Oct 15, 2013

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Watch Dogs Delayed Until Spring 2014

Watch Dogs Delayed Until Spring 2014


There’s no doubt that Watch_Dogs is an ambitious game and today Ubisoft announced that they need some extra time to deliver “what we wanted to see in next-gen gaming.” Early previews have displayed the size and scope of the upcoming title, and it wasn’t until recently that it looked as if it wasn’t quite ready yet.  In a recent preview shown at PAX Prime, Ubisoft showed off multiplayer and the tablet integration. While that is a very ambitious part of the game, and fits very nicely within the theme, Watch_Dogs did seem a bit unpolished especially when you compare it to Black Flag.

As much as gamers (including myself) would have loved to be able to play Watch_Dogs this year, I am more than happy to see Ubisoft take the extra time to polish this game. Here’s what Ubisoft had to say about the delay:

“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 each 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 other opportunities we have to interact. Your passion keeps us motivated.

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.”

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