In its first-half earnings report for the year, Ubisoft confirmed that it is delaying Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time Remake, The Division Heartland and Rocksmith+ to the next fiscal year. The earnings report reads:
“Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time remake, Rocksmith+ and Tom Clancy’s The Division Heartland will be released in 2022-23. While still expected in the current fiscal year, Roller Champions is no longer factored in the guidance.”
Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time remake was previously delayed after its announcement in September last year. Tom Clancy’s The Division: Heartland was announced earlier this year, targeting an initial release window of late 2021/early 2022. Now, both games will be releasing after April 2022. The more interesting delay is Rocksmith+, which will be a subscription service instead of being a one and done ‘game’. These aren’t the only games that will release in 2022, as Ubisoft has currently slated its long gestating Skull & Bones, Avatar and Mario + Rabbids: Sparks of Hope for the same fiscal year.
2022 is going to be somewhat of an off-year for many of Ubisoft’s signature franchises like Assassin’s Creed and Far Cry, as the latest instalments of both of will be getting extra post-launch content throughout the year. Assassin’s Creed Valhalla is set to receive extra expansions and support well into its second year, which is a first for the franchise, while Far Cry 6’s post-launch support includes some exciting crossover with previous games in the franchise.