Ubisoft just unveiled another of its forward events, where the company previewed more upcoming titles and details on its fall roster, including a better look Immortal Fenyx Rising, The return of Scott Pilgrim versus the World: The Gameand the announcement of new games like Prince of Persia: The Remake “The Sands of Time” and the massive multiplayer Riders Republic.
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Ubisoft CEO discusses the company’s issues with diversity, inclusion, racism and sexual misconduct
In particular, the main announcement Ubisoft made today was not part of the actual Forward event at all ̵
The company also announced two new programs to improve mentoring opportunities for women and “individuals from underrepresented groups”. Ubisoft said on Twitter that Guillemot’s message was not included in the main event due to “time constraints,” but that it would be added to the video when it is posted for on-demand viewing.
Immortal Fenyx Rising gets a Breath of the Wild-esque gameplay reveal
Ubisoft finally revealed more information about the upcoming Immortal Fenyx Rising (formerly known as Gods & monsters) and shows the world inspired by Greek mythology and gameplay which is heavily inspired by Nintendos The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. It will be released on December 3rd on Switch, Xbox One, PlayStation 4, PC, and Stadia. You can find more information here in our practical impressions.
Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time gets a modern remake
The 2003 classic Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time gets a new remake for Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and PC in 2021. Ubisoft says it rebuilt the game from scratch in its modern Anvil engine and that the remake will feature improved combat and camera controls. It will be released on January 21st.
Riders Republic turns extreme sports into a massive multiplayer online game
Ubisoft brings extreme sports to an even larger online audience Riders Republic, a huge multiplayer game from the makers of Steep, focused on all kinds of adrenaline activities including biking, wingsuiting, skiing, snowboarding and much more. The company promises huge maps based on actual GPS data from US national parks and offering the opportunity to compete against 50 opponents at the same time. It will be released on February 25, 2021 for PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X / S, Google Stadia and PC.
Scott Pilgrim versus the World: The Game returns
The adaptation of Bryan Lee O’Malley’s iconic comic book series returns a decade after its release (and still inexplicable removal from various digital shop windows) It’s coming to Switch, Xbox One, PlayStation 4, PC, and Stadia this holiday season. It will include bonus character add-ons for Knives Chau and Wallace Wells as well as return of the extremely good chiptune soundtrack by Anamanaguchi.
Rainbow Six Siege is coming to next generation consoles this year
Ubisoft’s popular esports shooter is making the leap to the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X. The company promises to support up to 4K and 120fps gameplay by the end of the year, with free next-gen upgrades for existing PS4 and Xbox One owners. The company also announced a new, country-specific Rainbow Six Siege World Cup competition and a new season with content all around FactionSam Fisher.
Watch Dogs Legion will include special Stormzy and Aidan Pierce missions
The upcoming Watch Dogs Legion gets a cameo from the popular London rapper Stormzy, who will be featured in the game on October 29 with a special “Fall On My Enemies” mission. Plus Aidan Pearce – the boring hero of the first hat Watchdog – will return to the franchise as a playable character in an upcoming DLC expansion.
Hyper Scape gets a time-limited “turbo mode”
Ubisoft takes a page from Fourteen days‘s book with a new, time-limited “turbo mode” in its Hyper Scape Battle Royale, which – similar to Epic’s Solid Gold mode – puts players in a fast-paced game in which all weapons are the maximum rarity. It starts on September 15th.