game news Ubisoft Forward: Assassin’s Creed, Skull & Bones… The game announcements you can expect!
Yes, it’s back to school, and it’s also time for the big players in the industry to return with announcement-filled conferences. Next on the list is the French giant Ubisoft, which in a few days will hold its traditional Ubisoft Forward. To properly prepare, here’s everything you have a right to expect. Are you more Assassin’s Creed or Skull & Bones?
Although a leader in Franco-French video games, Ubisoft is not necessarily in its best shape. At least as far as his reputation is concerned. Apart from a more than acceptable financial health, Yves Guillemot’s company announced the postponement | the cancellation of several projects a few months ago, while rumors of a takeover bid seem to intensify. The blockbuster Avatar Frontiers of Pandora is now expected in 2023 or 2024 and the battle royale Ghost Recon Frontline, meanwhile, will never see the light of day. The local publisher-developer could use a little encouragement. That’s good, because a new Ubisoft Forward is scheduled for 9:00 p.m. this Saturday, September 10. The icing on the cake is that there is even a pre-show just before, at 8:35 pm, with other announcements.
Assassin’s Creed, Skull & Bones in the game for sure!
To gently put us in the mood, Ubisoft has already revealed the names of certain guests in a press release. Therefore, it is certain and certain, on Saturday we will see Mario + The Rabbids Sparks of Hope, sequel to the excellent tactical game released in 2017 on Switch; Skull & Bones, a multiplayer-oriented pirate software that had already been the subject of a Ubisoft Forward a few months ago. The pre-show will also highlight: “late seasons, new characters, new content” from games like “Brawlhalla, For Honor, The Crew 2, Anno 1800, more.”
But, above all, French society evokes a “Assassin’s Creed Showcase” at the event with a “sneak peek at the future of the franchise”. And there is no need to take out the crystal ball in this case. Last week, after a more than suggestive leak, Ubisoft presented Assassin’s Creed Mirage, a new episode that seems like a return to basics taking, obviously, the direction of the Middle East. In a message posted on Twitter, Yves Guillemot’s team confirms that the game will be present on Saturday. Of course, the future of the Assassin’s Creed franchise also holds potential insights into Assassin’s Creed Infinity, described at the moment as a metaverse-like platform and gaming service, bringing together many eras and heroes from the series. In this context, rumors suggest that this weekend two Assassin’s Creed will be presented: a certain Project Red, which takes place in Japan, and Project Hexe, during the 16th century witch hunt.
The Division, Prince of Persia, other great licenses?
We are now entering a field of possibilities that is less likely, but worth investigating! Like Assassin’s Creed Mirage, another Ubisoft game has been the subject of some online indiscretions lately. This project is The Division Heartland, an already announced free-to-play battle royale for PC and consoles that takes over the famous homonymous license. Recently, for a brief moment, the firm’s official store showed a “soon” as a release date. Therefore there is there’s a good chance we’ll find out Saturday night ! As a reminder: this title will also be accompanied by a mobile game, The Division Resurgence, rather quiet since its reveal.
Among the most likely announcements, we await news of Prince of Persia The Sands of Time Remake although its release is no longer scheduled for fiscal year 2023. Since the title passed from the hands of Ubisoft Pune and Ubisoft Mumbai to those of Ubisoft Montreal. (base game developer) we didn’t see anything new. It would be a good thing if Yves Guillemot’s company didn’t play the remake with their other Arlesians. After all, the new version’s trophies and achievements were only recently revealed, which seems like an encouraging sign.
Splinter Cell, Star Wars, BGE2, any surprises to look forward to?
Another step towards the hypothetical. As you know, Ubisoft is currently working on several major projects, one of which might slip under the radar during Saturday’s meeting. You never know ! We can probably write off Avatar Frontiers of Pandora, whose release date now seems too far away. The same feeling for the remake of Splinter Cell and the open world of Ubisoft’s Star Wars, announced in 2021 through a simple announcement, without images. Apart from other more discreet games (Project Q, XDefiant, Settlers) there is only Assassin’s Creed VR and the well-known Beyond Good & Evil 2, which has not experienced smooth development either. Between reassuring echoes and hallway noises pointing in the opposite direction, makes you wonder when this sequel will see the light. Finally, note that according to experts, the successful Immortals Fenyx Rising would be entitled to a new play in the form of a reboot. To have the end of the story, we give you an appointment this Saturday, September 10 from 9:00 p.m.
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