Ubisoft cites production challenges caused by COVID-19.
Ubisoft has delayed Far Cry 6 and Rainbow Six Quarantine to fiscal year 2021 to 2022, which means both games will launch between April 1, 2021 and March 31, 2022, the company said in its latest financial report.
Far Cry 6 was previously planned for release for PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC, and Stadia on February 18, 2021. Rainbow Six Quarantine was previously planned for fiscal year 2020 to 2021, meaning anytime between April 1, 2020 and March 31, 2021.
Here is the statement from Ubisoft confirming the delay:
Benefitting from this strong momentum and despite having moved Far Cry 6 and Rainbow Six Quarantine to 2021 to 22 to leverage their full potential in the context of production challenges caused by COVID-19, our new non-IFRS operating income targets for 2020 to 21 remain within the boundaries we set back in May. Being able to maximize the long term value of our IPs while at the same time maintaining solid financial targets highlights the increasing recurring nature of our revenues, the strength of our portfolio of franchises, confidence in our holiday season release slate and current supportive industry dynamics.”
Update 3:40 p.m.: In a conference call, Ubisoft said it will plan to release both Far Cry 6 and Rainbow Six Quarantine between April 2021 and September 2021.