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Watch Dogs and The Crew delayed until Spring 2014

Ubisoft has announced that all versions of Watch Dogs have been delayed until 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 every 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 during other opportunities we have to interact. Your passion is what drives us.

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."

In other news, The Crew, Ivory Towers open world shooter, has also been delayed until fiscal year 2014-15, having previously been promised before March 2014.

Edited On 15 Oct, 2013

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fletcher92 3 years ago
Although abit annoyed by the delay , can totally understand where there coming from...would much rather play a game that is at its best than a game that was rushed to make release date! probably a good decision to make! OH well can wait a few more months :)
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Whitey 3 years ago
God damn, was looking forward to this game. Hopefully it's worth the wait.
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extermin8or 3 years ago
seriously -_- this was one of the games I most wanted ffs
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KEVIN 3 years ago
1 month until release this should have been going gold any day now, how can they only just realise that it needs more work. Disappointing really as it is one of the better day one games for next gen when it comes to 3rd party developers
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Darrell 3 years ago
I have got the PS4 Watch Dogs bundle preordered and paid for. What's going to happen now? :/
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Loli-Nox-Tan 3 years ago
I'm happy since I wasn't going to be able to get it this year an anyway
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kdogground2 3 years ago
now I need to switch to a bundle with a game I don't really want...
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CHRISTIAN 3 years ago
Seconding Darrell here, what about those of us who have pre-ordered the Watch Dog PS4 bundle?
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Loli-Nox-Tan 3 years ago
The game is Gold I'm thinking they are moving it so it doesn't take away from the sails of AC4 (See what I did?)
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beardboy 3 years ago
As above really. What happens to people that changed their PS4/One preorder to include Watch Dogs? Do we get the console alone now, or do we have to change the bundle to another, lesser game? Thanks
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Samuel 3 years ago
They tweeted: Following the news that #WatchDogs has been delayed, please note that we will be in touch with #PS4 & #XB1 bundle customers affected ASAP.
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Bindiana 3 years ago
Seems very strange to delay it now I would of thought it has been ready for a while as we have seen so much of it the last year or so. Must be a pain if you upgraded to a watchdogs bundle. The release line up is not looking to good now
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Loli-Nox-Tan 3 years ago
The release line up never looked good
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Robichoico 3 years ago
Thank god I didn't order a new console with this being one of the only noteworthy releases.
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superniceguy 3 years ago
I would imagine that if you preordered a console plus Watch Dogs bundled separately then they will remove Watch Dogs from the bundle, but the official bundle with Watch Dogs together will probably get delayed until Watch Dogs get released. I preordered the official bundle, and if it gets delayed then don't mind waiting as I liked the look of Watch Dogs and wanted the best and the PS4 version had that with the extra content. No Watch Dogs = No PS4. I may have cancelled it anyway as may not have been able to afford both, and Xbox ONE was taking priority. Now that it has been delayed I may not need to cancel, as should be able to get it in Spring
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radiocaf 3 years ago
No! No! NO! I mean, I agree that no game should be released until it is finished and high quality, but it still hurts! lol.
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ShoryukenToTheChin 3 years ago
I got a mate of mine that preordered here and he selected the Fifa 14 and Watchdogs Bundle... he is asking if he can swap out Watchdogs for something like AC IV instead.
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superniceguy 3 years ago
Looking at reports it seems the PS4 Watch Dogs bundle may be scrapped, but I hope they keep it for a Spring release but allow people to switch to a another PS4 that releases on Nov 29th if they are want the console then instead of waiting.
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ShoryukenToTheChin 3 years ago
Lol no one wants to wait till 2014 for their Console, only logical option is to offer another game. Or downgrade their Bundle to the normal SKU,
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Raymondo316 3 years ago
Ive already paid for a PS4 bundle which includes Watch Dogs....... Whats gonna happen about that?? can we swap out Watch Dogs for a different game
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tiddy 3 years ago
Wow, I didn't really want any other game apart from this. This might be the nail in the coffin for my PS4 preorder. The PS4 lineup just doesn't appeal to me. :(
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David 3 years ago
If you have pre ordered the game with killzone and battlefield 4 and console on release will I still get this package on release day??? Help
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Dead 3 years ago
ROFL, typical Ubisoft.
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DynamiteWhyte 3 years ago
Gutted really. But I'll have FIFA, AC4, Knack and Killzone to tide me over till then. Get Infamous, Watch Dogs and The Crew at the same time.
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carlow 3 years ago
tbph i wouldn't worry if you ordered the WD Bundle, the consoles them selfs aren't going to vanish because the game is delayed, they'll likely re box them into more KZ/Mega bundles. (referring to sony, not shopto ;))
