Riders Republic Delayed in Latest Overhaul to Ubisoft’s 2021
Ubisoft’s upcoming multiplayer sports title, Riders Republic, has been postponed until an unspecified date later this year. The game was one of the last games on Ubisoft’s 2021 schedule that has not yet been pushed back.
Riders Republic was announced at the Ubisoft Forward Event last year. The extreme sports game should be released on February 25th at this time. Ubisoft has provided little news since the game was announced, indicating that a delay may be imminent.
A tweet from the Riders Republic Twitter account confirmed the delay, stating that the game would now be released “later this year” with no set date. Ubisoft has not given a reason for the delay. The tweet merely stated that the additional development will be used to “give our players the best possible experience”.
A message to our players. #RidersRepublic pic.twitter.com/eN1XUDZDyd
– Riders Republic (@RidersRepublic) January 14, 2021
For those of you keeping track, the Riders Republic delay matters to Ubisoft. The studio has been particularly hard hit by delays in the past few months, and Riders Republic was the last major Ubisoft title to remain unaffected. Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World: The Game – Complete Edition, Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time Remake, Far Cry 6, and Rainbow Six Quarantine have all been postponed last year. At this point, the studio will not open any of its original release windows for future releases.
Ubisoft has been transparent about the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on their development processes. The company explicitly cited the pandemic as the main reason for some of its delays. Given that games like Pragmata and Outriders have recently been pushed back, the long-term effects of the pandemic appear to be a harsh reality.