Ubisoft delays Watch Dogs: Legion, Rainbow Six Quarantine and Gods & Monsters until April 2020 and beyond

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What you need to know

  • Ubsioft is one of the largest video game publishers in the world.
  • Ubisoft has announced that Gods & Monsters, Watch Dogs: Legion and Rainbox Six Quarantine have been delayed.
  • These three games are now expected to launch after April 1, 2020.
  • Ubisoft also confirmed that Skull & Bones is still in development.

Ubisoft has a wide variety of upcoming games that were scheduled to release early in 2020. Unfortunately, gamers will be waiting a while longer to play them, as they have all been delayed.

Gods & Monsters and Watch Dogs: Legion were previously expected to launch in February and March respectively, while Rainbow Six Quarantine was expected to arrive before April 2020. Watch Dogs: Legion and Gods & Monsters will now launch sometime after July 1, 2020 but before the end of 2020. Rainbox Six Quarantine will launch after April 2020. Skull & Bones is still in development but there's no information on when we can expect it to release.

During a conference call, Yves Guillemot, CEO of Ubisoft, also stated that Ghost Recon: Breakpoint underperformed expectations significantly. This underperformance is a factor in why the above games are being delayed, as Ubisoft wants to give the teams time to develop them properly.

While these delays are definitely disappointing for fans that were looking forward to them, this extra time will hopefully result in a better experience for each title.

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Samuel Tolbert is a freelance writer covering gaming news, previews, reviews, interviews and different aspects of the gaming industry, specifically focusing on Xbox and PC gaming on Windows Central. You can find him on Twitter @SamuelTolbert.

  • Totally understandable as great games take time to develop especially for AAA titles. I imagine the designers, coders, testers and so on had a collective sigh of relief when this news came through.
  • I'm skeptical. Is it a coincidence that next Gen is end of the year? My personal feeling is they are delaying so as to make them Cross Gen games. The same thing I think to Sony announcing delays to 3 of their games. TLOU 2, Ghost of Tushima and another I can't remember are all delayed as well. All these delays scream of making them cross Gen. In Sonya case I think they have done it because they don't have many next Gen projects from developers. Whereas nearly all MS studios have been working on next Gen games aside from The Coalition who just released Gears 5 and Obsidian who just released TOW.
  • I absolutely love Ubisoft for Assassins' Creed (and a few others), but there's only so much you can do when your entire studio seems to rely on so-called "AAA" sequels of established franchises. Diversify, diversify!