Watch Dogs Legion And Rainbow Six Quarantine Delayed By Ubisoft
While the remaining big games of 2019 seem to be fairly spread out in terms of upcoming release dates, the first half of 2020 has seemed to have so many big games slated for release within weeks of each other, with some even releasing the same day. Earlier this year, a slough of release date announcements had Animal Crossing New Horizons, the first episode of the Final Fantasy Remake and Watch Dogs Legion all releasing in March of next year. However, to the delight of some and the scorn of others, it appears that Watch Dogs Legion and Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Quarantine have now been delayed past their initial release dates.
The following is a statement directly from the Watch Dogs development teams. pic.twitter.com/087pG3SXeR
— Watch Dogs: Legion (@watchdogsgame) October 24, 2019
As reported on Prima Games, Ubisoft has announced the delays of both Watch Dogs Legion and Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Quarantine. Ubisoft confirmed that Watch Dogs Legion would be moving from its initial release date of March 6, 2020 to the next fiscal year, which begins on April 1, 2020. No new specific release date is given for Legion, nor is there one for Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Quarantine or Gods & Monsters, which have also been delayed to the 2020-2021 fiscal year as well. Ubisoft CEO Yves Guillemot gave this defense for the delays of these games:
While each of these games already has a strong identity and high potential, we want our teams to have more development time to ensure that their respective innovations are perfectly implemented so as to deliver optimal experiences for players,”
The postponing of these titles is also somewhat attributed to the lower than expected sales and favorable critical reception that Ubisoft’s latest titles, The Division 2 and Ghost Recon: Breakpoint. The latter especially disappointed Ubisoft based on its favorable reception at this past E3, and may have them reevaluate their development strategies for similar live multiplayer games. While this news may disappoint some, ultimately it will likely lead to better finished products and would hopefully prevent some harsh employee crunch periods. Even when you have an entire Legion of employees, sometimes a delay is the best life hack to long-term success.
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