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Ubisoft E3 2017 Press Conference: Everything you need to know

Ubisoft made a couple of announcements at their E3 2017 press conference including details about Assassin’s Creed Origins, Far Cry 5, The Crew 2 and more.

Assassin’s Creed Origins

It seems like every Assassin’s Creed game gets leaked and Assassin’s Creed Origins is no different. The game was first announced and shown off at Microsoft’s E3 briefing.

Assassin’s Creed Origins takes place in Ancient Egypt and is the first game in the series to take place earlier than previous games. You will play as Bayek, a protector of Egypt and you’ll learn and experience the origin story of the Brotherhood.

The new game also brings action-RPG elements, so you can level up and customize Bayek to make him more powerful and use unique gear. Ubisoft that the new combat system has been designed “to offer more tactical freedom than ever before in the franchise.”

Assassin’s Creed Origins will release on October 27th on Xbox One, PS4 (with PS4 Pro support) and PC. It will also be available at launch for the Xbox One X on November 7th.

DLC for Steep

Ubisoft announced a new DLC pack for Steep. In the Extreme Pack DLC, you’ll be able to use a Rocket Wingsuit, Speed Ski down the mountains and much more.

Steep Extreme Pack will release on June 27th for Xbox One, PS4, and PC.

The Extreme Pack isn’t the only DLC coming to Steep this year. Ubisoft also announced the Road to the Olympics Expansion for Steep, which adds a new location and challenges in honor of the Pyeongchang 2018 Olympic Winter Games in February 2018.

The new expansion adds Downhill, Slopestyle, Halfpipe, Giant Slalom, Super G, and Big Air to Steep. The Road to the Olympics Expansion will release on December 5th for Xbox One, PS4, and PC.

There will also be bundled versions of the game coming as well.

Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle

Ubisoft and Nintendo have teamed up to bring Rabbids to the Mushroom Kingdom after it was thrown into a mysterious vortex. Mario & his friends will team up with four Rabbid Mario, Rabbid Peach, Rabbid Luigi, and Rabbid Yoshi.

The game will launch on the Nintendo Switch on August 29th.

The Crew 2

Ubisoft is introducing bikes, boats, planes in The Crew 2. The game has a fully redesigned map of the US and you’ll be able to drive across the Rocky Mountains fly high through the skies.

The Crew 2 is coming in early 2018 for Xbox One, PS4, and PC along with enhancements for PS4 Pro and Xbox One X.


Ubisoft announced a new psychological thriller that is being developed for VR, consoles, and PC. The game is being made by FunHouse, a division of Ubisoft Montreal, and SpectreVision, a production company founded by Elijah Wood, Daniel Noah, and John C. Waller.

Here’s how Ubisoft describes the game:

The game is set inside a digital recreation of a mind, and is partially inspired by real-life research that measures brain waves in an effort to visually recreate dreams. Players will seek to uncover the mysteries concealed by a family and the home they live in. As they explore the house, players will meet the members of the family, each with their own perspective and memories. How the player chooses to proceed will have consequences that affect the fate of the family.

Transference will be releasing in Spring 2018 for PlayStation VR, HTC Vive, and Oculus Rift as well as Xbox One, PS4, and PC.

Skull and Bones

Ubisoft Singapore has turned the naval combat from Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag into its own open-world multiplayer adventure game. Players will be able to battle each other in PvE and PvP combats, customize their ships as well as hunt for treasure.

The game is scheduled to be released in Fall 2018 for Xbox One, PS4, and PC with enhancements for Xbox One X and PS4 Pro.

Starlink: Battle for Atlas

Starlink: Battle for Atlas is a new game that combines open-world space battles with real-life customization. The game has a Nintendo amiibo/Lego Dimensions aspect so you can customize your spaceship without needing to do it in a menu.

It uses a physical ship that is attached to your console’s controller. Ubisoft is using Smart Building Technology, so you can immediately swap ship parts on the fly.

The game is coming in Fall 2018 for Xbox One, PS4, and Nintendo Switch.

Just Dance 2018

Just Dance 2018 will feature more that 40 new songs from artists such as Beyoncé, Bruno Mars, Ariana Grande, Jamiroquai, and Bebe Rexha. Ubisoft’s Just Dance Unlimited, their dance-on-demand streaming service will return to Just Dance 2018 and you’ll be able to try for three months.

The game is releasing on October 24th for Xbox One, PS4, Nintendo Switch and Wii U.

Far Cry 5 Gameplay

Even thought Ubisoft already announced Far Cry 5, a few weeks ago, they showed off some new gameplay at their E3 press conference.

There will also be a Collector’s Edition of Far Cry 5, which includes the Gold Edition of the game (which has the Season Pass), the Digital Deluxe Pack which adds new vehicles, weapons, and outfits, you’ll also get a Deer Skull Trophy that is about 17.72 inches (45cm) wide. You’ll also get an exclusive Steelbook case, the Far Cry 5 soundtrack and a double-sided tourist map of Hope County.

The Far Cry 5 Hope County Edition is exclusive to the Ubisoft Store and retails for $199.99 CAD. Far Cry 5 releases on February 27th, 2018 for Xbox One, PS4, PC with enhancements for Xbox One X and PS4 Pro.

South Park: Phone Destroyer

Ubisoft has announced a new mobile game that brings the “iconic South Park characters in a new action-packed real-time strategy mobile title.”

It will feature a big single player story, the trademark South Park humor, and collectible cards. The game is coming this fall.

In addition, South Park: The Fractured But Whole will be releasing on October 17th for Xbox One, PS4, and PC.

Beyond Good and Evil 2

This was the biggest surprise of the show and is over 15 years in the making. Beyond Good and Evil 2 is a prequel and spiritual successor to the original 2003 game.

The game is being helmed by Michel Ancel (who helped develop the first game) and players will explore System 3, a vast solar system and a hub of interstellar colonization and commerce in the 24th century. Fans will also be able to help shape the game’s development.

Here’s how Ubisoft describes the game:

As you rise from lowly pirate to legendary captain, you’ll traverse System 3 at light speed to explore freely on your own or with friends. Presenting its solar system as a massive, seamless online environment, Beyond Good and Evil 2 gives players the chance to dive into the foundations of the franchise’s universe while traveling between diverse planets and moons in search of adventure.

No release date or platforms were announced.

By Sachin Bahal

Sachin is a talented and versatile writer with a passion for technology and loves to write about gaming, entertainment, tech and more. He started TheCanadianTechie back in 2012 to become the ultimate, independent source for tech enthusiasts or “techies”.

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