The New York Times talked to developers about how the COVID-19 pandemic affects game production. Among those who talked about it was Yves Guillemot, head of Ubisoft. According to him, the company is ready to move game releases if the launch of next-gen consoles needs to be delayed.
According to Guillemot, Sony and Microsoft have taken the necessary steps to make PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series dev kits accessible while working from home. That’s why Ubisoft continues to produce games for the next generation of consoles even during quarantine.
Guimo says the pandemic shouldn’t affect Ubisoft’s game development significantly. Moreover, the publisher keeps in touch with Sony and Microsoft and wants “to adjust in order to do what’s best for them and for [their] players.”
Watch Dogs: Legion should arrive simultaneously with the next generation consoles. In addition, Gods & Monsters and Rainbow Six Quarantine are being created to take into account the new devices.
Recall that PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X are going to be shipped to stores in late 2020. Both Sony and Microsoft, after the pandemic began, emphasized that their plans have not yet changed. Rumor has it that the exact launch date may be announced in May, during extensive next-gen presentations.