Everything that went down at Ubisoft Forward 2024

Everything that went down at Ubisoft Forward 2024

Ubisoft’s big games showcase, Ubisoft Forward, kept the Summer Game Fest hype train rolling on Monday with fresh details on new and upcoming games like Star Wars Outlaws, Assassin’s Creed Shadows, XDefiant, and a plethora of Prince of Persia projects — including the long-awaited return (sort of) of Ubi’s Sands of Time remake.

Here’s everything that Ubisoft had to share during Ubisoft Forward 2024.


Star Wars fans will live out their bounty hunter fantasies this summer in a brand-new open-world galactic adventure, Star Wars Outlaws. At Ubisoft Forward, developers from Massive Entertainment walked players through what they can expect from scrappy scoundrel Kay Vess’ adventure. She’ll wrangle criminal cartels, engage in battles both in space and on planet Tatooine, and travel to locations familiar and new in the Star Wars galaxy. The 10-minute gameplay showcase was full of gameplay variety and plenty of blaster fire to get players hyped for Star Wars Outlaws’ Aug. 30 release date.


Ubisoft is taking the Assassin’s Creed series to Japan for the first time with Assassin’s Creed Shadows. Players will be able to take on dual roles as either the stealthy shinobi Naoe or the powerhouse samurai Yasuke. At Ubisoft Forward, we got a deep dive into how those protagonists will play in a 13-minute gameplay walkthrough. Assassin’s Creed Shadows is out on Nov. 15.

PRINCE OF PERSIA 35th Anniversary

Ubisoft came with not one, not two, but three Prince of Persia-related announcements for the franchise’s 35th anniversary. Here’s what it showed at Ubisoft Forward.

Prince of Persia: The Lost Crown will get a free content update with revised bosses, puzzle challenges, new amulets, new outfits, and more. There’s also the story DLC coming in the form of Prince of Persia: The Lost Crown: Mask of Darkness this September.

Evil Empire and Ubisoft also have an update coming for roguelite platformer The Rogue Prince of Persia. It’s called the Temple of Fire and it will bring even tougher challenges to the early access game.

But that’s not all. Ubisoft even brought out a trailer for its long-awaited Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time remake and... you’re going to have to wait a lot longer. Ubisoft announced a 2026 release window for the troubled game.


Ubisoft’s free-to-play shooter, XDefiant, is getting its first season. That debut season will include new maps, a new Capture the Flag mode, new weapons, and a new faction: GSK from the Rainbow Six series. XDefiant season 1 launches July 2.


Anno 117: Pax Romana, the next entry in Ubisoft and Blue Byte’s 25-year-old economic sim real-time strategy game, is coming in 2025, letting players take on the role of Roman governor overseeing their growing empire. At Ubisoft Forward, we got a pretty silly live-action trailer that highlights the challenge of governing an ancient province when your most loyal subjects are goats.