Ubisoft's online E3 event set for June 12

Far Cry 6
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The season that begins with E and ends with 3 is rapidly approaching, and today Ubisoft confirmed that it will take part in the fun with a new "Ubisoft Forward" online press conference. The event will kick off at 12 pm PT/3 pm ET on June 12 "as part of E3 2021," and will feature updates on Ubisoft games "from our teams around the world."

Naturally, Ubisoft is keeping the specifics under wraps—don't want to spoil things for the big show—but we can reasonably assume that we'll get a proper look at Far Cry 6, and updates on ongoing games like Hyper Scape, Rainbow Six Siege, For Honor, and maybe even The Division 2 and Ghost Recon Breakpoint, both of which Ubisoft recommitted to earlier this year.

The biggest bit of potential news, though, would be a glimpse at Ubisoft's open-world Star Wars game. Announced in January, shortly after Disney resurrected the Lucasfilm Games banner and effectively confirmed that Electronic Arts' exclusive deal to make Star Wars games would not be renewed, the new game is being developed by Ubisoft's Massive studio, with Julian Gerighty on board as creative director. Aside from that, though, it’s anybody’s guess, so some kind of trailer or teaser, even if it’s just some basic background, would be a big hit.

Personally, I’d be thrilled to get word of a new Splinter Cell game too, but I’m not holding my breath.

To absolutely nobody's surprise, E3 2021 was confirmed as a fully-online event earlier this month, set to run June 12-15. Other major exhibitors for this year's event include Nintendo, Microsoft, Take-Two, Capcom, Konami, Warner Bros, and Deep Silver parent company Koch Media. The PC Gaming Show will be there as well, on June 13.

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.