Ubisoft at E3 2021, forecasts and rumors

Ubisoft at E3 2021, forecasts and rumors

Ubisoft at E3 2021

Ubisoft is certainly one of the major players in the current videogame market, therefore its specific Ubisoft Forward conference at E3 2021 is one to particularly keep an eye on. So let's try to make predictions on what could be presented during the event, between more or less known and certain titles and others from various rumors, pending the appointment set for 12 June 2021 at 21:00.

There are already some games confirmed for the presentation, which facilitates the predictions somewhat, but the same Alain Corre, executive director of Ubisoft EMEA, clearly reported that within the event there there will also be various "surprises", which confirms the presence of announcements on unreleased titles or new chapters of known series within the French publisher's catalog. On the other hand, Ubisoft is an important presence at E3 and in a moment of generation transition but this could really have some great things in store.

Ubisoft Forward is set for June 12, 2021 at 9 pm: 00 Italians It is not easy to make accurate predictions, however: the French company can count on a large number of franchises and series within its catalog, but it is also among the publishers that more than others try to launch new intellectual properties with a fast pace, not always with great success, but still with a certain consistency. Predicting completely new surprises therefore becomes very difficult, which is why it is easier to look at the historical catalog of Ubisoft or at the announcements made for some time and disappeared a little from the radar to try to predict some of the possible presentations that will take place during the Ubisoft Forward.

In any case, it will be an event to be followed all together also because in fact it represents a bit of the official opening of the days of E3: we therefore reiterate the appointment set for June 12 at 21:00, obviously on these pages for live coverage between live videos on our Twitch channel and news in real time.

Now, however, let's focus on the predictions and rumors of what Ubisoft will show at E3 2021.

The certainties

Rainbow Six Extraction will stage rather unprecedented situations for the series We already have some confirmations regarding the games present at the Ubisoft Forward, since some of the titles have already been reported as present from the company. Among these is Rainbow Six Extraction, the new multiplayer tactical shooter set in the world of Rainbow Six, which in this case offers a certain variation compared to the classic formula with the addition of horror veins, given the presence of mysterious parasites capable of create truly disturbing threats. In this way, in addition to the classic team attack and defense dynamics, there is also the presence of a sneaky and overwhelming enemy, somehow superhuman and truly outside the normal dynamics of classic terrorism. At E3 we will finally see it in action after the tests behind closed doors and after having finally confirmed the name, which will be Extraction, since Quarantine could obviously recall unpleasant links with the COVID-19 pandemic (and also the other possible name "Parasite" seems to have been discarded, finally).

Far Cry 6 will return to show itself during the Ubisoft Forward, after the dedicated presentation that was staged a few days ago and which showed for the first time the gameplay, illustrating all the features on the setting and the news of the game itself. We are expecting new video materials and perhaps a real game session for the new open world shooter set on the island of Yara, a tropical paradise under dictatorship to be liberated with a real guerrilla.

It will be back to be seen also Riders Republic, a particular multiplayer game dedicated to extreme outdoor sports, and which sees a large number of players take part in crazy races in various disciplines within the same gigantic map. Downhill, skiing, snowboarding, wingsuit and other sports come together in these gigantic challenges that will show themselves more completely at E3. Finally, there will also be space for updates and expansions to the games already released, with the confirmed presence of news regarding Assassin's Creed Valhalla, of which perhaps we will see the famous Paris expansion, the usual Rainbow Six Siege and also an in-depth study on live service games such as Watch Dogs Legion and For Honor before the conference begins.


The Division: Heartland is the new free-to-play chapter of the series, but it will not be present. games that are most likely to be shown during Ubisoft's E3 2021, even if these are predictions based on assumptions. However, there are some titles already announced that probably could find space during the Ubisoft Forward, since they are practically known and only need to be shown in detail, with the E3 showcase providing the perfect opportunity for an in-depth study.

A very likely candidate could have been The Division: Heartland, which is the new chapter of Ubisoft's post-apocalyptic series, but the developers have already reported that the game will not be present during the conference and that the teams are still in full work on both the new Heartland and The Division 2 content that will arrive by the end of 2021. In case you don't know it, this is a free-to-play chapter linked to The Division but destined to be a sort of spin-off, however, characterized by the third-person tactical shooter mechanics focused on exploration, resource gathering and firefights, with the presence of various different classes such as Shooter, Medic and Survivalist.

Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time Remake may have been a candidate, but will not be present Another surprising absence is that of Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time Remake, which was believed to be shown in more advanced form over the course of E3 2021, even if the recent postponement of the game to a later date did not place well in favor of its state of development. Instead, Ubisoft has confirmed that the remake in question will not be present at the Forward event, with the team still very busy in full development. The controversy over the graphics had been (more or less) liquidated by Ubisoft, however the project was then postponed to a date to be determined, so it is clear that something did not go exactly the right way.

What remains then likely over the Ubisoft Forward? Very little among the easily predictable games. The certainty of the presence of Assassin's Creed Valhalla may suggest something interesting on this front: the idea is that the big expansion set in Paris can finally be presented, considering that its release is scheduled for autumn. It should represent a significant addition to the game, with a particularly extensive and accurate setting and new gameplay situations.

Among the likely attendances at the conference we also mark Werewolves Within, despite the fact that the project in question does not have to do with video games: it is in fact the new film produced by the Film & Television division, a particular supernatural thriller with elements of macabre comedy, which tells the mysterious events of a small town apparently besieged by a mysterious beast.

Long waits and dreams

We come to the titles that are perhaps less likely but that we would really like to see at E3 2021 by Ubisoft. The first on the list is definitely Beyond Good & Evil 2: the sequel to the action adventure created by Michel Ancel has exalted and intrigued everyone since the first appearance, showing itself as a substantial evolution of the excellent first chapter in every sense. . Thanks to an extremely advanced technological base, also given by the hardware of the next gen consoles, the game appeared as a kind of dream for fans of the progenitor, with the possibility to freely explore planets, fly with spaceships and take part in adventures in halfway between science fiction and slightly fairytale fantasy, all with a nice update to the original characterization. Unfortunately, nothing has been known about the game for two years now and the exit of Ancel, who left Ubisoft and videogame development in its entirety, does not represent comforting news: the publisher reiterated that development is progressing well. but Beyond Good & Evil 2 doesn't even appear in the specific plans for the fiscal year, so we don't really know what to think except that we'd love to see the doubts dissolve with another nice in-depth presentation.

Skull & Bones is going through a very complex genesis, from which it will not be released for several months yet Another game of which traces have progressively been lost is Skull & Bones, the pirate simulation presented even in 2017 and which seemed to be already close to that time. exit, only to enter a sort of odyssey from which she has not yet come out. The fact is that now there is even talk of the next fiscal year, or rather a release by March 2023, for a title that is obviously going through a very complex genesis, considering also how much it seemed practically ready already in 2017.

It is likely that the creative process has been substantially reset and restarted, which could also be a good idea: a general reworking could unmark him from the cumbersome shadow of Sea of ​​Thieves and help him find his own specific identity, considering that the basic concept it always remains very interesting. The release is still a long way off, but a new look at the game could give a way to understand in which direction this interesting project is going now.

The Avatar Project is still a mysterious game, years after the announcement Remaining in the context of projects announced for some time but then lost in the fog, we also mention The Avatar Project, or the video game based on the James Cameron film of the same name, which was announced more than four years ago but has practically never been seen since then. After the announcement trailer released in February 2017, the game has disappeared from the radar but should still be in development at Massive, based on the Snowdrop engine, at this point directed to the next gen PS5 and Xbox Series X | S consoles. The latest news gives the project postponed to 2022 and therefore it could be that it will not be shown during E3 this year, but it remains the most important stage among the opportunities offered in this industry, which is perfectly suited to the size of the Massive game.

Splinter Cell has been missing for 8 years from the scenes with its own chapter If we want to talk about dreams, a title that has been waiting for a long time and that often reappears in the rumors on Ubisoft is Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell, now absent from the scenes since 2013 with Splinter Cell: Blacklist, apart from some appearances as a crossover like the one we saw in Rainbow Six: Siege. Last year we received confirmation on the upcoming return of the series with a new chapter from none other than Luca Ward himself, Sam Fisher's historical voice actor, but since then there have been no announcements from Ubisoft, beyond a chapter. in VR for Oculus Quest 2 of which, however, nothing is known yet. We want to add it by tradition to the possible surprises of E3 2021, albeit with all due caution.

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