Ubisoft postpones 'Watch Dogs,' 'The Crew' until spring 2014

By on October 15, 2013, 6:30 PM
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Ubisoft has announced they will be delaying two of their most anticipated upcoming games. Cooperative racing title The Crew and stealth action thriller Watch Dogs are both being pushed back to provide more time to develop the games for next generation consoles from Microsoft and Sony.

In a statement on the matter, Ubisoft CEO Yves Guillemot said their long-term goal is to win the next generation and the tough decision they’ve made to delay the titles will have an impact on their short-term performance. They are convinced, however, that over the long term they will prove to be correct in terms of customer satisfaction and value for shareholders.

Watch Dogs was originally slated to drop next month as a bundled launch title alongside the Xbox One and PlayStation 4. It puts players in control of Aiden Pearce, a hacker that is able to infiltrate various technical infrastructures in Chicago. The fate of those bundles – and the customers that have already pre-ordered them –is unclear at this hour. All we know is that the game is being pushed back to next spring.

The Crew, meanwhile, was originally scheduled to launch early next year so a delay won’t affect next generation launch day bundles. The game is described as having an open and persistent world based on the United States that takes 90 minutes to drive from coast to coast. If successful, it could make a serious dent in Need for Speed’s arcade-action racing dominance.




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1 person liked this | St1ckM4n St1ckM4n said:

Ohhhhhh, damn son. There will be lots of chair throwing in gaming. D: March? Could be in time for a drop in console prices.

3 people like this | ikesmasher said:

Hey if the game gets a 9.8/10 instead of a 8/10, its worth it.

1 person liked this | JC713 JC713 said:

The Crew looks cool.

Hey if the game gets a 9.8/10 instead of a 8/10, its worth it.

Yeah, true.

1 person liked this | Guest said:

And gamers who pre-ordered shouldn't rage on this decision. Look what EA/Maxis did to Simcity.

misor misor said:

If those two pics are actual representation of these upcoming games, wow at the details. (I have a very small game library so I don't know if the 'detailed graphics' is the norm nowadays.)

Guest said:

"If those two pics are actual representation of these upcoming games, wow at the details."

Some people....I'm telling ya....sigh

1 person liked this | ikesmasher said:

"If those two pics are actual representation of these upcoming games, wow at the details."

Some people....I'm telling ya....sigh

Whats your problem?

Go away.

Teko03 said:

Watch Dogs & The Division are the only 2 games that have me considering trying console gaming again, and it looks like neither will release for at least another decade.

cmbjive said:

Unfortunately Watch Dogs is going up against Dark Souls II. Sorry, Watch Dogs, but I'll be dying a lot in Dark Souls II.

1 person liked this | IAMTHESTIG said:

I'd rather they just release a PC version of Watch Dogs when its ready, even if it is before the consoles.

Timonius Timonius said:

That's okay. I don't have the money to upgrade my video card yet so I can wait

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