Watch Dogs Legion, set to be the third entry in the franchise set in the city of London in a dystopian future, has been delayed along with other Ubisoft games including Rainbow Six Quarantine and Gods and Monsters.
The delays, according to Ubisoft CEO Yves Guillemont, is in response to the poor reception of Ghost Recon Breakpoint, acknowledging that more development time should have been spent before release.
Ghost Recon Breakpoint, while the game’s quality appeared on track—based on E3, Gamescom, previews and our latest internal playtests—critical reception and sales during the game’s first weeks were very disappointing.
The company suffered losses due to the news, as the company can no longer count on revenues from these titles this financial year, as well as due to a less than expected performance from Ghost Recon Breakpoint and The Division 2.
While Watch Dogs Legion was slated to release in March 2020, the game is now set for 'any time' in the next financial year, so that could cover anywhere from April 2020 to March 2021.
Still, it's great to see Ubisoft have listened to fan feedback and are taking the time to make sure their games reach the quality standard fans expect.
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