Ubisoft Forward – Two Steps Backwards as Uplay Goes Down During Event

It looks like Ubisoft may have a difficult few months ahead, with their Ubisoft Foward event failing to wow fans and viewers for a number of reasons, despite some interesting new information about both Assassin’s Creed: Valhalla and Watch Dogs: Legion

To put it into perspective, at time of writing, the video currently sits at 27,000 likes to 22,000 dislikes on YouTube.

The Ubisoft Forward event began today at 20:00 GMT and covered a wide range of games, ranging from Watch Dogs: Legion to the hotly anticipated Farcry 6, in which players face against the charismatic Giancarlo Esposito, one of the main antagonists in both Breaking Bad and Star Wars: The Mandalorian.

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Despite this, many fans were disappointed to see no news on Beyond Good and Evil 2, as well as saddened to see no sign of Tom Clancy’s Spinter Cell or a new Prince of Persia title.

The first Ubisoft Forward event, it was hoped that the company would focus on gameplay and fans were satisfied at the deep-dives into both Watch Dogs: Legion and Assassin’s Creed: Valhalla, with the latter looking especially interesting and brutal.

However, despite the positive elements, it looks like the Uplay service went down before the start of the showcase, meaning that the comments section was spammed with many using #cantlogin and angry customers. The issue was made worse due to the fact that the company asked fans to login during the event in order to claim a free copy of Watch Dogs 2.

The inclusion of mobile games also seemed to raise eyebrows, with many viewers simply seeing them as an opportunity for the company to focus on microtransactions, something Ubisoft has been criticised for in the past.

The show comes at a controversial time for the company, with restructuring currently underway after accusations were levelled towards many of the high-level executives, however, was the show strong enough to give fans faith in the company’s future?

With another Ubisoft Forward event planned for the near future, we’ll have to wait and see.

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