Posted September 3, 2020 by Andrew Cathie in Feature
 
 

What To Expect From September’s Ubisoft Forward

Ubisoft Forward September
Ubisoft Forward September

As the end of the year, and the fertile games sales ground that is the holiday season, grows ever closer, it makes sense that we would finally start getting more information on some upcoming games. With that in mind, Ubisoft has confirmed that their next Ubisoft Forward will occur next week. Similar to the Ubisoft Forward we had back in July, this month’s show promises to give us a good glimpse at some upcoming Ubisoft games. With that in mind, we’ve pulled together a list on what you can expect to see at the show, along with a couple of predictions from ourselves given Ubisoft have confirmed there will be some surprises beyond what they’ve announced for the show.

Watch Dogs Legion

Ubisoft have openly confirmed in their announcement trailer for the show that Watch Dogs Legion will be shown again during the event. Given we already know the game’s release date and have seen plenty of footage, we’re expecting this could be the equivalent of Assassin’s Creed Valhalla at the previous Ubisoft Forward, where we’ll get a good lengthy gameplay demo. We expect to see something akin to a full mission playthrough as part of the show.

Rainbow Six Siege

The sight of those familiar metal barricades going up on the walls in the announcement trailer made it abundantly clear that Rainbow Six Siege will be shown here. What we expect this to amount to, given the game’s developers have previously confirmed the game will come to PS5 and Xbox Series X, is the announcement of a new content season or DLC, and potentially our first glimpse of the game running on next-gen hardware. We did get a glimpse at what looked to be an older Sam Fisher as well, so it seems he might be coming to the game. What this also says to us, is that we’re unlikely to see any footage or content around Rainbow Six Quarantine, which is a bit of a bummer.

Hyperscape

Similar to the first two games, Hyperscape was shown off during the announcement trailer for this Ubisoft Forward. Given the game is fully released now, it’s pretty clear that this will be details on new content coming to the game, as well as a potential esports tournament announcement.

Gods & Monsters

We had predicted this would show up at July’s Ubisoft Forward and were disappointed it didn’t, but here we are two months later and the game is confirmed to be at the show. With Watch Dogs Legion, Assassin’s Creed; Valhalla and Far Cry 6 already confirmed to be releasing over the next 6 months, we expect this showing to come with confirmation of a release window for the game (likely to be between April and June next year) and a confirmation of the long rumoured name change to Immortals: Rise of Fenyx. Here’s hoping we get a good long look at some gameplay as well.

In Game Rewards

Unlike July’s Ubisoft Forward which included a free copy of Watch Dogs 2, this month’s show has only confirmed that some free in-game rewards will be provided for watching the show and answering trivia questions. There’s no details on what the rewards are, but we’re expecting them to just be small cosmetic items for games like The Division 2, as opposed to free games like in the past.

Updates For Existing Games

These are relegated to the Pre-Show, as opposed to the main show, but Ubisoft have confirmed that they’ll share some news and updates for their existing games. Brawhalla and Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon Breakpoint are the two games explicitly confirmed, but we’re expecting The Division 2 and Tom Clancy’s Elite Squad to pop up here as well.

Prince of Persia Remake

Recently leaked via a store listing, we don’t really know just what the Prince of Persia Remake entails. Is it a remake of the original game or of some of the later games? We’re not sure. But what we do know is that the game was only listed for current-gen consoles, which means it’s likely to be releasing some time in the relatively near future, making this the perfect event to announce it at.

Skull & Bones

It’s almost disappeared from the conscious mind at this point, but with next-gen launches right around the corner, it feels like now is the perfect time to re-reveal Skull & Bones. Getting the game out early in the new generation gives it a chance to become one of the go-to multiplayer experiences early on, and with plenty of years of development behind it, surely it’s close to done now?

Beyond Good & Evil 2

This is one that I’ll personally remain bullish on for a long time yet. What we’ve seen of the game so far makes it seem like the vision would be difficult to pull off on current generation platforms, so I’m of the mind that it’s likely been moved to next-gen platforms, and with PlayStation reportedly throwing money at publishers for time-exclusivity deals, I believe that Beyond Good & Evil 2 will be confirmed as a PS5 timed exclusive. With rumours of a PS5 showcase also happening next week, this feels like the perfect time to confirm it.

 

And there we have it, all the things we know will be shown at next weeks Ubisoft Forward, along with a few productions of what we think might pop up. You can tune in to the Main Show for Ubisoft Forward at 5AM AEST on Friday September 11th over at Ubisoft’s official Youtube Channel.

 

 

 


Andrew Cathie

 
Rocket Chainsaw's premier Fantasy-loving Editor. I basically play anything and everything that looks like it could be fun or interesting.