Grading Ubisoft’s E3 2017 press conference

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Last year, Ubisoft’s press conference was interminable. It was seven hundred hours long with absolutely no games. Steep, a tech demo for extreme sports, was the highlight, second only to it ending. It happens. Sometimes you don’t have anything good to talk about. In the case of EA this lasts years at a time.

Ubisoft had an absolutely killer presentation. It started with that Mario x Rabbids game, which we clowned on hard when it leaked, but every minute we saw of it sold us more and more. And that was before I realized it’s literally XCOM. Now I have to buy a fucking Switch!

Then there was a new The Crew that introduces a ton more vehicle types and basically looks like what the first game should’ve been. It could be a lot of fun. And we only had to sit through a little bit of Assassin’s Creed since Microsoft debuted it. And then there was a new game, Skull and Bones, a pirate game with Assassin’s Creed sailing tech. It might not end up being great, but seeing something new was nice. 

Everything kind of evened out until Beyond Good and Evil 2, which actually fucking exists! It looks incredible! Fantastic opener and fantastic kicker. That’s press conference 101. Press conference 102 is not making us have to sit through The Dvision garbage. Good job, Ubisoft.

And make sure to stay tuned ’til the end of the video for a surprise appearance.

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