If you looked forward to some of the more exciting upcoming Ubisoft games like Watch Dogs: Legion and Rainbow Six Quarantine, we’ve got some unfortunate news for you today. Both of these games have been postponed, as has the beautiful-looking adventure title “Gods & Monsters.”
We don’t know the exact release dates for these games yet, but Ubisoft said they’re going to release in “fiscal 2020-21” in a shareholder report. According to Gamespot, the very latest release dates would be March 31, 2021, although we don’t necessarily expect them to take that long.
A more reasonable release date will likely be late 2020— all three games were previously scheduled for early 2020 releases, so a 6-month delay should be more than sufficient time for the various development teams of Ubisoft.
Now, let’s get to the source of the delays. Next, some background: their latest release of AAA— Ghost Recon Breakpoint— did not perform so well, according to Ubisoft CEO Yves Guillemot. “Critical reception and sales during the first weeks of the launch were very disappointing for Ghost Recon Breakpoint, while the quality of the game remained on track–based on E3, Gamescom, previews and our new internal play tests.”
Guillemot says the main reasons for this underperformance are series fatigue, poorly-received “gameplay developments,” and the lack of sufficient factors of “differentiation” between Breakpoint and its predecessor, Ghost Recon: Wildlands. As such, Ubisoft wants to give all three delayed games more time in the oven to fix these issues in the future.
Hopefully a delay in the latter half of 2020 will be enough, but we’re just speculating until official launch dates are again shared with the public.