Some breaking news for all of my fellow Ubisoft fans: today during their first-half finical report they announced that Far Cry 6 and Rainbow Six: Quaratine will both be delayed until Ubisoft’s next fiscal year which starts in April 2021 and ends on March 2022.
Ubisoft chief financial officer Frédérick Duguet talked about the decision to delay both of the major titles:
Despite having moved Far Cry 6 and Rainbow Six Quarantine to 2021-22 to leverage their full potential in the context of production challenges caused by COVID-19, our new non-IFRS operating income targets for 2020-21 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.
With Watch Dog: Legions, Assassin’s Creed: Valhalla, and Immortals: Fenyx Rising all releasing within these upcoming three months, I have a feeling Ubisoft’s wallet will be mighty THICC for months to come.
We will let you know once either game receives a release date!