Ubisoft Forward 2023

Written by Spitfire Spud

Ubisoft Forward kicked off with a trailer for Avatar: Frontiers of Pandora, a first-person game set on the planet Pandora. The game follows the story of a Na’vi warrior who was betrayed by the human faction and put into cryosleep, only to be revived several years later.

An extended gameplay demo was then shown, which gave a glimpse of the game’s first-person gameplay. The demo showed the player exploring several open-world biomes, including forests, floating mountains, grasslands, and different Na’vi tribes and clans. The gameplay demo also showed the player learning to fly with their own personal Ikran, the universes’ flying animals, which can be customized.

The game will launch on 7 December 2023.

Ubisoft Forward

Avatar: Frontiers of Pandora


Ubisoft’s first-person multiplayer competitive shooter, XDefiant, has had a successful first closed beta. The game features fast-paced, team-based combat with different factions and classes to choose from. Players can customise their weapons, abilities, and appearance to suit their playstyle.

During the closed beta, players were able to test out the game’s different modes, including Domination, Escort, and Zone Control. They were also able to provide feedback to the developers to help improve the game.

Ubisoft has announced an upcoming open beta for XDefiant, which will take place from 21-23 June 2023. This will give players another chance to try out the game before its full release later in the year.

XDefiant will be released completely in 2023, although an exact date has not yet been announced. The game will be available on PC, Xbox, PlayStation, and Stadia.


Roadmap and Crossovers

Ubisoft has revealed a detailed roadmap for XDefiant, which includes plans for four new factions, twelve new weapons, and twelve new maps. The company has also teased lots of unexpected Ubisoft franchise crossovers, although no details have been provided yet.

Players can expect to see a variety of different gameplay experiences in XDefiant, with a focus on teamwork and strategy. The game will also feature a variety of different modes and challenges to keep players engaged.

Prince of Persia

Prince of Persia: The Lost Crown

Ubisoft’s Prince of Persia: The Lost Crown is an upcoming action-adventure game set to release on 18 January 2023. The game follows Sargon, the youngest member of a squad of elite warriors called the Immortals, as he sets out to save the titular prince who has been abducted.

The game’s world is described as “semi open-world,” with several platforming sections in dangerous, supernatural environments. Players will explore different areas, interact with characters, and fight enemies.

Gameplay Demo

An extended gameplay demo was shown during Ubisoft Forward, demonstrating the game’s narrative and combat system. The combat system is flashy and fast-paced, with Sargon being incredibly agile and having plenty of moves in his arsenal.

The time-shifting powers of the series are back, allowing Sargon to rewind time, with a small handful of abilities to run circles around your enemies and perform complex melee combos.

Players will also encounter regular-sized and massive enemies, with plenty of opportunities for cinematic finishers.

Overall, Prince of Persia: The Lost Crown looks to be an exciting addition to the action-adventure genre, with a mix of platforming and combat elements that fans of the series will surely enjoy.

The Division Resurgence

The Division Resurgence is an upcoming free-to-play mobile version of Tom Clancy’s The Division, developed by Ubisoft. The game is set in a post-apocalyptic New York City, where players must work together to survive and rebuild society.

The game features a variety of gameplay modes, including story missions, PvP battles, and co-op missions. Players can choose from a variety of different classes, each with their own unique skills and abilities.

The game’s graphics and sound design are top-notch, with detailed environments and realistic sound effects that help to immerse players in the game world.

Beta Test

Ubisoft has announced that a beta test for The Division Resurgence will be held in June 2023. The beta test will be open to anyone who wants to participate, and will give players a chance to try out the game’s various features and gameplay modes.

Players who participate in the beta test will be able to provide feedback to the developers, helping to shape the final version of the game. They will also be able to earn exclusive rewards that can be used in the full version of the game.

Overall, The Division Resurgence looks like a promising addition to the Tom Clancy’s The Division franchise, and fans of the series are sure to be excited to try it out.

Riders Republic – Skateboarding

Ubisoft’s extreme sports game, Riders Republic, will be adding a whole new sport to its repertoire: Skateboarding. This new addition will allow players to explore the game’s vast open-world environment on a skateboard, performing tricks and stunts along the way.

