The current ongoing COVID-19 pandemic halted countless gaming conventions, major and minor ones were either delayed indefinitely or cancelled completely. The likes of E3, Gamescom, and many more were affected, and we saw developers and studios shifting more towards their own showcase events. Ubisoft is the latest to join the trend, with their latest Ubisoft Forward announcement.
The reveal came through Ubisoft's official Twitter account, with a short atmospheric background that seems to be drawn from Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon Breakpoint title. There is not much detail included even in the press release announcement for the Ubisoft Forward event, other than a brief teaser on "exclusive game news, exciting reveals and plenty more," while describing it as an "an E3-style showcase."
Ubisoft Forward will take place on Sunday, July 12th, at 12PM PDT/3PM EDT/9PM CEST. Of course, considering the studio's most recent reveal of the upcoming installment in the Assassin's Creed franchise, Assassin's Creed Valhalla, it is safe to assume we will see a trailer for it alongside new information and details. The reception of the title was largely positive since it is a region fans of the series have been wanting to visit for a long time now, although the response to the game's teaser at Inside Xbox was much less positive with it not showing the expected gameplay.
We might see new titles as well to fulfill the "exciting reveals" tagline included in the announcement, but whether it is a new IP or an entry to an already existing Ubisoft franchise, it is yet to be known. There are several announced titles from the studio that can receive new information, including:
- Skull and Bones
- Gods & Monsters
- Beyond Good and Evil 2
- Roller Champions
- Watch Dogs Legion
- Assassin's Creed Valhalla
- Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six Quarantine
On the other hand, there is another side to it, where we might see brand new entries to existing franchises, including:
- Far Cry
- Prince of Persia
- Splinter Cell
- Other Tom Clancy's... titles
We can expect to also hear about ongoing titles like Tom Clancy's The Division 2, Rainbow Six Siege, and their ilk.
For now, we will have to wait till July 12th for any official announcements, and honestly, it can't come fast enough.
What do you think Ubisoft has up their sleeve for us in their promised showcase? What are you most excited to see coming out of Ubisoft Forward's digital event? Do you think their reveal was teasing something, and if so, what? Let us know your thoughts and predictions in the comments section below.