Ubisoft Forward: Assassin's Creed Valhalla, Watch Dogs Legion and Far Cry 6 shown off
The French game maker, known for its hit action franchises Assassin's Creed, Far Cry and Tom Clancy, announces new games coming in the next year.
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It feels like 2020 is one of the most grueling years in a long time. Between the coronavirus pandemic, the economic ruin, the debate over systemic racism and tech companies still behaving badly, there isn't much to be excited about. If you're looking for a little escapism, though,
, along with their publishing partners, are getting set for the upcoming launch of their new video
: the Xbox Series X and the PlayStation 5.
On Sunday, French video game maker
held an event called Ubisoft Forward, where it discussed upcoming titles, including ones designed for the new consoles.
"Ubisoft has fallen short in its obligation to guarantee a safe and inclusive workplace environment for its employees. This is unacceptable, as toxic behaviors are in direct contrast to values on which I have never compromised -- and never will," Yves Guillemot, CEO and co-founder of Ubisoft, said in a statement. "I am committed to implementing profound changes across the company to improve and strengthen our workplace culture."
The company's stream didn't go off without a hitch, however. Ubisoft told fans that if they watched the event live, it would give away free copies of its 2016 hacking game, Watch Dogs 2. However, the company's computer systems malfunctioned early in the show, leaving fans confused whether they'll get the free game after all. Ubisoft later sent a tweet promising they will.
Ubisoft said it'll be holding another event later this year to announce more games. Along with our sister site GameSpot, CNET's global team will cover Ubisoft's event, as well as other conferences that have shifted online amid the coronavirus' spread. And our coverage will include the real-time updates, commentary and analysis you can only get here. So stay tuned.
Here's what Ubisoft announced:
Assassin's Creed Valhalla
Ubisoft gave a more in-depth look at the latest of its historical fiction games, Assassin's Creed Valhalla. It'll be coming to Microsoft's Xbox, Sony's PlayStation, Google Stadia and PC in November.