Far Cry 5, The Crew 2 Delayed by Ubisoft


Far Cry 5 was originally scheduled to release on February 27, but will now launch one month later on March 27.

Finally, a previously-disclosed but completely unannounced game, which has now been delayed from Fiscal Year 2018-2019 to the Fiscal 2019-2020 year (April 1, 2019, to March 31, 2020).

"Taking more time with Assassin's Creed Origins enabled our talented development team to fully express their creative vision".

Additionally, Kotaku reports that another unannounced game from Ubisoft has been delayed from the next fiscal year (April 2018 to March 2019) to the fiscal year afterwards.

Ubisoft has announced that three of their upcoming games, including Far Cry 5 and The Crew 2, have all been delayed so that they can invest more time into development. While we don't know what this game is, the press release does note it is a "franchise" game.

Saying that, though, if this extra production time results in Boomer digging up loot crates for players, I will take that back.

"Ambitious" is a pretty good word to describe Far Cry 5.

"The Crew 2" seeks to improve upon the 2014 original, which was a driving game set in an abbreviated, open-world version of the United States. We've just had an Assassin's Creed so it's not that, so maybe Watch Dogs 3, or The Division 2.

When Ubisoft made a decision to stop Assassin's Creed: Origins from coming out a year too early, it unknowingly set a precedence that Ubisoft would be following in the future.

In the announcement, Ubisoft's Worldwide Studios Executive Director Christine Burgess-Quémard defended the delays, stating the extra development was an investment, even citing the success of Assassin's Creed: Origins use of an extra year.