Gods & Monsters ranked among the most pleasant surprises of E3 2019, a family-friendly Ubisoft action adventure about battling epic creatures from Greek mythology. Everything about it just looked… nice. And the game was supposed to release on Feb. 25, 2020, but now? Nah. Ubisoft has announced that it is pushing the releases of Gods & Monsters, Watch Dogs: Legion, and Rainbow Six Quarantine all to the next fiscal year, beginning April 2020. Part of the reason for the mass delay has to do with… Ghost Recon Breakpoint.
Ubisoft CEO Yves Guillemot said of the delayed games, “While 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 so as to deliver optimal experiences for players.” However, preceding that in the statement is a long list of items about what went wrong with the launch of Ghost Recon Breakpoint, a game that suffered an especially poor critical reception.
In essence, it sounds like Ubisoft does not want Gods & Monsters or any of its other games to repeat the apparently numerous mistakes that Breakpoint made. Delays should allow all of these games to reach their full potential. Good on Ubisoft for making this tough call — as EA knows, it’s hard to recover from a bad reputation.