The backlash that Ubisoft has received for Watch Dogs' 'downgrade' forced the company to change their approach on how they demonstrate pre-release games, CEO Yves Guillemot explains:
"With E3 2015 we said, OK, let's make sure the games are playable, that they're running on the target machines," Guillemot told The Guardian. "When we show something, we ask the team, make sure it's playable, make sure gamers can immediately see exactly what it is. That's what we learned from the Watch Dogs experience – if it can't be played on the target machine, it can be a risk."
Guillemot, although, clarifies that some of Watch Dogs' issues generated from trying to create a ground-breaking experience for undefined early hardware.
"It's a real challenge to create those types of games," he continued. "When they come out, especially the first iterations, they are not perfect on everything. We think we launched a good quality game for a first step in a new brand with a new technology. It's just so complex – seamless multiplayer, connectivity with mobile and tablets, so many things – it was maybe a bit too much for a first iteration."
So it appears that what we have seen at the E3 2015 event last month is more or less what we will be getting with the releases of Assassin's Creed Syndicate, Tom Clancy's The Division, For Honor, and Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six Siege. There has been some controversy surrounding Tom Clancy's The Division, again regarding a downgrade in visual quality, and it can be said that it is quite apparent. The rest of the titles look quite nice though and that includes Assassin's Creed Syndicate. Let's hope that this time Assassin's Creed fans will enjoy a smooth launch as well.
Even though, it's the first time we got to see For Honor, it does look like a rather interesting title, and it could hold a lot of promise as a new IP for Ubisoft. With Gamescom just around the corner, we will likely see more of Ubisoft's titles, and we will bring you any new information as soon as it becomes available.