Skateboarding in Riders Republic will feature a variety of different challenges and events, including races, trick competitions, and more. Players will be able to customise their skateboards with various designs and parts, allowing them to create a unique look and feel for their ride.

The game’s developers have also promised that skateboarding in Riders Republic will be intuitive and easy to pick up, but difficult to master. This means that players of all skill levels should be able to enjoy the new sport, but those who put in the time and effort to perfect their skills will be able to pull off some truly impressive tricks.

Overall, the addition of skateboarding to Riders Republic is sure to be a welcome one for fans of extreme sports games. With its vast open-world environment, wide range of challenges and events, and intuitive gameplay mechanics, Riders Republic is shaping up to be one of the most exciting extreme sports games of the year.

Riders Republic

Skull and Bones

Ubisoft’s upcoming pirate game, Skull and Bones, is set to have a closed beta from 25-28 August 2023. This beta test will give players a chance to experience the game’s naval combat and explore the open-world setting of the Indian Ocean.

Skull and Bones allows players to take control of their own pirate ship, customise it with different weapons and upgrades, and engage in naval battles against other ships. The game also features a single-player campaign, where players can explore the world, complete missions, and build their pirate empire.

During the closed beta, players will have access to several different game modes, including a PvPvE mode called Hunting Grounds, where players can compete against each other and AI-controlled ships to collect treasure and gain points.

Players can also team up with friends to form a pirate gang and take on other gangs in the game’s multiplayer mode. The game promises to offer a unique and immersive pirate experience, with stunning graphics and intense naval combat.

Overall, Skull and Bones looks to be an exciting addition to Ubisoft’s lineup of games, and the closed beta will give players a chance to see what the game has to offer before its official release.

The Crew Motorfest

The Crew Motorfest

Ubisoft’s upcoming racing game sequel, The Crew Motorfest, is set to be released on 14 September 2023. The game will feature a new location – Hawaii – and will offer a variety of different racing experiences, including vintage cars, off-road dirt racing, and nighttime street racing. The game’s director spoke at length about the diversity of the playlists that will be available in the game, highlighting some of the vehicles in the game, including a partnership with Lamborghini, and cutting-edge electric cars.

Existing players of The Crew 2 will be able to import their entire vehicle collections into Motorfest, for free. The game will also feature a detailed vehicle customisation system, allowing players to personalise their cars to their liking.

Gameplay Trailer

A gameplay trailer(here) of The Crew Motorfest was shown during Ubisoft Forward. The trailer emphasised the diversity of different vehicles and race experiences, showcasing some of the game’s stunning visuals and high-octane action.

Players will be able to race through Hawaii’s beautiful landscapes, including its beaches, mountains, and cities. The game will feature a variety of different race types, including circuit races, point-to-point races, and time trials.

Players will also be able to join crews and compete in multiplayer races, or take on other players in one-on-one races. The game’s director promised that the game will offer a “never-ending” stream of new content, with regular updates and events to keep players engaged.

Overall, The Crew Motorfest looks like it will be an exciting addition to Ubisoft’s racing game lineup, with its diverse range of race experiences and stunning visuals.

Assassin’s Creed Codename Jade

Assassin’s Creed Codename Jade is an upcoming free-to-play mobile game set in Ancient China. The game is developed by Ubisoft and will be available for both iOS and Android devices.

Beta Test

Ubisoft has announced an upcoming beta test for Assassin’s Creed Codename Jade, but no date has been given yet. Players who sign up for the beta test will have the opportunity to play the game before its official release and provide feedback to the developers.

During the beta test, players will be able to explore the game’s open-world environment and experience the game’s action-packed combat and stealth mechanics. They will also be able to test out the game’s various weapons and abilities, and provide feedback on their performance.

Players who participate in the beta test will also have the opportunity to earn exclusive in-game rewards that can be carried over to the full version of the game.

To sign up for the beta test, players can visit the official website for Assassin’s Creed Codename Jade and follow the instructions provided.

