Sad News: Watch Dogs Delayed Until 2014

Watch Dogs

Ugh. In what I’d call more of a gut punch than actual news, Ubisoft announced via its blog yesterday that Watch Dogs, slated for a release this fall, will be pushed back until Spring 2014.

The reason? They want to make the game better, and to deliver more of a truly next gen experience. From Gary Steinman, Ubisoft’s community manager:

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.”

So, yeah. This is pretty disappointing for me, as Watch Dogs was the one game I really wanted play on my PlayStation 4 this fall. Now, the thing may just be a paperweight until February, when InFamous comes out. Unless I *shudder* decide to play Assassin’s Creed 4 instead.

Who else is bummed by this? What games will you be playing this fall? Go!

Source – UbiBlog

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4 thoughts on “Sad News: Watch Dogs Delayed Until 2014”

  1. It’s not too late to turn Xbox Eddy! More on topic though, I think this is less of “we need time to polish the game” and more “holy shit this window is crowded with games and with all of these people buying new consoles they’re only going to have enough money for one to two games and they are going to buy franchises that they know”.

  2. Because of what seemed to me like over-saturation of watch dogs at every event this year, I can’t seem to really care about watch dogs any more. I’m sure that it will be a good game, but I just really wanted it to be released so I wouldn’t have to hear about it any more. Is that weird? 😛

  3. It’s definitely a bummer as it was the one new IP for a next gen console that I wanted to have first when I got a PS4, but I can understand why they might want to delay it. I had heard that Watch_Dogs was frame locked at 30 fps on the next gen platforms. That seems a bit odd considering the new consoles can handle 60 fps, right? Maybe this means their going to nix that frame lock and let it be at 60 fps.

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