The game, which originally was supposed to release in September 2021 was pushed back to January, however no firm release date was given. But, according to a recently updated page on Ubisoft’s website, the release date is now scheduled for January 20, 2022.
While Ubisoft has yet to confirm the date, this blog post, which was initially posted in June 2021, has seemingly been updated recently, potentially in advance of a full announcement.
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The game, which is set to release on Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, the Ubisoft Store on Windows PC, and Stadia sees players embark in PvE Incursions against alien opponents and must complete various objectives, such as gathering intel, in order to progress.
Teams can decide to progress through increasingly difficult map zones, with the chance of extra rewards, or extract at certain points with their loot.
Operators who don’t make it to the extraction point are deemed ‘MIA’ and won’t be available until rescued in a future Incursion.
Extraction was originally delayed in July 2021, along with Rider’s Republic, although no date was given for the latter.
“The goal with the decision to delay both of these games is to give more opportunities for players to test, play firsthand and give feedback to ensure we are bringing the best experiences to market and allow them to reach their full potential,” Ubisoft said in a statement at the time.
“We believe the new release schedules will allow us to achieve that goal. This is the right decision for our players and for the long-term performance of our games.”