Ubisoft Forward 2024 Recap: Games, Gameplay, and Discounts

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Key Takeaways

  • New Gameplay Showcases: Highlights include Star Wars Outlaws and Assassin’s Creed Shadows.
  • New Game Announcements: Featuring Anno 117: Pax Romana and Just Dance VR.
  • Major Game Updates: Covering significant updates and expansions like The Division 2 Year 6 Season 1 and Avatar: Frontiers of Pandora DLC.

The Ubisoft Forward 2024 event was packed with game announcements, gameplay showcases, and updates for existing titles.

This article focuses on seven major game announcements and reveals, along with six game updates and expansions, highlighting the latest developments and what fans can look forward to.

Major Game Reveals & Announcements

In this section, we provide easy-to-digest details for each of the major game reveals and announcements. You’ll find information on release dates, story backgrounds, game types, new notable features, platforms, and Ubisoft+ availability.

Star Wars Outlaws

  • Release Date: August 30th (Early Access from August 27th)
  • Story: Follow Kay Vess, an emerging scoundrel, as she navigates the underworld of Tatooine.
  • Type of Game: Action-adventure
  • New Features:
    • Skills: Upgrade skills from elusive experts across the galaxy.
    • Environment: Explore Mos Eisley with new areas never seen before.
  • Platforms: Xbox Series X/S, PlayStation 5, PC via Ubisoft Connect
  • Ubisoft+: Available with Ubisoft+ Premium subscription or by preordering Gold/Ultimate Edition

Assassin’s Creed Shadows

    • Release Date: November 15th
    • Story: Set in feudal Japan, follow Yasuke and Naoe in their unique combat styles.
    • Type of Game: Action-adventure
  • New features:
    • Dual Protagonists: Unique abilities and equipment.
    • Dynamic World: Shifting seasons and weather affecting gameplay.
  • Platforms: Xbox Series X/S, PlayStation 5, PC
  • Ubisoft+: N/A

Anno 117: Pax Romana

    • Release Date: 2025
    • Story: Build and expand an empire in Ancient Rome.
    • Type of Game: City-building simulation
  • New Features:
    • Detailed Roman Simulation: Build aqueducts, coliseums, and more.
  • Platforms: PC
  • Ubisoft+: N/A

Just Dance VR: Welcome to Dancity

    • Release Date: October 15th
    • Story: Immerse yourself in Dancity and dance to popular songs in VR.
    • Type of Game: VR dance game
  • New Features:
    • Social Hub: Play minigames and show off avatars in Dancity.
  • Platforms: Meta Quest 2, Meta Quest 3, Meta Quest Pro
  • Ubisoft+: N/A

Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time Remake

  • Release Date: 2026
  • Story: A full remake of the classic adventure, rebuilt from the ground up.
  • Type of Game: Action-adventure
  • New Features:
    • Enhanced Graphics: Utilizing modern technology for stunning visuals.
    • Updated Mechanics: Improved gameplay and controls.
  • Platforms: To be announced
  • Ubisoft+: N/A


  • Release Date: September 
  • Story: A next-generation digital take on the classic tabletop game. Players can explore a dynamic neighborhood, uncover hidden tokens, and find Mr. Monopoly.
  • Type of Game: Digital board game
  • New Features:
    • Dynamic Neighborhood: Explore a living, interactive board.
    • Board Flipping: Players can flip the digital board in homage to real-life frustrations.
    • Customizable Experience: Choose your favorite dice, token aesthetics, and create homemade rule sets.
    • Fast Mode: Utilizes speed die for faster progression and shorter matches.
    • Multiplayer: Play with up to five friends in couch co-op or online matches.
  • Platforms: PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Xbox Series X/S, Xbox One, Switch, PC (Ubisoft Store, Epic Games Store, Steam)
  • Ubisoft+: N/A

XDefiant Season 1

  • Release Date: July 2
  • Story: Factions battle for control in a dystopian future, introducing the powerful new GSK faction.
  • Type of Game: PvP shooter
  • New Features:
    • Faction: GSK
    • Mode: Capture the Flag
    • Maps: Clubhouse, Daytona, Rockefeller
  • Platforms: Xbox Series X/S, PlayStation 5, PC
  • Ubisoft+: N/A

Game Updates & Expansions

In this section, we cover significant updates and expansions for existing games, providing details on release dates, new content, and what players can expect.

