Ubisoft has revised its financial expectations for the 2013 - 2014 fiscal year following the delay of two titles previously set to launch in that period, the company announced today.
this sucks was really looking forward to watch dogs
Wow ubi.....way to stay loyal to your fans. doesn't look good for a brand new IP
The Crew was delayed too.
even worse. I just feel like I should have been more prepared coming to a brand new generationof games. I hope they apologize with some good information
People were excited for The Crew? I personally wouldn't have even know it existed had I not have already reserved and paid off all the other PS4 launch titles
They delayed the game to complete it. I'd rather they do that than ship an incomplete game. Although they did delay Rayman Legends in favor of a multi-console release, which really sucked. I'm sure the IP will be fine. Spring time isn't exactly filled with a huge quantity of games to play. It's generally the start of the summer game drought.
This is going to hurt Ubi big time in terms fo sales for Watchdogs! Unless they dont let ppl cancel their orders of Watchdogs but alot of pre orders will be going down!!!!
why not drop Assassin's Creed 4 also since they like dropping everything before launch
I guess it would be because they already have everything worked out for Assassins creed since it's just a new game in an already ongoing series. They know what they need to do, and how to do it. Where as, Watch Dogs and The Crew, brand new games. Still, unacceptable a month from launch.
I won't buy AC4 iam physically drained from the AC series and the multiplayer is not worth putting in because its that bad.
@Seanpitt I agree...its starting to feel like cod or guitar hero
Assassin' creed 3 was released bugy and glitchy and still has bugs and glitches a year after it's release. I like the game, just saying.
Wow both games delayed. Is this a red flag of things to come from Ubisoft? I hope not. I'm looking forward to both of these games.
This really disappoints me. :( Now the launch line-up for me are just KZ:SF, Injustice and ACIV, I was WD will be along with those 3. Sadly. :( Oh well looks definetly like KZ:SF will be the 1st PS4 game I will ever play.
Wow your actually going to buy Injustice lol....It was terrible on PS3/360 I don't see that changing Neverrealm just makes really clunky games
I haven't played it and I was thinking of getting it on PS3 but had a feeling it maybe will be on PS4 and it happened already. And I was planning on getting BF4 until Injustice is a PS4 launch line-up. I really don't want to oversaturate my video game collection with FPS oh well. How come it is a bad game? It looks great to me. Just give me a reason why is it a bad game and let me know thanks. Anyways I hope Ubisoft change there mind again and make WD as launch this is really getting ridiculous from Ubisoft.
I knew this was coming. I thought it was strange that not many people have actually played Watch Dogs and planning to release it and Assassin's Creed so close together wasn't a smart move as they would have affected each others sales. This way they can get the most sales out of both games. Suck but that's the way it goes :/
here is a smart man....good call. I was thinking the same thing.
I think you hit the nail on the head, people are saying this will spell doom for Watch Dogs, but really this decision was obviously made to save Watch Dogs, when Watch Dogs was originally solicited, GTA 5 was releasing in the late Spring timeframe, now in light of it's delay and success, its proximity to Watch Dogs, they are just listening to what everyone's saying, which is who needs Watch Dogs when we have GTA? Now they obviously aren't the same game, but pushing Watch Dogs back will allow Assassins Creed room to flourish like you said, and also it will give the devs time to polish Watch Dogs in time to drop in a much less crowded part of the year where people will be hurting for next gen games, it's actually a pretty smart business move, it's just one that should have been made a couple months ago
I agree this may have something to do with AC4 releasing at the same time, but realistically, they'll still get tons of sales off the PS3/360 AC4. On top of that, it's a console launch. People tend to buy lots of games for a new console, and new IP's thrive when released at the same time as a console launch. Still, there probably won't be a lot of competition come spring. A few big titles here and there, but late spring through summer tend to be the dry periods of games, and even more so for a new system which tend to be front heavy with releases to capitalize on those initial buyers. As I recall, WD was pretty high up there in the pre-order charts. I'm sure it would sell well regardless.
Agreed. Asscreed was too close, and it's established ip. It will canablize WD. But I also think Nov is owned by COD and BF4 to a lesser degree. And with new console launches - it's going to skew sales in favor of cod & bf4 even further....they'll own nov-dec-jan. Lost hype for WD couple months ago and never seemed to get it back sadly.
Watch DOgs wasnt on my list of games to get next gen. But I have seen it on numerous list of must want games. I wonder if it was because its just not ready or is it to get more sales for Assassins creed 4. Im thinking it just wasnt ready.
It never really made sense to me as to why Ubi would have two titles competing with each other at launch. Its my opinion that it is likely that WD is delayed more as a business decision, rather than developement not being finished in time. Although it sucks, it makes some business sense.
I was going to buy both. >.>
Ubi is notorious for delays. It seems like they put out a projected release date, then push it back, then push it back, then again and again. It has gotten better since years past, but wow this announcement does not surprise me much to be honest. I guess I would rather have a polished game instead a rushed unpolished game. i.e. Rainbow Six Vegas'. I loved those games, but you could tell they weren't fully finished at parts.
Honestly, this is probably a good thing.
They delay watch dogs but release wack ass assassins creed. Wow, thanx Ubisoft for delaying a possibly good game for a horrible run down franchise
I'm a little confused. Is WD delayed only for next gen and still going strong for current gen including WiiU or across the board?
All versions are delayed.
Sad. Was this to make it only Next-gen? cause if thats the case, I wont be playing it for quite sometime.
Smart move long term. GTA got the online open world games on smash for the next couple months atleast thru new years. Not enough room for watch dogs to shine... atleast it gives them enough time to do this game correctly
IMO it makes sense for them to delay the games- there are lots of good/high profile games coming out recently and thru the holidays- Rayman got buried and it deserved far better sales to date- maybe it will pick up over X mas- What concerns me is weather Watchdogs will still be released for the Wii-U - Ubi has lost their a-- on the Wii U - which sucks for both them and Wii U console owners like me
Well good thing. Too many games/consoles to release in a short time period. Just when the storm will calm down they can RELEASE THE KRAKEN !