Watch Dogs delayed to spring 2014, The Crew pushed back

Watch Dogs has been delayed to spring of 2014, Ubisoft announced today.

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Watch Dogs claimed November 19 for its release date way back in April, but the team at Ubisoft has decided to push it back. The developers announced a delay until spring of 2014 today, to "deliver something that embodies what we wanted to see in the next-generation of gaming."

"From the beginning, we have adopted the attitude that we will not compromise on quality," reads a statement on the Ubisoft blog. "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."

In a press release, Ubisoft also noted that open-world driving game The Crew had been pushed from fiscal year 2013-2014 to FY 2014-2015. That will put it sometime between April of 2014 and March of 2015.

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    October 15, 2013 9:20 AM

    Steve Watts posted a new article, Watch Dogs delayed to spring 2014.

    Watch Dogs has been delayed to spring of 2014, Ubisoft announced today.

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      October 15, 2013 9:26 AM

      Was looking forward to it... hope there weren't issues or anything. Oh well rather have a finished, working game than a broken POS at launch.

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      October 15, 2013 9:29 AM

      They're gonna tighten up the graphics on level 3.

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        October 15, 2013 12:34 PM

        The Elves and Dwarves look too similar.

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      October 15, 2013 9:30 AM

      Urgh. I really wanted this to come out before my wife poops out my baby.

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        October 15, 2013 9:40 AM

        Sounds like you're in for 2 surprises!

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        October 15, 2013 11:30 AM

        I guess someone should tell you... that's not where babies come out. Just because you like to stick it in her butt doesn't mean the baby will come out of there.

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          October 15, 2013 11:48 AM

          You obviously haven't been in a delivery room.

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      October 15, 2013 9:30 AM

      gta5 happened.

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      October 15, 2013 9:36 AM

      jesus, how do you get to a month before release then push it back for so many more months?

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        October 15, 2013 5:59 PM

        Ubisoft does this every time they release a PC game.

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        October 15, 2013 6:18 PM

        Who said that it was a last minute decision?

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      October 15, 2013 9:40 AM

      WTF.... I just pre-ordered it last night.

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      October 15, 2013 9:41 AM

      Holy shit called it, but then retracted because it looked like a sure thing. Fell dumb

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      October 15, 2013 9:41 AM

      So... no longer a launch title on PS4?

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      October 15, 2013 9:42 AM

      Should I be worried about the quality of the title following this news? I've stayed pretty clear of the videos and most of the gameplay. This news just a month before release says to me that it might be a bit of a flop. I'm hoping not though!

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      October 15, 2013 9:44 AM

      This is literally going to make me cancel my PS4 preorder.

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        October 15, 2013 9:50 AM

        Ditto. I was on the fence about this or AssPirates to go with Killzone. I guess that decision has been made for me.

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          October 15, 2013 9:52 AM

          No, I just canceled my preorder for the console. This was really the only thing I wannnnnnnnnnnnnnted, now I'll just wait until it comes out, and hope for a Vita combo by then.

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        October 15, 2013 9:55 AM

        The only launch title I was even remotely interested in. What a weak launch lineup now, yuck.

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        October 15, 2013 12:10 PM

        Yeah I'm feeling like I'm gonna lean this way as well

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        October 15, 2013 12:24 PM

        I honestly just can't wait to have this device in my hands. There will be plenty of cool stuff to play around with when it comes out. Even if it's just demos etc. I can't wait!

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          October 15, 2013 12:33 PM

          Me too! Looking forward to trying out the PS+ Drive Club thing and some of the F2P stuff in addition to the games I buy.

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          October 15, 2013 12:46 PM

          I'm really looking forward to remote play so ehhhhhh whatever! That stuff is going to rule but I'll just get one down the line.

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        October 15, 2013 1:54 PM

        I canceled it already, but now I feel extra good about that decision.

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        October 15, 2013 4:36 PM

        I have a Watchdogs/PS4 bundle on pre order. What happens to it?

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        October 15, 2013 5:47 PM

        I did already, watch dogs was the only game I was looking for, what's this say about the division?

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          October 15, 2013 5:55 PM

          Nothing, since it's not a launch title

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      October 15, 2013 9:49 AM

      It does bring up the sticky question concerning pre-ordered PS4 launch bundles.

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      October 15, 2013 9:51 AM

      kinda glad. My backlog from this year needs a break.

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      October 15, 2013 9:52 AM

      Wow...this is really shocking. I couldn't decide between getting AC4 or Watch Dogs...guess this answers my question

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        October 15, 2013 9:54 AM

        I wonder if this is part of why they delayed it? Avoid competing with themselves for sales?

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          October 15, 2013 10:21 AM

          That and so soon after SR4 and GTA, they may be wanting to give it a break to avoid open world glut

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            October 15, 2013 10:23 AM

            I highly doubt they would skip the new console blitz shopping season right during holiday because of SR4 or GTA

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          October 15, 2013 11:01 AM

          That is an excellent point. I saw a gameplay demo at NYCC and my first thought was that if they have the main character a hidden blade they could call it Assassin's Creed: Watch Dogs

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        October 15, 2013 11:16 AM

        Just like how people bought a Wii U for Rayman Legends and then it got pushed back, now Ubisoft is doing it to ps4 and xbox one with Watch Dogs. It's like they try to help sell a system and then go, ha tricked you.

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      October 15, 2013 9:55 AM

      I thought it was pretty stupid that it was releasing at the same time as AC4

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      October 15, 2013 9:58 AM

      This has made up my mind about which game to pre-order for PS4 launch but I was already leaning toward AC4. I'm disappointed because I was hoping to get Watch Dogs at a discount.

