Publisher and developer Ubisoft today announced that Watch Dogs: Legion, Rainbow Six: Quarantine and Gods and Monsters will no longer be releasing during Q1 2020.
All three titles have been delayed to fiscal year 2020-21, a decision which sees Watch Dogs: Legion, Rainbow Six: Quarantine and Gods and Monsters bolster the publisher's AAA output for that period, adding up to a total of five planned releases.
Watch Dogs: Legion and Rainbow Six: Quarantine Delayed out of Q1 2020
Ubisoft Co-founder and CEO Yves Guillemot detailed the context leading to the decision, saying that while the publisher has built a "robust back-catalogue", it has not "capitalized on the potential of [its] latest two AAA releases. Both The Division 2 and Ghost Recon Breakpoint underperformed, although the latter did much worse than expected.
"In this overall context, we have decided to postpone the releases of Gods & Monsters, Rainbow Six Quarantine and Watch_Dogs Legion until 2020-21. While each of these games already has a strong identity and high potential, we want our teams to have more development time to ensure that their respective innovations are perfectly implemented so as to deliver optimal experiences for players.", Guillemot said.
Watch Dogs Legion, Rainbow Six Quarantine and Gods & Monsters weren't given any release dates, although it's safe to say that they won't arrive at least until April. The fiscal year 2020-21 starts in April 2020 and ends with March 2021.