Excited gamers eager to get their hands on the upcoming title Watch Dogs for both current generation and next-generation platforms, will now have to wait a bit longer, as Ubisoft has issued a statement delaying the games Fall release until Spring 2014.
Watch Dogs has been touted as the next great open-world sandbox IP, allowing players the ability to seamlessly interact with the digital world around them manipulating intended outcomes. The game even allows players to jump into their friends games on the fly with the freedom of sabotaging their friends objectives which as we have seen, could lead to some amazing cloak and dagger espionage gameplay.
Ubisoft is throwing the whole kitchen sink at the game by also offering an app companion which from our perspective looks to work quite well, allowing friends to assist their in-game friends via a smartphone or tablet device.
Here’s the official statement from Ubisoft:
“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.”
As so many recognizable franchises are vying for your holiday dollars, with games like Call of Duty Ghost, Battlefield 4, Assassin’s Creed 4: Black Flag, Killzone: Shadow Fall including Grand Theft Auto 5 and it’s new online component taking up most of your gaming time, this decision by Ubisoft certainly places Watch Dogs in less competitive launch window.