Following “underperformance” of Ghost Recon Breakpoint and The Division 2.
Ubisoft has announced delays for Watch Dogs Legion, Gods & Monsters, and Rainbow six Quarantine, all of which are now anticipated to arrive following the company’s present monetary year comes to a close.
All 3 games had been initially announced to launch ahead of the finish of March 2020, with Gods & Monsters and Watch Dogs: Legion even getting firm release dates of 25th February and 6th March 2020 respectively. In a monetary get in touch with nowadays, on the other hand, Ubisoft announced that all 3 titles will now launch sometime in its subsequent monetary year, which runs from April 2020 to March 2021.
The news follows Ubisoft’s decreased monetary targets for its present monetary year, resulting from decrease-than-anticipated income from Ghost Recon: Breakpoint and, “to a lesser extent”, The Division two.
Speaking candidly about Breakpoint in a press release accompanying today’s announcement, Ubisoft CEO Yves Guillemot stated that though the game’s good quality “appeared on track” prior to release, “essential reception and sales in the course of the game’s initial weeks had been quite disappointing”. In spite of its relative failure, on the other hand, Ubisoft says it will continue to help the game “and listen to the neighborhood in order to provide the required improvements”.
Guillemot also highlighted 3 regions the publisher has identified for each The Division two and Breakpoint’s underperformance: the significantly less-than-great implementation of “gameplay innovations” and lack of “differentiation things” in Breakpoint, and, in the case of The Division two, the difficulty in producing interest for a sequel to a reside game. On the latter point, Ubisoft says that it will require to guarantee “there is much more time involving every single iteration of reside games” in the future.
In light of these learnings, Ubisoft is delaying Gods & Monster, Rainbow Six Quarantine, and Watch Dogs Legion so that its teams “have much more improvement time to guarantee that their respective innovations are completely implemented so as to provide optimal experiences for players.”
The business did not supply any indication of revised release dates beyond their launch in the 2020-2021 fiscal year, and there was no update on the progress of its multiplayer pirate adventure Skull & Bones, which was also delayed into the subsequent monetary year back in May perhaps.