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Far Cry 5 and The Crew 2 delayed

Ubisoft is giving them more time to bake

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Promotional materials shown at this year’s E3 featured a religious cult cheering the death of a federal marshall in front of a church.
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Far Cry 5 and The Crew 2 will be delayed, Ubisoft announced today in a brief blog post.

The new launch date for Far Cry 5 is March 27, 2018. That’s been revised from Feb. 27, 2018. The new launch window for The Crew 2 is the first half of Ubisoft’s next fiscal year, which begins April 2018. That’s been revised from March 16, 2018.

The decision, said Christine Burgess-Quémard, Ubisoft’s worldwide studios executive director, was influenced by the success of Assassin’s Creed Origins, which also suffered a delay.

“Taking more time with Assassin’s Creed Origins enabled our talented development team to fully express their creative vision,” Burgess-Quémard said in a press release. “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.”

Origins has been received well by critics, including those here at Polygon where we called the game “the best iteration of a decade-old formula.”

Far Cry 5 is a dramatic departure for the open-world franchise. The game is set in the United States, a first for the series, and pits players against a violent, anti-government religious sect in Montana. Less is known about The Crew 2, other than it will allow players to race cars, boats and airplanes and dynamically switch between all three in the same gameplay experience.

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