Ubisoft Delays ‘Watch Dogs: Legion’, ‘Rainbow Six Quarantine’, and ‘Gods & Monsters’
- Due to poor sales.
- Delay affects all scheduled platforms.
- Each game will release sometime between April 2020 and March 2021.
Today has definitely been an interesting day, with nothing but news about delays. One of Sony’s biggest games, The Last of Us Part II, has been delayed until May, and now Ubisoft has announced a series of delays of their own. All of these delays seem to center around the lower than expected sales of The Division 2 and the poor performance of their most recent release, Ghost Recon: Breakpoint.
The delayed games are: Watch Dogs: Legion, Rainbow Six Quarantine, and Gods & Monsters. Watch Dogs: Legion was supposed to release on the 6th of March, Gods & Monsters was to be available on the 25th of February, and Rainbow Six Quarantine was to come out sometime before April. Now, all three games are expected sometime between April 1st, 2020 through March 31st, 2021. More than likely, we’ll get more information at the Game Awards in December or at E3 2020.
If you’re unfamiliar with what these titles are, here’s a brief synopsis. Gods & Monsters comes to us from the developers who have created Assassin’s Creed Odyssey, and it tells the story of a forgotten hero who embarks on a quest to save the Greek gods. Your journey will take you to the island called Blessed, and you’ll get to fight against many dangerous and famous creatures from mythology. You’ll get to participate in epic boss fights, solve tricky puzzles, and enter into mysterious dungeons. It’s an ambitious title in a beautiful graphical style that we honestly know little about, a delay was almost expected.
Watch Dogs: Legion takes you to London, where it’s in a stranglehold by the government. All citizens are being watched, forced to abide by the government’s whim, and there doesn’t seem to be any sign of change–that is, until now. The entire game is about being able to play as literally any one of the NPCs and use their abilities, working with a secret organization to start a revolution and liberate London. This delay seems to be the most surprising of the three due to how much has been shown and how great it looks every time. It’s a shame; it’s bittersweet, but it’ll be worth it in the end.
Rainbow Six Quarantine was inspired by the Rainbow Six Siege Outbreak event that was available for a limited time. Due to that mode being popular amongst fans, and the popularity of zombie games in general, Ubisoft created a new development team at Ubisoft Montreal to turn the mode into a full-fledged game. The concept of the game is the group of operators from Siege facing off against a new breed of an alien parasite. Unpredictable missions have you trying to survive, doing different tasks in a level, and offering a variety of play styles due to how different each operator plays. This delay is also not surprising, as we’ve not heard much about the game; I even forgot it was coming until I heard about the delay.
There is no word if this delay has changed the platforms these games were already confirmed for. All three are scheduled, for now, to release on Xbox One, PlayStation 4, PC, and Google Stadia. Gods & Monsters, in addition to those platforms, will also be coming to the Nintendo Switch. To stay up to date on everything Ubisoft, make sure to follow them on Twitter, Facebook, and their official website.