Two of Ubisoft’s major upcoming titles, Far Cry 5 and The Crew 2, have received some slight delays in their release dates.
Far Cry 5 has been pushed back from February 27th to March 27th, while The Crew 2 has been pushed back from March 16th to the first half of Ubisoft’s 2018-19 fiscal year – which is sometime between April and September. Another yet to be revealed game has also been delayed behind the scenes.
While delays are always frustrating for gamers, this can only mean a chance to polish these titles further before they launch.
“This decision is in line with our strategic vision of developing even more engaging and higher quality experiences for gamers,” said Christine Burgess-Quémard, Ubisoft’s worldwide studios executive director.
“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.”
There’s no doubt that Assassin’s Creed Origins benefited hugely from the extra development time. It’s freakin’ great. So hopefully some more time spent on Ubisoft’s other big franchises will give them the chance to succeed in the same way.