Ubisoft has delayed The Division Heartland and Prince of Persia: Sands of Time Remake.
Previously scheduled for release during the current fiscal year, they will now launch during the company’s next fiscal year, which ends on March 31, 2023.
Rocksmith+, which was last month delayed from its summer 2021 launch window to an unspecified date, has also been pushed to Ubisoft’s next fiscal year, the publisher said on Thursday.
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Announced in May, Heartland is a free-to-play Division spin-off. Ubisoft has described it as “a standalone experience” that will provide “an all new perspective on the universe in a new setting”.
A week after the game was revealed, 20 minutes of gameplay footage was leaked, along with more information on the title including its 45-player PvEvP mode called Storm.
Announced last September and originally scheduled for release in January 2021, Prince of Persia Sands of Time Remake has already been delayed on a couple of occasions.
“Prince of Persia is a beloved brand and we are taking the appropriate time to ensure that we are living up to players’ expectations,” Ubisoft’s chief financial officer Frédérick Duguet said on Thursday.
“As we said during Q1, testing phases for our free to play games are ongoing and inform our release plans. Testing of Heartland has provided great feedback and the team is committed to make the title engaging for a wide audience.”
On Thursday, Ubisoft also said Assassin’s Creed Valhalla has become the “second largest profit generating game” in its history. And it confirmed that upcoming series entry Assassin’s Creed Infinity will not be a free to play game.