Sony has said that it is working with Ubisoft and its retail partners while it considers how best to handle pre-orders placed for the Watch Dogs PlayStation 4 bundle.
Maybe they will offer a voucher for the game when it releases, that way people won't have to wait to get a PS4, since they are mostly sold out
Thing is people are still going to get pissed because they wont have a game to play right away..they will complain that they paid for the bundle.. and now they have to buy another game. Most people would have done that anyway, but this gives them something to complain about.
complaining it's in our nature
"Most people would have done that anyway" people, just lost out on a chance to get a PS4 this holiday. And you think they don't have the right to complain?
@Blaze How do you figure people lost out on a PS4? You're assuming their pre order is outright canceled immediately without any workaround from amazon? It was a bundle. The PS4 is still releasing on time. That means amazon still has their PS4 console ordered. WORST case scenario these people get their PS4 shipped, and are given a refund on the price, like amazon is known for anyway.
I'm not too pissed. Crap happens. As long as they make me whole, I will be happy.
There's always free to play games :)
Tbf ASDA outright cancelled my preorder because my delivery address was where im living for uni and my billing address my actual home where my parents live and i return at holidays.... as it stands they said they'd sort it and give me another preorder code so i can remake my order but im yet to get it and it's been several days, my moneys stuck in 'holding' so it's in my account but i can't use it for like another 7 working days.... so not getting watch dogs with a ps4 should be the least of peoples concerns-want to know who is pissed off atm? ME! I doubt anywhere will outright cancel peoples orders-save maybe ASDA....
Easy.. Just interchange the game Watch Dogs with Killzone: Shadow Fall.
After Rayman Legends and now this? WTF Ubisoft? Everybody in their right mind knows this is money related decision, can you at least announce it much earlier and not less than a month prior to release? Enough with your "technical" BS excuse already! After Rayman, no one should be dumb enough to think that you are actually being honest!
No matter what happens, not everyone is going to be happy. You can't please everyone, particularly when you give them the sounding board of the internet to say how the world will end unless X happens and Y does something miraculous and unheard of.
@Seraphemz - Ther are tons of Free-2-play PS4 games available at launch off PSN. I'd rather have Watchdogs when ready, the launch and be crap.
Really ubisoft you brought this game at every single event hyped it to the point of no return and then you hit us with a delay -_- am not gonna sugarcoat it i'm pissed royally pissed i hope they fix those watch dog bundles so people still get their PS4.
They even had it at NY Comic Con this weekend. And they acted like everything was cool. They were giving stuff to people who pre ordered right there at the show. Kind of dirty.
I would rather have a game that is polished and has no significant bugs, rather than a game that will have a lot of bugs.
you honestly believe that excuse they gave for the delay?
Even if you pre-ordered a PS4 + Watch Dogs bundle, and learn that you won't receive either now? I doubt you'd be saying the same thing.
@skept3k I highly doubt that is going to happen. I preordered that bundle but I'm 100% sure I will be getting my console.
Thats total bs doesnt take 3+ months to polish a game
@Blaze929: Ok, so what kind of conspiracy theory do you have which would explain why Ubisoft would delay their game and consequently slash $600k off their sales predictions?
It'll get fixed, don't worry. If there is one thing Sony has done right so far, it's been customer service. Hell, you might get a free year of PS+ for the delay, you never know. But as many people said, I think you'll likely get a voucher for the game and you will be able to download at launch or even still get a physical copy.
Don't think anyone will be getting anything for free from Sony since this is Ubi's fault and not Sony. If anything,Ubi will have a voucher code so that you can download the game for free when it's released & maybe throw in something extra like a skin or game cash.
I don't see how Sony can't just ship the bundle minus the game and in its place have a voucher for it. I'd be pissed to no end if they cancelled the bundle as well and that was my only preorder unit. Crap I'd have a total meltdown.