Assassin’s Creed Codename Jade promises to be an exciting addition to the Assassin’s Creed franchise, with its unique setting and engaging gameplay mechanics. Fans of the series will definitely want to keep an eye out for this upcoming mobile game.

Assassin’s Creed Mirage

Ubisoft unveiled the story trailer for their upcoming Assassin’s Creed game, Mirage, set in 9th century Baghdad. The trailer introduces the player to Basim, a young street thief who is saved by the Master Assassin, Roshan. The story follows Basim as he rises to become a fledgling assassin, while also battling his inner demons.

The trailer teases themes of fate, self-sacrifice, and inner turmoil, as Basim navigates the dangerous world of assassins and Templars. The trailer also introduces new characters, including Roshan, who will play a pivotal role in Basim’s journey.

Gameplay Overview

Assassin’s Creed Mirage takes a step back from the RPG elements introduced in recent games and focuses on action stealth gameplay. The game returns to the series’ roots, with a focus on parkour, assassination, and exploration.

Players will be able to explore the bustling city of Baghdad, with its narrow alleys and towering buildings. The game will feature a variety of missions, from assassination contracts to stealthy infiltrations.

The combat system has been revamped, with a new emphasis on timing and precision. Players will be able to chain together combos and perform cinematic finishers.

Assassin's Creed

In addition to the main story, players will be able to take on side missions and activities, such as treasure hunting and assassination contracts. The game will also feature a crafting system, allowing players to create new weapons and gear.

Assassin’s Creed Mirage promises to be a thrilling addition to the series, with a gripping story and exciting gameplay. Fans of the series and newcomers alike will find plenty to enjoy in this latest entry.

Star Wars Outlaws

Star Wars Outlaws

Star Wars Outlaws is an upcoming open-world action-adventure game developed by Ubisoft. The game is set in the Star Wars universe and follows the story of Kay Vess and her companion Nix, who are both outlaws trying to make their way in the galaxy. The game is set to be released on 23 November 2023.

Gameplay Demo

During the Ubisoft Forward event, a gameplay demo of Star Wars Outlaws was showcased. The demo showed Kay and Nix sneaking around a space station, trying to steal a valuable gem. The gameplay demo showcased the game’s third-person perspective, which allows players to take control of Kay and Nix as they navigate through the game’s open world.

The demo also showcased the game’s combat system, which allows players to use a variety of weapons and abilities to take down enemies. Players can also use stealth to sneak past enemies and complete objectives.

In addition to combat, the demo showcased the game’s platforming mechanics, which allow players to climb and jump across various obstacles in the game’s environment. The game also features a crafting system, which allows players to create new weapons and gear using materials found throughout the game.

Overall, the gameplay demo showcased an exciting and action-packed experience that fans of the Star Wars franchise are sure to enjoy.


Roller Champions X Jet Set Radio

Ubisoft and Sega have teamed up for an exciting crossover between their respective games, Roller Champions and Jet Set Radio. The announcement trailer showcased the vibrant and colourful world of Jet Set Radio, with characters from the game skating alongside the Roller Champions athletes.

The crossover will bring new content to both games, with Roller Champions getting a new game mode inspired by Jet Set Radio’s graffiti tagging mechanics. In this mode, players will have to skate around the arena and tag specific areas with their team’s colours to score points.

On the other hand, Jet Set Radio will be getting Roller Champions-themed content, including new character skins, graffiti designs, and music tracks. Players will also be able to skate around in Roller Champions’ arenas with Jet Set Radio-inspired gear.

The collaboration is a great way to bring together two beloved franchises and introduce fans to new gameplay mechanics and experiences. Fans of both games can look forward to the crossover content, which is set to release later this year.

Overall, this collaboration is an exciting development for fans of both Roller Champions and Jet Set Radio, and it will be interesting to see how the two games come together in this crossover event.


Ubisoft showed up with a plethora of games, however there was a few that were missing that I was hoping to see. We never got to see anything about Beyond Good & Evil 2, Splinter Cell, the remake of Prince of Persia: Sands of Time or my most anticipated game, The Division: Heartland.


While the showcase did show some amazing titles and updates, the icing on the cake for me would have been the games mentioned above. Hopefully later in the year we may get some more news on these missing games.

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