Ubisoft has delayed the release of Far Cry 5 and The Crew 2, the developer/publisher today announced.
Far Cry 5 was originally scheduled to release on February 27th, 2018 but will now launch on the revised date of March 27th, 2018, while The Crew 2 has been delayed by 6 months from its March 16th, 2018 release date.
The revised release dates for both titles were confirmed by Ubisoft in a brief blog post with the companies worldwide studio executive director Christine Burgess-Quémard citing the success of Assassin’s Creed Origins as Ubisoft’s influence.
“Taking more time with Assassin’s Creed Origins enabled our talented development team to fully express their creative vision,” said Burgess-Quémard in a press release. “As expected, this had a very positive impact on the game’s quality and largely participated to its commercial success. Taking a similar approach, we have decided to invest additional development time in three upcoming games.”
While less is known about The Crew 2 other than the ability to race cars, boats and aeroplanes, Far Cry 5 breaks the mould of isolated locales for the rural town of Hope County in Montana, United States; the first time in series history that Far Cry will be set in the US.