Two big Ubisoft games are getting pushed into later release dates. Both Far Cry 6 and the next Rainbow Six game are being pushed into the next fiscal year, running April 2021 to March 2022.
In a new earnings report, Ubisoft confirms the delay is due to COVID-19. The wait likely won't take until 2022, however; in an earnings call today, Ubisoft says it is targeting a window between April and Sept. 2021.
While Rainbow Six Quarantine has been something of a moving target for Ubisoft, Far Cry 6 recently locked down a release date of Feb. 18, 2021. Now, both are being delayed due to the complications of making games amid the pandemic.
Times have been tumultuous for Ubisoft, as over the summer the publisher had to reckon with reports of sexism and harassment inside the company. Ubisoft CEO Yves Guillemot addressed that situation again today.
"While much remains to be done, our teams' testimonies showed a deep attachment to Ubisoft and a strong desire to defend the values of respect and benevolence on which the Group was built," said Guillemot. "We are committed to making the necessary changes to create an exemplary workplace culture of which everyone at Ubisoft can be proud."
Projections for the next quarter of Ubisoft games are optimistic, though. Watch Dogs Legion recently launched and two more Ubisoft games—Assassin's Creed Valhalla and Immortals Fenyx Rising—are due out before the end of the year.
Even with delays, you won't be hurting for Ubisoft games to play. We'll see what the future holds, both for the next installment of Far Cry and the still-unfortunately-named Rainbow Six Quarantine.