Ubisoft have announced that every version of Watch Dogs will miss their original launch windows, citing a commitment to quality and saying that the delay was necessary to ensure that Watch Dogs meets the ambition of its developers.
The game is now set to release in ‘Spring 2014’.
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.
We would like to take this opportunity to thank all of you. We thoroughly enjoy and appreciate the way you respond on the web, at events, press conferences and other opportunities we have to interact. Your passion keeps us motivated.
We can’t wait to see you in Chicago next spring. We are confident you’ll love this game as much as we love working on it.
Watch Dogs was supposed to launch on the 22nd of November for PS3, Xbox 360, Wii U and PC with the next-gen version launching alongside the Xbox One and PlayStation 4.
Ubisoft’s racing MMO, The Crew is also delayed until sometime between the second and third calendar quarter of 2014, which leaves a launch window of April to September for possible release.
Source: Ubisoft Blog