Due to COVID-19, Ubisoft has pushed back two of its upcoming titles: Far Cry 6 and Rainbow Six Quarantine.
According to Ubisoft’s earning call for the first half of 2020-2021, the studio has run into some snags due to the pandemic. The news release nonchalantly mentions that Ubisoft will now release Far Cry 6 and Rainbow Six Quarantine in its next fiscal year, which runs from 2021 into 2022. While we don’t have a concrete release date for either game, we know we won’t see them prior to April 2021.
Ubisoft announced Rainbow Six Quarantine at E3 last year. The spinoff is reminiscent of Rainbow Six: Siege’s special Outbreak mode, which has a Left 4 Dead vibe, despite the base game’s realistic tone. Ubisoft originally announced Quarantine as a 2020 game.
Far Cry 6 stars Giancarlo Esposito as dictator Anton Castillo. It takes place in the fictional country of Yara, set in the Caribbean. It was originally slated for Feb. 18, 2021.
Despite the setback, Ubisoft still has a pretty massive Q3 and Q4 in its current fiscal year, with Watch Dogs: Legion’s recent launch and Assassin’s Creed: Valhalla, Just Dance 2021, and Immortals: Fenyx Rising only a few weeks away. The Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time remake will also land in early 2021, with Riders Republic coming slightly later in February.