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iMerle iDixon 3 years ago
Doesn't bother me, it looked a bit crap to me anyway.
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TruDarkAssassin 3 years ago
bad news but as long as the extra time adds more polish its ok , good news i might upgrade now to the collectors edition and can now afford another ps4 game
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Artemisthemp 3 years ago
Guess I gonna Skylanders Swap Force for PS4, now when I can't get Watch Dogs
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spike6958 3 years ago
Doubt it's delay has anything to do with the game not been finished. My guess is that they didn't expect GTA V to be as big as it is, and are worried that another open world game will get overlooked. Now I have to wonder what'll happen to my pre-order, I ordered the PS4 bundle with Killzone, Battlefield 4 and Watch Dogs, but clearly that will no longer be available at launch.
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pixeljunkie 3 years ago
same here, had the BF4, Killzone, WD bundle on a preorder, obviously just take away Watch Dogs and send the rest come launch, shouldn't affect peoples queue orders just because a dev decides to be a bit douche at the latest hour, hopefully ShopTo will let people know tomorrow whats the deal...so to speak
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lukas83 3 years ago
What's the betting this is due to Xbone version playing catch up!???
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jack2059 3 years ago
Since when was The Crew an open world shooter?
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nehs 3 years ago
The Crew, a revolutionary action-driving game set in a massive, open-world recreation of the United States.
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toweringbog 3 years ago
I dont want killzone or fifa, how do I down grade?
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Robichoico 3 years ago
Apparently some places are gonna honour the PS4 order....without the game....why don't they just switch it to Assassin's Creed?
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mustaffaleek 3 years ago
OMG what a disaster. I had my time right up till Xmas planned out, filled with Watch Dogs fun grrrr.
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Johno Muller 3 years ago
The Watch_Dogs bundle was an official bundle. Sony will need to put some serious work in to force out another bundle with a different game. and who says people want the game offered in another bundle?
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Dead 3 years ago
Funny thing is Ubisoft don't usually care if a game is unfinished they release it anyway and patch it later.
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Bindiana 3 years ago
Could be there thinking of sales I would guess people would on buy 1 or two games to begin with and didnt want that split between watchdogs and Assassins Creed so this way they may get more sales for Assassins Creed and more sales for Watch Dogs if it is released March time.
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Bindiana 3 years ago
Another thing for Gloria to enjoy is that Ubisoft have come out today and have said Rayman and Splinter Cell didnt sell as many copies as they had hoped.
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Dead 3 years ago
What a shame ;)
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Dru1034 3 years ago
Ubisoft can go and suck it, i have not trusted them since the whole rayman wii u crap on your face situation,
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tr-cfc 3 years ago
I pre-ordered the shopto bundle with Watchdogs and Fifa14 - what will happen now ? Will I get the chance to swap Watchdogs for another title, or will Watchdogs just sit or pre-order until they release it and then Shopto send it out.
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superniceguy 3 years ago
"no one wants to wait till 2014 for their Console" I guess that is true but have no choice now, with Watch Dogs being delayed. Watch Dogs is the only game I want on it for now, as it is not being released until Spring 2014, I can wait for the PS4 until 2014. I like the look of Watch Dogs, and want the PS4 bundle. I am buying the PS4 Watch Dogs bundle more for Watch Dogs than the PS4. If the bundle gets dropped for something else, I may not even get a PS4. Watch Dogs with its exclusive content and the Watch Dogs PS4 bundle was the only hope for Sony for me getting a PS4.
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Nine-Eight-Nine 3 years ago
So when will we find out whats happening with our pre-orders Shopto?
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David 3 years ago
I'm surprised that they haven't added it to this post as well, but a notification the account screen www.shopto.net/account it says " PS4 / Xbox One 'Watch Dogs' Information Following the news that Watch Dogs has been delayed until 2014, please note that we are discussing the available options and will be in touch with all PlayStation 4 and Xbox One bundle customers affected ASAP. Please do not panic and cancel your pre-order! This will lose your place in the queue. We will provide further details as soon as we possibly can. - The ShopTo Team "
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NICOLA 3 years ago
Why are the only bundles you can swap to ones with Killzone included? That isn't the game i want to be playing on day one! There isn't even a stand alone console option like i had before I swapped to the watch dog one! The email you sent about choosing another game and you would dispatch it together didn't include Knack either which was my second choice of game. Why!? its a day one release so why isn't it included!
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ShoryukenToTheChin 3 years ago
So what is happening with this Watchdogs Bundle? im only asking as a mate of mine has a Shopto Custom Bundle - PS4, Watchdogs and Fifa 14... he wishes to have AC IV instead of Watchdogs. His Bundle is the one that has the games separately, so surely a simple swap can be implemented?

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