Those ready to drop into the fictional Caribbean island of Yara will need to put their flight on hold.
Ubisoft announced in their latest financial earnings Far Cry 6 and Rainbow Six Quarantine are delayed into the fiscal year starting April 2021 and ending March 2022. The company cites impacts due to COVID-19 as the reason.
The delay doesn’t seem to be a concern for Ubisoft as the report shows their finances well above target and record profitability. They credit strong momentum for the video game industry.
“Befitting from this strong momentum and despite having moved Far Cry 6 and Rainbow Six Quarantine to 2021-22 to leverage their full potential in the context of production challenges caused by COVID-19, our new non-IFRS operating income targets for 2020-21 remain within the boundaries we set back in May,” Ubisoft Co-founder and CEO Yves Guillemot said.
“Being able to maximize the long term value of our IPs while at the same time maintaining solid financial targets highlights the increasing recurring nature of our revenues, the strength of our portfolio of franchises, confidence in our holiday season release slate and current supportive industry dynamics.”
Far Cry 6 was previously planned to release for PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC, and Stadia on February 18, 2021. Rainbow Six Quarantine, a brand-new 3-player tactical co-op first person shooter was previously planned for fiscal year 2020 to 2021.
Ubisoft revealed Far Cry 6 along with its release date at their Ubisoft Forward event in July. The island of Yara is ruled by “El Presidente” played by Giancarlo Esposito, seen in Breaking Bad and The Mandolorian. El Presidente pressures his son Diego to follow in his footsteps, but there is a revolution brewing on the island. Players will control Dani Rojas, a guerrilla fighter on Yara striving to restore the nation away from its dictator.