Maybe the dev team got hooked on GTA V. Maybe they didn’t! As usual the reason – according to Ubi’s own blog – is to polish and fine tune the game. I’m thinking more in the lines of GTA Online and the chunk of big games already scheduled for the next-gen console launch. Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag, Battlefield 4 and Call of Duty: Ghosts are just some of the games that will garner people’s attention in the following weeks and months.
“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.
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.”
I have to admit it’s a bummer though. Watch Dogs was pretty high up on my list and now I’ll have to wait until spring 2014. Oh well!