Ubisoft have announced that their two major Q1 2018 releases have suffered delays. Far Cry 5 and The Crew 2 will both miss their launch dates by up to a month according to a blog post by the publisher.
So when can you expect to play these games now? Far Cry 5 has slipped a full month from its original February 27, 2018 release date to March 27, 2018. The Crew 2‘s original launch date of March 16, 2018 would have seen it launch within Ubi’s current fiscal year. It will now launch “in the first half of our next fiscal year.” This period begins in April 2018.
According to a prepared statement by Ubisoft worldwide studios executive director Christine Burgess-Quémard, the decision was made partly due to the studio’s recent success with Assassin’s Creed Origins, a game that saw delays of its own.
“Taking more time with Assassin’s Creed Origins enabled our talented development team to fully express their creative vision,” read Burgess-Quémard’s statement in a press release. “As expected, this had a very positive impact on the game’s quality and largely participated to its commercial success. Taking a similar approach, we have decided to invest additional development time in three upcoming games.”