The French publisher Ubisoft has announced that they are postponing the releases of some titles. The speech is mainly from the much anticipated open world titles “Far Cry 5” and “The Crew 2”.
Ubisoft announced this evening that they are investing additional development time in three upcoming games. In this case, we are talking about “Far Cry 5”, “The Crew 2” and one of three unannounced franchise titles originally planned for the 2018/2019 fiscal year.
The open-world shooter “Far Cry 5”, which was originally scheduled to be released on February 27, 2018 for the PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC, will be released on March 27, 2018. Thus, one will have to wait an extra month to settle with a sect in the state of Montana.
In contrast, “The Crew 2” did not receive a specific release date. So far, it was planned to bring the open-world racing game on March 16, 2018 on the PlayStation 4, Xbox One and the PC. However, the racing game will now appear only in the first half of the fiscal year 2018/2019. This corresponds to a period from 1 April 2018 to 30 September 2018.
The unannounced franchise title is now to be published in the fiscal year 2019/2020 and thus between April 1, 2019 and March 31, 2020.
“This decision is in line with our strategic vision to develop even more engaging and high-quality player experiences,” said Christine Burgess-Quémard, Executive Director of Ubisoft Worldwide Studios. “Taking more time for Assassin’s Creed Origins allowed our talented development team to fully express their creative vision, which, as expected, had a very positive impact on game quality and made a major contribution to commercial success. We decided to invest additional development time in three upcoming games. ”
As part of the announcement, Ubisoft also announced that in November 2017 continued strong sales of catalog titles and new releases. That’s why they have adjusted their own financial goals and hope to continue on their successful course.