Today, Ubisoft made the shocking announcement that their highly anticipated Watch Dogs video game has now been delayed until Spring 2014.
The talented Watch Dogs development team released the following statement in regards to the current state of the game:
“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.”
This news comes literally one month before Watch Dogs was slated to appear on store shelves everywhere. This revelation isn’t quite as surprising though because Watch Dogs wasn’t playable at either E3 2013 or EuroGamer a few weeks ago. The Crew was also delayed, but I personally don’t believe anyone expected it earlier than Spring. The one positive that consumers can take away from this news is that now Watch Dogs is one less launch title you won’t have to have to worry about paying for now. On the other hand if this was one of the main launch titles you wanted, then you’ll be highly disappointed by today’s news.
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