Ubisoft Forward 2023: 9 announcements you need to know

The domino effect…

We heard from Sony, we heard from Microsoft and when it comes to gaming there’s another one we can’t miss – Ubisoft. Ubisoft Forward 2023 just wrapped up, and boy, did Ubisoft bring the entertainment! They unleashed a frenzy of game announcements and updates, leaving gamers giddy with anticipation. From Star Wars to Avatar, and everything in between, here's a rundown of the highlights from this wild ride of a presentation.

1. Star Wars Outlaws (TBA)

Ubisoft showcased a 10-minute gameplay extravaganza of Star Wars Outlaws, the first open-world Star Wars game. We witnessed intense battles, and heartwarming moments with the adorable companion Nix, and even got to ride a speeder. Just imagine yourself bribing an Imperial officer and zooming into hyperspace. It's like living the dream, folks.

2. Avatar: Frontiers of Pandora (December 7, 2023)

Ubisoft also revealed that Avatar: Frontiers of Pandora will grace our gaming screens on December 7, 2023. Get ready to channel your inner Na'vi as you embark on a first-person action adventure. Fight against your own people, master Na'vi weapons, and prepare for the RDA's inevitable return. It's like Far Cry but with blue aliens. Sign us up!

3. Prince of Persia: The Lost Crown (January 18, 2024)

Ah, Prince of Persia, the classic series that always has us on the edge of our seats. The Lost Crown promises an action-packed 2D experience, with sword combat that would make any swashbuckler jealous. Expect flashy finishing moves, time powers (that your enemies might use against you, cheeky devils), and a world that unfolds as you gain new powers. Mark your calendars for January 18, 2024, and get ready to rewrite history!

4. Assassin's Creed Mirage (October 12, 2023)

Assassin's Creed Mirage is taking us back to the good ol' days of stealth and secrecy. Say goodbye to direct combat as you embrace the art of discreetly eliminating your enemies. Basim's hidden blade, blow darts, smoke bombs — they're all part of your arsenal. Set in 9th-century Baghdad, this game promises a "tragic coming-of-age story." It's like being a ninja with a tragic twist. October 12 can't come soon enough!

5. Assassin's Creed Nexus VR (TBA)

Assassin's Creed is stepping into the virtual realm with Assassin's Creed Nexus VR, and it's a dream come true for fans. This first-person VR adventure reunites us with beloved characters like Ezio, Kassandra, and Connor. Prepare to assassinate targets in a whole new immersive experience. Hidden blades, swords, smoke bombs—you name it, you got it. We just hope we don't accidentally punch our TV while performing those epic moves. No release date yet, but we're already salivating.

6. The Crew Motorfest (September 14, 2023)

Pack your sunscreen and get your engines revving because the Crew Motorfest is taking us on a Hawaiian joyride! This third instalment of The Crew franchise ditches the continental U.S. and welcomes us to a Hawaii-inspired paradise. Cars, bikes, boats, and aircraft—race, explore, and party like there's no tomorrow. It's like a tropical festival of speed. Mark September 14, 2023, on your calendars and bring your sunscreen game.

7. Captain Laserhawk: A Blood Dragon Remix (TBA)

Get ready to indulge in some nostalgic bliss as Captain Laserhawk: A Blood Dragon Remix created by Adi Shankar, brings Ubisoft characters to life in a Netflix anime. Based on the Far Cry 3 Blood Dragon expansion, this show features a star-studded cast from various Ubisoft universes. We can't wait to see what kind of chaos they bring to the small screen. Anime and gaming collide — truly a match made in heaven.

8. Tom Clancy's The Division: Resurgence (Fall 2023)

Tom Clancy's The Division: Resurgence is coming to your smartphones this fall, giving you a taste of co-op shooter action on the go. Grab your squad, take down enemies, and save the world from chaos. It's like carrying an entire post-apocalyptic universe in your pocket. Who said mobile gaming was just for casual fun?

9. Just Dance 2024 (2024)

Grab your buddies, get those dancing shoes on and warm up your best dance moves because Just Dance 2024 is ready to groove into our lives. Ubisoft announced the latest instalment of the popular dance game franchise, promising a fresh playlist of chart-topping hits and unforgettable dance routines. Whether you're a seasoned pro or a rhythmic novice, get ready to shake, shimmy, and show off your killer dance moves.

There you have it, folks—the wild and wonderful news from Ubisoft Forward 2023. From Star Wars battles to stealthy assassinations and beyond, Ubisoft is cooking up some serious gaming goodness for us addicts. Get ready to shake a leg, throw some controllers and lose yourself in virtual adventures.