The Division Heartland was announced earlier this year, bringing a free-to-play spin to the shooter franchise. While details were recently given on The Division 2's next big update, Heartland has now been quietly delayed.
Announced in Ubisoft's Q2 earnings report and confirmed by Niko Partners' senior analyst, Daniel Ahmad, the Red Storm production has been pushed back. Accompanying this Tom Clancy title's delay is the Prince of Persia remake.
The Division Heartland And The Prince Of Persia Remake Have Been Delayed
Both games have been postponed, now launching after April 2022 but before March 2023. Rocksmith+ is another casualty pushed back into this time period, with the music-subscription simulator also seeing delays.
Considering The Division Heartland was only revealed earlier this year, this isn't surprising. Given the multitude of delays due to the Covid-19 pandemic, its 2021/2022 launch period seemed somewhat ambitious. Another Tom Clancy production, Rainbow Six Extraction, also suffered a similar fate.
Acting as a remake of The Sands of Time, Prince of Persia's Remake was initially set for a January 2021 launch. But due to lacklustre critical and fans' reactions to its gameplay reveal last year, that release window eventually shifted.
Another delayed Ubisoft title is Skull and Bones, which was mentioned briefly and is expected to launch within the same time period. Recent rumours indicate that a playable version has been completed, while its expensive development has been kept afloat thanks to the Singaporean Government's assistance.
No solid release dates were provided for these four games, but we'll keep you informed if anything changes.