This Must Be Delay Week
This seems to be a big week for delays. Earlier this week we brought you news that Ghostwire: Tokyo had been pushed to 2022. Earlier today we let you know that Ubisoft delayed Rainbow Six: Extraction until January. Now Ubisoft has another delay to announce. Riders Republic, originally set for release September 2nd, will now release October 28th.
Citing the need to fine tune the experience before launch, Ubisoft did say that an upcoming beta is still happening. This will give fans another chance to check the extreme sports title out before launch.
This isn’t the first delay for Riders Republic. It was originally set to release in February of this year before being pushed to September. Just last month we covered the game at E3, with our own Francis DiPersio saying: “Riders Republic is an open-world extreme sports game. Featuring mountain biking, snowboarding, skiing, wingsuit, and rocket wingsuit events, the game allows players to participate in high-energy races in a variety of locales, including Yosemite, Mammoth Mountain, Canyonlands National Park, and more. From biking down rocky desert cliffs or rocketing over treelined forests and rugged valleys in your rocket suit, the game looks to get players’ adrenaline pumping with a plethora of death-defying stunts in small-scale races or insane 50-player mass races that pit dozens of racers against each other.”
While delays are never fun, this does provide more time to get the game where it needs to be. The pandemic has impacted development on many titles in all kinds of ways, both big and small. Further delays may be on the way to anticipated titles in the months ahead. We’ll be sure to bring you any updates on titles that need a little extra time. Until then, check out a trailer for Riders Republic below.