May 23, 2022

Ubisoft is Prepared to Delay Games if Next-Gen Consoles Miss Release Windows

Ubisoft head Yves Guillemot has stated how his company is prepared to delay several next-gen games should the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X miss their launch windows.

Ubisoft has already pushed some of its games back this year.

However, they are prepared to do it again if next-gen console’s releases are delayed.

Speaking to The NY Times, Ubisoft CEO Yves Guillemot mentioned how the ongoing crisis has affected production in the company.

“We shifted some of our quality assurance and testing work from India to China while [our studio] in Pune was transitioning to working from home. We also learned a lot from our studios in China, who had to deal with this first and shared their best practices and experiences [with us]”.

Ubisoft Has Been Hit Hard This Year

As more people in the industry are working from home, progress on next-gen products has, inevitably, slowed down. We’ve seen the announcement of countless delays.

Guillemot added how Microsoft and Sony are still allowing developers to use dev kits.

“[Microsoft and Sony has] made it possible for our developers to keep using their dev kits to continue creating our next-generation console games”.

Guillemot also added how Ubisoft is prepared to delay the games if the inevitable should happen:

“We are not seeing a significant impact to our own timelines, but we are in touch with all our partners and if there’s a need to adjust in order to do what’s best for them and for our players, we will do so”.

Ubisoft has already delayed the releases of Watch Dogs: Legion, Rainbow Six: Quarantine, and Gods & Monsters. If the PlayStation 5 and/or Xbox Series X miss their launch windows, who knows how many other titles might be delayed.

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