Ubisoft has revealed the release date for The Crew has been pushed back from early 2014 to Q3 2014.
This is the second delay announcement from Ubisoft today, following on from the news that Watch Dogs will now miss its planned November date. Unlike Watch Dogs, however, no specific reason was given for the delay of The Crew.
When revealing the delays, Ubisoft CEO Yves Guillemot said, “The tough decisions we are taking today to fully realise the major potential of our new creations have an impact on our short-term performance. We are convinced that, longer term, they will prove to be the right decisions both in terms of satisfaction for our fans and in terms of value creation for our shareholders.
“We are building franchises that will become perennial pillars of Ubisoft’s financial performance. In a context of growing successes for mega-blockbusters, the additional time given to the development of our titles will allow them to fulfill their huge ambitions and thus offer players even more exceptional experiences.”
In a financial statement, Ubisoft has revised down its forecasted revenues for friscal 2013-14. The company now targets sales of between €995 million and €1,045 million (down from between €1,420 million and €1,450 million) and a non-IFRS operating loss of between €(70) million and €(40) million (previously a non-IFRS operating income between €110 million and €125 million.)
The Crew is an open world online racing game co-developed by Ivory Tower and Ubisoft Reflections for PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC.