After last year’s cancellation, E3 this year is somewhat of a coming out party for the beleaguered show. With COVID still remaining a concern for mass-gatherings, the ESA has decided to loosely assemble the various game livestreams around a few days in June.
Ubisoft, which transitioned to their Ubisoft Forward shows last year, has rejoined E3 this year occupying much the same spot it did prior to 2020. Due to the changed schedule and different days for E3 in 2021, Ubisoft is still doing their E3 event on the first day of the show, but this time it will be on a weekend.
Ubisoft Forward for E3 will take place on Saturday, June 12 at 12 PM PT.
While Ubisoft hasn’t announced specifically what games will be at the show, we can take a few guesses. Assassin’s Creed Valhalla still has some fuel left in its DLC tank, with the recently released Wrath of the Druids DLC just being part one of the game’s roadmap. The Siege of Paris is coming next and I wouldn’t be surprised to see a first look at it during Ubisoft’s show.
There’s a number of games in Ubisoft’s portfolio that haven’t seen the light of day in a while, including sports titles Roller Champions and Riders Republic. Both Far Cry 6 and Rainbow Six Quarantine, which theoretically should be undergoing a name change at some point, are targeting a release for this financial year, so it is highly likely both games will be there.
The Prince of Persia: Sands of Time remake was delayed earlier this year and could be shown again at this show, hopefully without the backlash it got at previous reveals. As for unannounced games, there have been heavy rumors about a sequel to 2017’s Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle in development. The first game was only revealed within three months of release, however, which could mean an announcement of the rumored project might be closer to a release date.
With both Watch Dogs and Assassin’s Creed releasing within the last year, Ubisoft also has a big open space for a third-person action game that they usually don’t leave empty. Skull & Bones is not releasing for at least another year, though it could still be shown at this event.