Ubisoft Forward: Assassin’s Creed Valhalla, Watch Dogs Legion and Far Cry 6 flaunted


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It seems like 2020 is among the most difficult years in a very long time. Between the coronavirus pandemic, the financial destroy, the dispute over systemic bigotry and tech business still acting terribly, there isn’t much to be thrilled about. If you’re trying to find a little escapism, however, Microsoft and Sony, together with their releasing partners, are readying for the upcoming launch of their brand-new computer game consoles: the Xbox Series X and the PlayStation 5.

On Sunday, French computer game maker Ubisoft held an occasion called Ubisoft Forward, where it went over upcoming titles, consisting of ones created for the brand-new consoles. 

Those brand-new video games consist of Assassin’s Creed Valhalla, the most recent installation in the business’s historic fiction series, this time embeded in the Viking age of the ninth century. There’s likewise Watch Dogs Legion, a video game about a group of hackers combating wicked corporations and social destroy following a Brexit-like financial and political catastrophe (even escapism often draws motivation from the world’s grim truths). The business likewise gone over a brand-new installation in its Far Cry series of lone-wolf-against-the-world shooting video games, starring star Giancarlo Esposito.

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The event comes at a tough time for Ubisoft, though. The company became the center of sexual misconduct allegations involving four current and former employees, which so far have forced the creative director for Assassin’s Creed Valhalla to step down from his role and take a leave of absence. Ubisoft has said it’s investigating the allegations.

“Ubisoft has fallen short in its obligation to guarantee a safe and inclusive workplace environment for its employees. This is unacceptable, as toxic behaviors are in direct contrast to values on which I have never compromised — and never will,” Yves Guillemot, CEO and co-founder of Ubisoft, said in a statement. “I am committed to implementing profound changes across the company to improve and strengthen our workplace culture.”

The company’s stream didn’t go off without a hitch, however. Ubisoft told fans that if they watched the event live, it would give away free copies of its 2016 hacking game, Watch Dogs 2. However, the company’s computer systems malfunctioned early in the show, leaving fans confused whether they’ll get the free game after all. Ubisoft later sent a tweet promising they will.

Ubisoft said it’ll be holding another event later this year to announce more games. Along with our sister site GameSpot, CNET’s global team will cover Ubisoft’s event, as well as other conferences that have shifted online amid the coronavirus’ spread. And our coverage will include the real-time updates, commentary and analysis you can only get here. So stay tuned.

Here’s what Ubisoft announced:

Assassin’s Creed Valhalla

Ubisoft gave a more in-depth look at the latest of its historical fiction games, Assassin’s Creed Valhalla. It’ll be coming to Microsoft’s Xbox, Sony’s PlayStation, Google Stadia and PC in November.

Ghost Recon Breakpoint

Ubisoft announced new additions to its war simulation game, Ghost Recon Breakpoint, offering new ways to play the game, among other things.

Hyper Scape

Ubisoft’s getting into the battle royale genre of gaming, which is headed up by one of the world’s most widely played games, Fortnite.

Watch Dogs Legion

The company gave another look at its hacking game, Watch Dogs Legion, which will be coming out in October.

Far Cry 6

Ubisoft announced the latest installment in its lone-wolf-against-the-world series, Far Cry 6, which is set in a fictionalized Cuba-like country. It’ll be released in February 2021.

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