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      October 15, 2013 9:59 AM

      The Amazon "PlayStation 4 Watch Dogs Launch Day Bundle" is still up on their site, should be interesting to see what happens to it since it's not an official Sony bundle. The other bundles should have some (limited) availability soon.

      http://www.amazon.com/PlayStation-Watch-Dogs-Launch-Bundle-4/dp/B00DE2W5M2

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      October 15, 2013 10:13 AM

      I'm wondering if they failed the Microsoft/Sony certification process. It's right about now when the third parties are submitting for certification and hearing back. It seems strange that they would offer all these bundles if there was the idea that they might delay the game.

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      October 15, 2013 10:21 AM

      Preorder canceled. Was thinking about it anyway with the killzone bundle and a cheap copy of drive club.

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      October 15, 2013 10:42 AM

      Only reason I preordered a ps4, canceled now. There was no other game that I was looking forward to most.



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      October 15, 2013 10:47 AM

      FFFUUUUUUUUUUU! Pre-order cancelled. T_T

      I think I'll just wait until spring to make a console decision and pick up a new 250GB 360 bundle this holiday season since I still have a 1st gen 360 and a nice library of games to go through still (and maybe catch up on a few games that will be on sale during the holidays). ^_^

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      October 15, 2013 10:53 AM

      That sucks.

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      October 15, 2013 11:00 AM

      Whatever. I hope this game gets the ever loving shit polished out of it with this delay. Lol at canceling a ps4 preorder over this game.

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        October 15, 2013 11:25 AM

        Well if there's nothing else people want to play until then why spend $400 when it could be used doing other things?

        I'm waiting for the next Valkyria Chronicles or Uncharted game for a PS4 so no need to get a system to sit there and do things I have the current consoles to contend with.

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          October 15, 2013 7:49 PM

          Personally I'd spend the $400 to get the hardware if thats the system that I want, regardless if the games suck at launch or the one game that got away. I can understand if somebody is strapped for cash and no games at launch they want to play can be a turn-off and that money can be applied to something more pressing.

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        October 15, 2013 11:33 AM

        Cancelled as well. I sat on the order cancel screen for about 2 minutes before clicking the button, but would rather put that $400 toward other things. Killzone is the only thing that gave me pause, but I already have a ton of shooters I have not started on my PC.

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        October 15, 2013 12:31 PM

        I didn't cancel my preorder for the ps4 over this but this was supposed to be the big game at launch, at least for me. An original AAA IP with a scifi setting sign me up. Now I'll probably wait for the budget version of the GOTY 6 months after game release.

        I can kinda see why they would want to alternate this with the AssCreed release schedule though. AAA games aren't that different from summer movies these days.

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      October 15, 2013 11:46 AM

      Well, FU you 2 Ubi.
      I had it pre-ordered for WiiU. Now you all Next Gen and shit so I guess I'll catch you in a couple of years.

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        October 15, 2013 11:51 AM

        Yeah when Nintendo decides to make a next gen console.

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        October 15, 2013 2:38 PM

        Watch them cancel the Wii U version for next year.

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      October 15, 2013 12:22 PM

      Well, I guess I was 1 for 2. When they first announced this game for November I thought to myself that it would never make that date... and also that the PS3 and 360 versions would be cancelled. It seems like they are too far along now to cancel PS3 and 360... but I guess I got the first one right.

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      October 15, 2013 12:52 PM

      Good. People seemed to sour on the game post GTA 5 anyhow.

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      October 15, 2013 12:54 PM

      holy crap. well at least they're taking care not to screw it up.

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      October 15, 2013 1:38 PM

      graphics on level 3 getting a quick tighten up. no biggie.

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      October 15, 2013 2:05 PM

      Logical decison.

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      October 15, 2013 2:16 PM

      Hmm....this was going to be my launch title. Now do I want AC4, COD, or BF4?

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        October 15, 2013 2:33 PM

        My money is on BF4. Great looking multiplayer, and I'm hoping for a great singleplayer too!

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          October 15, 2013 2:36 PM

          Higher player count on PC though, no?

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            October 15, 2013 2:39 PM

            Nope, 64 players on both Xbone and PS4 :D

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              October 15, 2013 5:52 PM

              Wait, is this really true?

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                October 15, 2013 5:55 PM

                Holy crap, it is! I'd completely written off getting it for the consoles, but if it has 64 players then I won't feel dumb for getting it to play with my console friends.

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            October 15, 2013 2:44 PM

            It'll probably play better on my PC, but I like playing with a controller...which isn't really an option for PC multiplayer.

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              October 15, 2013 3:06 PM

              ah, good point. I'll probably get BF4 for my PC. COD is the only fps that I can tolerate using the controller on. Guess I'll just flip a coin.

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        October 15, 2013 4:27 PM

        I'm getting BF4

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        October 15, 2013 4:57 PM

        Killzone beecause all others are on PC

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        October 15, 2013 4:59 PM

        AC4 has PS4 exclusive content fwiw

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      October 15, 2013 3:46 PM

      I hope they're just having trouble ironing out all the bugs, instead of a scenario where they brought in playtesters and realized "crap, this game isn't very good".

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      October 15, 2013 6:11 PM

      Wow. Really? Man. That's a huge lost opportunity. This was one of the premier launch titles. I thought ubi had been working on this thing forever. What will 4 or 5 more months do? Missing the holiday season does not seem worth it. I would save it for Christmas 2014.

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      October 15, 2013 6:23 PM

      Good, one less game I need to buy at launch date, I'll still have bf4 and ac4 to keep me busy.

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      October 15, 2013 7:50 PM

      Ballz :( , all well I am gutted, but as long as it comes out all polished and good to go I am ok with the delay, was really looking forward to it so I am not going to lie I am sad :(

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      October 19, 2013 4:52 AM

      Hey!Rome wasn't built in a day!Patience and persistence.