Ubisoft's E3 showcases are often a highlight of the E3 calendar, and 2021 is unlikely to disappoint.
The publisher has a wealth of franchises it can show off, but there's always the potential for some surprises, too. Here's what we expect to see at the show.
Ubisoft E3 2021 Predictions
Far Cry 6
Likely to be Ubi's biggest game of the year, Far Cry 6 finally had its own gameplay reveal last month and will be launching on October 7.
Expect it to take up a big chunk of the showcase, likely with another extended gameplay demo.
Assassin's Creed: Valhalla
Wrath of the Druids just arrived for Assassin's Creed Valhalla, but there's more DLC to come with the Siege of Paris.
While there's unlikely to be a new game in the franchise this year, rumours have suggested that a more sizeable DLC dubbed 'Meteor' could be announced.
Looking further ahead, maybe we'll get a CGI tease for the next game – although that may be too soon.
Rainbow Six Siege has become one of the success stories of the 'games as a service' movement, and Operation North Star marks the second seasonal content drop of the game's sixth year – expect it to get at least a mention on Ubi's stage.
Then there's Rainbow Six: Quarantine, the unfortunately titled PvE title (now apparently known as Rainbow Six: Parasite) that pits Operators against an entirely new threat. We can't wait to see it.
Ubi's latest extreme sports mash-up, Riders Republic, is a shoo-in for E3. It's not got a release date after being delayed from February 25th, so we'd be very surprised if we didn't know exactly when it was launching by the end of the conference.
With a big focus on multiplayer and emergent gameplay, we'd also expect some news of a beta of sorts.
The Division 2
The Division 2 is in a weird spot right now, with Massive Entertainment also working on a Star Wars title (which, coincidentally, is unlikely to be shown).
While we know more content is coming, its current seasonal plan is essentially a re-run of last year's, but we also know that The Division: Heartland will offer a free-to-play entry point to the franchise.
If nothing else, maybe we'll hear about the Division movie.
While it pains me to say it, unless Ubisoft has kept a particularly tight ship with leaks, there appear to be very few rumblings of a new Splinter Cell game. Still, I'll always hold out for the moment all the lights go out and the night vision goggles sound fills the speakers... one can dream, eh?
Speaking of games that may never be coming out, Beyond Good and Evil 2 feels like vaporware at this point. Ubisoft may address the title's radio silence, but it may also skip over it.
As with death and taxes, expect a Just Dance game, too.