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How to watch Ubisoft Forward: start time, streams, reveals, more

Published: 7/Jul/2020 6:59 Updated: 7/Jul/2020 8:59

by Brad Norton

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In lieu of a traditional press conference at the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3), Ubisoft will be hosting its own livestream for everyone to watch from the comfort of their homes. Here’s a complete overview of everything you need to know about Ubisoft Forward.

As a result of the ongoing global situation, many publishers in the gaming industry have pivoted to hosting their own events. Sony showcased numerous PlayStation 5 titles on June 11, Nintendo revealed new Smash content on June 22, and even CD Projekt Red shared new Cyberpunk 2077 footage on June 25.

These presentations allow developers to highlight their efforts to a global audience just the same as E3. Now, Ubisoft’s turn in the spotlight is up next. Ubisoft Forward is set to be a “celebration of Ubisoft’s upcoming lineup of games and content.”

While many future projects have been teased already, plenty of surprises have also been promised. Here’s a full rundown of the major gaming event.

How to watch the Ubisoft Forward event

On July 6, Ubisoft confirmed that its official livestream will kick off at 10:30 AM PDT | 7:30 PM CEST | 3:30 AM AEST on Monday, July 12. The pre-show begins an hour later and the main show kicks off at 12:00 PM PDT.

If you’re wanting to sit through both the pre-show and the main broadcast, the stream will run for roughly 75 minutes. However, there is also a post-show wrap up as well.

Throughout the pre-show, Trackmania, Ghost Recon: Breakpoint, Just Dance 2020, and The Division 2 will all be in focus. As a bonus for early-birds, opening the stream anytime after the Trackmania segment will earn you a free game. If you log in with your Uplay account, you can claim a free copy of Watch Dogs 2 and earn rewards “for a variety of Ubisoft titles.”

You can tune into the official broadcast through Ubisoft’s own site here. Though the stream will also be going live across YouTube, Twitch, Mixer, and many social media platforms to boot. Some of which we’ve embedded below for your convenience.

What to expect at the Ubisoft Forward event

The main titles to be featured throughout the broadcast are Assassin’s Creed: Valhalla, Watch Dogs: Legion, and Hyper Scape. While 30 minutes of Valhalla gameplay recently surfaced, and players have been going hands-on with Hyper Scape’s Closed Beta since July 2, Ubisoft has also promised “a few surprises.”

Perhaps we’ll see a new entry in the Splinter Cell franchise or, finally, have confirmation on the long-rumored Rainbow Six crossover.

Maybe we’ll get an update on the ‘ultimate’ pirate simulator Skull & Bones. Or we could even be treated to an unveiling of an all-new IP. Only time will tell as the Ubisoft Forward event kicks off on July 12.

Call of Duty

Call of Duty 2021 leaks hint at new Modern Warfare follow up

Published: 30/Oct/2020 6:04

by Brad Norton

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Before Black Ops Cold War arrives, we may already have our first hint of next year’s Call of Duty setting as a prominent leaker has teased a new Modern Warfare sequel.

While the Call of Duty franchise has 17 mainline entries covering a wide array of timelines, two names stand out as the most iconic. Both the Black Ops series and the Modern Warfare series have seen the most iterations over the years. 

Treyarch has already released four titles in the Black Ops series with Cold War just weeks away. Meanwhile, Infinity Ward has four entries in the Modern Warfare series, the original trilogy along with 2019’s reboot. Now, it seems as though a fifth could also be on the way with Infinity Ward at the helm.

Sledgehammer Games and Raven Software will reportedly be taking a back seat. Instead of the typical three-year development cycle, Infinity Ward has just two-years to work with. We’re still 12 months off from 2021’s mystery release, but we may already have our first details on next year’s title. 

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Could Price’s story continue in 2021’s Call of Duty?

“It’s looking like CoD for 2021 is another Modern Warfare title of some kind,” prominent leaker Tom Henderson revealed. Not a whole lot is known beyond that key detail, though the setting for the next release appears to be locked in. 

“Understandably not a lot of information as of yet, but it’s a modern-day setting,” he confirmed. Given Modern Warfare’s hard reboot with 2019’s release, could a new sequel be the next step? This would essentially bypass the original Modern Warfare 2 from 2009 if Activision opts for another identical title.

To avoid even more confusion, there’s a good chance the name is a little different, similar to how Black Ops added Cold War to the title for 2020’s drop, despite it being a direct follow up to Black Ops 1. So expect to see Modern Warfare: ‘something something’ as the likely 2021 title.

This could see a direct continuation from where 2019’s game left off. John Price is looking to assemble a team of classic characters to put a stop to Russian terrorist Victor Zakhaev. If Warzone’s ongoing storyline doesn’t beat the single-player campaign to the punch, this could be our objective in 2021’s release.

While this aspect is purely speculation, the leaker also considered the original Modern Warfare 2 being bundled in. No different from how Infinity Warfare launched with Modern Warfare remastered in 2016.

We’re still months away from any official information on the 2021 title, so take this with a grain of salt for now. Black Ops Cold War is the focus for Activision. Anything regarding next year’s game will be kept under wraps for quite some time yet.