Ubisoft has revealed that For Honor, Steep, and virtual reality titles Eagle Flight and Star Trek Bridge Crew will be playable for attendees of Gamescom, the world’s largest consumer video game event, which takes place from August 17th – 21st 2016 in Cologne, Germany. Visitors also can discover hands-off demos of South Park: The Fractured But Whole, Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon Wildlands and Watch Dogs 2.
In addition to the games, stage activities are planned throughout the week at the Ubisoft booth, including an exclusive look at behind-the-scenes footage from the upcoming Assassin’s Creed movie. The exclusive video will be shown on Thursday, August 18th, at 1:30 p.m. and focus on how the movie recreates one of the most memorable gameplay elements of the Assassin’s Creed franchise. Also featured on stage will be Just Dance performances, exclusive presentations, and news, demos and giveaways on select Ubisoft titles. Just Dance 2017 also will be playable at the Friends & Family section of the expo.
Ubisoft is inviting 15 Ubisoft Club members who have been designated as European Star Players to enjoy a VIP experience at Gamescom.
The Star Players will have special access to Ubisoft during the show, including being able to meet with development team members and playing exclusive content. In the Consumer Hall, Ubisoft will host 350 of Ubisoft’s most dedicated fans from Germany in the Ubisoft Lounge, featuring hands-on demos. Via the Ubisoft Club, Ubisoft also will host masterclasses that are open to all Gamescom attendees, followed by poster signing sessions. Finally, as part of Ubisoft’s 30th Anniversary celebration, the Ubisoft Club will give away one classic Ubisoft digital PC game. The game will be announced one week before the show and will be available for 30 days starting on August 17th.
“Gamescom is a key moment for the industry and for our teams,” said Alain Corre, EMEA Executive Director. “The show gives us the opportunity to put our games into thousands of players’ hands and get their feedback to make them even better. It’s also the place where Ubisoft can showcase the innovations that are driving the industry in terms of gameplay and technology, and the variety of amazing experiences these allow us to create. With that variety in mind, we’ll be showing some of our most highly-anticipated games at Gamescom, ranging from South Park: The Fractured But Whole to Watch Dogs 2.”