Far Cry 5 is now slated for release on March 27, 2018 instead of February 27, 2018. The Crew 2 will come out in the first half of the 2018-2019 fiscal year rather than on March 16, 2018. Lastly, one of the three unannounced franchise games initially planned for release in the 2018-2019 fiscal year will now be released in fiscal year 2019-2020.
While gamers will be disappointed by the delays, Ubisoft has taken heat for pushing out unfinished games that don't run well. For example, Assassin's Creed Unity was plagued with problems on consoles and led to people abandoning the franchise. If the developers need more time to polish their products, they should take it instead of releasing a broken experience. Christine Burgess-Quémard, Ubisoft's Worldwide Studios Executive Director, issued the following statement in response to the delays.
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.
Hopefully when Far Cry 5, The Crew 2, and the other unannounced game release, they'll be great experiences like Assassin's Creed Origins. Delays are disappointing but they're a part of the gaming industry nowadays. All we can hope for is that they're polished and feature great gameplay upon release.
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