‘Watch Dogs’ Gets Delayed Until 2014!

video-games-gaming-newsWith the holiday season kicking into full gear with many big name games already out or about to launch such as GTA5, Batman: Arkham Origins, and Battlefield 4 just to name a few, many gamers would agree there is plenty of games to sink hours in during the final run of the current console generation. In some surprising news today, developer Ubisoft has pushed back its latest triple A title, Watch Dogs, until the spring of 2014. The game had picked up quite a bit of steam at this past years E3, winning several “Best of E3” preview awards as you can witness for yourself in the E3 gameplay video below. (Source: GameInformer)

Update: We’ve received official word from Ubisoft. Watch Dogs is indeed delayed.

The link to the Ubisoft blog announcement is not working currently, but we’ve been informed by an Ubisoft representative that it is due to high traffic. The quote below is accurate.

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What was shaping up to be one of the fall’s most intriguing titles will now be one of the most intriguing titles of 2014.

According to a NeoGAF post, this was published on the official Ubisoft Blog (as of right now, the post appears to have been taken down):

“Following is a statement directly from the Watch_Dogs development teams.

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.”

We have reached out to Ubisoft for official comment and will continue to report the facts as we learn more.

Living in Chicago, I was really looking forward to playing a Chicago themed open world game this year on my PS3, with the delay…it may just have to wait until I get the next generation console. That being said, if the delay means we get a more polished game, then I can’t complain.

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