Ubisoft has delayed the release dates of Far Cry 5 and The Crew 2, which means that players who have been looking forward to playing these games will have to wait a little bit longer.
Delayed launch dates are often seen as bad news, but for Ubisoft and its upcoming games, the later release of its upcoming games could actually be considered a good thing.
'Far Cry 5' Release Date Pushed Back; 'The Crew 2,' Unannounced Game Too
In its official blog, Ubisoft announced that Far Cry 5 and The Crew 2 will be delayed.
Far Cry 5 will launch on March 27 next year for the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC, a month delayed from its initial release date of Feb. 27. The Crew 2, meanwhile, will be released for the same platforms in the first half of the company's next fiscal year, which ranges from April 2018 to September 2018, compared to the previously announced launch of March 16, 2018.
In addition to Far Cry 5 and The Crew 2, Ubisoft also said that an "unannounced franchise game," which was planned to be released in the company's 2018-19 fiscal year, will instead be launched in the 2019-20 fiscal year, which starts in April 2019.
'Far Cry 5' Delay Inspired By 'Assassin's Creed: Origins'
Far Cry 5 is already considered to be one of the biggest titles that will be launching next year. Ever since the first Far Cry 5 trailer through to the explosive Far Cry 5 gameplay trailer, players have been hyping up the controversial game.
The decision to delay the Far Cry 5 release date by a month can then be taken as a good thing. Ubisoft said that the extra development time will allow Ubisoft Montreal, the studio behind the game, to create what the company describes as "the best, most ambitious Far Cry experience," in line with how the team hopes the game would turn out to be.
Taking more time to launch Far Cry 5 was partly inspired by the success of Assassin's Creed: Origins, which was delayed by a year. With more time working on the game, the development team of Assassin's Creed: Origins was able to fully express their vision for the game.
A one-month delay is not the same as pushing back a game by a whole year, but it appears that Ubisoft has learned a valuable lesson: players prefer delayed but perfect games compared to titles rushed through production and launched with bugs and missing features.