 – Ubisoft Media Briefing

 

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