Ubisoft Reveals Its E3 2018 Briefing Date and Time

Article By 
Alan Walsh
April 18, 2018

Ubisoft Reveals Its E3 2018 Briefing Date and Time

Article By 
Alan Walsh
April 18, 2018

Ubisoft’s E3 2018 press conference will take place at the Orpheum Theatre in Los Angeles on June 11th at 9pm BST – its usual E3 briefing timeslot. The news was shared in both an emailed statement from the publisher and across Ubisoft’s official social media channels.

The conference will kick off with a livestreamed pre-show, as well as a post-show “celebrating Ubisoft’s games and players.” Whilst Ubisoft will likely have a lot of surprises to reveal during its E3 2018 conference, you can expect to see even more of The Crew 2, Beyond Good and Evil 2, Skull and Bones, Anno 1800, and of course, perhaps we’ll finally see the eagerly-awaited return of Sam Fisher in a comeback of the Splinter Cell franchise – which has been rumoured for some time now. Let's hope it finally happens.

Ubisoft will also debut The Division 2 for the first time at its briefing, and perhaps we’ll see a glimpse of its new project set in James Cameron’s Avatar universe, which the publisher announced it was working on last year. Massive Entertainment is leading development on both these projects, so it’s certainly an exciting, but busy time for the Swedish developer. Another entry in the Just Dance series is also expected, given its popularity and annual release cadence.

There’s also the possibility of Ubisoft taking the time to showcase some of its upcoming expansions for Far Cry 5 or perhaps even reveal some new content for Assassin’s Creed Origins. The latest entry in the franchise has been incredibly popular with fans, but it does seem a little early for a brand-new Assassin’s Creed title given that the franchise is no longer annualized.

Ubisoft has yet to confirm who will host the conference this year. Last year, the publisher made the decision to focus on developers instead of having a main host, which was a significant change to years prior as the conferences would typically be hosted by actor, comedian and presenter Aisha Tyler. It’ll be interesting to see if Ubisoft decides to her bring back for its E3 2018 briefing, or whether it’ll focus on developers exclusively like it did at E3 2017.

Either way, there’s still a lot for Ubisoft to announce and show us during its briefing, and we’ll naturally be glued to it to see what the publisher has in store for us over the coming 12 months and beyond. Don’t forget to tune in to the conference at 9pm BST (1pm PDT, 4pm EST) broadcasted live from the Orpheum Theatre, and stay tuned for all our coverage from E3 2018 this June.

Alan Walsh

Alan is the co-founder and co-owner of FullThrottle Media. As someone who enjoys spending all his free time playing video games, he delivers the latest in news stories, reviews, and feature articles to the website, as well as videos on his YouTube channel and livestreams over on Mixer.