Ubisoft decided to skip E3 this year before the significant event was ultimately cancelled due to a lack of support from developers. Instead, the French publisher announced Ubisoft Forward2023, which will air today, June 12, at 1 PM ET.
Kicking off the show is a look at Avatar: Frontiers of Pandora with a message from James Cameron, Ditte Deenfeldt, game director at Ubisoft Massive.
Set in the never-before-seen Western Frontier of Pandora, you play as a child of two worlds, born Na’vi but raised by the RDA. Fifteen years later, you are free but find yourself a stranger in your birthplace. Reconnect with your lost heritage, discover what it truly means to be Na’vi, and join other clans to protect Pandora from the RDA.
Ubisoft’s Mark Rubin from the San Francisco studio showcased player reactions to Xdefiant. The community has been the game’s core, with over 28 betas to develop, listen to, and respond to feedback from players. Over one million million players have shared footage and feedback to make Xdefiantwhat it is.
There will be one more test before Xdefiant launches this summer. Open beta begins June 21 to June 23 on Xbox Series, PlayStation 5, and PC.
A six-week preseason kicks off this summer with 14 maps, five factions, five modes, and 24 weapons before year one kicks off and adds four new factions, 12 new weapons, and 12 new maps.
Prince of Persia: The Lost Crown
Mounir Radi, the game director at Ubisoft Montpellier, joined the stage to announce a new chapter for the series Prince of Persia: The Lost Crown. Ubisoft is restructuring the series as Metroidvania, filled with 2.5D maps and hidden secrets to discover. You’ll explore the Citadel of Knowledge to the colourful Hyrcanian Forest; you’ll explore many places inspired by Persian mythology. Ubisoft says you’ll face off against Jahandar, the Manticore, and many other enemies.
Play as Sargon and evolve from sword-wielding prodigy to extraordinary legend as you master acrobatic combat and unlock new Time Powers and unique super abilities.
Adi Shankar of Castlevania fame joined the stage to discuss Captain Laserhawk: A Blood Dragon Remix. It is an original anime featuring alter egos of Ubisoft characters in a highly referenced homage to the early 90s.
Shankar confirmed the spin-off of Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon will launch in Fall 2023 on Netflix.
The Division: Resurgence
The Division Resurgence is a free-to-play third-person shooter RPG set in a shared MMO open world. It takes place in a contemporary post-crisis New York City after a virus outbreak has created chaos and the collapse of the American government. In this whole new spectacular experience of the Division creatively crafted for mobile, you embody an agent of the « Strategic Homeland Division,» your mission is to restore order, combat hostile factions, protect civilians and help them build a better future.
Our preview is here.
Skull and Bones
Skull and Bones Closed Beta will run from August 25th to August 28th, 2023!
Skate is coming to the Republic! On September 26, prepare for the new sports add-on and all the other content Season 8 has to offer. Expect new tricks and challenges, exclusive customization, a new area to show off your skills, and a new career progression! Brace for impact, as the Ridge will never be the same!
Sega’s Jet Set Radio will bring the beat to the rink on June 27 in Roller Champions.
The Crew Motorfest
The Crew Motorfest is out on September 14th! Get a glimpse of the full Motorfest experience, with a first look at Playlists and plenty of the numerous additions in the game’s lineup. From the Lamborghini Revuelto to the Toyota Supra, Hummer EV or Porsche Taycan Turbo S, get prepared to drive hundreds of vehicles in the ultimate car playground.
Pre-order available now: unlock the Toyota GR Supra 2021 LBWK Edition on September 14, 2023.
Assassin’s Creed Nexus
We got our first official look at the Meta-exclusive Assassin’s Creed Nexus. Clement Dagonneau, the community developer at Ubisoft Montreal, talked about Assassin’s Creed Nexus, Assassin’s Creed Jade, and Assassin’s Creed Mirage.
Assassin’s Creed Jade
Protect your home from Xionanu raiders behind the Great Wall and experience the cultural exchanges between the East and West in the imperial city of Xianyang.
Explore the path of Xia in Assassin’s Creed Codename Jade, set in the third century BC, during the time of one of the first unified empires in China. An unprecedented era of trade and cultural exchange between East and West is just beginning, but with this comes new challenges and threats lurking in the shadows.
Assassin’s Creed Mirage
Narrative Director Sarah Beaulieu took the stage to discuss Assassin’s Creed Mirage.
Star Wars Outlaws
Julian Gerighty, creative director at Ubisoft Massive, closed out Ubisoft Forward with our first gameplay look at Star Wars Outlaws.
Experience the first open-world Star Wars game and risk it all as Kay Vess, a scoundrel seeking freedom and the means to start a new life. Risk it all as Kay Vess, an emerging scoundrel seeking freedom and the means to start a new life, along with her companion Nix. Fight, steal, and outwit your way through the galaxy’s crime syndicates as you join the galaxy’s most wanted.