Ubisoft's 'E3-style showcase' is coming in July

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Ubisoft has joined the parade of publishers holding their own digital E3-style events in 2020, announcing today that Ubisoft Forward, with "news, reveals, and more" will take place in July.

Aside from promising an "E3-style showcase," Ubisoft hasn't said anything about what we can expect from the show, but if I had to take a guess I'd say that we'll probably get a good eyeful of Assassin's Creed Valhalla, hopefully including some proper gameplay, which seems especially important after last week's less-than-impressive showing. We may also get an update on the status of Watch Dogs Legion, Rainbow Six Quarantine, and Gods and Monsters, all of which were delayed in late 2019 after Ghost Recon Breakpoint and The Division 2 both tanked.

There will no doubt be some surprises, too. Ubisoft announced in February that it has five "triple-A" games set to come out before April 2021, and I continue to hold out hope that Far Cry: Blood Dragon 2 will be one of them. (Mark 4 style, monkeytrucker!) One thing we probably won't get a look at is Beyond Good and Evil 2, which Ubisoft specified in that February announcement is not one of those five upcoming games.

Ubisoft Forward will kick off at 12 pm PT/3 pm ET on July 12. Streaming platforms weren't revealed but if I had to guess about that too I'd say that Twitch is probably one of them.

Andy Chalk

Andy has been gaming on PCs from the very beginning, starting as a youngster with text adventures and primitive action games on a cassette-based TRS80. From there he graduated to the glory days of Sierra Online adventures and Microprose sims, ran a local BBS, learned how to build PCs, and developed a longstanding love of RPGs, immersive sims, and shooters. He began writing videogame news in 2007 for The Escapist and somehow managed to avoid getting fired until 2014, when he joined the storied ranks of PC Gamer. He covers all aspects of the industry, from new game announcements and patch notes to legal disputes, Twitch beefs, esports, and Henry Cavill. Lots of Henry Cavill.