Ubisoft has said that it’s “good news” that Cyberpunk 2077 does not launch in the same quarter as the studio’s big upcoming release, Watch Dogs Legion. If both games were to release in the same quarter then they would be in direct competition with each other.
During Ubisoft’s financial conference call (via Twinfinite) executives were asked if the company was confident regarding the release date reveal of CD Projekt Red’s blockbuster title. Cyberpunk 2077 is set to release April 16, 2020 which places it outside the Q4 window in which Ubisoft is due to release Watch Dogs Legion. Chief Financial Officer, Frédérik Duguet replied that it is “good news that Cyberpunk is not in the quarter.”
The Watch Dogs Legion release date is currently set for March 6, 2020, a little under a month before Cyberpunk 2077. Looking at Ubisoft’s other 2020 titles, if Cyberpunk 2077 were to release in Q4, it would not only be in competition with Watch Dogs Legion but also Ubisoft’s other title, Gods and Monsters, set to release February 25.
Although Cyberpunk 2077 will not be released in the same quarter, Ubisoft still has some competition in early 2020. The long-awaited Final Fantasy VII remake from Square Enix will be hitting consoles on March 3, 2020, just three days before Watch Dogs Legion. Final Fantasy VII remake was awarded the best game of E3 2019 by the Game Critics Awards, which could make it tough competition, however, is it a console exclusive with no plans for a PC release.
Ubisoft will also be releasing Rainbow Six Siege Quarantine sometime early 2020, but a release date has not been set. Other notable mentions for early 2020 release dates are Vampire: The Masquerade Bloodlines 2, set for sometime in March, and Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot.
Watch Dogs Legion will release on PC and be available via Ubisoft’s Uplay launcher and the Epic Games Store.