The current COVID world situation continues to have a knock effect as you would expect and this week seems to be the week for delays to major video games releases to be announced. Ubisoft has now confirmed that Far Cry 6 and Rainbow Six Quarantine have both been delayed beyond their original 2021 release dates after being given “more time” to develop them. Far Cry 6 was due for a February 2021 release.
Ubisoft has said that Far Cry 6 is the most ambitious entry in the series yet and will feature multiple endings, as such the decision to delay the original release does make sense and Ubisoft delayed titles following the disastrous reaction to Ghost Recon Breakpoint back in 2019 which is why Watch Dogs Legion was delayed and only released yesterday October 29th 2020.
Rainbow Six Quarantine’s developer team made this statement once the announcement had been made via the Ubisoft News site:
Back at E3 2019 we announced that we were working on an exciting new addition to the Rainbow Six series: a squad-based tactical shooter called Quarantine. Of course, we’re massive fans of Rainbow Six ourselves, and we want to ensure our game does justice to this incredible universe and community. We know you’re excited to find out more about the game, and we are equally as excited to share more details as soon as we can.
Quarantine is an ambitious project. In order to enable the game to reach its full potential, we’ve decided to give ourselves more development time to get it right.
We recently passed a major production gate, where we presented an intense core-experience built upon unique coop tactical gameplay. We will now be focusing on overall polish and reaching the level of quality this game deserves.
Just like many of you, we’ve spent a lot of the past few months working in exceptional conditions linked to the COVID-19 pandemic, and we’re thankful to have this extra time. We are committed to bringing players a high quality experience, and most importantly, providing the space and time to keep the development team healthy at the same time.
Thank you all for your understanding and support, and we’ll be back with more to share in 2021!
Ubisoft has plenty of games already coming out with Watch Dogs Legion out now, Assassin’s Creed Valhalla out on November 10th and Immortals: Fenyx Rising in December. Reports suggests both delayed games will not release until after March 2021 at the earliest.