Surprising news today from Ubisoft that their big new IP, Watch Dogs, would be delayed into the first fiscal year of 2014. That means the earliest the game could be released would be April 1st of next year. That definitely is disappointing to a lot of gamers who have been waiting on the game since it was announced at E3 2012.
In a statement by the Watch Dogs development team, they chose to delay the game to assure the games quality. No one can blame them for the reasoning even if it does come very close to the game’s release date of November 19th. Ubisoft will certainly still have a big holiday season with [amazon_link id=”B00BMFIXKQ” target=”_blank” container=”” container_class=”” ]Assassin’s Creed IV[/amazon_link]
Ubisoft also announced that their next-gen racing game, The Crew, would also be delayed to 2014, possibly not being released until next September.
Read the statement from the Watch Dogs development team 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.”