Ubisoft Forward: All The Games That Were Missing From The Event

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Ubisoft's E3 stand-in-show, Ubisoft Forward, went live a few days ago. The online event showed us some pretty big games like Watch Dogs Legion, Far Cry 6, and Assassin’s Creed Valhalla. However, we couldn’t help but notice that some interesting titles were missing. Below is the list of games that we were hoping to see, but were left wanting.

Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six Quarantine

I have been waiting for this game since its announcement. I absolutely love Rainbow Six Siege, so when a co-op Rainbow Six game was revealed during E3 2019, my hype was through the roof. However, my excitement has been slowly dying down, as we haven’t got a new piece of information on the title since last year. We were hoping that we would get some information about the title during Ubisoft Forward, but that wasn’t the case. It is confirmed that Quarantine will launch for PC, PS5, PS4, Xbox One, Xbox Series X, and Stadia.

Gods & Monsters

Gods & Monsters is another title, like Quarantine, that was announced last year, but has since gone into a hiatus. The game will take place in a world of Greek Mythology with Legend of Zelda-like graphics. The title is developed by the creators of Assassin’s Creed Odyssey, so I expect a heavy mythical world. Ubisoft hasn’t released any new trailer since the debut, but footage of an earlier build of the game was leaked a month ago.

Gods & Monsters will be available on both next-gen and current-gen consoles. A PC, Switch, and Stadia version has also been confirmed.

Skull & Bones

Assassin’s Creed 4: Black Flag fans have been waiting for a game like this for a while now. Skull & Bones heavily expands the naval combat of Black Flag, which was also expanded from Assassin’s Creed 3's naval combat. S&B has been in development for a while now, as the game was first revealed during E3 2017 with a cinematic trailer. Some actual gameplay footage was also shown during the E3 2018. However, since then, Ubisoft has gone completely silent about the game, with some thinking that the title has gone into development hell.

According to a report by Video Games Chronicle (VGC), Skull & Bones has been completely rebooted and will now use the live-service model, instead of offering a full-fledged game at launch.

Beyond Good and Evil 2

Where do I even begin with this title? Beyond Good and Evil 2 is a sequel, or should I say prequel, of the original game which was released back in 2003. The original received acclaim from fans and critics, but was unfortunately a commercial failure. Maybe that’s why Ubisoft took so long to make the next game in the series.

Beyond Good and Evil 2 was officially revealed during E3 2017. The game still doesn’t have a release date and we don’t even know which platforms the game will be made available on. However, Ubisoft CEO Yves Guillemot did say that the game will be more accessible to the new generation of players.

New Splinter Cell Game

Ok, this one has not been confirmed by Ubisoft yet, but fans are getting restless. Several players (including me) have been demanding a new Splinter Cell game for half a decade. The last game in the franchise was Splinter Cell Blacklist which was released back in 2013. The game received a positive reception, however, it did not reach the sales expectation the company had set. That’s why the IP was shelved and we have yet to see a new game in the series.

Ubisoft has also been trolling Splinter Cell fans for a while now. The game’s protagonist, Sam Fisher, had a cameo in several of Ubisoft’s games, including Ghost Recon Wildlands and the upcoming mobile game, Tom Clancy's Elite Squad. Is that a tease for an upcoming Splinter Cell game, or is that Ubisoft just being a jerk? We don’t know.

It’s not all bad news, though. At the end of the Ubisoft Forward conference the company did say that there will be another online event later this year. There is still some hope that we may see any of these games during the second event. Who knows, maybe we'll also learn about a completely new IP that Ubisoft may be developing in secret (like Hyper Scape)? Or how about another Prince of Persia title? I know just about everyone wants that.

So what do you think? Are you interested in any of these games? Was there any other game that you were looking forward to that wasn’t shown? Let us know your thoughts in the comments section below.

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