Yesterday during their first-ever Ubisoft Forward event, Ubisoft announced Far Cry 6. The game was revealed with a cinematic trailer, despite the PlayStation Store listing for the game having leaked earlier in the week. The game is set to launch on the 18th of February 2021, meaning it’s definitely coming to next-gen consoles.
Ubisoft confirmed that Far Cry 6 is planned to launch across both console generations for PlayStation and Xbox, as well as PC through the Epic Games Store, and even on Stadia. The game will also be part of the Uplay+ subscription.
Ubisoft highlighted a number of other games during their inaugural live event for in-progress projects. Watch Dogs: Legion got a brand new cinematic and gameplay trailer, as well as a firm release date of the 29th of October 2020. Assassin’s Creed Valhalla also got a new trailer, as well as an in-depth 30 minute gameplay walkthrough.
Both of these games will make use of Smart Delivery on Xbox One and the Xbox Series X. There will be no need for a second purchase if players upgrade their console.
It was also confirmed that Brawlhalla is coming to iOS and Android devices on the 6th of August.
Hyper Scape, Ubisoft’s free-to-play battle royale game, got two new trailers. The game is currently available in open beta for anyone on PC to join, and looks to follow Fortnite with the seasonal storytelling formula across the game’s core mode.
Of course, more games were shown during the event. For example, Ghost Recon Breakpoint’s AI teammates were confirmed as launching this week. They’ll be added with a free update on the 16th of July, when the game will also be free for the entire weekend.
It was revealed that a second Ubisoft Forward event is planned for later in the year to discuss more projects. The company did not acknowledge the recent allegations against a number of members of staff, which has made headlines in the games industry. The event was pre-recorded, so it stands to reason that these allegations would not be addressed at this event.