In their latest earnings report, released earlier today, Ubisoft announced that Far Cry 6 and Rainbow Six Quarantine will be delayed. As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, these two titles will be moved into the next 2021-22 fiscal year.
Far Cry 6 was originally set to be released on February 18, 2021, but according to Ubisoft’s latest report they have now decided to push it back “to leverage their full potential in the context of production challenges caused by COVID-19”. This delay means the game is now expected to release sometime after April 1, 2021, although it could be as late as early 2022.
“While we know you are all anxious to get your hands on Far Cry 6, we want to let you know that we’ve been given more time to allow us to make this the game you aspire to play while focusing on the well-being of our teams in this unprecedented global context,” as stated by the game’s official Twitter account.
In Ubisoft’s Forward event, we got to see Far Cry 6’s cinematic trailer, where the game’s main villain Anton Castillo made quite an impression. However, we didn’t get any further information for Rainbow Six: Quarantine, apart from that reveal teaser back in E3 2019.
Looking at the bright side, these games are at least not delayed due to any specific development problem, and Ubisoft is allowing its workers to work safely from home amidst this pandemic. It is still better than games getting delayed for the 3rd time just a month before its release, *cough* Cyberpunk.
Ubisoft released Watch Dogs Legion yesterday and still has Assassin’s Creed Valhalla, which is expected to launch on November 10th, so stay tuned for the latest updates.