Ubisoft Forward’s 4 biggest announcements in July 2020

Ubisoft, just like several other video games enterprises, was incapable to host its usual in-person press conference at E3 in June owing to the pandemic. But instead, on Sunday,  it did organize a digital event called “Ubisoft Forward,” and uncovered more information on its biggest forthcoming games. 


In the digital event, Ubisoft revealed a list that included Assassin’s Creed Valhalla, recently-announced battle royale shooter Hyper Scape, Far Cry 6, Watch Dogs: Legion amongst others. Ubisoft stated that they even plan to host one more Ubisoft Forward showcase sometime later in 2020. 


Ubisoft Forward took place at a very difficult time for the company as several reports of an extensive toxic culture at Ubisoft have recently been highlighted amidst numerous claims of misconduct imposed against Ubisoft staff members. Very recently, three notable executives took off from Ubisoft, thus making it a total of four resignations (and one more suspension) following the public revelation of the accusations made.


In a tweet that was published just a few hours ahead of the event, Ubisoft recognized the difficulties that the company faced, but stated that it wouldn’t be focusing on them during the digital event and this was “Because all the content has been pre-recorded, we wanted to recognize that the issues we’re currently dealing with won’t be addressed directly in the show;” Ubisoft CEO,  Yves Guillemot had previously pledged to scan the alterations in the company in a letter sent to staff members on July 2nd, and even assigned head of workplace culture and also created a designation for head of diversity.


Ubisoft formally declared Far Cry 6, a forthcoming game in its immensely famous series. Far Cry 6 occurs on the tropical island of Yara and the part of the villain will be performed by Giancarlo Esposito. Ubisoft announces that Far Cry 6 will be available on February 18th, 2021 for Xbox Series X, Xbox One, PlayStation 5, PC, PlayStation 4, and Google’s Stadia cloud gaming service.


Ubisoft even declared that its Norse-inspired Assassin’s Creed Valhalla, which was first displayed in April, will be introduced on November 17th for Xbox One, PlayStation 4, PC, and Google Stadia. The gaming company also released a brand new gameplay trailer for the Viking-themed game. At the end of the trailer, Ubisoft pointed out that the game is “coming soon” to next-gen consoles.


Ubisoft also broadcasted that Hyper Scape, its upcoming battle royale shooter will enter open beta starting today. Ubisoft revealed a trailer too for the beta along with a brand new cinematic story trailer. 


Lastly, Ubisoft declared that Watch Dogs Legion will be introduced on October 29th on Xbox One, PlayStation 4, PC, and also on Google Stadia, and even released some footage from the game in a brand new gameplay trailer. This game occurs in London, and the big modification from its earlier Watch Dogs titles is that the player can recruit any NPC in the game as a playable character. Just like Assassin’s Creed Valhalla, Ubisoft noted that the game is “coming soon” to next-evolution consoles.

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