Ubisoft has announced that the release of their cyberpunk open world adventure Watch Dogs has been pushed back to spring next year.
Their official statement reads as follows:
“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 said, “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 every detail so we can deliver a truly memorable and exceptional experience.”
Watch Dogs was originally set for release on November 19 in North America and November 22 in Europe for PS3, XBox 360, Wii U and PC. It was also slated as a launch title for the PS4 and XBox One.
It is a shame that we have one less title to look forward to come the release of the next-gen consoles, but it is understandable considering the ambitious nature of a project like Watch Dogs. Hopefully Ubisoft will deliver an experience worth the wait.