Ubisoft have today announced the delay of Farcry 5 and The Crew 2, two of the studio's most anticipated releases of next year.
The news comes amid Ubisoft's recent news of increased sales and overall profits over the last year, showcasing the company's growing success in the market, driven by sales from new releases like Assassin's Creed: Origins and smash hits from their back catalogue such as the critically acclaimed Rainbow Six: Siege.
With this announcement of financial success, Ubisoft have also shown their intention to invest in additional development time for three games, those being Farcry 5, The Crew 2, and a currently unannounced franchise game. The delays are as follows:
- Farcry 5: Delayed by 1 month, releasing March 27th, 2018 (previously February 27th, 2018)
- The Crew 2: Delayed from March 16th, 2018 to the first half of the 2018 – 2019 Fiscal Year
- Unannounced Franchise Game: Delayed from Fiscal 2018-2019 to Fiscal 2019 – 2020
Executive Director of Ubisoft's Worldwide Studios, Christine Burgess-Quémard, had this to say on the decision:
“This decision is in line with our strategic vision of developing even more engaging and higher quality experiences for gamers. Taking more time with Assassin’s Creed Origins enabled our talented development team to fully express their creative vision. As expected, this had a very positive impact on the game’s quality and largely participated to its commercial success. Taking a similar approach, we have decided to invest additional development time in three upcoming games.”