Ubisoft has delayed a ‘large game’ to its next fiscal year, which runs from April 2024 to March 2025. It’s believed that this game is Star Wars Outlaws, which was apparently being targeted for launch before the current fiscal year ends in March 2024. It’s now likely that Massive Entertainment’s new Star Wars game will release sometime in mid to late 2024 or early 2025 at the latest.
As reported by Video Games Chronicle, a recent Ubisoft financial report revealed that the company made the decision to delay a ‘large game’ to its next fiscal year, though didn’t specifically mention which game it was. With the upcoming Avatar: Frontiers of Pandora locked in for a December release, it’s understood that the large game is Star Wars Outlaws, which was first unveiled earlier this year.
Speaking about the game’s delay in its report, Ubisoft announced:
“The overperformance in Q2 and the current positive momentum of Ubisoft’s brands build confidence for the rest of the year. The Company can therefore confirm its announced guidance of strong top line growth and non-IFRS operating income of approximately €400 million, without releasing the other large game it had initially planned to launch during the last quarter of the current fiscal year. The Company has decided to launch this other large game in FY2024-25, so as to maximise its value creation.”
Two sources also told Kotaku that Star Wars Outlaws was intended to launch before 31 March 2024 but the targeted release window was simply too ambitious, especially with Massive’s focus on its major Avatar game. Nobody really expected Outlaws, especially with its ambitious scope and nature, to launch in early 2024 as a delay was always on the table.
We’ll hear more about Star Wars Outlaws in the coming months if this report is accurate and we’ll likely get a release date at a later stage once Ubisoft nails down its schedule.
Source: Video Games Chronicle