Far Cry 5 has been delayed

Yolanda Curtis
December 7, 2017

Time to update your schedules if you've been looking forward to The Crew 2 or Far Cry 5. Still, the wait till be a little longer for these well-loved sequels.

Ubisoft is delaying Far Cry 5, The Crew 2 and one unnanounced game, the developer-publisher announced today.

Ubisoft executive Christine Burgess-Quémard said in a statement it will be investing "additional development time" in those games, as it needed more time to develop the recently released Assassin's Creed's Origins.

She continued on to say, "As expected, this had a very positive impact on the game's quality and largely participated to its commercial success". Thanks to Assassin's Creed Origins' success, Ubisoft has made a decision to take what they learned from allowing their developers more time with a game and have applied it to their upcoming games. Players will battle against a violent, anti-government religious sect in the United States.

The Group is standing by its sales target, with a further move towards a more recurring profile which provides additional visibility: higher levels of back-catalog sales and digital revenue and a lower number of units expected for the 4 AAA releases (The Crew 2, Skull & Bones and 2 unannounced franchises).

Far Cry 5 was scheduled for a 27 February release but has been pushed back to 27 March. The game, originally planned for release in the 2018-19 fiscal year, will now come out in the 2019-2020 fiscal year instead. The Crew 2 was set to release March 16, but has now been delayed to the first half of fiscal 2018-19.

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