On July 12th, Assassin's Creed Valhalla publisher Ubisoft will host its first-ever "digital conference" to give fans a look at its latest games. Dubbed Ubisoft Forward, the company says the "E3-style showcase" will feature "exclusive game news, exciting reveals and much more." The Sunday stream will start at 3PM ET / 12 PM PT. Ubisoft is now one of several companies that plans to make up for the cancellation of E3 2020 with a digital event. The timing of Ubisoft Forward will likely put it in close proximity to Microsoft's July Xbox 20/20 showcase where we'll see gameplay footage of the company's first-party exclusives.
The endless fake E3 summer continued on Thursday with yet another Xbox games showcase from Microsoft. Unlike the ho-hum reveals of May's Xbox event, today's show brought the hits, as Microsoft revealed a slew of first-party blockbusters destined to land on Windows 10 PCs as well as the forthcoming Xbox Series X--including an extended demo of Halo: Infinite, which got itself a Steam page while the 10-minute video played. We also got our first glimpse at Obsidian's next game and--finally!--Double And we're getting a new Fable game, though the tantalizingly brief trailer failed to mention an estimated release date. People hoping for an Xbox Series X price or the reveal of the long-rumored Xbox Series S were disappointed, however. This event was all about what you'll be able to play when the next-gen console launches this November, rather than the console itself.
Microsoft kicks off a busy Monday on the first full day of E3 2016. With the Xbox One trailing Sony's PS4 in terms of sales, Microsoft needs to get players excited about the console. There could be a slimmer version of the Xbox One, along with exclusive games. The Microsoft E3 2016 live stream begins Monday at 9:30 a.m. The big rumor ahead of E3 2016 surrounded a slim version of the current Xbox One with double the memory.
It appears Sony is preparing to offer its first proper look at PS5 games on June 3rd, according to Bloomberg. However, that date isn't set in stone. Plans have reportedly "been in flux," owing in part to the COVID-19 pandemic, so you might need to wait beyond next Wednesday to find out about some PS5 games. If the company does hold a game reveal stream next week, it probably won't be too comprehensive either. Sony isn't likely "to reveal every essential detail on the console" during the event, according to the report.
Microsoft has given gamers a first look at Halo Infinite's gameplay. The firm said that the game's map was more than twice the size of that in the sci-fi franchise's last two entries combined. It also promised "more complex visual effects" than before on its forthcoming Xbox Series X console. However, some gamers voiced disappointment on social media at the quality of the graphics shown within the demo. This may in part be down to the art style of Halo Infinite, and the live stream being broadcast in high definition at 1080p.