Watch Dogs Legion. Gods & Monsters. Rainbow Six Quarantine. And those are just the ones that have been officially announced. Ubisoft had a substantial lineup of games to show off at its E3 press conference, and now that E3 2020 is cancelled, the publisher is looking into “other options for a digital experience” to share its planned announcements.
“The health and well-being of our teams, players and partners is our top priority,” Ubisoft says in a statement, “so while we’re disappointed, we fully support the ESA’s decision to cancel E3 2020. E3 is and will continue to be a moment where we come together as a community and share our love of games. We’re exploring other options for a digital experience that will allow us to share all the exciting news we have planned.”
Ubisoft is less concrete about what it has in mind, but it joins Microsoft in suggesting that we’re still getting digital versions of the usual E3 press conferences. The Electronic Software Association – the group that runs E3 – says it’s “exploring options with our members to coordinate an online experience,” and the eventual shape of that experience will likely determine what we say from companies like Ubisoft and Microsoft.
In addition to the announced titles, Ubisoft was expected to show off the long-reported viking-themed Assassin’s Creed and a new Far Cry title at E3. (Sorry, Splinter Cell for 2020 is extremely unlikely.)
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— Ubisoft (@Ubisoft) March 11, 2020
We’ll likely still see plenty of the planned E3 2020 games in the months to come, but it’ll be without the traditional confines of the show itself.