Ubisoft delays The Crew 2, Far Cry 5, and unannounced game to make them better
That's... actually kind of nice to hear.
Ubisoft has announced that they will be delayed the release of three of their upcoming games, in order to help their staff better express their vision. Thanks to Assassin's Creed Origins' success, Ubisoft has decided to take what they learned from allowing their developers more time with a game and have applied it to their upcoming games.
Christine Burgess-Quémard, Ubisoft’s Worldwide Studios Executive Director, said:
“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.”
It's clear that Ubisoft will use the extra time to allow their teams more time to polish the games.
Far Cry 5 will now release on March 27th, 2018, one month later than its previously detailed February 27th, 2018 release.
The Crew 2 will release in the first half of Fiscal 2018-19, rather than on March 16th, 2018. This means that The Crew 2 will release prior to September 2018.
The third game that was delayed was an unannounced franchise game that was planned to release in Fiscal 2018-19 (April 1st, 2018 to March 31st, 2019), but will now be delayed to Fiscal 2019-20 (April 1st, 2019 to March 2020).
It's pretty nice to hear Ubisoft delaying their games to give their developers more time on them.