A few months ago, the biggest worries about the next generation of consoles was how much they were going to cost and what they would look like. Now the Covid-19 outbreak has changed all that, impacting household income across the globe and people’s priorities have shifted.
There is a fear that the new consoles won’t hit their expected launch windows due to so much being uncertain right now, and Ubisoft CEO Yves Guillemot says the publisher will shift timelines of upcoming games if there is a delay.
Speaking to The New York Times, Guillemot said that devkits have allowed them to continue working remotely. But if the consoles don’t hit that sweet 2020 holiday season, Ubisoft will shift games out as required.
“We are not seeing significant impact to our own timelines, but we are in touch with all our partners and if there’s a need to adjust in order to do what’s best for them and for our players, we will do so.”
Ubisoft has several titles that fall into that holiday 2020 window, including Watch Dogs: Legion.
So now even more of 2020’s gaming calendar is up in the air.