Far Cry 5 & The Crew 2 were originally expected to launch in February and March of next year, respectively. The release date for Far Cry 5 has been pushed back from February 27, 2018, to March 27, 2018. The Crew 2 was going to release on March 16, 2018, and it's had its release date pushed back to the window of the first half of Fiscal Year 2018-2019. As a result of the release date moves, Ubisoft has had to slightly revise their projected sales for 2017-2018 down from €1.7 Billion to €1.64 Billion. Other financial date remains unchanged, and the company believes it will be on track for next year's targets.
Ubisoft hopes to use the time to better flesh out Far Cry 5 & The Crew 2. Ubisoft Worldwide Studios Executive Director Christine Burgess-Quémard has stated that holding a game back to polish it a bit more as they had done with Assassin's Creed Origins had an overall positive impact with players and they intend to continue the trend of releasing better-quality games with these two upcoming titles. While a month's delay for Far Cry 5 isn't particularly unusual, the absence of a set release date for The Crew 2 indicates that the game likely has a good bit more work that needs doing.
Aside from Far Cry 5 & The Crew 2, a third as-yet-unnamed franchise game is being held back an entire year. The unnamed game was originally planned to release sometime in Fiscal Year 2018-2019 and it will now release sometime in Fiscal Year 2019-2020. Whatever the case may be, if you were counting on getting The Crew 2 next spring, it seems that you'll have to wait for at least a few months before you can take to the streets, sea, and air in Ubisoft's latest racing game. As for Far Cry 5, you'll be able to get your hands on it on March 27, 2018.
What do you think of Far Cry 5 and The Crew 2 being delayed by one month and a few months, respectively? Do you think Ubisoft has learned from their past mistakes in releasing games in a less-than-ideal state? Let us know in the comments below!