Ubisoft Delays Far Cry 5 and The Crew 2
Posted Dec 10, 2017 by DarthHazard
Ubisoft have announced that they have delayed three of their games because of the positive response that they received after delaying Assassin's Creed Origin for a year.
And as much as gamers may find this as bad news, it surely means that Ubisoft is looking at improving the game and are not ready to release a game that may not be up to the standards of players. The extra time will allow Ubisoft to "invest additional development time" in the games and will hopefully allow them to create a "more engaging and higher quality experiences for gamers".
“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.” ~ Christine Burgess-Quémard, Ubisoft’s Worldwide Studios Executive Director
The delays will mean that Far Cry 5 will be delayed by a month and will now be released on 27 March instead of 27 February. The Crew 2 will now not be coming out on the 16 March but somewhere between April and September 2018. " In addition, one of the three unannounced franchise games initially planned for release in Fiscal 2018-19 now will be released in Fiscal 2019-20."
The news comes as Ubisoft increased its predictions for profit for this year and reported that November sales have been higher than expected. Do you favour the delay to ensure that the game is perfect when released?