In the latest financial report from Ubisoft Yves Guillemot, CEO and co-founder of the studio has revealed that Far Cry 6 and Rainbow Six Quarantine will suffer a delay for a few months. The executive admitted that, beyond giving the games more development time, Ubisoft right now “suffers” from doing too well.
According to Guillemot, the pandemic has ended up playing a determining role in how and how much players spend on entertainment. Right now everyone has taken refuge in home entertainment and, if that wasn’t enough, everyone prefers the digital format that allows you to do everything from the comfort of your sofa.
Surfing the wave
In this way, Ubisoft has seen properties such as Far Cry 5, Assassin’s Creed Odyssey, or Rainbow Six Siege enjoy new sales month after month, generating income that Ubisoft did not expect.
Bottom line: Ubisoft prefers to continue to capitalize on it than launch Far Cry 6 and Rainbow Six Quarantine and end up overlapping with the other games. In that sense, this image also makes it clear that the next few months will be delayed for Ubisoft, in a way which launching these two titles would have overloaded by similar games.
Now Far Cry 6, an open-world shooting game, and Rainbow Six Quarantine, a cooperative online shooter, would no longer be released before the fiscal period ending in March 2021 but would move on to the next. That is, from March 2021 to the same month in 2022, still without a specific date in that launch window.