Rumor: Ubisoft Announcing Brand-New IP Roller Champions At E3 2019

This could be their own version of Rocket League.
A recent leak has surfaced detailing Roller Champions as Ubisoft's next IP, set to be announced at E3 2019.
A recent leak has surfaced detailing Roller Champions as Ubisoft's next IP, set to be announced at E3 2019. Ubisoft

Ubisoft’s E3 conference is gearing up for all sorts of major announcements. With the recent confirmation of four AAA titles to be announced and released between the remaining months in 2019 up to March 2020, the French-based video game developer and publisher could be looking at its most loaded schedule when it comes to titles.

The first of these confirmed titles was revealed a few weeks ago. Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon Breakpoint, a sequel to Ghost Recon Wildlands, releases this year on October 4. Before the announcement, several teasers alluding to the title floated around, so it would make sense that the next three titles could be announced the same way, which is according to Ubisoft’s plans.

Plans don’t always fall through, however, and now we may be looking at a leak of the second of the four AAA titles to be announced this year. What’s surprising is that the title is not only a multi-player focused title, it’s also based on an entirely new IP.

Spiel Times reports that the new IP is called Roller Champions, a multiplayer Roller derby styled game in the same vein as Rocket League. Roller derby, for the most part, is a contact sport played by two existing teams of five members roller skating counter-clockwise around a track. It was also leaked that the game is built with the Unity engine, would have Xbox controller support, and will be out on PC and the Xbox One. Check out some of the game’s screenshots below.

The leak is quite extensive, also featuring a video footage from early stages in the game. Due to what I assume is Spiel Times’ way of avoiding the footage being taken down by Ubisoft on YouTube, the footage is only available through their site, which you can view right here. It features two stages: the Acapulco Arena, which is set in a beach, and the Mexico Arena, an indoor stadium.

It is kind of a surprise that Ubisoft pursued a whole new IP instead of a sequel to an existing one, but it is a welcome one for sure. The report also mentions that the alpha for the title will be beginning soon, so we should have more information on Roller Champions once the alpha kicks off.


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