Far Cry 6 and Rainbow Six Quarantine delayed
Whether it’s the COVID-19 pandemic or just another day in the video game industry, two more anticipated games have been delayed. Ubisoft announced in a tweet and blog post that both Far Cry 6 and Rainbow Six Quarantine have been delayed.
Far Cry 6 was announced earlier this year and given a launch date of February 18, 2021. In a tweet on the official Far Cry Twitter account, developers announced that they were going to take more time to complete the game. The statement cites a focus of making the game one “you aspire to play while focusing on the well-being of our teams.”
The statement infers they’re trying to avoid “crunch,” a term used in the video game industry to describe long and excessive working hours in the lead up to the release of a game. In recent years, more and more developers are calling out companies for the exploitive nature of “crunch.”
Rainbow Six Quarantine’s delay was announced in a post on the official Ubisoft blog. While the game wasn’t given an official release date, it was expected to launch sometime in early 2021.
“Quarantine is an ambitious project,” the developer said. “In order to enable the game to reach its full potential, we’ve decided to give ourselves more development time to get it right.
“We recently passed a major production gate, where we presented an intense core-experience built upon unique coop tactical gameplay. We will now be focusing on overall polish and reaching the level of quality this game deserves.”
Neither game was given a new release date or release window, but expectations remain with a 2021 release.