Ubisoft Forward Event Showcases Far Cry 6, Watch Dogs Legion, Assassin's Creed

On Sunday Ubisoft broadcasted a pre-recorded, E3-like conference event called Ubisoft Forward. The event delved into gameplay and trailers for several high-profile upcoming games, including Watch Dogs Legion and Assassin’s Creed Valhalla, as well as announcing Far Cry 6 and Hyper Scape.

You can watch the full broadcast above, and check out our condensed breakdown of the biggest news and trailers below.

Far Cry 6

The cinematic trailer looks like a James Bond film, but it’s the latest Far Cry game, starring Giancarlo Esposito as the villainous Anton Castillo. Castillo is dictator of a fictional island in the Caribbean, where a resistance group is in desperate need of leadership.

Platforms: PC (Epic Games Store, Ubisoft Store), PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox One X, Stadia
Release: February 18, 2021

Assassin’s Creed Valhalla

We’ve seen trailers for the newest Assassin’s Creed game during previous announcements, but finally see gameplay during the Ubisoft Forward event, including both male and female Eivor, the viking protagonist of Assassin’s Creed Valhalla. We also get a firm release date for this November.

Platforms: PC (Epic Games Store, Ubisoft Store), PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5 (free upgrade), Xbox One, Xbox One X (free upgrade), Stadia
Release: November 17

Watch Dogs Legion

In Watch Dogs Legion, you’ll build your own resistance team from the open world of near-future London, from drone hackers to football hooligans and even feisty grandmas. The new trailer introduced major characters, like villainous military CEO Nigel Cass.

Platforms: PC (Epic Games Store, Ubisoft Store), PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5 (free upgrade), Xbox One, Xbox One X (free upgrade), Stadia
Release: October 29

Hyper Scape

Everyone wants their own Fortnite-level online mega hit. Ubisoft is banking on Hyper Scape, a futuristic Battle Royale that takes place in the urban virtual city of Arcadia with up to 100 players. Hyper Scape Open beta is available to download for free right now on PC.

Platforms: PC (Uplay)
Release: Open beta available now

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