Ubisoft has revealed the date and name for their upcoming digital showcase which will seemingly replace their previously planned E3 2020 press conference.
The event, officially known as Ubisoft Forward, will take place on July 12 at a currently unknown time. There’s also no word on where it will be streamed, but we suspect that you’ll be able to find it via the usual suspects (Twitch, YouTube, etc.). According to Ubisoft, this digital showcase will feature “exclusive game news, reveals, and more.” They also promise that additional details are coming soon.
The date of this digital showcase is certainly interesting. As we noted, Ubisoft Forward will seemingly serve as Ubisoft’s E3 2020 replacement event. E3 2020 was originally supposed to run from June 9 to June 11, though, which means that this event will actually run a little over a month later from Ubisoft’s previously planned show.
There are two ways to look at that date change. The first (and most likely) way is to assume that this change in dates has to do with the delays associated with the spread of COVID-19 and how those delays impacted not only the development schedule of upcoming Ubisoft games but Ubisoft’s previously planned reveal show. A digital showcase may not be as elaborate as a live E3 show in most respects, but it still takes quite a bit of time and planning to put one together.