Ubisoft have just had an earnings call and Ubisoft chief financial officer Frédérick Duguet has revealed that both Far Cry 6 and Rainbow Six: Quarantine have been delayed until at least April 1st 2021, no new date has been given for either title but they should be out by the end of March 2022.
Despite having moved Far Cry 6 and Rainbow Six Quarantine to 2021-22 to leverage their full potential in the context of production challenges caused by COVID-19, our new non-IFRS operating income targets for 2020-21 remain within the boundaries we set back in May. Being able to maximize the long term value of our IPs while at the same time maintaining solid financial targets highlights the increasing recurring nature of our revenues, the strength of our portfolio of franchises, confidence in our holiday season release slate, and current supportive industry dynamics.
That’s a lot of financial waffle, but it basically translates to ‘we’re making a shed load of cash at the moment so we can afford to delay these games’.
Far Cry 6 was officially announced in a Ubisoft Forward event back in July and was orginally scheduled for February 2021, coming to PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X, Stadia, and PC via Epic Games and Uplay. As with Ubisoft’s other upcoming games, you will get free cross-generation ownership from Xbox One to Xbox Series X via Smart Delivery and from PlayStation 4 to PlayStation 5.
The game will feature Giancarlo Esposito, who’s best known for his role in Breaking Bad, as the main villain. He’s the dictatorial El Presidente of the war-torn tropical paradise of Yara. Esposito’s character, Anton Castillo, rules this land with an iron fist, attempting to restore it to its former glory as a guerrilla revolution rages in the modern day. He hopes that his son, Diego, will follow in his footsteps.
Rainbow Six Quarantine had already been delayed and was set to release before the end of this year having originally been revealed as part of Ubisoft’s E3 2019 lineup. Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Quarantine is a 3-player squad-based survival FPS being developed by an entirely new team at Ubisoft Montreal, led by game director Bio Jade. The Rainbow Six operators will face off against a mysterious threat infecting human hosts and their surroundings, and there’s definitely a bit of zombie outbreak about everything that looks to be going on.