Ubisoft always has entertaining E3 shows. Not only do they normally have no shame about the presentations, they also seem to understand that normal people are actually watching. Jerry Cantrell opened up the festivities and jammed in a way that no player of Rocksmith 2014 will duplicate. Aisha Tyler then came on stage to host the show and wore a t-shirt with #girlwood printed on it, if that helps you paint a mental picture.
Games shown included the aforementioned Rocksmith 2014, Splinter Cell: Blacklist, Rayman Legends, The Mighty Quest for Epic Loot, South Park: The Stick of Truth, Watch Dogs, Just Dance 2014, Rabbids Invasion, Assassin’s Creed 4, Trials Fusion, Trials Frontier (a mobile game) and The Division. Yves Guillemot stood next to Aisha Tyler to illustrate how wee he is compared to her. He also said that Ubisoft is excited for new consoles, I guess because of money. If I were in charge of Ubisoft, I’d be excited by all the money the next-gen consoles could mean for big budget publishers too. Rabbids Invasion is some kind of mad TV show and game crossover thing. One of the little guys snapped his own thong in the trailer which is all I needed to know. It ties into the whole Microsoft Xbox One television interactivity stuff which is probably all you needed to know. The Divison is about a global pandemic. Lot’s of next-gen doom & gloom in a RPG shooter. Tom was quite taken with The Crew and The Division.
Unsurprisingly, no one talked about Uplay.