Following up on the cancellation of this year’s E3 conference, and given that it’s currently impossible to host major in-person events, the gaming industry has come with other ways to make big announcements in the near future. At the start of the month, Geoff Keighley announced Summer Game Fest, an ongoing event running from May through August, where companies can host their would-be E3 reveals. Electronic Arts has already joined the party, with EA Play Live set for June 11 as its replacement event.
Now, Ubisoft has also announced its digital presentation that will substitute the company’s E3 announcements. Called Ubisoft Forward, the event will go live on July 12 at 12PM Pacific Time, somewhat later than some might have expected. Ubisoft didn’t give much in the way of details, simply mentioning “exclusive game news, reveals, and more”.
Naturally, there are some things we can expect, such as news on the recently-announced Assassin’s Creed Valhalla. Ubisoft also has a few titles in the pipeline that haven’t been heard of for a while, like Watch Dogs: Legion and Gods and Monsters.
It’s likely that more and more companies will be making similar announcements over the coming weeks. Earlier today, a group of videogame publishers announced Guerrilla Collective, another digital event bringing multiple publishers and developers together to highlight their latest announcements.
Meanwhile, Microsoft will be showing information about the upcoming Xbox Series X in monthly events, a series that started with last week’s Inside Xbox. Nintendo reportedly isn’t holding a Direct presentation in June, so the company’s plans are still up in the air, as are Sony’s, which has been surprisingly quiet about its upcoming PlayStation 5.