Ubisoft Forward Recap (September 10, 2020)

Today marked the date of the second ever Ubisoft Forward livestream, and it was one worth talking about. Lots of interesting information was shared, and there were some promising reveals as well.

Here’s a recap if you missed the presentation:

Prince of Persia:

To start, the previously leaked and rumoured Prince of Persia remake was confirmed, as we’d all expected. However, instead of being a remake of the first game, or the last gen reboot, it’s a Prince of Persia: Sands of Time redo. That’s definitely the best case scenario out of all of the potential possibilities.

Sands of Time was a well liked, successful and beloved game back in 2003, so this makes sense.

Co-developer by Ubisoft Pune and Ubisoft Montreal, this full scale Prince of Persia: Sands of Time Remake promises new and inventive approaches to combat and puzzles. It is in development for Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and PC, and is targeting a January 21, 2021 release, at a price point of $49.99. You’ll only be able to play it on next gen consoles through backwards compatibility.

Those who pre-order the game will receive classic weapons, a retro skin and a special visual filter.

Just Dance:

Nine new songs were revealed for Just Dance 2021. They are:

“Blinding Lights” by The Weeknd

“Without Me” by Eminem

“Till The World Ends” by The Girly Team

“The Weekend” by Michael Gray

“Samba de Janeiro” by Ultraclub 90

“Runaway (U & I)” by Galantis

“Bailando” by Paradisio Ft. Dj Patrick Samoy

“Dibby Dibby Sound” by DJ Fresh & Jay Fay Ft. Ms Dynamite

“Boy, You Can Keep It” by Alex Newell

Just Dance 2021 will be an Xbox Series X/S and PS5 launch title.

Watch Dogs: Legion:

They revealed that Aiden Pearce (the protagonist of the original Watch_Dogs game) will be part of the Resistance in this one. He will be added later, though, as DLC.

British musician Stormzy will also be part of the Watch Dogs: Legion game world. He will enlist the player’s help during a mission within the campaign itself.

Scott Pilgrim:

Although it was previously delisted, the beloved and incredibly difficult Scott Pilgrim game is making a comeback. This news was teased on Twitter last night, before being confirmed today.

Scott Pilgrim vs. The World: The Game – Complete Edition will be available this holiday season. It will include the game’s Wallace Wells and Knives Chau DLC, and will retail for $19.99.

This will be a PS4, Xbox One, Stadia, Switch and PC release.

Immortals: Fenyx Rising:

What was once called Gods & Monsters is now named Immortals: Fenyx Rising. Brent previewed it this week, and we just learned that it’s due for release on December 3rd.

Immortals is being developed by Ubisoft Quebec, and will be released on Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Stadia and PC.

The Division 2:

Tom Clancy’s The Division 2: Warlords of New York will receive a new mode called The Summit.

Playing in squads or solo, The Summit will take Division Agents to a high-rise building, where they can scale up to 100 floors of action. Players will face different challenges and enemies on each floor as they progress toward the rooftop, where a special battle awaits. Using Rally Points (permanent checkpoints), players can also choose to focus on select sections of the building. This allows them to play at a preferred difficulty level and be rewarded accordingly for their efforts.

The Summit will bring a new way to experience The Division in a single mode and offers high replayability as each attempt will be different.

Title update 11 — which The Summit will be part of — will release on September 22 on all platforms. It will be a free update.

Rainbow Six:

It was confirmed that Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six: Siege is in the works for PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X/S. Folks who own the current console version(s) will be able to upgrade to this 4K, 120FPS next-gen update for free. Also worth noting is that cross-generation play will be available.

Year 5 has also come to Siege, bringing a reworked Chalet map and a familiar face (Operator Sam Fisher) to the multiplayer shooter.

Moving on, Ubisoft also announced its first ever Rainbow Six: Siege World Cup, which will allow 45 different countries to compete for glory.

Ghost Recon:

On September 15th, Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon: Breakpoint will receive it’s third episode. This will add a new story adventure called Red Patriot, a new pathfinder class, and a PVP update that includes new maps, new missions and that aforementioned new class.

Far Cry VR:

Fans of Far Cry 3 will be able to return to Vaas’ island with Far Cry VR: Dive Into Insanity.

This game will allow up to eight players to explore Rock Island together, as they attempt to survive and escape from Vass’ captivity.

You’ll be able to play Far Cry VR in 2021, at Zero Latency locations.

For Honor:

On September 17th, Year 4/Season 3 will bring The Resistance to For Honor. You can check out its story trailer below.

Riders Republic:

Ubisoft also revealed the next game from the studio responsible for Steep. It’s called Riders Republic, and is another extreme sports title. However, this one will be like an MMO in the way its presented.

This social experience will mix quite a few extreme activities, including skiing, snowboarding, mountain biking, dirt biking, and using jet propelled wing suits.

Up to fifty players can explore the game world together, while taking advantage of all of the aforementioned modes of transportation. They’ll even be able to compete in both the X-Games and Red Bull sponsored events.

Riders Republic will bring its American open world map to Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Stadia and PC on February 25, 2021.