Wednesday 16 October 2013

Watch Dogs to be delayed!

Watch Dogs which was supposed to be released end of November this year has been postponed to Spring 2014 (2nd Quarter 2014).

A post on Ubisoft's blog states that the game needs more time to be polished before it can be released. I'm not so sure that is the whole truth though.. Watch Dogs has big potential to be Ubisoft's next big franchise after Assassin's Creed (Though I would love Prince of Persia to be in their priorities) so with 2013 seeing the likes of GTA V, The Last of Us, Bioshock Infinite and Ubisoft's own Assassin's Creed IV, it might be wise for this new IP to stay clear of the competition this year.

With 2014 the start of next-gen games, it could be relatively slow as compared to 2013, it will be a good move to start it off with a quality game than many have been looking forward to and if it lives up to the hype, it can be a strong contender for Game of the Year. 2013 has too much competition, that even if Watch Dogs is a very good game, it may not get the credit it deserves due to more established franchises.

I was just having a mental argument on whether I should get the PS3 version or PS4 version. I mean, with Watch Dogs being a potentially new franchise, it would be cooler to start on the PS4 with better graphics and what not.. Time factor was also an issue on whether I could play it now. I mean by the time I start on Watch Dogs, I might already own a PS4 so why not get the better version? Looks like I have 1 less thing to worry about for now..

Disappointing news but probably a good move!

Source: Ubi Blog