Ubisoft has delayed Far Cry 5 and The Crew 2
Two of Ubisoft’s upcoming games, Far Cry 5 and The Crew 2, have both had their launch dates pushed back to give their respective developers more time to polish them up.
Ubisoft confirmed as much in a brief blog post, saying that Far Cry 5 is now expected to launch on March 27, 2018 (a month later than its original February 27 launch date). Meanwhile, The Crew 2, which was originally slated to launch on March 16, 2018, will now arrive at some point within the first half of Ubisoft’s 2018 fiscal year which begins in April, 2018. In a separate press release, Ubisoft also said a third as-yet-announced game has been delayed from the 2018 fiscal year into the 2019 fiscal year, and it attributed these delays to the success of Assassin’s Creed Origins in the wake of its own delay:
“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.”
It’s heartening to see how Ubisoft has learned that delaying a game can often be more good than bad in the long run, even if it upsets more die-hard fans who want to get their hands on the game as soon as possible. Previous Ubisoft titles like Assassin’s Creed Unity and Rainbow Six Siege certainly suffered from rushed launches, and it looks like Ubisoft is committed to avoiding past mistakes.