New Ubisoft and indie digital showcases, Civ VI gets a season pass, more

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How’s it going everybody, Adrian Simple here from The Gaming Observer for May the 12th, 2020.

New digital showcases

Alright you know I love to talk about gaming events, well we’ve got two more digital events announced here. First of all, Ubisoft has announced the show Ubisoft Forward, which will be an E3-style showcase of their content. Most definitely we’re going to see more about Assassin’s Creed there, but there’s also a chance for games like Watch Dogs Legion, the new Rainbow Six, and Gods & Monsters. This show will be taking place on July 12th, so still two months away. The other event that we have here is a brand new show called the Guerrilla Collective, which is actually an indie showcase. A collective of studios and publishers, which will be wrangled under one banner and hosted by Greg Miller. They’ve got some important names in there, they’ve got Coffee Stain, Humble, Good Shepherd, Rebellion, and the developers of Disco Elysium. They’ve also got Larian Studios, who are working on Baldurs Gate III, and Paradox Interactive, though I don’t think I would call them indie studios. Nonetheless, this one is a three day event from June 6th to 8th. Just a few days after that we know that EA will have their event on June 11th. Lots of exciting stuff coming in the next few months, I hope you’re excited.

Civilization VI getting a new season pass

Civilization VI is going to be receiving a new season pass. The game is 3 years old, and they’ll be introducing what they call The New Frontier pass, which will add eight new civilizations, nine new leaders, and six new game modes. The delivery of them all is a little different though, “the content hits the game in six downloadable packs delivered on a bimonthly basis starting May 21st, and ending March 2021.” In terms of specifics, all we know is that three of the new civs are Maya, Gran Columbia, and Ethiopia. They’re also getting an apocalypse game mode and a secret societies game mode, though I don’t really know what that means. Anyway, new content is always great for games like this, and there’s lots to keep you busy there. $40 for the season pass, or you can buy the individual releases.

Thimbleweed Park gets a free standalone mini-game

Ron Gilbert, who is the guy behind the point and click adventure games like Monkey Island, has just released a pseudo sequel to Thimbleweed Park. This is a mini standalone follow up which is set one year after the first game’s story, and it is totally free to play on Steam and the Epic Games Store. I guess originally this was supposed to just be a prototype for the improvements he made on his game engine, but with the pandemic hitting he decided to just make a product. Pretty cool, check it out if you’re interested in that sort of thing.

Alright folks, that’s going to do it for today, thank you very much for joining me. I’ll be back tomorrow with the news, and until then, happy gaming everyone.