Ubisoft have announced that South Park: The Fractured But Whole has been delayed again until sometime during Ubisoft’s fiscal year of April 2017-March 2018.
Ubisoft have not provided any explanation for the games delay. When The Fractured But Whole was first announced its initial release window was December 2016. However in September of last year that first release window was shifted to Q1 2017. This was to “make sure the game experience meets the high expectations of fans.”
Ubisoft have also reported on their annual earnings stating that Watch Dogs 2 was “not as dynamic as expected.” They also added that the game does have some positive momentum. The publishers extreme spots game STEEP did get a “slightly higher-than-expected performance.” Ubisoft however did not share any specific sales number for both titles.
In terms of overall business numbers, Ubisoft’s sales amounted to €529.9 million ($564.8 million) for Q4 2016. This is down 5.7 percent from the €561.8 million ($598.8 million) that they achieved in Q4 of 2015.
Due to The Fractured But Whole’s delay, Ubisoft have revised their full year sales forecast downward. The company’s full-year sales are expected to be between €1.45 billion ($1.54 billion) and €1.5 billion ($1.59 billion). This is quite a difference compared to their original projection of €1.6 billion ($1.7 billion) and €1.67 billion ($1.78 billion).