With a physical edition of E3 sidelined for yet another year due to the pandemic, Ubisoft announced today plans to host an E3-replacement digital showcase this June under the Ubisoft Forward umbrella. The major developer-publisher confirmed it will beam out Ubisoft Forward 2021 to audiences worldwide on Saturday, June 12 at 12 PM PT/3 PM EDT/8 PM BST.
Details are a little scarce as of writing other than a confirmed date and time, with Ubisoft only updating the Forward website to include a promise of fresh details about what’s in the works at its numerous studios scattered across the globe. It reads:
Get ready for Ubisoft Forward! Our digital conference goes live on Saturday June 12 at 12pm PT as part of E3 2021. Stay tuned for all the latest information about the lineup and announcements from our teams around the world.”
Much like last year, it’s likely Ubisoft will drop information as the date approaches. However, Ubi’s slate of upcoming releases isn’t exactly a mystery, and we can speculate with some confidence about what’s in store.
What to Expect From Ubisoft Forward E3 2021
Far Cry 6 is a prime candidate after the developer delayed the open-world first-person shooter from an initial release date of February 18, 2021, to an undefined date later this year. Riders Republic, a spiritual successor to Alpine extreme sports sim Steep, suffered a similar fate with Ubisoft pushing back release to sometime later this year, as did the remake of the cult classic Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time. News about all three is well overdue.
As for more elusive titles, fans will be hungering for a new look at Beyond Good and Evil 2. Much the same applies to Ubisoft sea-faring pirate adventure Skull & Bones, especially after a ‘new vision’ has derailed the game’s development since Ubisoft first unveiled it in its original iteration back at E3 2017.
In any case, there’s no shortage of announcements and news Ubisoft is likely to pull out of the bag come June 12. What are you hoping to see at the Ubisoft Forward event? Let us know in the comments below.