I guess we'll just have to settle for 6 huge open world games to play this year then.
By Liam Gilroy on October 16, 2013 at 12:21 pm
Sad face people. I don’t know about you, but I am super pumped for Watch Dogs. I have been since first seeing it way back when, but every hands on I read only heightens my anticipation.
Today though, Ubisoft decided to shatter my dreams, when they announced on the official Ubisoft Blog that Watch Dogs would no longer be hitting shelves next month – instead it was being pushed back until ‘Spring’ (Autumn down here) 2014.
As they explained in the blog post, the delay is for the best of reasons – Watch Dogs‘ developers felt it needed more polish:
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.
Cynics will note that Watch Dogs was originally due to be released shortly after Assassin’s Creed 4: Black Flag, so the two games might cannibalise each other’s sales. But that is crazy.
Source: Ubi Blog