Posted October 25, 2019 by David Latham in Feature
 
 

Watch Dogs Legion Delayed Alongside More Ubisoft Games


Ubisoft has today revealed that Watch Dogs Legion has been delayed alongside two more AAA titles: Gods & Monsters and Rainbow Six Quarantine. All three games were expected to launch before April Fools Day in 2020, however the publishers have decided to push them back into the next fiscal year, and has not given new fixed release dates for any of the three games.

The reasoning behind the delays in the company’s latest financial report appears to be due to a, ‘sharp downward revision in the revenues expected from Ghost Recon Breakpoint and, to a lesser extent, The Division 2.’

While we spoke highly of The Division 2, it was clear that Ghost Recon Breakpoint needed some more work at launch.

The delays leave the start of 2020 wide open for releases, with a scarce choice of games until Q2 when Cyberpunk 2077 is expected to hit the shelves.

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,” said Ubisoft CEO Yves Guillemot today of the delays. “This decision will have a very significant impact on our financial results for this fiscal year and goes against our recent successes in building a more stable development model. However, it is in line with our strategy to maximize the future value of our brands for the longterm benefit of our employees, players and shareholders. We expect it to have a positive impact on our financial performance as from 2020-21.

See the official Watch Dogs Legion E3 2019 World Premiere Trailer:

 

Finally, Ubisoft also revealed that they are expecting to launch five AAA titles in the fiscal 2020 year. With the three delayed games all but confirmed, that leaves two more. Our educated guesses are a new Assassin’s Creed game due to the fact there was no new game in 2019, and perhaps Beyond Good and Evil 2, though that game still looks like it’s under some pretty heavy development. Who knows, perhaps Ubisoft has a surprise up their sleeve. Splinter Cell, anyone?

Stay tuned to Rocket Chainsaw as we eagerly await to learn the new release dates for Watch Dogs Legion, Gods & Monsters, and Rainbow Six Quarantine.


David Latham

 
David has a Bachelor of Arts (Journalism) from a Group of Eight university, but only uses his very unique set of skills writing about video games. By day he's a stay-at-home dad, by night he's literally Batman. Where does he find the time?