One of the highly anticipated games that was expected to accompany the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One on launch day has suffered a major setback. Ubisoft had made some major waves when they announced their ambitious open-world action game and created more of a stir when they were announced as key launch titles for both systems.
Unfortunately, on Tuesday, it was announced that Ubisoft’s Watch Dogs has been delayed until spring 2014. This doesn’t simply affect just the PS4 and the Xbox One. It affects all versions of the game, so many of you will not have that bundle that was slated for launch with Sony.
“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 said, “it is with this in mind that we’ve made the tough decision to delay the release until Spring 2014,” Ubisoft said in an official statement.
“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.”
For PS4 buyers, it was included as one of the official bundles for the console in the UK. It isn’t clear as to what they will do with the bundle that people pre-ordered. “Obviously this is very recent announcement, but we will be working very closely both with Ubisoft and with our partners at retail to manage this situation,” a Sony representative said to CVG.
The game was originally slated for November 19th in the US and November 22nd for Europe on the PS3, Xbox 360, Wii U, PC as well as the PS4 and Xbox One. Many think that this will hurt the game by coming out in the spring of 2014, which I don’t believe is true. Unlike many things, gamers like when developers hold back a game because it isn’t ready yet. They will buy it.