Some of the reaction has been more aggressive, however, and Reddit moderators have stepped in to deal with the harassment, stating:
“It seems that I have to explain to the community that we do not allow verbal threats or violence to any Ubi Staff and each other in this sub. We all understand this news may not be ideal and would frustrate some but it does not excuse you going around wishing physical harm upon people and kin. It does not give you the right to call for abuse to other despite the news – behind every screen is a human being.”
The main message seen across most complaints from fans is a wish for more communication. Ubisoft first announced its plans in January to release the Immersive Mode and Engineer class in February. However, the delay came in the final days of the month while fans were waiting for more information. Ubisoft tried to address concerns over transparency in their blog post:
“We understand that you have been requesting more transparent communication and we aim to provide this whenever possible. There are a lot of moving parts in development which has made locking in dates challenging so we haven’t been able to communicate as much as we would have liked. We apologize for that and will be providing details on these upcoming additions starting early next month.”
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The current hope, according to Ubisoft, is to release the Immersive Mode and Engineer class alongside Episode 2, included in the Year 1 Pass. The blog post ends by stating to check back on March 5 for more information regarding Immersive Mode specifically.
Immersive Mode emerged out of an entirely different set of fan complaints last year, when Ubisoft announced that it was working on “a more radical and immersive version” of the game. It’s not been an easy ride for Breakpoint, with Ubisoft CEO Yves Guillemot saying that “critical reception and sales during the game’s first weeks were very disappointing”, and pinning some of the company’s overall underachievement for the fiscal year on its lack of success.
Jeffrey Lerman is a Freelance News Writer for IGN. You can follow him on Twitter @Snakester95.