Far Cry 5 will be pushed back to March 27, 2018 (from February 27, 2018), while The Crew 2 will come out in a rather nebulous Fiscal 2018-2019 time frame and miss its March 16, 2018 date. Today, Ubisoft has announced that both will be delayed.
"Taking more time with Assassin's Creed Origins enabled our talented development team to fully express their creative vision", Burgess-Quémard continued.
Starting off with the least severe, Far Cry 5 has been officially delayed by one month, and will now hit store shelves on March 27, 2018, instead of its previous date February 27, 2017.
Far Cry 5For Far Cry 5, 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.
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Time to update your schedules if you've been looking forward to The Crew 2 or Far Cry 5. The open-world first-person shooting game where users will be trying to free a fictional Montana town from the clutches of a overzealous religious cult, will be now be released on March 28. "Taking a similar approach, we have made a decision to invest additional development time in three upcoming games".
The third delay is for "one of the three unannounced franchise games initially planned for release in Fiscal 2018-19", i.e. somewhere between April 2018 and March 2019.
The success of Assassin's Creed Origins is largely deserved, due to the favorable critical reception.
In addition to The Crew 2 and Skull & Bones, for the fiscal year 2018-2019 Ubisoft plans to launch 2 AAA production games not yet announced.