Funny times that we are living. While Ubisoft struggles to meet the deadlines of several of its current projects, two of them were postponed as late as Friday, the veil committed to a new announcement that will come very quickly …
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See you this Monday July 19 at 8:00 p.m. to discover a brand new game from the Tom Clancy license. Ubisoft surprised everyone by this sunny Sunday by revealing that tomorrow, on its YouTube channel, it would be a question of lifting the veil on a new project linked in the name of the famous American novelist who died in 2013.
A surprise awaits you tomorrow 👀
See you at 8 p.m. for the announcement of a brand new game in Tom Clancy’s universe.
– Ubisoft FR 🇫🇷 (@UbisoftFR) July 18, 2021
What if we could get a glimpse of it? No, this is not a leak (at the moment). Only our colleagues from IGN who, because it should especially not fall into other hands, have already been able to hear this Tom Clancy’s New Game and have had the authorization (the duty?) To broadcast a short gameplay teasing.
Get a quick taste of a brand-new Ubisoft game right here, right now!
– IGN (@IGN) July 18, 2021
Here’s a preview of a brand new Ubisoft game, right here and now!
We had the chance to see what this looks like up close, and we can’t wait to tell you more.
The call of the division?
The video only lasts 25 seconds but it still gives some pretty important clues about the genre, place and context. It will likely be a competitive multiplayer FPS set in the near future. Maybe the one from The Division. The action takes place here in New York not far from Times Square, and there are several CERA buildings and vehicles, in addition to signs referring to the Rikers gang.
But we might as well be facing a Tom Clancy crossover Elite Squad style, in addition to serious and less mobile game oriented, which would present itself as a competitor of Call of Duty. It would also be easy to lean towards another Battle Royale, a bit less fanciful, after Hyper Scape. Is this the BattleCat project whose name was leaked in June? check in a few hours …