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Post by Steve Farrelly @ 09:51am 16/10/13 | 14 Comments
In a surprising move, Ubisoft has announced that the highly anticipated Watch Dogs has been delayed into 2014, citing a need for more time to polish the game as the main reason. They also pushed back The Crew, their open-world racing title which was initially pegged for US Spring 2014, but will now release sometime after the end of their 2013-2014 financial year (after April 1).
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 Autumn 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.
Sad news if you ask me, but if it means we're going to get a game of the utmost quality, then a slight delay is probably worth it. Besides, most of you will still be playing GTA V even then, and if not there's also still Assassin's Creed IV later this month.

Stay tuned for more on Watch Dogs as it becomes available to us here at AusGamers.





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TufNuT
Posted 09:55am 16/10/13
I am glad that they are not doing an EA and just releasing an unfinished game then patching it.
I was planning on getting Watchdogs then once done with that getting Assassin's Creed IV but looks like ill be playing Assassin's Creed instead..

Hopefully in the end watchdogs will live up to the hype..
Snakeman
Posted 09:57am 16/10/13
In a surprising move


This really isn't surprising when it comes to Ubisoft.
Eorl
Posted 10:12am 16/10/13
Well that sucks, especially when it was only a few weeks away from launch. Was looking forward to invading my friends and having a good old time. Guess I can't complain though, more time is more polish but I can see this being a blow for those eager to grab a next-gen console on launch, the lineup isn't looking the best for either console.
Beanith
Posted 10:14am 16/10/13
"So it's buggy as f*** and ubisoft also wants to come up with some new drm to shaft people who actually buy their games" is what I'm hearing from that
Steve Farrelly
Posted 10:17am 16/10/13
Surprising because of how close to launch they are. Most delays are announced quite a bit sooner, and I spoke with the devs about a week and a half ago and all systems were go then. So yep, to me it was surprising.
fryzeegunner
Posted 11:07am 16/10/13
Yeh I bet its buggy as hell. And honestly who is getting ACIV cause it does not appeal at all to me. Back to gtav and Kingdom hearts I go.
Enska
Posted 11:14am 16/10/13
And honestly who is getting ACIV cause it does not appeal at all to me


Well, In that case I guess it's going to appeal to absolutely nobody at all isn't it.. you f***** pineapple.
Khel
Posted 11:36am 16/10/13
The naval stuff was by far the most fun part of AC3, so I'm pretty excited about AC4 personally, now that its a whole game built around that.
ravn0s
Posted 12:42pm 16/10/13
i bet sony and microsoft are pissed at losing a big launch title.
TufNuT
Posted 01:02pm 16/10/13
Sony has so many launch titles I don't think they would be that worried about it. an inconvenience maybe..
Warpstone
Posted 01:27pm 16/10/13
Oh well will give me more time to play a bunch of other games I have yet to touch.
Khel
Posted 01:55pm 16/10/13
Yeah, and Arkham Origins coming out at the end of this month too, which I'm actually looking forward to now
carson
Posted 03:00pm 16/10/13
My wallet and exam period says thank you Ubisoft.
ravn0s
Posted 03:01pm 16/10/13
Yeah, and Arkham Origins coming out at the end of this month too, which I'm actually looking forward to now


same here, but still waiting for some reviews before purchasing.
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