Although Ubisoft announced several titles due in early next year, in a recent shareholder report, the company has noted that two of the highly anticipated titles, Watch Dogs: Legion and Rainbow Six Quarantine will be delayed by few months.
Although we expected both of these titles to come out in early 2020, in the latest shareholder report, the company noted that these two tiles will be coming out in fiscal year of 2020-21. Which means we might have to wait longer than expected to get our hands on both titles.
However, according to Gamespot, we might be looking at late 2020 release date rather than all the way to 2021. If the report is accurate, then the extra six months should give Ubisoft enough time to solve any development problems of the games.
Although it seemed at start that the company has decided to delay the game for development purposes, the real reason goes beyond that. According to Ubisoft CEO, the publisher’s latest release Ghost Recon Breakpoint didn’t perform up to the company’s expectations. He said, “For Ghost Recon Breakpoint, while the game’s quality appeared on track–based on E3, Gamescom, previews and our latest internal playtests–, critical reception and sales during the game’s first weeks were very disappointing.”
According to Yves Guillemot, the title underperformed due to players’ fatigue over the franchise and the lack of differentiation factors from earlier installments. As a result, the company wants to work on improving on those areas for the upcoming titles and the delay in release date should give the developers enough time to work on intended changes.
As there is no official release date, we will have to wait to see if the company decides to reveal the launch dates anytime soon.