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Submitted by doctorstrange 184d ago | news

Ubisoft Explains the Watch Dogs Delay: Wasn’t due to GTAV, Game has Been in Development for 5 Years

With the news now out that Watch Dogs will be delayed to Spring 2014 on every system, some people are wondering what happened to make such a big delay happen so close to the originally planned release date (one month from now). - PSLS (Grand Theft Auto V, PC, PS3, PS4, Watch Dogs, Wii U, Xbox 360, Xbox One)

jay2  +   185d ago
Shouldn't have made it for CURRENT GEN :@. They need to SHUT UP about this game being NEXT GEN, Yes it's on Next gen hardware BUT it's on what will be 9 year old hardware as well. If you're making the first truly next gen game, you do it on those consoles only (and PC if you wish).
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zeal0us  +   185d ago
Even if they had fully made it for next gen only, I think Ubisoft still would have delayed it. Possibly Ubisoft didn't want it eating AC4 sales.

5 months apart you can safely launch another game without it affecting the previous game. Though if that was the case what about Farcry 3 and AC3 both were launch almost a month apart.

Then there's the rumor a few months ago that possibly could apply to this situation. Maybe Microsoft do have a policy which states the XB1 version must the same as the PS4 version and can't be inferior to it. Though if that was true Ubisoft wouldn't have waited till the last minute to delay the game.

I guess we will never know why they truly delayed it.
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jay2  +   185d ago
Nah, they could have had the 100's of staff working on the 3 other ports working on it to polish it, I don't really feel that they want the delay (hoping it comes out sooner than 5 months late). They'd have already decided a LONG time ago if they wanted a break between this and AC4 bud and wouldn't have given us a 15/11 (as the US were to get it) date. Like you said with the Xbone theory, why wait a month? I think this is a genuine issue.......But W_D's not this truly next gen game because it's catering nearly decade old hardware.
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vishmarx  +   185d ago
ac4 would never sell for more than 2-3 weeks.
and this polish thing is bs.nobody after 5 years and weeks from release realizes the game needs more polish.
it should of been going gold by now considering it was bundeled with a next gen launch
MestreRothN4G  +   184d ago
We know why it got delayed.

GTA V, in case you don't.
1nsomniac  +   184d ago
Microsoft & Sony both have policies & have done since the beginning of this gen that if the game releases later on their system then it has to have extra content added.

My guess is that as of 3-5 weeks ago Xbone reportedly didn't have working dev drivers & tools & as PS4 already has 1 hour of extra licenced content they've had to hold both back so XBone can catch up so it's an equal par for release of their standard edition as it would have to get delayed either way.
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evilhasitsway  +   184d ago
@vishmarx yes look at gta v got pushed what like 3 times and they have worked on gta twice if not three times longer. gta v was in devolpement for like 10+yrs
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DragonKnight  +   184d ago
@1nsomniac: MS' policies are documented, do you have documents that show Sony has a "you can't make the game inferior on the PS platform or else" policy? Because Bayonetta and a host of other games says hi.
UltimateMaster  +   184d ago
Development for 5 years!?
Delayed?
I really don't know what to say except if you try to damage control, best thing for you, don't talk...
Final Fantasy XIII only took 4 years and it felt forever.
osprey19  +   184d ago
I don't think it would have eaten ac4 sales, if u love open world games like watchdogs and ac4. People will just get both. I knw i was gonna for launch.
cunnilumpkin  +   184d ago
@jay2

your comment makes no sense

there are pc games from 3 years ago that look better than anything ever will on xbox1/ps4

enjoy 900p
MestreRothN4G  +   184d ago
Enjoy most of the top tier games on Youtube. On any resolution you like.
dmitrijs88  +   184d ago
I guess You are talking about Metro 2033. I still think PS4 wiil have better looking games.
windblowsagain  +   184d ago
You are talking crap.

As for metro, did not impress me at all.

CRYSIS3 looks much better and runs better.

BF3 looks better.

Cunnilumpkin.

You can run BF3 medium&high @ 60fps in a 64player map with an ati 6870.

PS4 destroys 680gtx compute wise, has enough bandwidth easily for 1080p. You'll see soon enough.
FullmetalRoyale  +   184d ago
Enjoy my balls.
MiHX2  +   184d ago
Current-gen can handle a half of it.Ubisoft will need to downgrade the graphics for it.(See MW3 for Wii vs Xbox 360 as an example,Because Wii didn't have enough power)
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FragMnTagM  +   184d ago
I bet they are too busy playing GTA Online to finish the game.

Watch Dogs looks amazing, I hope it does well. Sucks that I can't play it this winter. Not too upset about it as there are a ton of games to hold anyone over that was waiting for this one.
jrbeerman11  +   184d ago
Maybe they played gta v and thought, "damn why didnt we think of that?" for any number of things.

Could be simple as thinking gtav was better and they need to tweak a little here or there.

