Ubisoft Forward at E3 2021: Everything announced

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The return of the world's biggest game conference has reached its stride with E3 2021. One of the most major publishers and developers in the video games industry just concluded their E3 2021 event, and it gave players a sneak peek at a ton of new games and projects coming from Ubisoft in the future. We covered Ubisoft Forward and took note of every game reveal, trailer, and announcement, and compiled them all in one place for your convenience. Here's everything announced during Ubisoft Forward at E3 2021.

Games shown off during Ubisoft Forward at E3 2021 can head to any modern gaming platform, including Xbox Series X, Xbox Series S, Xbox One, PC, PS5, PS4, and Switch. Ubisoft is one of the biggest publishers in the video game industry for a reason, and many of their projects will be some of the best Xbox games and best PC games of the future.

What are the major announcements from Ubisoft Forward at E3 2021?

Ubisoft Forward at E3 2021 had quite a few individual announcements and trailers, but a few definitely stood out. Here are the biggest announcements from Ubisoft Forward at E3 2021.

Rainbow Six Extraction release date & gameplay

Rainbow Six Extraction has been teased and shown off multiple times since it debuted as Rainbow Six Quarantine, and Ubisoft Forward gave us a brand-new cinematic reveal trailer for Rainbow Six Extraction, a breakdown of game features with a gameplay deep dive, and even a vaunted release date for the next Rainbow Six entry. There's also some new Rainbow Six Extraction screenshots to check out.

Rainbox Six Extraction is a 1-3-player co-op game with full crossplay and cross-save where players will take control of one of 18 specialized Operators to complete objectives and unravel the mystery behind a lethal alien force that threatens the world. Players will have to work together, use stealth tactics and other strategies, and carefully infiltrate enemy ecosystems to get to the bottom of what's going on.

Pre-orders are now available for Rainbow Six Extraction ahead of its launch. Rainbow Six Extraction releases on Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, PS5, PS4, PC, and Stadia on September 16, 2021.

Rainbow Six Siege cross-play

On top of a closer look at Rainbow Six Extraction, Ubisoft Forward also gave players much-requested information on the upcoming crossplay and cross-save support for Rainbow Six Siege. Starting June 30, players on PC, Stadia, and Amazon Luna will get full support for both features. Console players will have to wait a little longer, until early 2022, but support for both cross-platform features is coming.

Far Cry 6 Season Pass & Antón cinematic trailers

Far Cry 6 surprised no one by making an appearance during Ubisoft Forward at E3 2021, but it did raise eyebrows with its eye-catching duo of trailers. Most notably, the Far Cry 6 Season Pass trailer reveals an expansion that will allow you to play as the villains from three previois Far Cry games: Vaas from Far Cry 3, Pagin Min from Far Cry 4, and Joseph Seed from Far Cry 5. There's also a teaser for Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon at the end of the trailer, which is incredibly exciting.

The second Far Cry 6 trailer from Ubisoft Forward at E3 2021 gives us a closer look at Antón, the charismatic villain that headlines Far Cry 6. If you want to learn more about the villain you'll face in Far Cry 6 and their son, this is the trailer for you.

Mario + Rabbids Sparks of Hope reveal & gameplay

Ubisoft Forward at E3 2021 pushed ahead with its original plan to reveal Mario + Rabbids Sparks of Hope, despite the leak and subsequent announcement from Nintendo earlier today. Despite the prior leak, Ubisoft Forward impressed with two separate trailers for Mario + Rabbids Sparks of Hope, with a cinematic reveal trailer setting the stage for the next entry in this quirky franchise.

Alongside the cinematic reveal trailer, we also get a sneak peek at the gameplay in Mario + Rabbids Sparks of Hope. While there's not a ton of gameplay to get excited about here, it's still a great first look before we learn more about the game later on.

Avatar: Frontiers of Pandora

Ubisoft Forward at E3 2021 finally gave us our first official look at Avatar: Frontiers of Pandora, the long-rumored game built in collaboration with Disney. Avatar: Frontiers of Pandora is set to come to Xbox Series X|S, PS5, PC, Stadia, and Amazon Luna sometime in 2022 as an open-world adventure game built on the latest Snowdrop engine. The new trailer looks amazing, but we didn't get to see any gameplay this time around.

What is every announcement from Ubisoft Forward at E3 2021?

If you want the full rundown, we've collected every trailer you could ask for. Here's every announcement from Ubisoft Forward at E3 2021.

Watch Dogs: Legion Bloodline expansion

Rainbow Six Extraction cinematic reveal

Rainbow Six Extraction gameplay deep dive

Rocksmith+ announcement

Riders Republic gameplay deep dive

Rainbow Six Siege North Star story trailer

For Honor Year 5 Season 2

Trackmania Royal Mode & World Cup

Brawlhalla & Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

The Crew 2 dev update

Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon Breakpoint 20-year anniversary

Assassin's Creed Valhalla content roadmap

Far Cry 6 Antón cinematic trailer

Far Cry 6 Season Pass trailer

Mario + Rabbids Sparks of Hope reveal

Mario + Rabbids Sparks of Hope gameplay

Avatar: Frontiers of Pandora trailer

Ubisoft+ trailer

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