The gaming industry as whole concluded in 2014 leaving a rather sour taste in our collective mouths. The Sony hack on Christmas day and Xbox One's incapable handling of so much traffic were really just the nails in the proverbial coffin. 2014 was filled with scandalous titles, games that were broken upon release and some of which have yet to be fixed.
But no one suffered more than dear Ubisoft. They may have given us the likes of Child of Light and Valiant Hearts in 2014. But what will unfortunately be remembered more is the featureless faces of the Assassin's Creed: Unity cast, The Crew being completely boring and failing in the servers department, and Watch Dogs being a totally overhyped downgrade. Could this sort of record be turned around in 2015?
Tom Clancy's The Division, Assassin's Creed Victory & Rainbow Six: Siege
Ubisoft have three very different and very exciting titles on the way in 2015 with Tom Clancy's The Division, Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six: Siege and Assassin's Creed Victory. But what title has more potential in your eyes? What kind of game are you looking forward to the most from Ubisoft this year?
To be very honest, I've had it with their open worlds. I'm done. The open-world format is being so overdone at the moment and there's a lot more coming this year that I should save my tolerance for. I enjoyed my time with Far Cry 4 but I wouldn't touch Assassin's Creed: Victory with a ten foot pole. The AC universe has long since lost its value for me, and the fact that Ubisoft just keep throwing more of them out every year only deepens my disdain for the series.
However, Tom Clancy is looking busy this year, and The Division and Rainbow Six: Siege really have my attention. While I may not be the biggest MMO fan, the idea of roaming around New York City in an apocalyptic setting with PvP and PvE combat sounds incredible. The game looks beautiful and they've been developing it for quite a long time. Let's hope we hear some release date news soon!
Then we have the Rainbow Six series. I have to say that Rainbow Six: Siege is probably the game I'm looking forward to the most out of these. I really enjoyed the Vegas titles and I can't wait to see it go multiplayer with teams up against each other. The trailer is seriously cool, but what exactly does that honestly tell us? I can only hope it lives up to the expectations it laid out.
Ubisoft are going to have to ensure some great launches this year in order to withhold a good customer base for their franchises. The last thing they need this year is to continue more of the same issues they displayed in 2014. I sincerely hope that Assassin's Creed Victory isn't as glitch ridden as Unity, that Rainbow Six: Siege doesn't graphically downgrade what we've seen and that The Division isn't met with constant server issues.
But where do your loyalties lie players? Which series have you got your eye on for 2015? Which release date are you most excited for on the Xbox One, PS4 and PC? Be sure to let us know in the comments!