Ubisoft is once again pushing back The Division, the company revealed in their financial report
We’ve just passed the end of the financial year for most businesses so now it’s time for them to spill the beans as to how the past year performed. It’s also time for companies to make any changes as a result of forecasts for the coming year. Ubisoft is one of the many companies to make said changes, but it’s not one we’re all happy about as The Division has been pushed back once again.
The Division was one of the most anticipated games of 2014, then it was pushed to 2015, now it’s being pushed even further back to 2016, the company revealed yesterday. During the earnings call, Ubisoft outlined release windows for their upcoming titles and revealed that Tom Clancy’s The Division now had a Q4 2016 release window. This would put the game’s release around January to March 2016.
Ubisoft boss Yves Guillemot had this to say about the delay:
“What you need to know, it’s an RPG online game. Those games take more time to be completed and we want to make sure we have enough feedback from consumers from alpha and betas to polish it as much as possible before the launch so it comes to the market with the best possible experience.
“We expect less sales in the financial year than if it would have launched in the Christmas season, but on the whole we expect as much sales over its lifespan.”
In addition to Tom Clancy’s The Division, Ubisoft teased a brand new AAA title also set to come out next year.
“The upcoming releases of the latest opuses of the Assassin’s Creed and Just Dance franchises as well as Tom Clancy’s The Division, Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege and another triple-A title that has not yet been announced. Overall revenue from newly-released games is expected to be lower than in 2014-15.”
Chances are we might hear more about this unannounced title at E3 next month.