With Rainbow Six Extraction being delayed to January 2022, it was looking like Riders Republic would fill the gap left in September. Sadly, the development team at Ubisoft has confirmed a delay, albeit from September 2nd to October 28th.
In a new blog post, the team stated that it couldn’t wait for players to try out the coming beta but will use the extra development time to “fine tune the experience and give you another chance to jump in before launch and provide feedback.” More details will be shared soon, most likely on the content that the beta will offer. This is the second delay that Riders Republic has suffered, as it was originally slated for February 2021.
While it wasn’t explicitly stated, the COVID-19 pandemic may have played a role in this latest delay. Numerous other titles have faced delays to 2022 recently like GhostWire: Tokyo and Warhammer 40,000: Darktide. At the very least, Riders Republic is still looking to launch this year. It’s currently slated to release for Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, PS4, PS5, PC and Google Stadia. Stay tuned for more details and gameplay in the coming months.