The Ubisoft Forward 2020 live stream took place earlier today, featuring release date announcements and new game reveals.
Check out the games below:
Far Cry 6
Ubisoft has officially announced Far Cry 6 for PS5, Xbox Series X, PS4, and Xbox One, as well as PC via the Epic Games Store, Uplay, and Stadia on 18 February 2021.
Users who purchase Far Cry 6 on PS4 or Xbox One will be able to upgrade to the PS5 or Xbox Series X version at no additional cost.
Far Cry 6 will be available in the following editions:
- The Gold Edition:
- Base game.
- Season Pass.
- The Ultimate Edition:
- Base game.
- Season Pass.
- Ultimate Pack, which includes Jungle Expedition pack, the Croc Hunter pack, and the Vice pack.
- The Collector’s Edition:
- Base game.
- Season Pass.
- Ultimate pack.
- High-end replica of ‘Tostador’.
- In-game flamethrower weapon (seven parts to be assembled, length: 72cm).
- A “How to Assemble” one-pager artwork illustrated by artist Tobatron.
- A unique Collector’s Case based on Tobatron’s iconic art style.
- An exclusive Steelbook.
- A 64-page artbook.
- A set of 10 stickers.
- A Chorizo keyring.
- A map.
- A selected soundtrack.
Pre-orders for any edition above includes the “Libertad Pack,” which includes the “Libertad” outfit for Chorizo and the “Discos Locos” weaponized disc launcher.
In Far Cry 6, players are immersed in the adrenaline-filled, chaotic world of a modern-day guerrilla revolution. Welcome to Yara, a tropical paradise frozen in time. As dictator of Yara, Anton Castillo is intent on restoring his nation back to its former glory by any means, with his son, Diego, following in his bloody footsteps.
As Dani Rojas (playable as a female or male character), players will help stoke the fires of revolution through guerrilla warfare across the island of Yara, from verdant jungles to the urban streets of the capital city, Esperanza. They will use a powerful array of weapons and vehicles, as well as build a network of allies, including Fangs for Hire like Chorizo, the dangerously distracting wiener dog.
As President Castillo prepares his son Diego, played by Anthony Gonzalez (Pixar’s Coco), to succeed him, players will do all they can to ensure his plans don’t come to fruition.
For the first time in a Far Cry game, experience a sprawling capital city: Esperanza, the most expansive Far Cry playground to date. Players can take down Anton in the seat of his power by staying hidden or engaging Anton’s army in an all-out firefight in the streets. This includes taking the reins of a horse to commandeering a tank.
Assassin’s Creed Valhalla
Assassin’s Creed Valhalla is slated to release for the PS4 and Xbox One, as well as PC via the Epic Games Store, Uplay, and Stadia on 17 November 2020. It’s also coming to PS5 and Xbox Series X, but a release date was not announced.
Users who purchase Assassin’s Creed Valhalla on PS4 or Xbox One will be able to upgrade to the PS5 or Xbox Series X version at no additional cost.
In Assassin’s Creed Valhalla, you are Eivor, a fierce Viking warrior raised on tales of battle and glory. Explore a dynamic and beautiful open world set against the brutal backdrop of England’s Dark Ages. Raid your enemies, grow your settlement, and build your political power in your quest to earn your place among the gods in Valhalla.
Players can dual-wield powerful weapons such as axes, swords, and even shields in any combination, even two shields at once. This game also features actual brutal beheadings and decapitations. They can also launch massive assaults against Saxon troops and fortresses throughout England or raid enemy territories to bring riches and resources to further developer their settlement.
Watch Dogs Legion
Watch Dogs Legion is slated to release for PS4, Xbox One and PC on 29 October 2020, as well as coming soon to next-gen consoles like the PS5 and Xbox Series X on an unspecified date.
In Watch Dogs Legion, players can build a team with a huge range of characters to choose from, all bringing their own unique abilities. From a brilliant hacker to a getaway driver, from a football hooligan to an inconspicuous old lady, everyone has a unique backstory, personality, and skill set that should be used in unique situations. Customize your Legion with enhanced gadgets, unique outfits and iconic masks.
The story is this: After a mysterious assailant initiates devastating terror attacks on London, DedSec, a secret underground resistance who is being blamed for the attacks and is on the brink of annihilation, needs your help. Your mission is to rebuild DedSec to fight back against those who wish to keep London oppressed. You will continue to meet colourful characters along the way, both villains and allies, in your fight for London.
Players can also weaponize London’s tech infrastructure, and unleash DedSec’s mastery of technology: hijack armed combat drones, reconstruct past events using augmented reality to discover who is behind the terror attacks, and hack their way through the most advanced security systems.
Players can explore a massive urban open world and fight to liberate London’s many famous landmarks, including Trafalgar Square, Big Ben, Tower Bridge, Camden, Piccadilly Circus, or the London Eye, as well as engage in side activities like bare-knuckle boxing, darts, freestyle football, illegal courier contracts or street art.
Players can also join forces with up to three friends in online multiplayer as they freely explore London together or take on special co-op missions, and unique game modes.
Publisher Ubisoft and developer Blue Mammoth Games will release Brawlhalla for iOS via the App Store and Android via Google Play on 6 August 2020.
Pre-registration is available now on the game’s official website. Brawlhalla is currently available for PS4, Xbox One, Switch, and PC via Steam.
