In an official blogpost, it’s been revealed that Ubisoft Forward is making a surprising return on September 10! At the July event, Ubisoft had promised they would be back, but gamers weren’t expecting it to be so soon.
- The pre-show starts at 11 AM PDT / 2 PM EDT / 7 PM BST / 11:30 PM IST on September 10.
- The main show kicks off at 12 PM PDT / 3 PM EDT / 8 PM BST on September 10, and 12:30 AM IST on September 11.
The pre-show will start with a friendly Brawlhalla match between Ubisoft News team and Blue Mammoth developers. We will also get updates from the teams behind Roller Champions, For Honor, The Division 2, and Ghost Recon Breakpoint.
The main show games lineup that has been confirmed by Ubisoft are Watch Dogs: Legion (release date: 29 October 2020), their battle royale Hyper Scape, Rainbow Six Siege, and their new IP Immortals: Fenyx Rising which was formerly known as Gods & Monsters. There is a tantalizing teaser that promises “more yet-to-be-revealed surprises” and “deep dives into two unreleased titles, exclusive to this edition of Ubisoft Forward (after the main show)”.
Those deep dives might refer to Ubisoft’s two more upcoming games – Assassin’s Creed Valhalla (release date: 17 November 2020), and Far Cry 6 (release date: 18 February 2021). The announcement trailer of the next Far Cry was a CGI short, so gamers will be waiting to get a sneak peek into some actual gameplay!
We might also see a Prince of Persia remake during the show – the game was teased by none other than Bloomberg analyst Jason Schrier in his podcast Triple Click (check around the 27 minute mark, if you are curious). He had also tweeted about it before, when he had jokingly said that retailers love spoiling video game surprises.
Video game retailers sure love leaking Ubisoft's surprise announcements https://t.co/3BP8pbgdBK
— Jason Schreier (@jasonschreier) August 19, 2020
And we haven’t forgotten about Skull & Bones – the pirate game last shown in E3 2018, or even Rainbow Six Quarantine – the 3 player tactical co-op FPS announced in E3 2019. Will we get an update on those games or will they be pushed back for later? Only time will tell!