The Crew 2 & Far Cry 5 Release Dates Delayed To Maximize Profit

  • Playstation 4
  • Windows
  • Xbox One
  • Action-Adventure
  • Open World
2018-03-27
The Crew 2
The Crew 2 has been delayed, and that means it could release as late as September. Far Cry 5 will now release in March. Both games will be available on PS4, Xbox One and PC. Ubisoft

The Crew 2 , Far Cry 5 and an unannounced Ubisoft game have new release dates. In a press release, publisher officials said the change in schedule is intended to increase visibility while also offering more development time. Instead of March 16, The Crew 2 will now launch sometime between April and September. Far Cry 5, on the other hand, will release one month later than expected on March 27.

Ubisoft Executive Director Christine Burgess-Quémard explained:

“This decision is in line with our strategic vision of developing even more engaging and higher quality experiences for gamers. Taking more time with Assassin’s Creed Origins enabled our talented development team to fully express their creative vision. 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.”

Ubisoft has yet to name that third upcoming title, which to have been delayed by a year.While taking a small sales hit initially, the company feels it will be able to make greater profits in the months ahead by releasing during a busier time of year for the industry. Continued strong sales of existing games like Origins allow Ubisoft to take more time creating its next wave of titles. Ubisoft execs also mentioned increased back-catalog profits are also discussed as a significant contributor to the new plan.

If there’s any negativity that can possibly be read into this report, it’s that Ubisoft has lowered its sales projections for The Crew 2 and Skull & Bones. While there’s plenty of speculation to be had about what that might mean for both games, it’s possible further analysis has simply offered more accurate numbers. The other big question mark is the unnamed, delayed title. Having learned from Origins, might Ubisoft be taking a longer time to polish the third Watch Dogs? Considering Watch Dogs 2 struggled to maintain consumer interest, that seems like a decent possibility.

The reality of it all, however, is that two highly anticipated titles have new release dates. Hopefully the extra development time will result in better final products.

Far Cry 5 will now release March 27, and The Crew 2 is expected to ship between April and September.

Do these delays make you worried about either of these games? Will you be buying Far Cry 5 or The Crew 2 on day one? Tell us in the comments section!

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