Ubisoft Delays Tom Clancy’s The Division to Q1 2016
Samuel Wan / 5 years ago
Game delays have been happening somewhat frequently of what and Ubisoft has now delayed another title. During their Fiscal Year 2015 earning call, Ubisoft revealed that upcoming MMO RPG Shooter will be delayed till Q4 of Fiscal Year 2016. That puts it at a launch date somewhere in Q1 of 2016 for those of us going by the regular calendar. An announcement was also posted at the same time on the game page.
Originally primed to be released in 2014, the game was eventually delayed to 2015. The game first made major news back in 2014 when it was revealed that the game would only run at 30FPS. This was stated by developers as a compromise made in ensure higher graphical fidelity. The justification for the delay is somewhat similar as well, with Ubisoft wanting more time to polish up the game before release.
Delaying games has been a mixed record overall. GTA V was delayed for its PC debut but the game turned out great and relatively well optimised. That delay was worth the wait. Watch Dogs however, was delayed by Ubisoft to better polish it but still suffered from numerous bugs and optimisation issues as well as issues with graphical fidelity. Numerous post-launch patches had to be released to fix most of the issues. Whether or not this delay will be enough time for Ubisoft to release a good experience for players remains to be seen.