It seemed like a press conference of zero surprises as we rolled through Ubisoft’s E3 2017 spectacular. Which is not to say there were no games—just that almost all the games on offer were announced beforehand, either officially or unofficially (read: leaked). Assassin’s Creed: Origins, Far Cry 5, The Crew 2, and South Park: The Fractured But Whole. That being said, we did get extended looks at all the above—some, like The Crew 2, for the first time ever.
Then Ubisoft started pulling stuff out of left field. Transference had a bizarre cinematic trailer, while Skull and Bones looks to be the standalone pirate game Ubisoft hinted at after everyone loved Black Flag. Oh, and it turns out Michel Ancel lied—Beyond Good & Evil 2 absolutely made an appearance.