Hey, remember Watch Dogs — AKA: That killer game that was going to make everybody get a next-gen console at launch? Well, it turns out it might be delayed until Spring of 2014. Gary Steinman, Ubisoft’s Communications Manager, revealed this today via The company’s blog. As to why it will be delayed, he was relatively forthcoming:
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.
Essentially, “It will be done when it’s ready.” It’s disappointing that we have to wait a little bit longer because Watch Dogs does look like it’s going to be an impressive title. On the other hand, this delay is definitely a strong sign that Ubisoft is not committed to crapping out a substandard product just to meet a deadline. We will provide an update when a release date is confirmed.