Ubisoft have delayed their upcoming title, Watch_Dogs, on all consoles until Spring 2014, meaning the game will no longer be a PS4 launch title. The game was delayed at the wish of the development team, who want to “deliver something that embodies what we wanted to see in the next-generation of gaming,” and the coming after months of deliberation.
Ubisoft made the following statement:
“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.”
The delay means the Watch_Dogs PS4 bundles are effectively useless, so it will be interesting to see what Sony does about them – perhaps they will replace the game with another.