In a little over a month both the PlayStation 4 and the Xbox One will be knocking at our doorsteps, as for most people one of the most anticipated launch titles for the next gen consoles was Watch Dogs.
Unfortunately the gaming giant Ubisoft announced yesterday that Watch Dogs will be delayed until Spring 2014. The official blog update was as follows:
“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.”
It was odd that Watch Dogs wasn’t available to play at the Euro Gamer Expo last month, they simply had a trailer for people to watch and that was it. I guess the simple answer is the game simply isn’t ready and as frustrating this is going to be for gamers all around the world, I would rather Ubisoft were honest and delayed the game to ensure it is perfect when it launches. We will keep you updated as more news regarding Watch Dogs comes to light, until then I guess we will all just have to stay in Los Santos.