With the release exactly a month out, Watch Dogs has been delayed into spring 2014, Ubisoft announced today, along with a delay of it’s open-world racer, The Crew.
“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.”
On why they would wait untill now to delay the much-hyped game, the official announcement reads:
“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.”
According to a conference call, those looking forward to playing Watch Dogs will have to wait until Ubisoft’s first quarter, so somewhere between April 1 to June 30, 2014.
The publisher also announced that they would moving Ivory Tower’s The Crew from it’s early 2014 release window into the 2014-2015 fiscal year.