Ubisoft have announced the date and time of their next Ubisoft Forward digital conference; as part of E3 2021.
The next Ubisoft Forward digital conference will highlight the company’s upcoming games; premiering June 12th at 12 p.m. PT. Ubisoft ask their fans to stay tuned for “all the latest information about the lineup and announcements from our teams around the world.”
Future titles currently known include Far Cry 6, Monster Prom 2: Monster Camp, and Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time Remake. Beyond Good & Evil 2 was announced at E3 2017, but we have not seen much of it since 2018.
The Entertainment Software Association (ESA) previously announced the dates for the “reimagined, all-virtual” E3 2021 will take place from June 12th to June 15th. Early commitments along with Ubisoft include Nintendo, Xbox, Capcom, Konami, Take-Two Interactive, Warner Bros. Games, and Koch Media.
Along with developers showing their latest news and games, the ESA once-again emphasized the event would be free for everyone. This follows initial reports that the event was to have paywalled content.
Valve also recently announced the dates of the next Steam Game Festival, now renamed the Steam Next Fest, as June 16th to 22nd. Summer Games Fest organizer and host Geoff Keighly also announced the date for the 2021 event; the same month as E3 2021.
Former Nintendo of America President Reggie Fils-Aimé stated during an interview that the plans for E3 2021 “doesn’t sound that compelling;” and that someone else could usurp the event for their own. Fils-Aimé stated “If the ESA doesn’t figure out how to do this, someone else will,” possibly implying individuals such as Geoff Keighley and his Summer of Games.
Before being effectively cancelled twice thanks to the pandemic, planning documents for E3 2020 had leaked online (utilizing influencers, celebrities, and “The Power of Social Good”), along with the public sneak peak of it being a “new and revitalized experience.” Creative production company iam8bit would later announce pulling out of the event, but this was when the pandemic was starting to take off.