What might have been a huge reason for people to purchase next-gen consoles at launch, Watch Dogs will not see the light of day this year. Ubisoft has announced that all versions will be delayed until Spring 2014. This isn't necessarily a bad thing as they believe more polish and refinement is needed.
Per Gary Steinman, Communications Manager for Ubisoft:
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.
It might prove better to release a highly anticipated title like this at a slower time of the season. It's obvious that Ubisoft doesn't want to rush this title and intends to have the best possible product it can develop.
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.
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