ICYMI - Ubisoft Forward's Highlights
Despite some of Ubisoft Forward's headliners being leaked, plenty of attention was still on Ubisoft's debut online digital conference.
In case you missed it (it was scheduled at 3am yesterday, so we don't blame you), here are a few of the biggest reveals during the conference.
Far Cry 6
In this installment of the popular Far Cry series, you play as Dani Rojas, a citizen of Yara, who is part of the revolution to overthrow the tyrannous regime of Anton Castillo and Diego Castillo. You will be able to take part in guerrilla warfare in the streets of Yara. What's more, Anton Castillo is voice-acted (and developed to the likes of) by Giancarlo Esposito, who you may recognise as Gus Fring, the drug lord from Breaking Bad. Far Cry 6 is scheduled to be launched on 18 February 2021, and made available to most platforms.
Assassin's Creed : Valhalla
Assassin's Creed has always been synonymous with Ubisoft, and Valhalla is no different. Set in a Norse background, Valhalla's gameplay and mechanics are similar to that of Odyssey and Origins - with a few twists, not to mention new wieldable weapons and equipment. A 30-minute video of the gameplay was leaked a few days ago, to much chagrin of the fans, as it features what seems to be buggy gameplay and sub-par graphics. With the deadline of the release not too far away (17 November to be precise), there does not seem to be much time for the developers to iron out the last few kinks. Either way, another triple A title is heading our way. Let's hope it doesn't disappoint.
I'm hyped for this game for my own reasons - there's a Malaysian champion in it! Hyper Scape first entered the public eye when it was available for closed beta, or "tech test", but now everyone will be able to enjoy the futuristic battle royale. There was nothing but good feedback from players during the tech test, and hopefully we will have another serious contender to an already-packed industry of battle royales. The open beta is now live, and is available on UPlay, but will have a console release soon.
Watch Dogs Legion
Launching on 29 October, Watch Dogs Legion will be the third series of its kind. Set in the futuristic landscapes of London, you get to play as a part of DeadSec, a group of hackers trying to overthrow a dystopian government that has taken over London. What sets Legion apart from the other games in the series is that you will be able to recruit any non-playable character, or NPC, from the game, to be played as part of your mission. The game features both a single-player campaign and multi-player missions - and if the gameplay trailer is anything to go by, stores will be filled with people come release date.
Other than these few releases, several other titles received an update or reveal during the conference, including Rainbow 6: Siege and Brawlhalla, as well as other titles that were announced such as Tom Clancy's Elite Squad, Might & Magic Era of Chaos, Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon: Breakpoint, and The Crew 2: Summer in Hollywood. You can watch the full conference here. All in all, it was a fulfilling all-digital conference, and we can't wait for these releases!