Apparently, today is a pretty bad day. After the announcement of the postponement of The Last of Us: Part 2, Ubisoft announced delays for Watch Dogs Legion, Gods & Monsters e Rainbow 6 Quarantine, which should be published after the end of the current fiscal year.
All three games were initially announced with a release prior to March 2020. Gods & Monsters and Watch Dogs: Legion also had release dates announced for 25 February and 6 March 2020 respectively. Today Ubisoft has announced that all three titles will be published between April 2020 and March 2021.
The news follows Ubisoft's diminished financial goals for its current financial year, deriving from lower revenues than expected Ghost Recon: Breakpoint and, "to a lesser extent", The Division 2.
Ubisoft CEO Yves Guillemot, speaking of Ghost Recon: Breakpoint, said that even though the quality of the game was "on the right track" before publication, "The reception and sales during the first weeks of the game were very disappointing". Despite its failure, Ubisoft claims that it will continue to support the game "And to listen to the community in order to provide the necessary improvements".
Guillemot also has highlighted three critical areas concerning both The Division 2 and Breakpoint: the implementation of "game innovations" far from perfect and the lack of "differentiation factors" in Breakpoint and, in the case of The Division 2, the difficulty in generating interest in a sequel to a game. On this last point, Ubisoft states that in the future it will have to guarantee "More time between each iteration".
In light of these teachings, Ubisoft is postciping Gods & Monster, Rainbow Six Quarantine and Watch Dogs Legion so that its teams "They have more development time to ensure that their innovations are perfectly implemented in order to offer optimal experiences for players".
The company has not provided any information about the new publication dates and there are not even updates on the progress of Skull & Bones, also postponed.