We are only two weeks into the year and already three fairly large triple-A games have suffered a delay. First, there was Outriders which moved from February 2021 to 1 April. Then Avalanche delayed Harry Potter: Hogwarts Legacy until 2022 and now Ubisoft has delayed its upcoming sports/racing game Riders Republic.
Ubisoft’s Riders Republic was originally set to launch on 25 February 2021. However, the publisher announced its release has been moved to “later this year” without giving a new release date or window. The full statement reads:
In September, we gave you a first look at our massive multiplayer playground in Riders Republic. We promised an action-packed outdoor sports park, filled with all-out mass races with more than 50 fellow Riders on next-gen consoles, a variety of diverse activities, and insane stunts. We can’t wait to have you traverse our vibrant world and live out your own Rider’s fantasy.
Today, we want to let you know that we have made the decision to move our release to later this year. This additional time will allow our passionate team to deliver the best fun fueled experience to our players.
Thank you so much for your support and understanding. Stay safe and get ready to join the madness of riders republic soon!
-The Riders Republic Dev Team
For those who don’t know, Riders Republic is an extreme sports game from the developers of Steep. The game spans across several United States national parks in an open-world-like experience. Players can undertake a range of sports including skiing, snowboarding, downhill biking and more as they traverse the environments alongside other players and participate in challenges.
Riders Republic is currently in development for PS4, PS5, Xbox and PC. Check out the trailer down below;