Those hoping to be playing Watch Dogs on either currently available or next-gen systems later this year will have to wait a bit longer. The developer announced on the official Ubisoft blog on Tuesday that the upcoming open-world title has now been delayed until spring 2014. Gamers immediately began publically commenting on the announcement that this decision was a result to better compete with Grand Theft Auto V after they’ve now had a chance to experience the Rockstar Games’ title.
However, Community Manager Gary Steinman informed fans that, while many at Ubisoft are indeed fans of GTA 5, no development decision for Watch Dogs is affected by the release of other games and are purely based upon their desire to create a unique open-world experience instead.
Ubisoft claims it is their desire to bring fans the best product possible as the reason behind the delay. The extra months will provide the developer to add the extra touches that the developer believes are necessary in order to create the best game that they can. The delay affects all versions of Watch Dogs.
Originally slated to release this year, Watch Dogs has now been pushed back to a spring 2014 release on the Xbox 360, Playstation 3, Wii U, PC, Xbox One, and Playstation 4.