The battle royale multiplayer shooter game Hyper Scape is now available for PC in open beta. It’s also coming to PS4 and Xbox One at a later date.
Hyper Scape is an urban futuristic free-to-play battle royale where 100 contenders engage in first-person shooter close-quarters and fast-paced matches to become the next global superstar.
It also introduces Hacks, abilities that players can loot in the world the same way they do weapons. Hacks grant offensive and defensive capabilities to suit all play styles. Laying down a mine, seeking an enemy, protecting the squad with a big wall or turning invisible to sneak up on opponents are just a few examples of the Hacks players can combine and swap effortlessly. All Hacks and weapons can be upgraded through the Fusion mechanic to produce more powerful iterations of the pre-existing item.
Hyper Scape innovates and twists the battle royale formula in many ways, such as the unpredictable Decay which dissolves the map of Neo-Arcadia into different patterns, or the unique Echo mechanic that keeps players active in the battle even when they’re down. At the end of a Hyper Scape match, the climactic showdown phase starts when the Hyper Scape crown spawns on the map. Players have two different ways to claim victory, either by picking up and carrying the crown for 45 seconds or by being the last player or squad standing.
Developed in partnership with Twitch, the Hyper Scape Crowncast Twitch extension will entertain viewers by letting them impact the game in real-time, creating unprecedented interaction between streamers and their fans. Viewers will also have a real-time impact on the battle by voting on events that affect all contenders within a match, such as low gravity or infinite ammo.
Tom Clancy’s Elite Squad
Tom Clancy’s Elite Squad is now open for pre-registration on Google Play Store and Apple App Store (via the official website). Players can collect and upgrade your favourite characters from Rainbox Six, Ghost Recon, The Division, Splinter Cell and more, as well as command their best squads in stunning and dynamic 5v5 battles.
The Crew 2
Ubisoft previewed what’s coming in future updates from August 2020 onwards, including the Flashy 80’s update as part of the Summer in Hollywood, which will include legendary 80’s cars like the DeLorean.
Players can also receive the 1967 Volkswagen Beetle for 1 Crew Credit from now until 14 July 2020 and catch a sneak peek of what’s to come for Year 3 in Motornation.
The Crew 2 is available on Xbox One, PS4, and PC.
Trials: Rising will be getting the Gigatrack on 16 July 2020, the longest track in Trials franchise history. It will be free for all players.
Ghost Recon Breakpoint
Ghost Recon Breakpoint will receive a free Title Update (2.1.0) on 15 July 2020. It will add AI teammates to the game for the first time, letting solo players choose whether they want a squad of operators to play with, who will have the same abilities as player-controlled characters. Solo players will also be able to give orders to and customize the gear of AI teammates.
In addition, the update will also add a new limited-time event, Resistance!, beginning on July 2020. The event will see players attempting to save prisoners, attack outposts and stop convoys. Playing the event will unlock 14 new rewards, which will be available until 29 July 2020.
Just Dance 2020
Just Dance 2020 Season 3 will add three new songs, three returning songs, and a new playlist. The Season 3 trailer introduced “Hype” by Dizzee Rascal & Calvin Harris, “La Respuesta” by Becky G Ft. Maluma, and “Crayon” by G-Dragon.
The three returning songs will be:
- “Barbra Streisand (2019 Edit)” by Duck Sauce
- “Giddy on Up (Giddy On Out)” by Laura Bell Bundy
- “Mas Que Nada” by Sergio Mendes ft. The Black Eyed Peas.
This update will be released on 23 July 2020.
Curious Expedition 2
Curious Expedition 2 is the follow-up to the award-winning 19th-century expedition simulation. Join the legendary Explorer Clubs and venture on unprecedented expeditions to regions never explored before for fame, science and treasures.
It is now on Steam Early Access.
Surgeon Simulator 2
The physics-based pandemonium returns with Surgeon Simulator 2, the gut-busting sequel to the original operation sim. From 4-player co-op to the all-new Bossa Labs Creation Mode, players can explore an entire medical facility of wonder in this fully fleshed-out sequel.
Developed by Thunder Lotus Games, Spiritfarer is a cosy management game about dying. As ferry master to the deceased, build a boat to explore the world, care for your spirit friends, and guide them across mystical seas to finally release them into the afterlife.
It will be available sometime in 2020 on Xbox One, PC, PS4, and Nintendo Switch.
What Happened To The Other Ubisoft Games?
At the end of the Ubisoft Forward 2020 live stream, the publisher confirmed that another Ubisoft Forward presentation will be held later this year at an unspecified date, presumably closer to the launch of next-gen consoles like the PS5 and Xbox Series X.
The very first Ubisoft Forward was relatively decent, but it lacked any genuine surprises and several missing games. Sure, we finally saw more of Assassin’s Creed Valhalla and Far Cry 6, but what about other games?
For instance, Beyond Good And Evil 2 was initially announced at E3 2017, but not much has been revealed about the game since then (with the exception of its delay announcement earlier this year). It’s disappointing then, that it wasn’t even mentioned in the Ubisoft Forward live stream, alongside other long-announced games like Skull & Bones.
Other games, which were announced at E3 2019, were also absent from Ubisoft Forward, including Gods And Monsters and Rainbow Six Quarantine. That rumoured new Prince Of Persia game was a no-show as well.
Perhaps we’ll see some of these, or none of them, in the second Ubisoft Forward planned for later this year.