For those that might recall from just over a week ago, plans for this year’s Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) is to officially commence on June 12. Even more, the likes of Nintendo, Xbox, Take-Two Interactive, and even Konami are to be present at the virtual show. But, plans for when each of the major publishers are to present is still undetermined for the time being.
Among the mix, publisher Ubisoft is the first to announce its plans for the coming online event in less than two months. In that, the firm shares a Ubisoft Forwards presentation will be taking place in the second week of June. “Get ready for Ubisoft Forward! Our digital conference goes live on Saturday June 12 at 12pm PT as part of E3 2021. Stay tuned for all the latest information about the lineup and announcements from our teams around the world.”
What is more exciting is what could potentially be unveiled at the show. For starters, Assassin’s Creed is off the table for 2021: the series with its latest release, Assassin’s Creed Valhalla in 2020, cements a no show as the firm pledges to offer a year gap between its projects. However, there is a chance for fan service titles like Roller Champions to be present as the release is still unknown.
To elaborate further, Ubisoft previously pressed to be stepping away from the emphasis on its AAA, big budget projects as it focuses in on its free-to-play and “other premium experiences,” says Ubisoft CFO Frederick Duguet. Noted, there is a forecast for a new announcement in regards to Riders Republic since its launch was pushed to late 2021 earlier this year also.
Most hopeful is news on a potential Splinter Cell announcement. Last year, Multiplayer.it reported on word for plans to launch the next mainline installment for the Tom Clancy series. But, it is suggested to keep your expectations low as it is still a rumor. You can read the full report by heading here.
What are you hoping to see at June’s Ubisoft Forward?