It’s official. E3 is now in full swing, and after the first day has finished we have been given a sneak peek of the upcoming games and general awesomeness to come from our favourite companies. After input from the office, we have compiled what we think are the most impressive demos released yesterday at the conference.
The first to be mentioned is Ubisoft’s Watch Dogs, that we did not even know was in the making to begin with. “Watch Dogs goes beyond the limits of today’s open-world games by giving players the ability to control an entire city,” said creative director Jonathan Morin. “In Watch Dogs, anything connected to the city’s Central Operating System becomes a weapon. By pushing the boundaries, we can provide players with action and access to information on a scale that’s never been seen in a video game before.”
Secondly, Ubisoft’s Assassins Creed III due out in October had two gameplay trailers released. In an interview for E3, creative director Alex Hutchinson talks about the game; ”we wanted somewhere fresh, and the beauty of an open world game is that you can go places that are more unusual than, say, a shooter or other genres of game.” This includes swinging through trees and guiding a ship through the open seas.
Finally, the first day of E3 ended with The Last of Us. In Naughty Dog‘s new game, characters “travel across the United States that has been devastated by [a] pandemic; [the story is of] the journey that they go on and the hardships that they face, [including] the loyalty and the bond that they form” said creative dirtector Neil Druckmann.
You can find a full list of the happenings on day one of E3 here.
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