Ubisoft has announced that its next Ubisoft Forward event will take place in September.
The game publisher announced this week during an earnings call that its next big showcase event will be held in September. Ubisoft CFO Frédérick Duguet confirmed the news in the earnings call.
As reported by Comicbook.com, the upcoming event will follow the first which was held earlier this month. It will feature updates on upcoming games, as well as information on expansions for currently released games. It may even feature announcements for new titles in the future.
Although gameplay videos and details leaked ahead of this month’s Ubisoft Forward event, Duguet explained that the showcase broke record viewership for the company and in fact had more views than any previous E3 presentations.
Duguet also noted that the leaks before the showcase had helped the company as many viewers were people who had seen snippets of the leaks but wanted to know and see more.
No information about what may be announced at the event was shared but since the next Ubisoft Forward is being held before the release of several big games, we’ll likely get more footage and details of Assassin’s Creed: Valhalla, Watch Dogs: Legion, and the recently announced Far Cry 6, all of which are set to release in the coming months.
Ubisoft’s Next-Gen Game Prices For This Fall
In the same earnings call, Ubisoft touched on the recent price hike of video games from £60 to £70. The company said that it will not be changing the price of its next-gen games, at least for the rest of this year.
Ubisoft’s CEO Yves Guillemot said: “For the Christmas games, we plan to come with the same price as the previous generation of consoles. That’s what we’re focused on at the moment.”
Ubisoft’s statement suggests that for this holiday season, it will be charging the same prices for all of its current-gen and next-gen games, excluding special, digital, and deluxe editions. This means that Assassin’s Creed: Valhalla and Watch Dogs: Legion, which will release before the end of this year, will cost £60 and not the rumoured £70.
However, Ubisoft did mention that it isn’t increasing prices this “Christmas”, suggesting that titles releasing after the holiday period, such as Far Cry 6, will cost the increased price of £70. When asked about his reference to the “Christmas” period, Guillemot refused to comment and reiterated the company’s decision to charge current-gen game prices for the remainder of this year.
Although 2K Sports has been the only publisher to confirm the price increase, we may find that other companies follow suit. Until anything is officially confirmed, you can keep up-to-date on all things gaming and next-gen here.
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