It\'s looking like a strong year for Ubisoft. The company has three massive games - Assassin\'s Creed IV: Black Flag, Watch Dogs and Splinter Cell: Blacklist - all due out by the end of 2013, and its sights already set on next-gen, with Creed and Dogs both set to launch on Xbox One and PS4 as well as 360 and PlayStation 3.
But this we know already, so what will be revealed at E3? The swish new CGI trailer for Watch Dogs has already been leaked ahead of the show and there was a pretty comprehensive reveal of Black Flag back in February. Of Ubisoft\'s three heavy hitters for this year, Splinter Cell is the one that\'s been quietest, so maybe we\'ll see a lot of stage time dedicated to that. Alternatively, it might not be quite so flashy, and Ubisoft might focus on plans to expand its Uplay rewards platform on next-gen consoles. That\'s total speculation, but with the increased connectivity and social functions of both the PS4 and Xbox One, we wouldn\'t be surprised to hear that Uplay, which allows players to earn points in games and then use them to buy game-related extras, is being expanded somehow.
Less likely to appear are Rainbow Six: Patriots, which has been completely under wraps since the proof of concept gameplay footage released in 2011, and Beyond Good & Evil 2, which despite hints given by Ubisoft CEO Yves Guillemot and creative director Michael Ancel, is still the stuff of rumours and a single teaser trailer from 2009.
But who knows? Nobody was expecting Watch Dogs at last year\'s E3 and it stole the show. Maybe Ubisoft has something just as big planned for this year?
Ubisoft\'s keynote starts at 11pm GMT. IBTimes UK will be covering the conference live and reporting on all the big announcements.