This weekend was the start of E3 2021 after a year of absence due to the Covid-19 pandemic. After an opening ceremony of the Summer Game Fest very average Thursday evening … Ubisoft had the opportunity to raise the level and fully launch the hostilities of E3. Unfortunately, the French publisher missed the check mark and gave us a correct copy, but with a few small frustrations.
For those who have not had the opportunity to follow the event live, here is a summary of the main announcements to remember!
Rainbow Six Extraction unveils itself
- Release Date: September 16, 2021
After an announcement at E3 2019 as Rainbow Six Quarantine. Changed to Rainbow Six Parasite due to Covid. Then, once again renamed in Extraction, this stand-alone Rainbow Six Siege was revealed through a trailer and a gampelay sequence. The game (in co-op) seems fun and will offer a wide range of creatures to face but will only be a DLC / Stand Alone which will extend the event that already appeared in R6 Siege a few years ago. At 20/30 €, it could have been a very good operation. But the game should be offered at 60 € and immediately … It makes you cringe!
The incredible Riders Republic of Ubisoft Annecy
- Release Date: September 2, 2021
It is clearly the small nugget of the conference and it is signed Ubisoft Annecy (Steep). Announced at Ubisoft Forward in 2020, Riders Republic will be the ultimate extreme sports game that promises to be a lot of fun. An MMO bringing together 64 players from a wide variety of disciplines, which will arrive in September on our consoles and PC!
The FarCry 6 cold shower
- Release Date: October 7, 2021
It is undoubtedly the cold shower of the evening. The new presentation of FarCry 6 with the highlighting of the dictator Anton Castillo (played by Giancarlo Esposito who we saw in Breaking Bad) who comes to pick up his son Diego. Technically very outdated, graphics really limited, emotions on the faces nonexistent… This preview of FarCry 6 is a little scary just four months from the release of the title.
Mario + Raving Rabbids: Sparks of Hope officialized
At the start of the video, we all believed in Beyond Good & Evil 2. But no. And, unfortunately, Nintendo had leaked the information a few hours earlier. Rabbids are back in a new game alongside Mario with the Kingdom Battle sequel to Nintendo Switch (and Switch Pro?) Starting in 2022.
Ubisoft unveils Avatar
Announced in 2009, the Avatar game has remained as low-key as the sequel to James Cameron’s film. Five months ago, we learned that the game was still in the works for Ubisoft. This weekend, the French publisher unveiled a first trailer for Avatar: Frontier of Pandora which will only arrive on next-gen and PC with Ubisoft’s brand new graphics engine.
On top of all that, we got the announcement of the return of Rocksmith (the game that lets you learn guitar), Rainbow Six Siege cross-platform, and a preview of future Assassin’s Creed Valhalla DLCs. In itself, the Ubisoft conference was not bad, but we are very frustrated that most of the program was unveiled by the publisher just before the show. We end up with only one surprise, Avatar (since Mario has leaked) and some fears about Rainbow Six and FarCry. Will our fears be confirmed at the end of the year? Case to follow!