Following the trend of other video game publishers, Ubisoft announced today that it will be hosting a fully digital new conference on July 12 called Ubisoft Forward. The news conference will feature news about Ubisoft's upcoming games, including some reveals.
This is Ubisoft's first fully digital conference, set for 12 p.m. PT, presumably on Ubisoft's streaming channels. Not much more info has been confirmed as of yet, though Ubisoft is describing Forward as an "E3-style showcase."
Ubisoft has several games already in the works for the future, including Assassin's Creed Valhalla, which prompted a dust-up over what "gameplay" means after last week's next-gen Inside Xbox stream. Other games like Watch Dogs Legion, Rainbow Six Quarantine, and Beyond Good and Evil 2 are all possibilities. In terms of their potential launch date, that might still be a grey area; Ubisoft CEO Yves Guillemot recently told the New York Times that the publisher is prepared to delay some games if the next-gen consoles don't make their holiday window.
A number of publishers have been taking their regularly scheduled summer news hits online following the cancellation of E3 2020 due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. EA has already confirmed its EA Play press event will move to digital, and the Summer Game Fest has been collecting several streams and events under its umbrella.
For the next generation of games, Ubisoft has a fairly high number of games already in the works that it could show. Could we see the return of the elusive Skull & Bones, or maybe Gods & Monsters? Or the ever-present Just Dance, to provide us with more stay-at-home workout fodder? We'll know more as the publisher divulges more details about the event leading into July.