E3 is coming back this year, even if not in its normal mode of deployment. Still, that’s welcome news to us, and Ubisoft has just confirmed its Forward event time slot for E3 2021. Mark your calendars for June 12 at 3 PM ET, because that’s when the digital showcase will start rolling.
The announcement from Ubisoft was predictably light on the details for its E3 2021 Forward showcase. Naturally, there is much planning and decision making that must be done in the coming months. The games lineup will surely be dependent on how things progress internally, as the the company has already suffered a few massive delays to projects like Skull & Bones. It doesn’t take a PR manager to tell you it’s not a good call to reveal projects that are far from done.
In that sense, we can’t blame Ubisoft on holding back for now. The last thing any project needs is the pressure of hitting a release date if things aren’t going as planned. That doesn’t mean we can’t speculate what might be in store for the Forward event this summer, though.
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Ubisoft provides plenty of minor updates on its projects and development goals throughout the year. While 2021 isn’t likely to be as big of a year for new releases as 2020 was, there are a few new games that seem likely according to recent financial reports. Additionally, there will be tons of DLC. It’s arguable that this type of content is equally worth getting excited over though, as Ubisoft has a track record for creating wild DLC.
Starting with the new games, Riders Republic, Far Cry 6, Prince of Persia: Sands of Time Remastered, and likely the Rainbow Six: Quarantine project should appear and get new release dates. As for games that could appear, but are far less likely, keep an eye out for Skull & Bones and Beyond Good and Evil 2. No promises though.
The DLC content is something we can speculate on with far more confidence. Something like a new season for Rainbow Six: Siege seems like a given, and we know Ghost Recon: Breakpoint will continue to receive updates throughout the year. Likewise, there will probably be previews for Just Dance 2021, For Honor, Hyper Scape, and Anno 1800. Since the Wrath of the Druids will be out for Assassin’s Creed Valhalla in May, it will probably still be too early for a preview of the Paris Siege content. Watch Dogs: Legion may get a feature though, since the online mode finally went live last month.
While not all of these games are guaranteed to show up, there’s various evidence to support our take on what could show up at Ubisoft Forward during E3 2021. We can likely expect some other surprises as well.