The title is now expecting release during the fourth quarter of Ubisoft’s financial year, which runs from January 1, 2016 to March 31, 2016.
Other Ubisoft titles, including Rainbow Six Siege and the recently announced Assassin’s Creed Syndicate, are still on track for release later this year.
“We believe we have a great title in our hands and we are giving additional time to our developers to fully fulfill their creative vision,” Ubisoft answered when asked about the delay. “This decision proved right on WD [Watch Dogs] which clearly outperformed the targets we had set up for its original FY14 launch more than compensating for the extra development costs incurred.”
Ubisoft Massive has confirmed that The Division will be on show at E3 next month despite its delay into 2016.
“We have decided to release the game on Xbox One, PS4 and PC during the first quarter of calendar year 2016,” the developer wrote on the game’s website.
“All of us at Massive, Reflections, Red Storm Entertainment and Ubisoft Annecy want to ensure the game not only meets our high expectations but also those of our fans and players alike. We are proud of what we have achieved so far and can’t wait to show you more next month at E3!”
Lets just hope that the delay works for this game. Other recent Ubisoft releases haven’t had the best launches, coming under close scrutiny for inclusion of a lot of bugs and glitches. Hopefully the extra time spent on the game helps it live up to the expectations for a game carrying the prestigious ‘Tom Clancy’ name.