Ubisoft has recently announced that Rainbow Six Quarantine and Far Cry 6 have both been pushed to Ubisoft’s next financial year, which begins in April 2021. The developer affirms that the delays are caused by COVID-19.
We recently passed a major production gate, where we presented an intense core-experience built upon unique coop tactical gameplay. We will now be focusing on overall polish and reaching the level of quality this game deserves.
Just like many of you, we’ve spent a lot of the past few months working in exceptional conditions linked to the COVID-19 pandemic, and we’re thankful to have this extra time. We are committed to bringing players a high-quality experience, and most importantly, providing the space and time to keep the development team healthy at the same time.
Far Cry 6’s official delay statement gives more context to what’s happening at Ubisoft, the statement suggests that due to the “unprecedented global context” the game had to be delayed
While we know you are all anxious to get your hands on Far Cry 6, we want to let you know that we’ve been given more time to allow us to make this the game you aspire to play while focusing on the well-being of our teams n this unprecedented global context. Our teams around the world are working in th estudios and from their homes to pour their passion and creativity into making n unforgettable game- one we hope you will love.
While the COVID-19 has caused several delays in the industry, the delay of both games seems to be of a more financial nature, the company recently launched Watch Dogs: Legion, while Assasins’ Creed Valhalla will release in the following weeks, both games help the company to close the current financial year with significant profits.
CEO Yves Guillemot affirmed in Ubisoft’s Q3 Financial Year 2020 Investor Call that the publisher will release five AAA games in 2021, is important to consider that even if the executive may have underestimated the COVID-19 situation back then, the push of two AAA games for the next financial year might be wise from a business standpoint.