The recent release of Assassin’s Creed Origins served up heaps of excitement, thrill-of-the-kill moments, exploratory freedom, and new content for fans of the series.
Taking on the perspective of the protagonist’s eagle, Senu, brought the literal meaning of “Eagle Vision” to life. Fighting against levelled enemies allowed for a RPG-esque experience in a world of stealthy assassinations and planned kills. Coupled with a massive map, the game was a welcome treat for players.
Especially after a year of delay.
Well, Ubisoft has certainly taken the positive feedback to delaying games to make them better to heart.
The highly-anticipated Far Cry 5 sees a new launch date of March 27, 2018, a month later than the original release. It’s a minor change, but Ubisoft is assuring that the small time frame will allow the team to “make additional changes to bring the best, most ambitious Far Cry experience in line with team’s original vision.”
It’s not just Far Cry 5 – The Crew 2 is expected to be ready anywhere between April to September instead of March 16, while an unannounced title is now pushed back to 2019-2020.
While game delays are a very common (and much dreaded) sight in the game industry, three in one announcement may make for a more unusual case. The reason? Ubisoft Worldwide Studios Executive Director has this to say:
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.
I’d place my bets that there’s a bigger reason behind the move, but hey, let’s take what we can.
Si Jia is a casual geek at heart – or as casual as someone with Sephiroth’s theme on her Spotify playlist can get. A fan of movies, games, and Japanese culture, Si Jia’s greatest weakness is the Steam Summer Sale. Or any Steam sale, really.