Ubisoft Forward LIVE COVERAGE: Dates, Times, Schedule, Games, Livestream And More
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Ubisoft Forward LIVE COVERAGE: Dates, Times, Schedule, Games, Livestream And More

Lloyd Coombes
13 July 2020

Ubisoft's "Ubisoft Forward" event is replacing the company's usual E3 conference. Here's what we know so far.

Ubisoft Forward takes place today and the future of this huge publisher will be revealed.

Today's presentation is pre-recorded and will discuss what lies ahead in the next year for some of their biggest games including Hyper Scape, Assassin's Creed Valhalla and more.

Multiple publishers are hosting their own digital events instead, and this time we're looking at Ubisoft. What can we expect, how can you watch, and when does it all take place?

Let's go over everything we know, and be sure to check back as the event edges closer for new information on what the company has to come in 2020 and beyond.

Livestream

You can watch Ubisoft Forward here.

Ubisoft Forward Live Blog

The show's over, folks!

That Far Cry 6 cinematic was quite the tease, but no gameplay today. Still, a launch date in less than a year suggests it'll feature in the next Ubisoft Forward which will be later in 2020.

So, no surprises, but if you'll excuse us we're off to play some Hyper Scape and pour one out for Splinter Cell (and yes, we're sad there was no Just Dance).

Far Cry 6

Yes, it leaked earlier this week, but it wouldn't have been a Ubisoft event without a leak somewhere.

Pretty cool cinematic showing off the game's cast, now into a look at Esposito's dictator character.

Far Cry's villains have long been a key part of the franchise, at least since the third game. Here's hoping El Presidente is a little more memorable than Far Cry 5's Joseph Seed.

The game launches on February 18, 2021.

Yves Guillemot

Not gonna lie, I love Yves. He's just so chill and laid back.

Here's Far Cry 6.

Assassin's Creed: Valhalla

Ubisoft is talking up the game's authenticity and revamped combat ahead of a gameplay reveal.

Players will be able to raid shoreside settlements, even setting fire to buildings with arrows. 

The "largest variety of enemies" awaits, with some teaming up and others using environmental attacks. Luckily, players will have a Viking harpoon and throwing axes. Eivor can dual-wield any weapon, even shields.

Stealth gameplay is back, but you'll also be able to take part in assaults to storm forts. There are also some supernatural elements making a return, based on both Norse mythology and Pagan stories.

The game launches on November 17.

Phil Spencer

The Xbox boss confirms that Watch Dogs: Legion will support Smart Delivery, with the Series X offering ray-tracing.

Hyper Scape

A cool cinematic trailer for Ubi's latest, with definite "Ready Player One" vibes.

The Open Beta launches... now! New weapon, new hack, and new free battle pass are included.

Rainbow Six: Siege

Hard to believe it's been five years since Siege debuted, feeling all emotional about how it's grown... but enough of that.

Over 60 million players have jumped in, and Ubi claims "it's just getting started".

Might and Magic: Era of Chaos and Tom Clancy's Elite Squad

Nifty trailers for two Ubisoft mobile games. Elite Squad is coming soon, and might be the only time we play as Sam Fisher anytime soon.

Brawlhalla

Ubisoft's 2D brawler is coming to iOS and Android, with customisable control schemes and cross-play "with everyone".

It comes to mobile on August 6th.

Watch Dogs Legion

Kicking things off with a rather unsettling look at near-future London with an action-packed short film from Alberto Mielgo.

Players will be able to recruit NPCs to build their resistance team to fight back against PMC Albion, a company tasked with locking down the city. There's also a dodgy-sounding mob boss called Mary Kelly.

Players can hack "pretty much anything", just like in the previous games, and characters have different weapons. The construction worker shown is able to shoot his nailgun, and call a cargo drone. Meanwhile, the drone expert is able to cause all sorts of remote-controlled chaos.

You can also recruit Albion agents themselves.

In another mission, Mickey the football hooligan drinks himself into a blackout, before things switch to the John Wick style hitman, complete with guns and lots of rolling around.

The game launches on October 29, 2020.

Welcome!

Good evening ladies and gents, how are we all? Ubisoft's E3 replacement kicks off in just five minutes.

What are you expecting to see? Let me know on Twitter @lloydcoombes, and remember we have our predictions piece here.

We'll be updating this page as the event rolls on, so be sure to stick around!

New Ubisoft Forward Event Later This Year

Just after finishing the recent 'Ubisoft Forward Event', Ubisoft revealed a similar conference will be taking place later this year.

Ubisoft's Yves Guillemot confirmed this event will include gaming news and updates.

;Let's hope Ubisoft's second conference can live up to the success of it's first.

When is Ubisoft Forward?

Ubisoft Forward, the company's digital event, will kick off on July 12 – meaning it's a month later than a standard E3 conference.

The event kicks off at 12 PM PDT or at 8 PM BST.

 

How Can You Watch Ubisoft Forward?

While no official platform for the stream has been revealed yet, we'd wager it's a safe bet to find it on Ubisoft's YouTube channel.

 

Which games will Ubisoft show?

Ubisoft is somewhat of an anomaly, as we already know multiple titles that are in development that were shunted back because of the poor critical and commercial performance of Ghost Recon: Breakpoint in 2019.

That means we can almost certainly expect to see Rainbow Six: Quarantine (expect a new title, given the current circumstances), Watch Dogs: Legion and Gods and Monsters.

Skull and Bones, the publisher's naval combat title, has also been MIA for some time. Expect an update on Beyond Good and Evil 2 as well.

Of course, the big draw is likely to be Assassin's Creed: Valhalla, with the Viking-themed adventure disappointing at Microsoft's recent Inside Xbox event. Expect full gameplay at the event.

Elsewhere, there's likely to be fresh teases for Rainbow Six: Siege, The Division 2, and perhaps a surprise to close things out – here's hoping it's the Splinter Cell game that fans have been calling out for.

We're also expecting Far Cry 6 to be announced.

Free Copy Of Watch Dogs 2

A free copy of Watch Dogs 2 will be available to anybody who logs into their Uplay account at any point between the pre-show and the end of the main conference.

Viewers will also be able to answer trivia questions to unlock rewards in various Ubisoft games.

You can watch Ubisoft Forward here.

Hyper Scape

Ubisoft has recently revealed their new Battle Royale title Hyper Scape.

The release date of the title aligns with the Ubisoft Foward event on July 12th.

The game will be set in a futuristic virtual world and involve fast-paced FPS gameplay.

Hyper Scape

Photo Courtesy of @Slasher

It will be a free-to-play title, which will likely contain a number of microtransaction options for players.

The game will initially be released for just PC.

However, it is likely the game will be released on consoles at a later date and crossplay will be available.

It's always exciting to see a new FPS on the horizon, let's hope Hyper Scape can live up to the hype.

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