Watch Dogs Delayed Until Q2 2014

Watch Dogs Delayed Until Spring 2014

Ubisoft's open-world game Watch Dogs has been pushed back to the second quarter of 2014, the publisher just announced on its blog. "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," the company wrote. "It is with this in mind that we've made the tough decision to delay the release until (northern) spring 2014."

Watch Dogs, originally slated for a November release, was due to be a big launch game for the Xbox One and PlayStation 4, which will both be out that month. It's also slated for Xbox 360, PS3, Wii U and PC.

"We know a lot of you are probably wondering: Why now?" Ubisoft wrote. "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."

Ubisoft also announced today that their open-world racing game, The Crew, will be delayed until the next fiscal year, which ranges from April 1, 2014 to March 31, 2015.


    Hmm not too bad for me actually. I will have NBA2K14, Forza 5 and CoD to play anyway. Lessens the backlog for me - it will be all Forza for a good month or so anyway!

    I don't really mind, the PS4 I pre-ordered from EB Games is 2014 stock. Now I can get the game and console at the same time.

    *prepares to /wrists*
    *eyes towering pile of shame*
    Oh. Nevermind.

    God you gamers are a whiney bunch.

    "Waaaaahhhh, they delayed the game"
    "Waaaaahhhhh, the game is buggy, they should have waited"

      Heh. Don't talk like you're not one of us. US gamers are a whiny bunch. ;)

    Hahaha I literally preordered this on GMG 5 minutes before reading this...

    Call me jaded, but I can't help feeling that they crunched the numbers and decided they'll sell more DLC once the next gen consoles have a larger user base. As an added benefit they'll get more publicity for their product next year. Console release narratives tend to focus on the hardware and who is winning the "race". Unless it's Mario or a select few other titles, release games tend to get lost in the shuffle.

    Pretty obvious that Ubi reconsidered launching this in the same week as Assassins Creed 4.

    very disappointed as a PC gamer, I highly anticipated this game more than GTAV, we haven't got a decent third person game this year -_-

    Gdi... Killzone seems like the only decent release title for the PS4 now, guess i'll have to change my preorder over to that.

    Last edited 17/10/13 12:57 pm

    I preordered as well but now I'm going to change my preorder now as destiny will be out by then and titanfall and the Division. My time will go to these three mostly destiny the ppl who was making watchdogs will sell a lot less copies now because of this. They screwed up badly here.

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