Far Cry 6 and Rainbow Six Quarantine Delayed Due to COVID-19

Far Cry 6 and Rainbow Six Quarantine Delayed Due to COVID-19

Both games have been delayed and will now release sometime after March 2021.

Cyberpunk 2077 isn’t the only game to get delayed this week. In a recent earnings report, Ubisoft revealed that both Far Cry 6 and Rainbow Six Quarantine have been delayed. The two games are now projected to launch sometime within the 2021-2022 timeframe.

Far Cry 6 Delayed to 2021-2022

Far Cry 6 was originally going to release on February 18, 2021, while Rainbow Six Quarantine did not have a set release date. The games will now release after Q1 2021, which means we may not see either game until closer to 2022. Ubisoft has cited challenges caused by the COVID-19 pandemic as the reason for the delay.

More specifically, the release date shift for both games was made to “leverage their full potential in the context of production challenges caused by COVID-19,” according to Ubisoft’s Chief Financial Officer Frédérick Duguet.  The earnings report later specifies that the challenges were related to the developers having to work from home due to the pandemic.

A recent post from the official Far Cry Twitter account also made a statement about the Far Cry 6 delay. The post doesn’t go into specifics, but rather frames the delay as beneficial for the developers working on the game. The delay will “allow us to make this the game you aspire to play while focusing on the well-being of our teams in this unprecedented global context,” says the post, which we’ve included above.

Although the two titles won’t be out for a while, there are still several Ubisoft games to keep players occupied until then, including Assassin’s Creed Valhalla and the recently released Watch Dogs: Legion. Stay tuned to Guide Stash for more Ubisoft game updates.