Ubisoft has announced the delays of three games due out in 2018. Ubisoft will delay Far Cry 5, The Crew 2, and an unannounced title by at least a month. Far Cry 5 will be delayed to March 27, a month after its initial release date of February 27. The Crew 2 has a longer delay, as it has a new release window of the first half of the next fiscal year. This means The Crew 2 should be released sometime between April 2018 and September 2018. One more unannounced game has also been delayed to the 2019-2020 fiscal year.
Ubisoft stated the delays were to give the teams more time to improve the games. On Far Cry 5, the company stated “the extra time will allow the team at Ubisoft Montreal to make some additional improvements that will bring the best, most ambitious Far Cry experience in line with the team’s original vision. We’re excited for fans to join the Resistance in Hope County, Montana against the Project at Eden’s Gate cult.”
As for The Crew 2, Ubisoft said: “Ivory Tower will use the next several months to perform additional playtests, gather player feedback, and continue working towards delivering an ambitious open-world racing experience that meets the team’s and our players’ expectations.”
Games do tend to get delayed to make improvements, so this shouldn’t be taken as bad news. We can also take solace in the fact that Far Cry 5 is only delayed a month. The Crew 2 will likely need more time because the release date was further away. The further the release, the less work that’s gone in the game. Also, it looks like The Crew 2 might need more work whereas Far Cry 5 may just need fine-tuning.
What do you think gamers, were you looking forward to one or both of these games? Let us know what you think in the comments below.