Ubisoft issued a statement this morning, revealing that two of their biggest upcoming titles have been delayed until spring of next year. Watch Dogs was supposed to release around the time Sony and Microsoft's new consoles launched next month, with early adopters of the PS4 having the opportunity to pick up a copy four days before anyone else. The Crew was never given an exact release date, though Ubisoft had tentatively scheduled it for early 2014. Many gamers may be wondering why Ubisoft waited so long before issuing a statement regarding Watch Dogs, to which the company offered some explanation in this morning's blog post.
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.
Obviously, this delay will be used to fix any bugs that Ubisoft may have encountered during playtesting, but perhaps it will serve to increase the render resolution and framerate of the next gen versions. The release window for both Watch Dogs and The Crew sits at spring of 2014, with no exact date given for each.