Yesterday, Ubisoft announced that it will be delaying two of its upcoming titles – Far Cry 6 and Rainbow Six Quarantine. As the main reason for this, the company points to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and challenges that are related to work from home. While we didn’t get any new dates, we know that both games won’t reach players at least until after April 1st.
Ubisoft released a statement that reads as follows:
“Benefitting from this strong momentum and despite having moved Far Cry 6 and Rainbow Six Quarantine to 2021-22 to leverage their full potential in the context of production challenges caused by COVID-19, our new non-IFRS operating income targets for 2020-21 remain within the boundaries we set back in May.”
Previously, Far Cry 6 already had its date set for February 18th, while Rainbow Six Quarantine only had an approximate launch window and was supposed to be released until the end of Ubisoft’s fiscal year on March 31st.
As we said in our previous blog posts, it’s a new reality we have to get used to. A lot of big triple-A games are being rescheduled once again. While it’s not ideal, we can approach this from a more positive perspective – there’s plenty of time for everyone to familiarize themselves with these franchises and play through the old titles.