After Electronic Arts announced a week ago that despite the failure of E3, its EA Play Event would only be held in digital form this year, Ubisoft is now following suit: on Twitter, the French publisher has now announced that it will have its own live stream event in July should take place, which will be called Ubisoft Forward.
Save the date! Join us July 12 for Ubisoft Forward, a fully digital showcase with exclusive game news, reveals and more? Stay tuned … #UbiForwardpic.twitter.com/JLYEyF1YnL
– Ubisoft (@Ubisoft) May 11, 2020
New games – and real AC Valhalla gameplay?
It should start on July 12 at 9 p.m. German time – and according to Ubisoft, we can look forward to "exclusive news, revelations and more".
Which new games could be announced is not yet known. However, there have been rumors for a long time that Ubisoft might be working on a Prince of Persia series reboot, and new rumors about a new Splinter Cell are regularly emerging.
What could probably be shown:
Watch Dogs Legion: Originally, the third Watch Dogs should be released on March 6, 2020. Since Ghost Recon: Breakpoint fell far short of expectations among players and critics, Ubisoft launched a quality offensive and granted all of its Triple A titles more development time. Do we get a new release date in July?
Gods & Monsters: The open-world RPG, which at first glance reminds of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, was one of the big surprises of the last E3.
Rainbow Six Quarantine: The co-op off Rainbow Six: Siege was also announced for the first time at E3 2019. Apart from the original trailer, there has been no official information since – new information was only recently given by a leak that shows the class system and eight types of zombie opponents.
Fans of the upcoming open-world blockbuster Assassin's Creed Valhalla can also have legitimate hope of finally seeing the right gameplay: Ubisoft already showed a first gameplay trailer last Thursday, but it only contained in-engine game scenes and not a real game happening – and was also extremely scarce with a running time of almost 90 seconds.
Nevertheless, the teaser is full of hidden details, as you can see in the video analysis with Maurice and Heiko:
Assassin's Creed Valhalla – The disappointing trailer shows a surprising amount!
The short clip was not well received by many fans, but creative director Ashraf Ismail promised that deeper gameplay would soon be shown – the Ubisoft Forward would be the perfect stage for it.