Ubisoft Forward: Four Major Games That Were Missing From The Online Event


The second online Ubisoft Forward event by Ubisoft took place last week. We finally got a detailed look at Immortal Fenyx Rising, previously known as Gods and Monsters. Not going to lie, that is one game from Ubisoft that I didn’t expect to get excited for, but that Breath of the Wild vibe impressed me. There were also some surprise announcements like Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time Remake, Riders Republic, and Aidan Pearce's reveal in Watch Dogs Legion. Pearce is an underrated character IMO.

However, the event left us wanting for more, and not in a good way. Some major titles that were previously revealed were completely missing from the online showcase. Below is the list of games that we think deserved a spotlight.

Far Cry 6

The next big entry in the long-running franchise was revealed during the first Ubisoft Forward event that took place in July. Only one cinematic trailer was shown and that gave us a look at Far Cry 6's plot and setting. However, not a single second of actual gameplay was revealed (Valhalla flashbacks). Fans of the series were hoping to see gameplay or at least some new piece of information about Far Cry 6. Unfortunately, FC6 wasn’t even mentioned during the entire event.

I am personally both excited and a little worried about the game. While I love the ‘rebellion against a fascist government’ setting, this plot has been done several times before in previous Far Cry entries. Previous games didn’t have Giancarlo Esposito as the villain in them, so this game has at least that working for it.

Skull & Bones

It feels like this Assassin’s Creed 4: Black Flag-inspired piracy game has gone into development hell. The game was initially supposed to launch in 2018, but it was delayed multiple times with a new release date set in the 2021 fiscal year. The game was announced in E3 2017 and the first gameplay was shown during E3 2018. Since then, Ubisoft has kept mum on this title. According to several rumors and leaks, Skull & Bones’ development was drastically changed and even rebooted at one point. They are still unconfirmed rumors, so don’t put your money on it.

We have no new information about Skull & Bones, but we expect some kind of reveal soon, as Ubisoft has assured the fans that the game is not canceled and is still in development.

Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six Quarantine

Ubisoft loves revealing games with a cool looking cinematic trailer and then going silent. One more game like that is Rainbow Six Quarantine. This title was officially revealed during E3 2019, but since then the company has gone completely silent. That said, we do have some snippets of information. Although not officially confirmed, it’s obvious that the game is heavily inspired by the Outbreak special event in Rainbow Six Siege that took place during March 2020. The event was probably just to see how fans would react to a co-op alien game. We do know that Quarantine will be a three-player co-op game. It will launch on PC, Xbox One, Xbox Series X, PlayStation 4, and PlayStation 5.

Playing Rainbow Six Quarantine in an actual quarantine would be so much fun (I would show myself out). Could it be that Ubisoft predicted the future?

Beyond Good and Evil 2

The supposed AAAA game by Ubisoft, Beyond Good and Evil 2, has been in development for a long time. If you played the original game when you were a kid then you probably have a job by now. The original game released back in 2003 was a cult classic, however, unfortunately, it wasn’t exactly profitable for Ubisoft. That’s why the company put it on the back burner. The sequel, which is actually a prequel to the main game, was officially revealed during E3 2017. Tons of actual gameplay have also been released, and honestly, it looks amazing. This is nothing like the games Ubisoft has created in the past.

Ubisoft has mostly stayed silent about Good and Evil 2 for the last few years. Fans were expecting more information about this massive AAAA title last week, but they were again left wanting.

Don’t lose hope yet. Just because these four games weren’t shown last week, doesn’t mean you have to wait for a long time. There is still one more Ubisoft Forward online event that will take place before the end of this year. Ubisoft is running out of games to show, so there is a good chance we will get more information about the above games.

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