Update: Ubisoft has since confirmed in a recent conference call that Far Cry 6 and Rainbow Six Quarantine are planned to release between April 2021 and September 2021. Interestingly, as per Niko Partners senior analyst Daniel Ahmad on Twitter, it’s also looking to release its Avatar title between April 2022 and March 2023.
In its latest financial report, Ubisoft has announced delays for Far Cry 6 and Rainbow Six Quarantine. Originally, the former was to launch in February 2021 while the latter was slated for fiscal year 2020 to 2021, meaning it could arrive by March 31st 2021. Both titles will now be releasing between fiscal year 2021 to 2022.
This means they could release at any point between April 1st 2021 and March 31st 2022. The delay was made to “leverage their full potential in the context of production challenges caused by COVID-19.” Ubisoft’s non-IFRS operating income targets for this fiscal year year 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.” The last part no doubt references the publisher’s line-up of open world titles for the coming months. Watch Dogs: Legion is out now for current-gen platforms but launches next month for Xbox Series X/S and PS5.
Assassin’s Creed Valhalla also launches in November for current and next-gen platforms. Meanwhile, Immortals: Fenyx Rising will come to multiple platforms in December. Overall, that’s a pretty solid line-up of titles and two of them will have strong post-launch support, allowing Ubisoft to leverage additional revenue from microtransactions and Season Pass sales.
In the meantime, we’ll have to wait for more details on Far Cry 6 and Rainbow Six Quarantine. Stay tuned in the coming year or so.
Ubisoft said on the conference call that it will plan to release Far Cry 6 and Rainbow Six Quarantine between April 2021 and September 2021.
The Avatar game that Ubisoft is working on will release after April 2022 and before March 2023. https://t.co/1J1G4FdD2j
— Daniel Ahmad (@ZhugeEX) October 29, 2020