Game news Ubisoft Forward: Assassin’s Creed, Skull & Bones … The game announcements you can expect!
Yes, he’s back in school, and it’s also time for the big players in the industry to come back with lectures full of announcements. Next on the list is French giant Ubisoft, which will hold its traditional Ubisoft Forward in a few days. To prepare yourself properly, here is everything you have a right to expect. Are you more Assassin’s Creed or Skull & Bones?
Although it is a leader in French-French video games, Ubisoft is not necessarily in its best form. At least as far as his reputation is concerned. On the sidelines of a more than acceptable financial health, Yves Guillemot’s company announced the postponement | the cancellation of several projects a few months ago, while the rumors of a takeover seem to intensify. The blockbuster Avatar Frontiers of Pandora is now expected for 2023 or 2024 and the battle royale Ghost Recon Frontline, for its part, will never see the light. The local publisher-developer could use a little cheer me up. Okay, because a new one Ubisoft Forward is scheduled for 9:00 PM on Saturday 10th September. To top it off, there is also a pre-show just before, at 8:35 pm, with other announcements.
Definitely Assassin’s Creed, Skull & Bones in the game!
To sweetly put us in the mood, Ubisoft has already revealed the names of some guests in a press release. It is therefore certain and certain, on Saturday we will see Mario + The Rabbids Sparks of Hope, the sequel to the excellent tactical game released in 2017 on Switch; Skull & Bones, a multiplayer-oriented pirated software that had already been the subject of a Ubisoft Forward a few months ago. The pre-show will also highlight: “last seasons, new characters, new content” from games like “Brawlhalla, For Honor, The Crew 2, Anno 1800, more”.
But above all the French company evokes a “Assassin’s Creed Showcase” at the event with a “preview of the future of the franchise”. And there is no need to take off the crystal ball on this one. Last week, after a more than evocative leak, Ubisoft unveiled Assassin’s Creed Mirage, a new episode that looks like a return to origins taking – obviously – the direction of the Middle East. In a message posted on Twitter, Yves Guillemot’s team confirms that the match will be present on Saturday. Of course, the future of the Assassin’s Creed franchise also implies potential information about Assassin’s Creed Infinity, described for the moment as a platform like a metaverse and game service, bringing together many eras and heroes of the series. In this context, it is rumored that two Assassin’s Creed will be presented this weekend: a certain Project Red, set in Japan, and Project Hexe, during the witch hunt in the 16th century.
The Division, Prince of Persia, other great licenses?
We are now entering a field of possibilities that is less likely, but worth examining! Like Assassin’s Creed Mirage, another Ubisoft game has been the subject of some online rumors lately. This project is The Division Heartland, a free-to-play battle royale for PC and consoles already announced that takes over the famous license of the same name. Recently, for a brief moment, the company’s official store showed a “soon” release date. So there it is rather a possibility that we will hear about it Saturday evening ! Remember: this title will also be accompanied by a mobile game, The Division Resurgence, quite discreet since its reveal.
Among the most likely announcements, we are hoping for news of Prince of Persia The Sands of Time Remake even if its release is no longer scheduled for fiscal year 2023. As the title has passed from the hands of Ubisoft Pune and Ubisoft Mumbai to those from Ubisoft Montreal (developer of the base game) we haven’t seen anything new. He’d be in good shape if Yves Guillemot’s company didn’t remake with his other Arlesians. After all, the remake’s trophies and achievements were revealed recently, which seems like an encouraging sign.
Splinter Cell, Star Wars, BGE2, surprises to expect?
Yet another step towards the hypothetical. As you know, Ubisoft is currently working on several big projects, one of which could possibly go crazy during the meeting on Saturday. We will never know! We can probably rule out Avatar Frontiers of Pandora, whose release date seems too far away. Same feeling for the Splinter Cell remake and Ubisoft’s open-world Star Wars, announced in 2021 via a simple announcement, with no images. On the sidelines of other more discreet games (Project Q, XDefiant, Settlers) there is therefore only Assassin’s Creed VR and the well-known Beyond Good & Evil 2, which has not had regular development either. Between reassuring echoes and corridor noises pointing in the opposite direction, makes you wonder when this sequel will see the light of day. Finally, note that, according to insiders, the success of Immortals Fenyx Rising would be entitled to a new work in the form of a reboot. To conclude the story, we give you an appointment this Saturday 10 September from 21:00.