Watch Dogs Legion, Rainbow Six Quarantine and Gods and Monsters have all been delayed until the next tax year, Ubisoft has announced. Legion will now skip its previously appointed 6 March release date.
Ubisoft CEO Yves Guillemot has said the decision to push back the games was made after Ghost Recon Breakpoint and The Division 2 didn’t fare as well as they hoped.
“For Ghost Recon Breakpoint, while the game’s quality appeared on track—based on E3, Gamescom, previews and our latest internal playtests—critical reception and sales during the game’s first weeks were very disappointing,” he said. “As we have done with past titles, we will continue to support the game and listen to the community in order to deliver the necessary improvements.”
Even though Ubisoft expects Watch Dogs Legion, Rainbow Six Quarantine and Gods and Monsters to fare better, it’s thought that if more development time is on the table, the games will be released with significant improvements and therefore not create a string of disappointments.
“While each of these games already has a strong identity and high potential, we want our teams to have more development time to ensure that their respective innovations are perfectly implemented so as to deliver optimal experiences for players,” Guillemot explained.
“This decision will have a very significant impact on our financial results for this fiscal year and goes against our recent successes in building a more stable development model. However, it is in line with our strategy to maximize the future value of our brands for the long-term benefit of our employees, players and shareholders.”
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