Yesterday, Ubisoft hosted their financial earnings call in which the publisher announced a bunch of sad news. According to the company, the launch of Gods & Monsters, Rainbow Six Quarantine, and Watch Dogs: Legion will be delayed to the 2020-2021 fiscal year. Well, that sucks…
While there were no clear reasons why the company has decided to push back some of its heavy hitter games, we can guess that it might be because of a messy launch of Ghost Recon Breakpoint. According to Ubisoft, the game failed to meet sales expectations, which is why they’re giving it some more time before launching another AAA. And it seems like it wasn’t a ‘one-off’. In the future, the company might be considering bigger gaps between their biggest game launches.
The CEO of Ubisoft, Yves Guillemot stated, that developers need more time in order to differentiate their games from the crowd.
“It is harder to generate interest for a sequel to a live multiplayer game when prior iterations benefited from years of optimization. Consequently, we need to make sure there is more time between each iteration of live games.”
Previously announced for February release, Gods & Monsters, Watch Dogs: Legion and Rainbow Six Quarantine now has no clear release schedule. The only thing we know for certain is that these three titles are not the only ones in the release pipeline and there are two more games waiting for the official reveal. According to Ubisoft, these 5 games should be released by April 1st, 2021 – presumably, 1 release every 3-6 months.