Tom Clancy's The Division has been delayed into next year, according to a Ubisoft financial earnings call today.
The Division is now slated for Q4 of 2016's financial year, which extends from January to March.
"It is never an easy decision to move launch dates, but we are committed to make decisions that will benefit the players," said CEO Yves Guillemot. "As I said in my introduction, this is our most important driver as it has always benefitted the company in the long run."
Ubisoft's financial year 2016 lineup also includes "another triple-A title" that has not yet been announced. When asked about whether or not the game was a new IP, Guillemot declined to comment.
Announced at E3 2013, open-world role-playing game The Division was previously slated to launch for PlayStation 4, Windows PC and Xbox One this year. Just this month, Ubisoft said that it was bringing on additional development help from the team behind Assassin's Creed and Splinter Cell multiplayer, Ubisoft Annecy.
"Those games take more time to be completed," Guillemot said. "We want to make sure we have enough feedback from consumers from alpha and betas to polish it as much as possible before the launch so it comes to the market with the best experience possible. We expect less sales in the financial year than if it would have been launched in the Christmas season, but over the whole, we expect as much sales over its lifespan."
Guillemot also talked about Rainbow Six: Siege, due out for PS4, Windows PC and Xbox One. The game was announced at E3 last year and is slated for Q3 of 2016, which falls from October to December of 2015. The tactical shooter focuses on counter-terrorism and hostage extraction encounters. It went into closed alpha earlier this year.
Crediting the game's multiplayer and replayability, Guillemot said the game "might have the potential" to do better than even Far Cry titles.
"Over its lifetime, we believe Rainbow Six: Siege has the potential to become the highest-selling shooter in Ubisoft history," Guillemot said.
Correction: A previous version of this article stated that Rainbow Six: Siege was also delayed in 2016. We regret and apologize for the error.