Ubisoft bumps extreme sports title Riders Republic

Ubisoft bumps extreme sports title Riders Republic

French publishing giant Ubisoft has delayed the release of its upcoming title Riders Republic.

In a post on its website, the multiplayer game's development team said that it will be coming out later in 2021. Rider's Republic was set to be released on February 25th.

The game was announced in September 2020 and is being developed by Ubisoft Annecy, best known for 2016 winter sports title Steep.

"In September, we gave you a first look at our massive multiplayer playground in Riders Republic," the team wrote.

"We promised an action-packed outdoor sports park, filled with all-out mass races with more than 50 fellow riders on next-gen consoles, a variety of diverse activities and insane stunts. We can’t wait to have you traverse our vibrant world and live out your own rider’s fantasy.

"Today, we want to let you know that we have made the decision to move our release to later this year. This additional time will allow our passionate team to deliver the best fun fueled experience to our players.

"Thank you so much for your support and understanding. Stay safe and get ready to join the madness of Riders Republic soon."

Last year, Ubisoft said that it wasn't afraid to delay games due to the COVID-19 coronavirus. The company has become more open to pushing its releases back following The Division 2 and Ghost Recon: Breakpoint underperforming.

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