Ubisoft Forward Stream: Watch Today's Ubisoft Event Live
The Ubisoft Forward livestream is set to go live today at 12 PM PT / 3 PM ET. There will be a pre-show one hour before the main event, tons of reveals for titles like Assassin’s Creed Valhalla and Watch Dogs: Legion, free giveaways during the presentation, and more. Despite the ongoing abuse allegations–read more about that below–the publisher has confirmed it will not address them during today’s pre-recorded show. Here’s what else you can expect from Ubisoft Forward today and how to watch it live.
Ubisoft Forward Start Time And How To Watch
Ubisoft Forward starts today, July 12 at 12 PM PT / 3 PM ET, with a pre-show happening an hour before. Check the image below to see the exact start time in your respective region. You can watch the event live here in this post, complete with a post-show offering thoughts on what’s shown.
Ubisoft Forward Start Times
- Pre-Show: 11:00 AM PT / 2:00 PM ET / 8:00 PM CEST / 4:00 AM AEST
- Main Show: 12 PM PT / 3 PM ET / 9 PM CEST / 5 AM AEST
You will be able to watch Ubisoft Forward right here or on Ubisoft’s official Mixer, Twitch, and YouTube channels. The broadcast is incredibly accessible this year; Ubisoft Forward will have subtitles for a variety of languages and will be shown with American Sign Language on the official Ubisoft Forward website.
Ubisoft Game Announcements And News
Just Dance 2020
Just Dance 2020 was the first game shown during the pre-show presentation, and it mentioned that six new songs were coming to the game and that a tournament mode was on the way. This Virtual Paradise content is out July 23.
Mythic Quest: Raven’s Banquet
Ubisoft gave a brief look at a playable sandbox that was used for the Apple TV+ show Mythic Quest: Raven’s Banquet. The team at Ubisoft Red Storm initially made a fake game for the show, but ended up making the content actually functional.
The Crew 2
Ubisoft Ivory Tower gave an update on The Crew 2 during the pre-show. The Summer in Hollywood update recently went live, and it will include special additions like The Beach and Neon Battle over the next few weeks. There are also special modded events arriving in August.
The Division 2
An Easter egg of sorts is available in The Division 2, as revealed during the pre-show. The game’s rubber ducks were acknoweldged, as they were initially put in the game to remind a designer to finish something while the game was in development. It adds some hope into a world that is on the brink of collapse.
Ubisoft revealed a surprise for Trials Rising. An endurance challenge has arrived in the game: the Gigatrack. A fan-favorite, the enormous track is the biggest ever put in any of the series’ games and is sure to test your skills and anger your friends in multiplayer sessions. It’s free on July 16.
Ghost Recon Breakpoint
Ubisoft detailed upcoming additions and changes to Ghost Recon Breakpoint. These changes come in the wake of poor reviews for the game last year as well as disappointing sales figures. AI teammates are finally coming to the game on July 15. They are fully customizable, including physical features, gear, weapons, and costumes. They will follow your lead if you go stealthily, and there are four orders you can give.
Potential Reveals And “Other Surprises”
According to a blog post, the main showcase will be packed with announcements concerning the studio’s highly anticipated titles. This includes Assassin’s Creed Valhalla, the recently revealed Hyper Scape, Watch Dogs: Legion, and more. A line-up reveal confirms the livestream will feature several other games in Ubisoft’s catalog as well, such as The Crew and Trackmania. Far Cry 6 was officially confirmed ahead of the event as well, following a leak on PSN. Breaking Bad’s Giancarlo Esposito appeared in the brief teaser Ubisoft posted to social media. A full trailer leak also followed. We’ll likely see this trailer during the show.
Among the games that will be discussed during Ubisoft Forward, the studio confirmed that some very specific news will be revealed. The long-awaited AI Squadmates update for Ghost Recon: Breakpoint will finally be talked about, as well as a deep-dive into The Division 2 easter eggs, additional Just Dance 2020 news, and more. Currently, it’s unclear if previously-announced titles–Gods & Monsters, Rainbow Six Quarantine, Roller Champions, and others–will appear. However, Ubisoft did say “a few other surprises” will be unveiled.
Get Watch Dogs 2 On PC For Free
Ubisoft has also confirmed that you can get a free copy of Watch Dogs 2 during Ubisoft Forward. All you have to do is login to your Uplay account after the Trackmania playthrough and before the show ends to claim Watch Dogs 2 on PC. There will also be additional rewards you can earn during the livestream by participating in trivia questions. Answering them correctly will net you various in-game items across some of Ubisoft’s games, though the studio didn’t specify which games exactly.
Embroiled In Controversy
Despite Ubisoft Forward–which was announced in response to the cancellation of E3 2020 due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic–continuing as planned, the studio has been hit with an assortment of allegations in recent weeks. AC Valhalla creative director Ashraf Ismail stepped down following infidelity allegations, company executive Maxime Beland resigned after being accused of abuse and assault, and other reported employees have been suspended in the wake of rising allegations. It’s unclear if product and brand marketing manager Andrien Gbinigie, who was accused of sexual assault, still works at Ubisoft Toronto, the studio currently finishing up Watch Dogs: Legion.
As a result of the recent allegations against a number of Ubisoft employees at all levels of the company, studio founder and CEO Yves Guillemot confirmed a “structural shift” is coming. Guillemot outlined a series of steps Ubisoft intends to implement in the wake of the company’s #MeToo moment, from appointing a “Head of Workplace Culture” to establishing a diversity board that will review and improve the company’s policies and procedures. One day before the presentation, several high-level Ubisoft employees left their positions or the company altogether, including chief creative officer Serge Hascoet, head of Canadian studios Yannis Mallat, and global head of HR Cecile Cornet. However, it has since confirmed that Cornet has not left Ubisoft entirely.
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