Ubisoft Forward 2023: Everything That Was Announced
As Summer Game Fest progresses, there are still plenty of exciting announcements in store for us. Today’s event is the annual reveal event from developer/publisher Ubisoft. This event promises to deliver some major news and updates that fans have been eagerly anticipating.
Here are all the announcements from the 2023 Ubisoft Forward, live as they happen.
All The Video Game Announcements at Ubisoft Forward 2023
Just Dance 2024
Ubisoft announced a new iteration of the dancing game. Just Dance 2024 will feature a new setlist to bust moves to.
Just Dance 2024 arrives on October 24, 2023, for Nintendo Switch, PS5, and Xbox Series X/S.
Avatar Frontiers of Pandora
An in-depth look at Avatar was shown with cinematics as well as gameplay. It showed more info on the story narrative as well as what to expect gameplay-wise. As previously revealed, Avatar will be a first-person action-adventure. New details were revealed such as a full two-player co-op campaign.
Avatar Frontiers of Pandora releases on December 7, 2023, for PS5/PS4, Xbox Series X/S, Xbox One, Microsoft Windows, and Amazon Luna.
More information was revealed on Ubisoft’s free-to-play PVP shooter, XDefiant. An open beta was announced for June 21-23. A roadmap for the game was revealed for the game. XDefiant will feature five modes and factions, 14 maps, and 24 weapons at launch.
XDefiant will launch later this summer on PS5/PS4, Xbox Series X/S, Xbox One, Microsoft Windows, and Amazon Luna.
Prince of Persia: The Lost Crown was previously announced at Summer Game Fest. However, more gameplay was revealed today as well as different mechanics the player will be utilizing in the game.
Prince of Persia: The Lost Crown will be released on January 18, 2024, for all consoles and PC.
Captain Laserhawk: A Blood Dragon Remix
A new animated Netflix series was showcased during the Ubisoft Forward, Captain Laserhawk: A Blood Dragon Remix.
The series will release on Netflix in Fall 2023.
The Division Resurgence
The new installment in The Division series was shown, Resurgence will be a free-to-play mobile shooter. A regional beta will take place starting June 13, 2023.
The Division Resurgence expects to launch in Fall 2023 for iOS and Android.
Ubisoft’s Anno series celebrated its 25th anniversary on PC and consoles during a reel at the Ubisoft Forward. Anno 1800 recently released a console edition on PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X/S.
For Honor: Year 7 – Season 2
The upcoming new season of For Honor was showcased, it is called Vengeance. A new civilization will launch with it as well as a new battle pass.
Year 7 – Season 2 in For Honor launches on June 15, 2023.
Ubisoft’s free-to-play racing game was shown in a sizzle reel. The popular game with easy-to-learn but hard-to-master gameplay mechanics was already on PC but just received a console release.
Trackmania is available now on PS4/PS5, Xbox Series X/S, and cloud platforms.
Roller Champions x Jet Set Radio
Roller Champions, the free-to-play PVP roller derby game by Ubisoft is receiving a unique crossover. Popular Sega skating game Jet Set Radio will be crossing over with Roller Champions. The crossover will include cosmetics and a new level from the popular Sega franchise.
Roller Champions x Jet Set Radio is colliding on June 27.
Brawlhalla x Halo
Brawlhalla, the free-to-play fighting game by Ubisoft, is doing a fun new crossover. Both Master Chief and Arbiter will be heading to the game.
Chief and Arbiter join the fight in Brawlhalla on July 12. Brawlhalla is available on consoles and PC.
The ever-popular music video game from Ubisoft is receiving a free trial. Rocksmith+ allows players to learn how to play the guitar.
A free trial for the game is available to sign up for here. Rocksmith+ is available on iOS, Android, and PC.
Skull and Bones – Closed Beta
A date for the closed beta of the Ubisoft pirate adventure Skull and Bones was revealed during the Ubisoft Forward. Beta registration takes place here.
The closed beta takes place from August 25 to August 28.
Mario + Rabbids Sparks Of Hope – DLC Announcement
The second DLC for Mario + Rabbids Sparks of Hope was announced during the showcase. Its title is revealed as The Last Spark Hunter. It showed off a new area and will feature a new enemy for Mario to face off against. The third and final DLC for the game was teased with Rayman being featured.
The Last Spark Hunter will be available mid-2023 on Nintendo Switch.
The Crew Motorfest
A new cinematic trailer, as well as a gameplay premiere, were shown for the next installment of The Crew, The Crew Motorfest. The franchise was previously shown to be moving to the island of Oahu in Hawaii. 610 vehicles will be in the game at launch. A closed beta date was revealed from July 21 to 23, register here.
The Crew Motorfest releases on September 14, 2023, for Xbox Series X/S, Xbox One, PS5/PS4, Microsoft Windows, and Amazon Luna.
Assassin’s Creed Nexus
The first VR version of Assassin’s Creed is coming in the form of Assassin’s Creed Nexus. It will be a first-person perspective and will feature past Assassin’s Creed protagonists: Ezio, Kassandra, and Connor. It is being developed for the Meta Quest 2 and 3.
A release window for Nexus of Holiday 2023 was given.
Assassin’s Creed Jade
Assassin’s Creed Jade was announced as a free-to-play mobile game. The game will take players back to China’s first empire under the Qin Dynasty. In a first for the series, the protagonist assassin Xia will be fully customizable. A beta for the game was announced with registration open now. The beta will begin later this summer.
No official release date was announced for Assassin’s Creed Jade.
A story trailer and in-depth gameplay were shown for Assassin’s Creed Mirage. The gameplay looks to return to the series high of Assassin’s Creed 2. It showed protagonist Basim during a mission, leaping into hay, sneaking through tall grass, and using the iconic hidden blade.
Assassin’s Creed Mirage is available for pre-order and launches on October 12, 2023, for PS5, Xbox Series X/S, PC, and last-gen consoles alike.
Previously teased during the Xbox Showcase. Ubisoft showed over 10 minutes of gameplay for the new open-world Star Wars game by Massive Entertainment, Star Wars Outlaws.
The gameplay featured a choice system, as well as the open world of Tattooine. It gave a deeper look into the protagonist that players will get to know, Kay Vess. It will take place between The Empire Strikes Back and Return of the Jedi, and you can reach more information about the game here.
Star Wars Outlaws will release on PS5, Xbox Series X/S, and PC in 2024.