Ubisoft Announces E3-Replacement All-Digital Event Ubisoft Forward For July 12
With many developers and publishers left short of a platform to promote their latest and upcoming games in the wake of the cancelation this summer’s E3, many are hosting their own events to fill the void. Ubisoft has announced that it is hosting its own E3-style press conference, dubbed Ubisoft Forward.
The showcase will offer a fully digital dive into what Ubisoft has cooking and as the naming suggests; we will be looking at what Ubisoft has in store moving forward.
Ubisoft confirmed Ubisoft Forward is scheduled to take place roughly a month later than the usual E3 slot on July 12 at 12 pm PDT/9 pm CEST and will be broadcast on official channels on YouTube, Twitch, and similar platforms.
In terms of what fans should expect from the presentation, Ubisoft explains it will offer a spread of reveals and news in a fashion similar to its usual E3 presence. An official news wire on the Ubisoft website explains, ‘with physical gaming shows around the world postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Ubisoft will be hosting its first digital conference, called Ubisoft Forward, on July 12 at 12 pm PDT/9 pm CEST. Get ready for an E3-style showcase with plenty of exclusive game news, exciting reveals, and much more.’
Alongside, Ubisoft has quite a few games percolating, including delayed titles such as Watch Dogs Legion, Rainbow Six Quarantine, and Gods and Monsters. We are also due some news about long-in-development titles like Beyond Good & Evil 2 as well as pirate adventure Skull & Bones.
Back in October, Ubisoft said that it planned to release five AAA titles by the end of the next fiscal year, or in other words, by the end of March 2021. We’ve seen Assassin’s Creed Valhalla, Gods and Monsters, Watch Dogs Legion, and Rainbow Six Quarantine, which leaves one unannounced title that is widely expected to be a new entry in the Far Cry franchise. We also can’t discount the odd few surprises.
All in all, Ubisoft Forward promises a welcome alternative to the now-canceled E3 to accompany already announced digital briefings from EA in the form of EA Play Live, Xbox’s first-party next-gen game reveal in July, the long-awaited PlayStation 5 reveal event, and The Game Awards host Geoff Keighley’s summer-long Summer Game Fest.
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