Watch Dogs Release Date Pushed To 2014

#1Dev445Posted 10/15/2013 10:54:30 AM
by Matt Helgeson

Update: We've received official word from Ubisoft. Watch Dogs is indeed delayed.

The link to the Ubisoft blog announcement is not working currently, but we've been informed by an Ubisoft representative that it is due to high traffic. The quote below is accurate.

Original Story

What was shaping up to be one of the fall's most intriguing titles will now be one of the most intriguing titles of 2014.

According to a NeoGAF post, this was published on the official Ubisoft Blog (as of right now, the post appears to have been taken down):

"Following is a statement directly from the Watch_Dogs development teams.

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."

We have reached out to Ubisoft for official comment and will continue to report the facts as we learn more.

Source: Ubisoft via NeoGAF

http://www.gameinformer.com/b/news/archive/2013/10/15/report-watch-dogs-release-date-pushed-to-2014.aspx
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#2triple sPosted 10/15/2013 10:57:37 AM
I honestly think it has more to do with AC4 being released around the same time.
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#3regsantotomasPosted 10/15/2013 10:59:17 AM
Hopefully, this extra time can be used for extra polish on the game.

With the barrage of games coming out this holiday season, I don't mind so much.
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#4SirpastaPosted 10/15/2013 11:03:24 AM
triple s posted...
I honestly think it has more to do with AC4 being released around the same time.


Why do you think that?
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#5MetroidFan9999Posted 10/15/2013 11:13:22 AM
Sirpasta posted...
triple s posted...
I honestly think it has more to do with AC4 being released around the same time.


Why do you think that?


Both ubisoft titles, and open world?

It makes sense to not have them competing with each other.
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#6RybalPosted 10/15/2013 11:13:48 AM
So they don't cannibalize their own sales.
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#7kenpachi99Posted 10/15/2013 11:18:33 AM
If you have pre-ordered a game and it get delayed what happens to your pre-order?
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#8SirpastaPosted 10/15/2013 11:30:05 AM
MetroidFan9999 posted...
Sirpasta posted...
triple s posted...
I honestly think it has more to do with AC4 being released around the same time.


Why do you think that?


Both ubisoft titles, and open world?

It makes sense to not have them competing with each other.


Yeah, Ubi would never have 2 open world games in the same launch window.

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#9x1STP_KLOSRxPosted 10/15/2013 11:35:56 AM
triple s posted...
I honestly think it has more to do with AC4 being released around the same time.


Doubt it. I am disappointed to see Watch Dogs delayed because it was truly the only single player game I was buying other than Forza. I'm not interested in CoD or BF4 campaign so its all online for me for a bit. Not a fan of Assassins Creed and won't consider even trying the new one.
#10MrAntike184Posted 10/15/2013 11:36:21 AM
kenpachi99 posted...
If you have pre-ordered a game and it get delayed what happens to your pre-order?


If its anything like GTA 5, then nothing will happen.
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