Watch Dogs Legion delayed until after April 2020 says Ubisoft
Ubisoft is also putting back the releases of Rainbow Six Quarantine and Gods & Monsters, as Breakpoint sales disappoint.
Given the news about The Last Of Us Part 2, today seems to be the day for major game delays, as Ubisoft’s latest financial results reveal they’re pushing back all three of their next titles.
The news was announced during an ongoing call to investors, so there’ll probably be more detailed information later, but Gods & Monsters, Rainbow Six Quarantine, and Watch Dogs Legion will not now release until Ubisoft’s next financial year, i.e. somewhere between April 2020 and March 2021.
Gods & Monsters was due to be released on 25 February and Watch Dogs Legion was scheduled for 6 March. Rainbow Six Quarantine never had a specific release date though, just some time in 2020.
The call stated merely that the decision had been made to increase development time for the games, but Watch Dogs releasing the same week as Final Fantasy VII Remake was almost certainly also a factor.
Although maybe Ubisoft might have reconsidered Gods & Masters – their more fantastical take on Greek mythology – if they’d know about The Last Of Us Part 2, as that month is now suddenly looking a little empty.
The financial call also mentioned a ‘sharp’ downward revision in revenues expected from the recent Ghost Recon Breakpoint and, to a lesser extent, The Division 2.
This suggests that both games have underperformed, and certainly it always seemed that way from their chart performance and general lack of buzz.
That in turn has led to the company lowering its targets for the current financial year, which is already having an expectedly negative effect on their share price.
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