The Division 2 Year 6 Season 1 “First Rogue”

  • Release Date: June 11th
  • Type of Game: Online action RPG
  • New Features:
    • New Content: Track down Agent Kelso in Washington, DC.
    • Endgame Progression: Seasons 2.0 and new progression system.
    • Free Weekend: June 13th-17th with progress carry-over.
  • Platforms: Xbox Series X/S, PlayStation 5, PC
  • Ubisoft+: N/A

Avatar: Frontiers of Pandora DLC

  • Release Date: July 16
  • Type of Game: Action-adventure
  • New Features:
    • New Content: New threats, biomes, and challenges.
    • New Area: Heart of the Plains
    • New Enemies: AMP Defenders, RDA Lieutenants
  • Platforms: Xbox Series X/S, PlayStation 5, PC
  • Ubisoft+: N/A

Prince of Persia: The Lost Crown – Mask of Darkness DLC

  • Release Date: TBA
  • Type of Game: Action-adventure
  • New Features:
    • New Content: New story in Mount Qaf.
    • Expert Challenges: 22 new challenges in Divine Trials update.
  • Platforms: Xbox Series X/S, PlayStation 5, PC
  • Ubisoft+: N/A

The Rogue Prince of Persia

  • Release Date: Currently in Early Access, full launch in 2025
  • Type of Game: Action-adventure
  • New Features: 
    • Temple of Fire: Update including a new biome with new traps and traversal challenges, new enemies, and a new weapon. 
    • Progress: A Meta Progression Skill Tree has been added, letting players  unlock persistent improvements between runs by using collected Spirit Glimmers.
  • Platforms: PC via Steam and GeForce Now

The Crew Motorfest – Year 2 Season 5

  • Release Date: November
  • Type of Game: Racing
  • New Features:
    • New Content: New playground on the island of Maui.
    • PvE Experience: The Chase Squad
    • New Events: Made in Japan Playlist
  • Platforms: Xbox Series X/S, PlayStation 5, PC
  • Ubisoft+: N/A

BattleCore Arena

  • Release Date: Out now in Early Access
  • Type of Game: PvP platform shooter
  • New Features:
    • New Content: Free-to-play PvP platform shooter with new modes.
    • Game Modes: Three initial modes with more planned.
    • Exclusive Banner: First Wave banner for early players.
  • Platforms: PC via Ubisoft Connect, Epic Games Store, Steam
  • Ubisoft+: N/A

Ubisoft Forward 2024: Special Offers and Discounts

To mark Ubisoft Forward, the Ubisoft Store has a special deal for new and returning subscribers. If you sign up for the Yearly Plan before July 11th, you’ll get four months free. This is a good opportunity to access Ubisoft’s library of games at a lower price.

Early Access Opportunities

Star Wars Outlaws:

  • Early Access Date: August 27th
  • How to Access: Pre-order the Gold or Ultimate Edition.

Assassin’s Creed Shadows:

  • Early Access Date: November 12th
  • How to Access: Pre-order the Gold, Ultimate, or Collector Edition.

Both games can also be played early with a Ubisoft+ Premium subscription.

Major Discounts on Top Titles

The Ubisoft Store is also offering significant discounts on some of its most popular titles:

  • Skull and Bones: Up to 50% off. Sail the Indian Ocean and build your kingpin empire.
  • Assassin’s Creed Mirage: Up to 50% off. Take a trip to ninth-century Baghdad and join a young Basim on his journey from street thief to master assassin.
  • Avatar: Frontiers of Pandora: Up to 40% off. Climb through jungles, race across plains, or soar through skies as you take on the RDA threat.

To get an additional 20% off your entire cart, use the code UBISOFT20 at checkout. This code can be applied to any purchases, augmenting the savings on already discounted games.