Ubisoft Has No Answer On Fate Of Watch Dogs PS4/Xbox One Bundles

Ubisoft Has No Answer On Fate Of Watch Dogs PS4/Xbox One Bundles

News of the big Watch Dogs delay left us with one big question: what happens to people who shelled out money to pre-order the Watch Dogs PS4/Xbox One bundles, expecting to get both game and console this November?

Earlier this year, Ubisoft partnered up with Sony to offer a next-gen bundle that would include both the next PlayStation and Ubisoft's open-world game. GameStop offered their own bundle that included Watch Dogs and the Xbox One. People who pre-ordered one of the two bundles expected to get both game and console this November.

But now Watch Dogs isn't coming out this November -- it's coming out next spring. Which leads to the question: what happens to people who pre-ordered a Watch Dogs bundle?

I reached out to Ubisoft to ask what's going on. Their response was... vague:

Sony, Microsoft and Nintendo understand the importance of releasing games of the very highest quality for their consoles. Our partnership with Sony remains strong and we will have more details to share about the specific benefits of this partnership for PlayStation customers at a later date.

Um, what? I wrote back: "This is a little disconcerting. Tons of our readers pre-ordered the next-gen Watch Dogs bundles - you guys really don't have an answer for what will happen to their pre-orders? Should they just cancel?

Ubisoft's second response:

We hope that players who have pre-ordered the game will still look forward to playing it in Spring 2014, and that the extra polish and quality we'll be able to add to the game will ensure a fantastic gaming experience.

The big question here is whether people are still guaranteed their next-gen consoles later this year. Will they have to wait until next year? Will they get some sort of make-up voucher?

We've reached out to Microsoft and Sony as well, and we'll keep you updated as we hear more.


Comments

    Jesus - how do they not a pre-written response to this. It's an obvious and important question.

    what bundles? As far as I'm aware there are no bundles in Australia other than the Dick Smith Killzone bundle only announced yesterday. Hooray for US articles

      The bundles were for Europe too.

      Last edited 16/10/13 10:49 am

      Also - I looked into ordering one, and I'm sure that some people actually did.

    Easy - free game of your (limited) choice now. Voucher for Watch Dogs when it's released.

    I'm more concerned if this will affect things like the DedSec edition.

    From what I have read on the net, it seems that if you pre ordered the bundle from Amazon or Gamestop, then you will still get everything in the bundle, just minus Watch Dogs, which you will receive when it gets released.

    Looks to me like whoever answered the emails didn't even read the question properly and answered based on people preordering Watch Dogs on its own rather than in a bundle.

    Um, what? I wrote back: “This is a little disconcerting. Tons of our readers pre-ordered the next-gen Watch Dogs bundles – you guys really don’t have an answer for what will happen to their pre-orders? Should they just cancel?

    Use quotation marks properly. Your amazement here is forced and ridiculous; this isn't the first time we've all had to wait a day for information on new developments. Though in fairness, you guys do just randomly accuse people of stuff for hits.

    *sigh* Ubisoft really are digging themselves quite the grave.

    I believe that this proves that the Aisha taylor trailer as seen in the kotaku article http://www.kotaku.com.au/2013/07/for-one-day-watch-dogs-looks-terrible/ was a legitimate game build and when people questioned it they had to redo the entire graphics system and they simply couldn't get it done.

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