Today was a curious day for those who follow the games market: four game releases were postponed. Sony and Naughty Dog announced that The Last of Us Part II it will arrive in May, two months later than expected. In turn, Ubisoft changed the schedule for Watch Dogs Legion, Gods & Monsters and Rainbow Six Quarantine.
In case of The Last of Us Part II, creative director Neil Druckmann explains on the Naughty Dog blog that it will be necessary to make some adjustments to the quality of the game before its release. It would be released for PlayStation 4 on February 21, 2020; the new date is May 29.
“It was in the last few weeks, when we were finalizing sections of the game, that we realized that we just didn’t have enough time to raise the entire game to a level that we could call Naughty Dog quality,” says Druckmann.
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Meanwhile, Ubisoft took the day off to postpone three of its future games. Gods & Monsters was scheduled for February 25, 2020, while Watch Dogs Legion would come on March 6 and Rainbow Six Quarantine would be sold in the first quarter.
Now, these bonds will be for the company’s next fiscal year, meaning they will be released sometime between April 2020 and March 2021.
Yves Guillemot, Ubisoft CEO, explains because you decided to postpone them: “Although 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, in order to provide ideal experiences for players”.
He made that decision after the “very disappointing” performance of the newly released Ghost Recon Breakpoint, both in sales and in the reception of specialized critics. For the CEO, the game does not bring enough differentiating factors and does not properly implement his attempts at innovation.
With information: The Verge.