2020 hasn’t kicked off the way we expected for Ubisoft, though it hasn’t really gone to plan in any way in fairness. In October of last year (2019) Ubisoft announced that they were delaying Rainbow Six: Quarantine, Gods and Monsters and Watch Dogs: Legion, with no new release dates given across the board.
Out of the three, we’ve definitely seen the most from Legion, with gameplay trailers and stage demos at multiple conventions showing off an impressive new mechanic that sees you recruit NPCs in order to control them.
While we still don’t have any concrete release date for any of Ubisoft’s delayed titles, a recent VGC report suggest that Watch Dogs Legion will likely be a launch title for the next-gen consoles. Their sources have claimed that Legion is ‘currently aiming to debut alongside next-gen consoles’, whenever that may be.
During an interview with the New York Times, Yves Guillemot, Ubisoft CEO, talked about the impact that working from home has had on the company’s release schedule.
Despite claiming that both Microsoft and Sony have been cooperative in this time, allowing teams to continue using next-gen dev kits, he did have this to say in regards to possible console delays:
We are not seeing significant impact to our own timelines, but we are in touch with all our partners and if there’s a need to adjust in order to do what’s best for them and for our players, we will do so
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