The latest Ubisoft Forward livestream featured several new announcements and updates to current Ubisoft games.
Prior to the stream, Ubisoft released a four-minute video in which CEO Yves Guillemot apologized for recent sexual harassment and racism issues at the studio.
Here’s all the news to come out of Ubisoft Forward so far.
The Ubisoft Forward preshow featured exclusive premieres, including the recently rumored Far Cry VR: Dive Into Insanity and Agos, a VR spaceflight game coming later this year. Ubisoft confirmed that The Division 2 will be backward-compatible with next-gen consoles.
The action-adventure game Immortals: Fenyx Rising, formerly Gods & Monsters, will arrive December 3. A gameplay trailer showed off the game’s over-the-top combat system and stylized open world. The game will offer a free playable demo exclusive to Google Stadia players.
The 2003 game Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time is getting remade with enhanced graphics and a new targeting system. The game will be released on January 21, 2021, on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC. There was no mention, however, about whether the game will be on next-generation consoles.
The free-to-play battle royale game Hyperspace is getting a limited-time mode featuring high-level gear and faster health regeneration.
Rainbow Six: Siege is getting a next-gen update this year that supports 4K and 120 frames per second. Current console owners will get the upgrade for free. The new season of Rainbow Six: Siege, which features Sam Fisher, is live right now.
The long-lost Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World: The Game is finally coming back to consoles. A complete edition of the game will drop this holiday season and come with two new characters: Knives Chau and Wallace Wells.
Ubisoft revealed that rapper Stormzy will provide music for the upcoming Watch Dogs: Legion. A new trailer for the game showed off new characters and abilities, including a hacker who can shock enemies, a street artist with a nonlethal paintball gun, and a beekeeper who attacks enemies with swarms of bees. The game features characters with negative attributes as well, like low mobility. Characters can be customized with tools like the spider bot.
Aiden Pearce from the original Watch Dogs game will be a fully playable character in Legion post launch. A new story chapter will be included in the game’s season pass, as well.
Riders Republic is a new mass multiplayer, extreme sports franchise. Built around social interaction, players ski, ride bikes, and more around different environments like snowy mountains. The game has a zany style that looks similar to games like Trials Rising. The game features competitions similar to the X Games and community challenges where players can compete with one another.
Riders Republic launches on February 25 and is available for pre-order now.
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