Today in a blog post, Ubisoft has announced that Watch Dogs has been delayed until spring 2014 for all platforms. No specific date has been given for the game in the spring as of yet. I am a little surprised that such a huge game would be getting pushed back so close to release.
At PAX they were not allowing hands on time with the game, and maybe that should have been a sign that it needed a bit more time. Or maybe Ubisoft realized that having Watch Dogs come out alongside Assassins Creed 4 would not be good for sales of either title and felt that moving the releases apart would be a better plan. I am just speculating here, but it is very curious to have a title so close launch get moved like this. You can read Ubisoft’s full Blog message below.
Our ambition from the start with Watch Dogs has been to deliver something that embodies what we wanted to see in the next-generation of gaming. It is with this in mind that we’ve made the tough decision to delay the release until spring 2014.
We know a lot of you are probably wondering: Why now? We struggled with whether we would delay the game. But from the beginning, we have adopted the attitude that we will not compromise on quality. As we got closer to release, as all the pieces of the puzzle were falling into place in our last push before completion, it became clear to us that we needed to take the extra time to polish and fine tune each detail so we can deliver a truly memorable and exceptional experience.
We would like to take this opportunity to thank all of you. We thoroughly enjoy and appreciate the way you respond on the web, at events, press conferences and other opportunities we have to interact. Your passion keeps us motivated.
We can’t wait to see you in Chicago next spring. We are confident you’ll love this game as much as we love working on it.
We will keep you guys posted about when the new release date is when we receive it.
Source- Ubisoft Blog
By Dayne “Anjel” Cody