Ubisoft Forward 2021 showcase times and content announced

UBISOFT’S annual E3 showcase, Ubisoft Forward, will be streamed live on June 13 at 5am AEST this year.

The show, where the company announces its upcoming titles, updates, and other information, will be streaming free at ubisoft.com/Forward and on YouTube at youtube.com/user/ubisoft as part of an “all digital” E3.

Ubisoft have said the pre-show will kick off from a coffee- necessitating 4am AEST, and include “news and updates from live games such as For Honor, Trackmania, The Crew 2, Brawlhalla, Watch Dogs:Legion, and more from the teams at Ubisoft”.

The main show will commence at 5am and, according to the official announcement, “will feature the next mainline entry in the Rainbow Six franchise, formerly known as Rainbow Six Quarantine, with world premiere gameplay and trailers revealing this brand-new co-op title for the first time”.

Also featuring will be more information on Far Cry 6 (which I am very much looking forward to), as well as information on new content for Assassin’s Creed Valhalla and Rainbow Six Siege.

The show will also have new information on Ubisoft’s upcoming multiplayer open world motocross game Riders Republic, as well as something from Ubisoft Film & Television in the form of content from the Apple TV+ series Mythic Quest, and the upcoming film Werewolves Within.

 The main event will wrap up at 6am AEST and be followed by a post-show including a Rainbow Six Siege Community Briefing to update players on the latest news, and feature an in-depth discussion with Siege developers on how they designed the latest addition to the Operator roster, Operation North Star’s Thunderbird.

The official announcement said the show also would provide a number of fresh reveals, such as the Y6S2 Streamer Charms, Community Artist Bundle, and Sixth Guardian Charity bundle partnerships, and that “developers will provide deeper insight into the announcements from the main show, and players will have a chance to win an exclusive Fan Charm via Twitch Drops”.

Ubisoft Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) executive director Alain Corre said the team couldn’t wait to share more about their upcoming line-up at Ubisoft Forward as part of this year’s digital E3 event.

“This is always a highly anticipated moment for our industry and an opportunity to celebrate new content and creations,” he said.

“We’re proud to be showcasing such a diverse portfolio of games with something for every type of player, not forgetting a few surprises of course.”

E3 was cancelled last year due to COVID-19 and is being held this year in an “all-digital” format from June 12-15; the organisers have said they plan to hold it again as a physical event in 2022, COVID permitting.

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