It was supposed to be one of the big released this year but alas Ubi has decided to delay the game until spring 2014.
A statement sent to us from Ubi this evening reads:
“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.”
So there you go, no Watch Dogs for you.
In related news UbiSoft has also decided to delay The Crew until fiscal year 2014-15 which means it’s unlikely to appear before summer next year.
It’s been a busy few weeks for game releases with GTA V on the consoles, and there’s still Call of Duty: Ghosts and Battlefield 4 to come. Perhaps Ubi are looking for a release window where there’s a little less competition and they can hit the next-gen console releases with some really polished titles. Not much good for us PC gamers though.