Ubisoft is delaying Far Cry 5, The Crew 2, and an unannounced franchise game (🤔).
Far Cry 5’s release is delayed a month from February 27th 2018 to March 27th.
The Crew 2’s release is delayed until the first half of the 2018-2019 fiscal year (probably mid to late 2018).
The unannounced franchise game (🤔🤔) is being delayed to the following fiscal year.
In an attempt to justify the delays in market-speak Ubisoft Worldwide Studios Executive Director Christine Burgess-Quémard said this:
“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.”
Ubisoft is probably confident in this decision due to an improvement in November sales over last year, recording €700 million over €630 million in the third quarter last year. This boost is in no small part due to the positive fan and critical reception to Assassins Creed Origins.