Ubisoft Forward is under way, and the first upcoming game to receive a major showcase at it is Ubisoft Toronto's Watch Dogs: Legion. After premiering a new cinematic trailer and showing off an extended gameplay demo, Ubisoft announced a release date for the title: October 29, 2020.
Watch Dogs: Legion will be coming to both current and next-gen consoles, and since no release dates have been announced for the Xbox Series X or Playstation 5 just yet, this October launch date currently only applies to the PC, PS4, and Xbox One versions.
Head of Xbox Phil Spencer appeared on the Ubisoft Forward stream to confirm that Watch Dogs: Legion will support Smart Delivery, Microsoft's cross-gen purchasing program, on Xbox consoles. An Ubisoft store page for Legion also confirms a free next-gen upgrade from PS4 to PS5, though it specifies that physical PS4 copies must be inserted in a PS5 in order to play the corresponding digital version.
On PC, Legion will be available digitally through the Epic Games Store and via Ubisoft's online storefront. It'll also be made available through Ubisoft's PC subscription service Uplay Plus, which costs $14.99 a month.
Ubisoft Forward is still underway, and USgamer will keep updating with news and reveals from the event as they come. The showcase comes at a particularly fraught moment for Ubisoft, as the company undergoes turnover with top-level personnel and reckons with its culture at large in the wake of serious allegations of rampant abuse and harassment. Earlier today, Ubisoft confirmed that it would not address the ongoing investigations and changes during the stream.