Ubisoft Delays Three Games, Including Watch Dogs Legion, to Beyond March 2020

Ubisoft Delays Three Games, Including Watch Dogs Legion, to Beyond March 2020

The publisher attributes it to how this year's games panned out.

The new year is approaching, and spring 2020 is looking stacked. But in light of both recent launches and ongoing development, Ubisoft has announced three of its games are getting delayed a little further out.

In an updated financial targets report released today, Ubisoft announced that three games would be pushed from fiscal year 2019 into the year spanning 2020-2021. Gods & Monsters, Rainbow Six Quarantine, and Watch Dogs Legion will all be released later on in 2020 or 2021, rather than this fiscal year.

If you're unfamiliar, fiscal years run through quarters rather than calendar years, and the gaming industry's fiscal year begins in April. This means these three games are now slated for anywhere from April 2020 onwards to April 2021, rather than before the end of March 2020.

Watch Dogs Legion was previously set for March 6, 2020, while Gods & Monsters was eyeing February 2020 and Rainbow Six Quarantine a Q1 2020 date already.

In the release, Ubisoft attributes this change to a "sharp downward revision in the revenues expected from Ghost Recon Breakpoint and, to a lesser extent, The Division 2." The publisher does, however, comment that this decision will increase development time on all three titles, and says it expects a "very strong lineup in fiscal 2020-21, with the release of five AAA games."

What those games will be is up in the air. A new Assassin's Creed, Beyond Good & Evil 2, or possibly even some signs of life from the Skull & Bones team. It's looking like Ubisoft's next year is stacked, if these games are on track to make their new targets.

If you're interested in learning more about Watch Dogs Legion, read up on our hands-on impressions and interview with Ubisoft's Clint Hocking to see just how political Ubisoft's Brexit gets.

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Eric Van Allen

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