Ubisoft has reportedly pushed again the discharge of Murderer’s Creed Rift, the subsequent stealth-oriented installment within the time-hopping motion sequence.
The writer introduced Avatar: Frontiers of Pandora and a “smaller unannounced premium sport” have been delayed throughout its newest quarterly earnings report (opens in new tab). Each video games are actually anticipated to launch someday throughout the firm’s subsequent fiscal yr starting April 2023.
A follow-up report by Bloomberg (opens in new tab) means that the unnamed premium sport is, in actual fact, the subsequent Murderer’s Creed title. Ubisoft has reportedly pushed again the discharge of Rift from February subsequent yr to someday between Could and June. In response to Bloomberg, somebody conversant in the sport mentioned its improvement is “working far delayed”.
We will count on to listen to extra particulars this September when Ubisoft says (opens in new tab) it can reveal “the way forward for Murderer’s Creed”. As of now, we’ve solely heard rumors that Rift will place a better give attention to stealth and return to the Center East.
The delay of each video games is sort of the blow to Ubisoft’s upcoming line-up. The final mainline entry within the Murderer’s Creed sequence is Murderer’s Creed Valhalla, which launched in 2020. This newest delay means followers will likely be left to attend almost three years earlier than they will get their arms on the sequence’ subsequent installment.
Whereas chunky gaps between triple-A sequels is normally par for the course amongst publishers, it’s one thing that Ubisoft has tended to keep away from. The Murderer’s Creed sequence broadly caught to an annual launch schedule. That Ubisoft is bucking that expectation this time round may level to the religion it is inserting in Murderer’s Creed Infinity – an upcoming live-service platform that can tie collectively future entries within the franchise.
However wider Ubisoft followers will even doubtless be dissatisfied by the delays. Avatar: Frontiers of Pandora was initially anticipated to launch later this yr, most probably in December to tie in with Avatar: The Method of The Water. With out it, this yr’s slate of main Ubisoft titles is wanting quite skinny.
Mario + Rabbids: Sparks of Hope is presently anticipated to launch on October 20, whereas new seafaring multiplayer brawler Cranium and Bones will hit cabinets on November 8. That’s solely two blockbuster video games, one in every of which is a Nintendo Swap unique, whereas the opposite has gone by almost a decade of improvement hell. With neither set to launch this summer season, Ubisoft isn’t providing gamers a lot to get enthusiastic about.