Gather ’round on September 10
Ubisoft’s back with its second Nintendo Direct-like streaming showcase. That’s not much of a surprise considering it ended its first Ubisoft Forward by announcing a second. But now we have a hard date and a vague idea of what to expect.
In the teaser video above, Ubisoft tells us that the next Ubisoft Forward takes place on Thursday, September 10 at 1pm Pacific. On a personal note, I don’t have to work on a weekend this time. Vast improvement over the first.
As for the games being shown, there’s considerable footage dedicated to Watch Dogs: Legion, Hyper Scape, The Division 2 (I think), and Rainbow Six Siege. Here are some other rumors that are floating around though:
- There’s a Prince of Persia remake in the works and it’s launching in November.
- Gods & Monsters has been renamed (to the much worse) Immortals: Fenyx Rising.
- Beyond Good & Evil 2 and Skull & Bones both have ampersands in their name and have both been MIA for a very long time. This is not a rumor, I just wanted to point it out.
It’s a small roster, but we didn’t get much out of the first Ubisoft Forward. Only five stories came out of it. If Ubisoft focuses on what’s in the trailer and then caps it off with Prince of Persia, that’d be about on par with the first stream in terms of content. That’s why it feels like maybe Assassin’s Creed Valhalla and Far Cry 6 will sit this one out.
And, because there’s no better place to put this, today is the 25th anniversary of Rayman. Both Rayman Origins and Rayman Legends are high atop my list of favorite games ever. I can’t help but feel as though Rayman would still be with us if only it were named Tom Clancy’s Rayman.