Watch Dogs delayed on every platform until Autumn 2014

Watch Dogs

By 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

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thats some bad news to everyone patiently waiting. at least people will have time to upgrade their rigs if necessary to enjoy the full experience. also, parts that are recommended will be more than slightly cheaper by then

 

“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.”

Plausible, but I prefer the ‘glass half full’ approach and just accept that they want to make a good game even better. Plenty of other good games to fill in the space in the meantime.

 

And Far Cry 3 and Ass Creed 3 launched close together, seemed to both do fine. So I’m with Ralph :D

 

I don’t see it as bad news, I see it as a company who loves this title making sure it releases right. I’d happily wait to get a decent product than get released a trash can that’s not worth playing.

 

Funny. Companies like Creative Assembly just plump out their games on release date even if they are in a dilapidated state (like Rome 2). Their siege battles literally don’t work. Imagine if cars didn’t work in Watch Dogs.

 

Also, it’s one of their biggest and most anticipated new IP’s in recent years so they want to get it right to get a good fanbase…

…then start punching out yearly sequels after that (how’s THAT for cynical)

 

Maybe it’ll put them in a position to alternate it with Another IP, like ass creed or Far Cry!

Less cynical opinion!

 

Their ad about two months being enough for GTAV doesn’t pack the same punch it did yesterday.
Meanwhile, I patiently wait for both to arrive (on PC, I mean).

 

Good news IMO; I’d rather wait and get a more polished product.

 

This should give me enough time to get over my sandbox game burn out from GTA, Batman and AC4

 

This has actually raised my interest in the game, seems they value quality over deadlines.

That or its in such a bad state at this late stage they couldn’t even pull a creative assembly release level, but I will be optimisitic

 

Oh balls, now I’ll have to get my mate another present. I got him the pre-order of this for his birthday. Now it’s coming out nearer his next birthday!!! Hope it’s worth the wait…

 

LOL.

Watch Dogs is the only game I was waiting for on PS4, my PS4 is going to collect dust until some more titles come out…

 
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