Watch Dogs Legion recently received a substantial delay, with Ubisoft pushing back its release date from March 6th, 2020, all the way into the fiscal year of 2020-2021. This means Legion is now slated to come out sometime between April 2020 and March 2021, with a more precise date yet to come.
To that end, the talent behind Legion, Ubisoft Toronto, has issued a statement that attempts to explain why is it that the game had to be pushed back. "Our ambition with Watch Dogs: Legion is to deliver an unforgettable experience," they said.
"WIth our Play as Anyone feature, every character in our world has a persistent life, and anyone from the entire population of London can be recruited into your DedSec team to become the hero of your game and the star of your personal story," says the statement.
"We are embracing the opportunity to take additional time to deliver this ambitious vision at the best possible level of quality and bring our near-future London to life the way it deserves." Level of polish and quality assurance seem to have caused this push-back, though it's worth pointing out that many other Ubisoft games got delayed as well. This includes Gods and Monsters and Rainbow Six Quarantine, for example.
"We are confident this (delay) will ensure Watch Dogs: Legion is the immersive, innovative experience we set out to create, and the one you aspire to play," concluded the statement. In potentially related news, Ubisoft admitted that Ghost Recon Breakpoint has been severely underperforming following its release.