Ubisoft Forward Showcase coming September 10, what can we expect?.

During Summer Games Fest 2022, various parties showed their upcoming games, but we still missed presentations from, for example, EA and Ubisoft. The latter has now announced that their presentation will be held on September 10.

What can we expect?

Actually, not much is known about the games that will be announced during the showcase, but let’s put the rumors and facts in a row:

  • There will probably be news about one rogue lite fashion for Assassin’s Creed Valhalla, while there are also rumors of a new installment in the series. In fact, there are rumors of three new Assassin’s Creed games! So would Assassin’s Creed Rift to be released next year, while that project actually started as an expansion for Valhalla. The gameplay would focus more on stealth instead of an open world RPG.

    Assassin’s Creed Infinity is rumored to come in 2024, although there is a good chance that it will actually be 2025. According to insider Tom Henderson, the project is still in its early stages, but the idea is to make Assassin’s Creed Infinty act as a kind of hub for future games in the franchise.

    Ubisoft Forward Showcase coming September 10, what can we expect?
  • Skull and Bones was announced by Ubisoft five years ago, but the development has been running into all kinds of problems for a while. For a while, the game never seemed to be released, but it was recently confirmed that the game is still in development. In Skull and Bones you play a pirate, while the concept is based on sailing in Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag. The game is almost over now ten years in development.
  • Prince of Persia: A few years ago we got to see the first images of a remake of Prince of Persia: The Sands of Timebut after heaps of criticism over the game’s look the project appears to have been sent back to the drawing board. Whether that game will ever be released is unknown.

    That’s not to say we won’t be getting a Prince of Persia game for a while, because if you believe the rumors there’s a ‘2.5D’ Prince of Persia underway, which took its inspiration from the Ori franchise. The team behind Rayman Origins and Rayman Legends is said to have taken on the development of the game. It is not yet clear whether we will actually see this game during the showcase.

  • This is also ‘just’ a rumor, but Ubisoft is said to be working on the sequel to Immortals: Fenyx Rising. The original was very reminiscent of The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild and has apparently been found successful enough by Ubisoft to make a sequel. You could say that game is just in development, but according to insider Tom Henderson, the game belongs to a list of ’20 Ubisoft games about to be announced’.
  • About The Crew 3 have been rumored for a while, but nothing official has been announced by Ubisoft yet. According to Henderson you can almost think of this game as a reboot and uses a new engine.
  • Avatar: Frontiers of Pandora has been announced before, although no release date has been announced yet. The game is based on the Avatar movies, the second part of which will be shown in Dutch cinemas at the end of this year, so it won’t surprise us if the game also comes out around that time.
  • Then there is XDefianta free to play shooter, which should be released sometime at the end of this year or early last year. In fact, we wouldn’t rule out that game being available from September 10, right after Ubisoft’s showcase, as it seems to be a trend for larger publishers to launch their free-to-play shooter at ‘surprise’ times.
  • Also The Division Heartland is free-to-play and should be released sometime early next year. The game is set in a small village called Silver Creek.
  • During the most recent Nintendo Direct Mini we already got to see images of Mario + Rabbids Sparks of Hope, but the game can also pass during Ubisoft’s showcase. Biggest change, compared to the original, is that you can now roam freely in the grid during turn-based battles. That game may still appear on Nintendo’s Switch this year, but rumors claim that the game won’t arrive until early next year. Perhaps the showcase can clarify that.
  • We also hope for a new one every year Sliver Cell, which is at least confirmed to be in development. This year, for the first time since 2015, there are no rumors that we will see a new Splinter Cell and since they have been wrong for seven years, we now hope that it will happen.
  • Beyond Good & Evil 2 was announced some years ago, but we haven’t seen it for a while. Fortunately, it was at least confirmed earlier this year that the game is still in development, but the “father” of the franchise has since retired from the world of games. We consider the chance that we will see new images during the showcase nil and do not even rule out that the game will never be released. That’s a shame, because the first part was a wonderful game, which hardly anyone actually bought.