The Daily Moot: Ubisoft ForwardNews Picks
1. Ubisoft Forward
Ubisoft has just announced Ubisoft Forward, an upcoming gaming showcase designed as a replacement for E3. Ubisoft Forward will be fully digital and will include “exclusive game news, reveals and more.” Ubisoft didn’t mention which games would be featured in the showcase, but fans are no doubt hoping to see more of the studio’s highly anticipated games such as Assassin’s Creed Valhalla, Rainbow Six Quarantine, Gods and Monsters, and Watch Dogs Legion. Ubisoft Forward is set to premier on July 12.
2. Steam Loyalty Program? It appears that Steam is working on a new loyalty program. One of the developers behind SteamDB revealed that Steam users may soon be able to receive game discounts and virtual items as part of a potential new loyalty system. The system would also look to expand the social aspects of the service, introducing a bundle of new cosmetics as well as granting users the ability to react to reviews. There’s no word on when the Steam Loyalty Program might come into reality, but it’s definitely something to look forward to for frequent users of the service.
3. Diablo 2 Resurrected It looks like a Diablo 2 remaster may be coming later this year. According to a recent report from French news outlet ActuGaming, the long-rumoured remaster will be called Diablo 2 Resurrected and will launch during the holiday season of this year. Although nothing official has been announced yet, the author of the ActuGaming article cites “sources close to the studio” and has accurately predicted other Activision/Blizzard announcements for games like Overwatch 2, Diablo 4, and WoW: Shadowlands.
4. Civilization 6 New Frontier Pass Civilization 6 is getting a series of 6 new DLC packs as part of the freshly revealed New Frontier Pass. The first batch of DLC is called the Maya & Gran Colombia pack and will introduce 2 new civilizations and leaders as well as new city states, resources, and game modes. The Maya & Gran Colombia DLC will be released on May 21.
5. Cassette Beasts Reveal Cassette Beasts, an all-new Pokemon Fusion style RPG from Bytten Studio, has been officially revealed. Created by a team of former Stardew Valley and Starbound developers, Cassette Beasts is an open-world monster battler that enables you to combine with your monsters to evolve into strange and powerful beasts. Check out the reveal trailer below.