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Ubisoft Forward closes the curtain on this first wave of events that are part of the Summer Game Fest, pausing announcements until Opening Night Live at Gamescom.

If you were unable to watch the live broadcast or simply want to review each of the titles that were showcased on the night, here you can find a summary of the Ubisoft Forward with all the games, trailers, and announcements that took place during the hour-long event. Evidently, the main attractions were Assassin’s Creed Shadows and Star Wars Outlaws, although there were also other highlights.

Star Wars Outlaws

Star Wars Outlaws kicked off things at the event and showcased the most gameplay to date, taking us from the entertainment offered by its cantinas to space battles, and from there to Mos Eisley on the planet Tatooine. A grand journey through the Star Wars universe without stops. But not content with showing the game in motion, Ubisoft also provided an overview of the experiences it will offer, its characters, and its story.

Both the gameplay and the preview included different types of missions showing mobility, stealth style, and of course, combat. So far, it appears there will be no lightsaber battles. Star Wars Outlaws will be released on August 30, 2024, for Xbox Series X/S, PS5, and PC.

XDefiant

Ubisoft took the opportunity to update information on its service games during today’s event. XDefiant, the free-to-play multiplayer shooter, was one of the titles featured, announcing that its first season will begin on July 2.

Skull & Bones

Skull & Bones, Ubisoft’s naval battle experience, has rolled out plans for its second season, now available with more narrative content, new ships, more dangers, and steadily paving the way towards a third season that will add 5 vs 5 battles, embrace Far Eastern mythology, and introduce a new type of sea creature in the form of an epic dragon.

Prince of Persia: The Lost Crown

An expansion for Prince of Persia: The Lost Crown was showcased at Ubisoft Forward with new bosses and locations not present in the original offering, making it a perfect opportunity to extend the experience with one of Ubisoft’s surprise titles of 2024. It will arrive in September.

The Rogue Prince of Persia

The Prince of Persia saga has been very present in this Ubisoft Forward. Therefore, The Rogue Prince of Persia was also featured, although only to announce its first free update. It should be noted that it remains an early access game, so major changes are expected in the coming months.

Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time Remake

Usually, events like this aren’t used to announce delays, but Ubisoft did so to make it clear that we should not expect Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time Remake anytime soon. This controversial and difficult project has postponed its release after a deep reboot, and it will finally arrive in 2026.

Avatar: Frontiers of Pandora – The Sky Breaker

Massive has a few irons in the fire with the upcoming Outlaws release, but it hasn’t forgotten its already launched projects: Avatar Frontiers of Pandora, the Far Cry-style adventure set in the sci-fi universe imagined by James Cameron, showed a preview of its expansion Sky Breaker. It will arrive on July 16 and is included in the Season Pass.

The Crew Motorfest

Ubisoft’s automotive proposal continues to grow with its fifth season of content, as its paradisiacal open world still has great races to offer and spectacular new parts to tempt players. The Chase Squad, which will arrive on November 2, 2024.

Anno 117: Pax Romana

The year is 117 AD. You rule over twin provinces of the Roman Empire, so your decisions affect your citizens. Build, trade, expand. Take advantage of opportunities and master the challenges and advantages presented by the provinces of Albion and Lazio. The new instalment of Ubisoft’s renowned historical saga will land in 2025.

Assassin’s Creed Shadows

One of the highlights of the event, and in fact the one that closed it, was the extensive gameplay of Assassin’s Creed Shadows. In these 13 minutes of video, we saw extended gameplay for the first time, showing how the game will change depending on which of the two protagonists we play as.

Undoubtedly, it promises to be one of the major AAA titles of 2024, as it now has a release date set for November 15. In this gameplay, we saw the male protagonist, Yasuke, exploring the open world and demonstrating his hand-to-hand combat techniques. Later, we also saw Naoe, the female protagonist, embodying the stealth essence of the saga.

And that’s it for this year’s Ubisoft Forward, we can’t wait to get our hands on all of these upcoming titles and updates so stay tuned to TheEffect.Net for our full reviews and on-going coverage for all things Ubisoft.

John Reilly

John is Founder and Editor-in-Chief of TheEffect.Net. His favourite gaming series is Uncharted and his favourite film is Interstellar. He is also known to quote 'Father Ted' and Keith Lemon more than is normal. John@theeffect.net