Watch_Dogs Pushed Back To 2014
Just yesterday the eGamer team was discussing what the biggest games of November would be and the first name to pop up was Watch_Dogs but alas that’s now moot as the game has been delayed till 2014.
I’m sad about it but likely nowhere near as upset as those of you who might have pre-ordered the game or bought the Deadsec Collector’s Edition. Watch_Dogs has been pushed back to Autumn 2014 which is effectively the same delay that The Last of Us received last year when it was pushed from November 2012 to June 2013.
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Does this mean Watch_Dogs will be another midyear smash hit? Who knows. Ubisoft themselves are sketchy on the reasoning behind delaying the game. Below is a roundabout statement from the game’s development team themselves, make of it what you will.
“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 every 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 during other opportunities we have to interact. Your passion is what drives us.
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 has announced that they’re planning to release Watch_Dogs in the next fiscal year which starts in April 2014 so we have a window of April to June 2014 in which the game might release.