@Studio-YaMi True, while this is Ubi's fault, it does involve Sony's system, so I wouldn't be surprised if Sony tried to sweeten the apology by giving away PS+ memberships. Though yea, I guess this is unlikely but I wouldn't be surprised if it did happen. @Campy da Camper I do think this is what will happen. Sony will ship you the console separately and Ubi will offer a voucher. Seems to be the most likely win-win scenario to come if it. Win-win definitely meaning you still get your game, unfortunately despite the delay. I don't think people will get screwed, it will get resolved nicely, me thinks.
This! It is insane that they delay it now and by half a year, they must have known for a while they were not going to be ready
the only reason they delayed this is to get more profit. keep in mind AC4 release date is not that far off to Watch Dog's. They wanna focus with AC4 sales first.
they should reduce the price of the people that already paid or just give them kill zone Shadowfall if ppl agree with it.
I got a phonecall from the store I pre ordered the other day asking to confirm which bundle I wanted, Im glad I went for the Killzone one! Phew!
Offer people another game to say sorry but give the people effected Watch_Dogs for free when it comes out. Though it is kinda disgusting how Ubisoft can do this a month away from launch(In america, UK has to wait till the 29th)...
"Though it is kinda disgusting how Ubisoft can do this a month away from launch(In america, UK has to wait till the 29th)..." Ubisoft was in a catch 22 situation and people need to understand and respect this. Option 1) You get a version of the game they think needs roughly 6 months of work before releasing it. This not only means the games value will be less, but it's impossible to say if you would even WANT it as is. Option 2) The game gets delayed, but you arguably get a better quality product. The funny thing is how quickly people forget Rayman Legends, which got a similar an equally random last minute delay for a huge span of time. Morale of the story... don't preorder Ubisoft games or at least expect them to release on time.
Except I don't buy the excuse its delayed for tecnical reasons. I think the knew it would be pushed back a while ago to allow acbf to sell yet they mum the word to collect preorders. It should have gone gold in the next week. They just realized the game needed work? I highly doubt it.
Or option 3, people stop with this whole "delay equals better game" thing and open your eyes. This is not anything new in the slightest. Games get pushed out the holiday season every.single.year, and it's usually because of competition (money). Games ship with bugs all the time. No amount of extra work is going to guarantee a glitch free experience. It's the nature of software. Let's also not ignore Assassin's Creed, their huge and eestablished franchise has a sequel coming out at the same time. Just be realistic.
Here's the thing. In game development, they know about how long it will take to have the game go gold. This game should be going gold right now, if not 2-3 weeks ago. This is particularly true if it was being bundled with the system physically...digital might be different. Ubisoft as the publisher and developer knew full well this game wasn't going to be ready for launch at least a month ago. Maybe they had high hopes, and the development team has been in crunch mode for quite some time, but there is no way, this close to release, that they suddenly found a technical issue that wasn't known for quite some time. Game development on this scale just does not work like that. The only way it could throw them for a loop is if the technical issue was found by Sony or MS during the certification process, in which case it could definitely delay the game, but even then, a flaw of that nature would have been found well in advance of 1 month prior to release. Now, if they just decided that the game wasn't up to their standards then fine, delay it and make it better. I'm OK with that, and in the long run, people won't really remember the delay if the game is good. But citing a technical issue? One that takes 6 months to rectify at this late stage in development when they would be in the polish stage? It just doesn't track. The more likely scenario is that they felt it would sell better, and not affect AC4 sales if they delayed it. They did it with Rayman Legends, so it's not so hard to believe they would do it with this.
Give them another game and a download code/voucher to get a boxed copy!
Simple put AC4 in it
What if those people don't like AC4 or don't want it. They pre ordered the WatchDogs bundle for a reason you know...to play on WatchDogs
tough luck that's life, unless they could work it out another way which is hard to see
What a horrible business tactic that would be... I'm sure they'll just let us remove the game and/or replace it with the game of our choice.
That would be one of the worst business decisions ever...they would be sued by so many people.
While I'm saddened about the delay because I had the game pre ordered I would rather have a delay than a buggy game. I guess im just getting killzone at launch.
I'm glad Sony actually replied. Freaking Ubisoft, itself, isn't talking yet.
