Far Cry 6, Rainbow Six Extraction, and more
The first of what many would consider the “major” E3 live streams is set to kick off in 30 minutes’ time, as publisher Ubisoft takes to the airwaves to show off its upcoming wares for PC, consoles, and mobile platforms. A pre-show event is already underway, with the main stream set to kick off at the top of the hour (12:00 PT / 15:00 ET / 20:00 BST)
It’s been a tumultuous 12 months for Ubisoft, despite its continued market success. In 2020, the publisher saw delays to almost all of its major releases, faced criticism over its approach to political gaming content, and was subject to serious accusations regarding the studio’s workplace culture. In the coming stream, Ubisoft will no doubt be looking to deliver a more positive outlook in regards to its upcoming year, with new gameplay footage expected for Far Cry 6, the recently renamed Rainbow Six Extraction, and the newly leaked Nintendo Switch release Mario + Rabbids Sparks of Hope.
Away from the marketing drive, there are those wondering whether Ubisoft will take any time out from today’s presentation to offer an update on both the status of — and the reaction to — its toxicity investigations. During Ubisoft’s fall 2020 presentation, Yves Guillemot prefaced the stream with a video statement, in which the CEO apologized to those hurt by the company’s behaviour, vowing to implement change in order to make Ubisoft a safer and more inclusive environment for all of its employees. As its first presentation since said allegations came to light, today’s live stream provides Ubisoft to announce whether these words have been translated into real, tangible actions.
You can check out Ubisoft Forward in the live stream above, or over on the official Ubisoft website, where the stream offers multiple language subtitles, audio descriptive commentary, and American sign language options.
Ubisoft Forward 2021 recap:
- Rainbow Six Extraction, formerly Quarantine, is out in September with cross-play
- Rocksmith+ adds a mobile app and workshop to its guitar-learning game
- Riders Republic still looks like my extreme sports jam and it’s out September 2
- Rainbow Six Siege gets cross-play and cross-progression on PC, Stadia, and Luna June 30
- Just Dance 2022 hits this November with 40 new songs
- Assassin’s Creed: Valhalla teases Odin and more for 2022
- Far Cry 6’s season pass is getting a wild-sounding Far Cry villain DLC and a Blood Dragon revival
- Avatar: Frontiers of Pandora is coming from Ubisoft in 2022