Ubisoft will host another Forward event in September. Chief financial officer Frédérick Duguet shared the news during the company’s first-quarter earnings call yesterday. The publisher has yet to announce a specific date for the event. However, expect more news closer to the time. The first Ubisoft Forward event that took place in early July generated historic viewership according to Ubisoft. The company announced Far Cry 6 and showed off upcoming titles such as Assassin’s Creed Valhalla and Watch Dogs: Legion.
According to Ubisoft, the July Forward event surpassed the company’s previous E3 conferences. It also achieved a record-high peak concurrent viewership. However, the Ubisoft did not share specific stats with investors.
The company is currently under fire for a number of sexual misconduct allegations. Over the past few weeks, multiple executives and directors stepped down due to incriminating sexual harassment allegations. This includes Assassin’s Creed Valhalla creative director Ashraf Ismail, and Ubisoft’s former chief creative officer Serge Hascoët.
Ubisoft is in hot water over its reluctance of female-led video games. Reports surfaced earlier this week that Hascoët often refused to let a female character lead the Assassin’s Creed series. This stems back to the development of Syndicate where Evie was given a lesser role over her brother Jacob.
CEO Yves Guillemot stated in the earnings call that the alleged Ubisoft staff betrayed his trust. He also assured investors he would not be stepping down. Instead, he refuses to let his core values be compromised by this ongoing investigation. You can catch up on all the drama here. In addition, recap all the Ubisoft Forward announcements from the previous event including Watch Dogs Legion and Far Cry 6 here. You can also read our hands-on with Assassin’s Creed Valhalla here and watch it down below.
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