e are knee-deep within the season of online game preview streams. Ubisoft Ahead 2023 confirmed there are two main themes working by way of the upcoming video games from the writer of Murderer’s Creed and Far Cry.
These are giant, expansive video games based mostly on a few of leisure’s largest manufacturers, and a glance again into the previous for Ubisoft’s longest-running collection.
Let’s begin with the big-brand tie-ins. We acquired to see an prolonged gameplay video of Star Wars: Outlaws, the first-ever open-world Star Wars recreation, in line with Ubisoft.
The graphics are stunning, and the 10-minute trailer reveals a mixture of stealthy gameplay, open-world roaming on a speeder bike, house flight, and fight, with cinematic storytelling interludes.
Star Wars: Outlaws packs so much in.
You play as Kay Vess in Star Wars Outlaws, a thief who has not appeared in Star Wars movies, reveals, or video games earlier than.
Star Wars Outlaws is coming to Xbox consoles, PS5, and PC in 2024.
Avatar is the opposite huge model Ubisoft recreation coming our approach. Avatar: Frontiers of Pandora is, similar to Outlaws, an open-world title.
It’s a first-person motion journey, full of the type of lush landscapes anticipated of a recreation based mostly on the earth of James Cameron’s Avatar. It’s certain to draw comparisons to long-running Ubisoft collection Far Cry, and is out in December for PS5, Xbox Sequence consoles, and PC.
This shall be solely the second main console recreation based mostly on the Avatar collection, after 2009’s Avatar: The Recreation, regardless of each of the movies being within the high three highest-grossing movies of all time alongside Avengers: Endgame.
The opposite facet of Ubisoft Ahead 2023 issues two of the writer’s long-term collection, Prince of Persia and Murderer’s Creed.
Murderer’s Creed: Mirage is the newest entry in a household of video games that has been round for 16 years. Early indications counsel Ubisoft is trying again into its earlier years to reclaim what made Murderer’s Creed fashionable within the first place.
There seems to be much less bounding over big environments at pace, and extra precise assassinations and leaping by way of cramped streets in an effort to escape from enemies. Murderer’s Creed is ready in Baghdad, and is due out on October 12.
Prince of Persia: The Misplaced Crown additionally represents a return to the roots of a basic gaming collection. It’s a two-dimensional platformer, similar to the unique Prince of Persia from 1989.
Prince of Persia video games have predominantly been 3D since 2003’s Prince of Persia: Sands of Time. Whereas a remake of that 3D title has been within the works for a number of years, there has not been a Prince of Persia recreation launched since 2013.
Prince of Persia: The Misplaced of Crown is due for launch on January 18, 2024, for PC and consoles, together with the older technology of PS4 and Xbox One packing containers.
Ubisoft additionally introduced a string of lower-profile tasks at Ahead 2023. These embrace VR title Murderer’s Creed Nexus for Meta Quest 2, and a beta for the long-awaited action-adventure Cranium and Bones. It runs from August 25 to August 28, and you’ll join entry over on the Ubisoft web site.