Ubisoft announced today that both Far Cry 5 and The Crew 2 will miss their intended release dates. The latest entry in Ubisoft’s open world first person shooter franchise will be released on March 27, 2018 (instead of February 27, 2018) and racing fans will have to wait until the first half of Fiscal 2018-19 (instead of March 16, 2018) for The Crew 2. The French videogame publisher told investors that the delays will ensure that the developers in charge get enough time to fully express their creative vision.
In addition to Far Cry 5 and The Crew 2, another unannounced game has also been hit with a delay, and it will come out on Fiscal 2019-20 instead of its intended Fiscal 2018-19 release window. We expect to see more information about this title in the coming months.
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.
Christine Burgess-Quémard, Ubisoft’s Worldwide Studios Executive Director