I should of got the knack bundle this is fucking horse shit.
Whatever happens, Sony needs to get PS4's on launch day to people who pre-ordered this bundle no matter what. Whether they offer another bundle or just the console itself. Stupid Ubisoft.
And that is the big mystery. Had this been a standalone game, OK. It sucks but whatever. However, if people who preorded the bundle do not get a ps4 at launch then that is total crap. I am so glad my paranoid ass choose to do console only and preirder games separately. I always see weird stuff like this happen to folks and I want none of it lol
That's what I did too.
Same here. More because I can get the games cheaper at stores on day 1. But bad news. And no way to treat customers. This will hurt Watch Dogs. The hype was partly due to being new with next gen. This will fade.
Was this an official Sony bundle or one made up by retailers that just sell the game and console together in separate packaging? We don't have any official bundles here in the US.
I had ordered 2 of these bundles i would be happy to see ac4 replaced instead. As for the delay, again i am fine with that if it means a much better game, it probably helped gta to what they might of released. Sony will come up with something worthwhile for those of us on this bundle :)
I have the watchdog bundle pre ordered. Give me FIFA or killzone instead.
This is bullshit. Clearly Ubi did this for financial gain. They didn't want to release their two big IP's on the same day, so they pushed WD back to maximize profits. You really think the game isn't done/gone gold? You really think they didn't know the game was unreleasable this close out? They were probably ready to manufacture the discs and the share holders said no way. FUCK UBISOFT you greedy shitbags.
downgrade the person to just the console or a choice of another bundle. what else can you do when the game has been delayed over 6 months
Now Sony has to take the heat for Ubisofts decision. I had no intention of buying this game, but I can empathize with the gamers that are looking forward to it.
Add 1 year of PS+ and in return have Ubisoft add WDs to IGC after 6-9 months (after their Initial sales dwindle). Sound fair?
Yeah, that sounds fair. :) I'd go for that.
Nah. Why should Sony give plus out for free for Ubi's mistake?
Losing the game itself isn't so bad. The question is are those bundles now gone, too? If so and Sony cannot reconfigure the orders people could gain plus for a year but for their ps3. I'd be super pissed Lol.
2 years not one year of ps plus.
Replacing it with DC Universe Online DLC and might not even get Watch_Dogs new.
More sales for Killzone:SF. they will probably let you choose any other game.
I guess all that (most, pretty certain almost all) people want is to get the PS4 at the that that Watch_Dogs was supposed to launch, so yeha, Sony has to find a way to give these people their PS4. They have to give retailers extra units and the retailer has to inform every customer if he/she wants another bundle or a stand-alone console. They should get it done, even if that would mean that they have to use some of the units they were saving for retail.
Wow I wonder how they're going to handle these bundle preorders because it would sure suck major cock-a-doodle-doo to have your PS4 delayed until 2014 Lol
they will either refund or make ac4 black flag bundle since its a ubi game. this is why i dont buy bundles just get the system and order what i games i want its the same price basically i dont mind spending the extra like $10 if you buy it serparte anyway.
You don't buy bundles because of this? Has this ever happened in the history of bundled game releases? Maybe for retailer bundles...but official bundles?
no because stuff like this can possibley happen that's why. and usually bundles are released after the game comes out not on launch not saying bundles like this doesn't happen on launch just not usually its a new gen system with new gen games anything can happen. that's all I ment by saying that. I mean really whats the difference between buying a bundle like that or buying serparte about 10 dollars just to stay on the safe side that's why I didn't order a bundle I just preordered all my stuff serparte I don't mind spending the extra bucks to know that I wont get screwed like that see now I just got to my gamestop and cancle watchdogs and get something else. while people who did order that bundle has to worry about what they are or aren't getting.
and i want to point out this is no way a sony fault xbox guys/gals this is just ubi fault.
The reasoning for this delay is highly suspect be it technical or business, the fans deserve a more detailed explanation.
See ac4 and watchdogs were releasing on the same time, this would have hurt their sales so they pushed wd back
As if they couldn't see this coming months ago...