An Ubisoft Gamescom 2023 appearance has been confirmed through a tweet on the developer’s official account. This bodes well for the event to take place in Cologne, Germany from August 24-28, as PlayStation, Nintendo, Activision Blizzard, Take-Two Interactive, and Nintendo have stated that it won’t be in attendance. This is also auspicious for Ubisoft since it will receive more attention at Gamescom 2023 than usual, but what exactly will the publisher show?
What Ubisoft might show at Gamescom 2023
See you at @gamescom!
August 24-28, stay tuned for more news… pic.twitter.com/lPQDovmc1e
— Ubisoft (@Ubisoft) June 27, 2023
Ubisoft has several notable games that it could officially announce for the first time or reveal much-anticipated gameplay footage for. As revealed by Bloomberg, we could see more details for a new Assassin’s Creed game reportedly codenamed Rift that was meant to be an expansion for Assassin’s Creed Valhalla before being turned into a full-fledged game. Slated to release either later this year or in 2023, it will apparently feature Basim, a well-liked assassin from Valhalla, in a more stealth-oriented game than the typical open-world Assassin’s Creed title. Some fans also believe that a remake or remaster for the first Assassin’s Creed could be in the works.
An Ubisoft earnings report released in May revealed that Skull & Bones, Avatar: Frontiers of Pandora, and Mario & Rabbids: Sparks of Hope have a release window between July 2023 and March 2023. Sony has already confirmed a marketing deal with Ubisoft for Avatar, suggesting that the PlayStation version of the adaptation might receive console-exclusive items. So the likelihood that we’ll see at least one of these games at Gamescom 2023 is high.
Also from the same report, the developer plans on having multiple free-to-play releases as well, which likely includes The Division: Heartland and perhaps even XDefiant or Rocksmith+. The Splinter Cell remake and Ubisoft Star Wars game are likely too early in production to be present at the convention apart from maybe a mention, while the Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time remake and Beyond Good and Evil 2 are likely not see the light of day until they’re absolutely ready.
In other words, the Sonic Origins developer is unhappy with the game and has blamed Sega and developer crunch, and an EA Marvel game is reportedly in the works.