Ubisoft Forward 2023: Everything you need to know

Assassin's Creed Mirage expected at the Ubisoft Forward June 2023 event
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Ubisoft Forward 2023 is happening in just a few days, with the publisher's annual showcase happening again despite the technically canceled E3 2023. That's right, Ubisoft - along with other presentations like the Xbox Game Showcase and subsequent Starfield Direct - is continuing on to let the big summer of gaming announcements live on. 

Now more part of Geoff Keighley's Summer Game Fest, this year's Ubisoft Forward should hopefully bring us some updates and potentially even reveals of new games for 2023 and beyond. After all, there are some stellar upcoming Ubisoft games in the pipeline, and none of them have a release date yet.

Below we've rounded up everything we know about Ubisoft Forward 2023 so far, including what we expect to see and when to tune in.

What is the Ubisoft Forward?

Skull and Bones screenshot

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Ubisoft Forward 2023 is the company's big summer showcase for updating players on an array of its in-the-works titles, including, we hope, some of those hotly anticipated upcoming Assassin's Creed games

It's not known how long the event will run for yet though.

When is Ubisoft Forward Live 2023?

Ubisoft Forward 2023 airs on June 12 at 10AM PT / 1PM ET / 6PM BST / 7PM CET.

 Where to watch the Ubisoft Forward 2023

You can watch Ubisoft Forward 2023 unfold here:

Ubisoft Forward 2023 news

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What could we see at Ubisoft Forward 2023?

Assassin's Creed Mirage

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I feel like there are a few certainties for Ubisoft Forward 2023 appearances. The first is Assassin's Creed Mirage. The upcoming title, which is a smaller, denser Assassin's experience now has an October 12 release date, but expect to see more of this at Ubisoft Forward. 

Now, Ubisoft has now confirmed that alongside Mirage, Avatar: Frontiers of Pandora is definitely getting its time in the spotlight on June 12, as will the mobile title Assassin's Creed Codename Jade. The Crew Motorfest is also definitely making an appearance. We'd also put our money on XDefiant too. 

At Summer Game Fest, Prince of Persia: The Lost Crown got announced as a 2D side-scrolling hack 'n' slash, so we'd expect to see more of that on Monday.

The other surefire should be Skull and Bones, the much-delayed pirate adventure. Is 2023 the pirating year? Surely it has to be.

We've got our hopes up a little that the Ubisoft Star Wars game that's currently unnamed and totally unseen could make an appearance. According to a new report it's set to launch in 'early 2024', which is sooner than you think. 

Gosh, there are actually so many Ubisoft games in development this could well be a packed show! Could The Division Heartland make an appearance, or the very delayed Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time Remake? Either are potentials.

However, we sincerely doubt that titles like Assassin's Creed Hexe, or Assassin's Creed Red will show up - let alone Beyond Good and Evil 2.

Sam Loveridge
Global Editor-in-Chief, GamesRadar+

Sam Loveridge is the Global Editor-in-Chief of GamesRadar, and joined the team in August 2017. Sam came to GamesRadar after working at TrustedReviews, Digital Spy, and Fandom, following the completion of an MA in Journalism. In her time, she's also had appearances on The Guardian, BBC, and more. Her experience has seen her cover console and PC games, along with gaming hardware, for a decade, and for GamesRadar, she's in charge of the site's overall direction, managing the team, and making sure it's the best it can be. Her gaming passions lie with weird simulation games, big open-world RPGs, and beautifully crafted indies. She plays across all platforms, and specializes in titles like Pokemon, Assassin's Creed, The Sims, and more. Basically, she loves all games that aren't sports or fighting titles! In her spare time, Sam likes to live like Stardew Valley by cooking and baking, growing vegetables, and enjoying life in the countryside.