If you read my Ghost Recon: Breakpoint review, you would know the game is not good at all. So much so that I highly recommend you stay away from it and get something else as there is a lot to choose from at the moment. Ubisoft has admitted the game has not done too well and due to this, has decided to delay four of its upcoming games next year.
Watch Dogs Legion, Gods and Monsters, Rainbow Six Quarantine and the next instalment in the Assassin’s Creed series have been pushed back to new unconfirmed release dates. According to MarketScreener, Ubisoft broke the news during its financial call where founder Yves Guillemot revealed he wants his teams to have more development time for the games.
[perfectpullquote align=”full” bordertop=”false” cite=”” link=”” color=”#FF9700″ class=”” size=”19″]”We have decided to postpone the releases of Gods and Monsters, Rainbow Six Quarantine and Watch Dogs Legion until 2020-21,” Guillemot said. “While each of these games already has a strong identity and high potential, we want our teams to have more development time to ensure that their respective innovations are perfectly implemented so as to deliver optimal experiences for players. This decision will have a very significant impact on our financial results for this fiscal year and goes against our recent successes in building a more stable development model. However, it is in line with our strategy to maximize the future value of our brands for the long-term benefit of our employees, players and shareholders. We expect it to have a positive impact on our financial performance as from 2020-21.”[/perfectpullquote]
Ubisoft also admitted that they have not reached their desired goals for the two of their latest games. Both Division 2 and Breakpoint.
[perfectpullquote align=”full” bordertop=”false” cite=”” link=”” color=”#08FF00″ class=”” size=”19″]”We have not capitalized on the potential of our latest two AAA releases.” Guillemot continued. “For Ghost Recon Breakpoint, while the game’s quality appeared on track – based on E3, Gamescom, previews and our latest internal playtests –, critical reception and sales during the game’s first weeks were very disappointing. As we have done with past titles, we will continue to support the game and listen to the community in order to deliver the necessary improvements.”[/perfectpullquote]
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Ubisoft admitted the failure of Breakpoint was due to the challenge faced by trying to generate interest for a sequel created from years of optimization. Ubisoft claims they are currently working on the issues in Ghost Recon: Breakpoint and implementing significant changes to their production processes.
The delays are not too bad if you ask us. All the delayed titles were targeted for an early 2020 release and this means you can play games such as Cyberpunk 2077, and DOOM Eternal instead making the first half of the year look a little easier on our pockets. This delay came just a few hours after Sony delayed The Last of Us Part II.