Ubisoft has staked its claim on a time and place for its E3 press conference this year. It will take place at the Orpheum Theater in Los Angeles on June 11 at 1 PM PT. The company will also host a live pre-show and post-show to couch the event.
We know that this year’s show will serve as the coming out party for The Division 2. Ubisoft announced the sequel with very few details and promised more to come at E3. Also around that time, the first game, The Division, will be updated with a new Crests system, which unlocks rewards in the sequel. It wouldn’t be surprising to see these plans outlined at the show to encourage players to jump back into the original.
Beyond that, we’ve seen sporadic teases of Beyond Good and Evil 2, which may get another look this year. Some likely contenders include Ubisoft’s suite of franchises like Splinter Cell and Watch Dogs–or the company could pull out something completely unexpected like last year’s Mario + Rabbids: Kingdom Battle.
Ubisoft has also taken to using some of its conference time in recent years to obliquely counter-message against a hostile takeover attempt from Vivendi. That threat has now ended thanks to a deal to acquire Vivendi’s shares. with some going to Chinese company Tencent, which is set to act as a partner in the country. That means Ubisoft may take a moment to breathe a public sigh of relief as well.