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(Pocket-lint) - With no E3 this year, French publisher Ubisoft also decided not to host a press conference in its usual summer slot.

However, it will be streaming an Ubisoft Forward event this week, on Thursday 7 July 2022. There will be a main presentation which will give you a glimpse of gameplay for forthcoming mutliplayer pirate battle game, Skull and Bones. There will also be a pre-show "full of surprises".

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Here are details on how to watch it today and what to expect.

When does Ubisoft Forward July 2022 start?

The next Ubisoft Forward will take place on Thursday 7 July 2022 at 8pm CEST. Here are the times for your region:

  • UK: 7pm BST
  • Central Europe: 8pm CEST
  • East Coast US: 2pm EDT
  • West Coast US: 11amm PDT
  • Japan: 5am JST (8 July)

The "pre-show" will start 15 minutes earlier - streaming from 7.45pm CEST.

How to watch Ubisoft Forward

You'll can watch it via the video at the top of this page

Alternatively, you can watch it on Ubisoft's YouTube channel.

What to expect

This edition of Ubisoft Forward will largely be dedicated to Skull and Bones, the upcoming open world multiplayer pirate game.

There will be gameplay footage and an in-depth look at the title.

Another Ubisoft Forward stream is then planned for 10 September 2022, where the publisher will showcase multiple games - with updates on some already known, plus a few additional projects. You will also be able to follow that here nearer the time.

Writing by Rik Henderson.