Ubisoft’s next generation open-world game Watch Dogs has been delayed until the spring of 2014. The game was previously scheduled to be released on both next generation consoles, PS3, Xbox 360, PC and Wii U.
A statement by Ubisoft details their reasoning behind this delay:
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… 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.
Ubisoft also announced the delay of racing game The Crew today, pushing the release window for the game until sometime after April 1st.
“Our long term goal is to win the next generation,” said Ubisoft boss Yves Guillemot. “The tough decisions we are taking today to fully realize the major potential of our new creations have an impact on our short-term performance. We are convinced that, longer term, they will prove to be the right decisions both in terms of satisfaction for our fans and in terms of value creation for our shareholders.”