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What will Ubisoft do?

Daniel: While Anthony Severino continuously derides Ubisoft’s press conferences, I’m looking forward to their E3 showing this year. I guess I’m excited because they have a very desirable portfolio of software lined up for the rest of this year and the beginning of next. We’re going to see a bunch of Assassin’s Creed III, a bunch of Far Cry 3, and maybe a Rayman Origins sequel in addition to the Wii U ports the company is planning.

Truly Ubisoft’s catalog makes this their E3 to lose in the third-party space. If they don’t show off a lazer tag game or an Imagine 3D Babyz demo then I think they’ll be OK.

Sebastian: I love Ubisoft’s conferences, they’re hilarious. It’s a bunch of crazy French people doing crazy things and talking about their least important games. If they have some sense, it’ll be about ACIII, Ghost Recon, Far Cry, Rainbow 6, Splinter Cell, Rayman and some new announcements like Driver, something ending in mania and another Rayman Rabbids title. I even hear they might be taking another punt at Rocksmith.

What will Sony do?

Sebastian: Sony may have kicked off their game announcements early with PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale, God of War: Ascension, The Unfinished Swan, and LittleBigPlanet: Karting, but that doesn’t mean they don’t have anything else in store for the show. Taking centre stage will certainly be the Vita, which is in real need of some new game announcements, as well as proof that COD Vita and Ass Creed weren’t vaporware. Then, there’s the PS3 games we know about like The Last of Us and Dust 514, some more half-baked promises that the Move is anything other than an inefficient torch, and then - most excitingly - some new PS3 game reveals. I’m hoping to see Quantic Dream’s next title, Guerrilla Games’ new IP (although this might be for PS4), Sucker Punch’s next game and Media Molecule’s first non-LBP game. Sony has a bunch of developers working on unannounced projects, so if they aren’t all focused on the next gen, then they could really steal the show.

Hell, if we’re lucky we might see Agent too...

Daniel: Hey! The PlayStation Move is NOT an inefficient torch. It is a pretty ineffectual sex toy though. Honestly, are we going to have to talk about the Move again? I don’t want to. Don’t make me. Please! I’ll start crying right here and now and embarrass the hell out of you Sony. I don’t care how I look so long as I’m making you look bad.

I mean, frankly, you don’t need me for that. If the next-gen console arms race is backing down, then Sony really stands to win the E3 press conference war. They have the system to own this late in the current hardware cycle. They can screw it up. I’m sure they could find a way, but walking third-party relationships out on stage and touting exclusive content and partnerships is the way to succeed at E3. Remember Gabe Newell coming out and calling his best friend a PS3?

We'll be back next week on PlayStation Lifestyle, talking about what's happened in Sony's neck of the woods, with another multiplatform-focused roundtable the week after.


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