The company also made note of a third, previously and still unannounced franchise game that has been pushed to their 2019-2020 fiscal year. "As expected, this had a very positive impact on the game's quality and largely participated to its commercial success", Burgess-Quémard said.
Ubisoft says that the additional development time will allow it "to continue running test phases and allow as many of you as possible to get hands-on with the game".
Saying that, though, if this extra production time results in Boomer digging up loot crates for players, I will take that back.
Ubisoft has confirmed that the new release date for Far Cry 5 is now March 27th, 2018. Now we know one of the reasons for this.
Ubisoft's sales in November for Assassin's Creed Origins as well as older titles put it in a favorable position for announcing the delays. There is no clue as to what the game is, but it seems to imply a sequel to an existing game so... maybe Watch Dogs or Assassin's Creed.
Far Cry 5 is set in a locale far removed from the previous releases.
Ubisoft has a strong 2017, finding success in both new titles (Assassin's Creed: Origins) and updating old ones (Rainbow Six Siege), but 2018 already seems to off to a rocky start regarding its release schedule. "The feedback we've received so far from fans and press alike has been hugely encouraging, and we're grateful beyond words for your continued trust and support", the Crew 2 team said in its delay announcement. Thankfully, February is only 28 days.