That would explain timing anyways
thechosenone  +   184d ago
It's been in development for 5yrs and it still needed more time on top of that? wtf
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JackISbacK  +   184d ago
ok games are made on pc on the bases of hardware that is present at that time ,years back only they decided to make a game which will require great hardware ,only they know was that at that time they may can see next gen console,there are no next gen PCs even hardware present 5 years back were more powerful than ps4 and xbox one .only their target was to mqake a game with higher requirements so that they can also release on next gen ,and watch dogs basic and leading device is pc only game will feel best on pc they have already stated that.
Lukas_Japonicus  +   185d ago
Mmmmmmm 5 year development time *drools*

Keep it cookin' Ubisoft, i can wait a little longer.

Also, LOL at the article picture!
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MestreRothN4G  +   184d ago
Delays always mean the same thing: Development is not going as expected.

Funny how some people still receive it as a good sign...
FragMnTagM  +   184d ago
They might have found a really nasty bug and needed to remedy it.

Or, they could have added some things to it, that just didn't work with the existing code and had to rewrite some of it.

Maybe they did some upgrades to their engine.

What I think happened is that they knew they would get slaughtered this Christmas, especially with an as of yet unproven IP.

Smart move to release it when there aren't a lot of game releases.
sagesurge  +   185d ago
what is going on with that picture lol
TomahawkX  +   184d ago
It's a dog watching Kaz Hirai. Watch Dogs, get it?
sagesurge  +   184d ago
that's HILARIOUS!! GREAT picture!
EXVirtual  +   184d ago
5 years in development? You shouldn't need to delay a game after that long. There's nothing to be embarrassed about. We're talking about GTA. A series that has been around for so long and has built up such a huge fanbase. You're releasing a new IP. Which one do you think is gonna get more hype?
sigfredod  +   184d ago
Sorry Ubi but you lost a lot of respect on my opinion, you don´t delay a game 1 month before launch, if your game was not ready or you didn't want to cempete against other title you could have anounce this 6 months ago, hell even 3 months ago
TheGrimReaper0011  +   184d ago
Rayman Legends says hi
delayed 2 weeks before launch for multiplat
and now that it's out, from the look of sales, not to many care for it anymore
Atomicjuicer  +   184d ago
It will be the same with watch dogs. My guess is they saw the splintercell blacklist sales and freaked out.

This is a serious mistake if they think they don't want to be an early adopter game in case the sales are low.

Ubisoft are idiots and are damaging the market.
Austin48  +   184d ago
Watch dogs is going to be better then gta5
CaptainYesterday  +   184d ago
I think it's going to be a different experience, I'm not sure if it's going to be better though I haven't played it yet.
Austin48  +   184d ago
Thats true
Deltaguy  +   184d ago
lol 5yrs and still issues with the game...this game is going to be trash..i lost all hype for this game after they delayed it..spring will have titan fall, infamous and Destiny....
JackISbacK  +   184d ago
gta 5 was dicided to release at 21st april and finnaly released at 17th sep ,it is also same case here this game needs more work to be perfect.
WorldGamer  +   184d ago
It is an ambitious game, if they feel they can make it better then they should be given that choice. Lord knows many developers have released games that could use more time in the oven so to speak.

Bold move indeed on their part.
chronoforce  +   184d ago
The game is probably not finished, we have seen virtually nothing . It sucks, this was the only game that would have persuaded me to buy a PS4. I must say between the shooters and sports franchises releasing at launch, both consoles have a Meh line-up, there is really no need to own an PS4/XBOX1 till spring.
barb_wire  +   184d ago
Didn't Ubi show this off again and hype it up (again) at the recent the NY Comic Con, only to announce a delay a few days later?

I smell BS on their explanation.
heliumhead2030  +   184d ago
You All Tried To Say I Was Wrong!!!!
lazyboyblue  +   184d ago
I always got the impression infamous second son was pushed back to avoid a head 2 head with Watchdogs.
Perhaps it could take was launch place now?
ilovefatgirls  +   184d ago
5 years? lol whut
5 years seems to be the magic number for the creative process to happen weird..
wonder whats really wrong with it?games in development for 5 years then they pull it back a little under 5 weeks from launch and delay it for another 5 months to polish it?
weird
MultiConsoleGamer  +   184d ago
The game is having problems.

Worried it will be another Red Steel, a promising title with big flaws.

Remember that I told you this.
Deadpool616  +   184d ago
If they're delaying it because the game isn't living up to their expectations we're better off waiting. I honestly don't want to play a game that had potential, but wasn't fully realized. There are too many potentially good games that fall into that pit of disappointment.
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DoggyBiscuit  +   184d ago
I don't mind waiting quality is important when it comes to gaming
Jagsrock  +   184d ago
They want to sell AC4 first.
RFornillos4  +   184d ago
i love Ubisoft games, but I must say this... they don't want to have two buggy/glitchy games for the holidays...

there can only be one!
JackISbacK  +   184d ago
why dont they dilay assassns creed also it also needs little polish ,ac is graeat but time given to devs is not good ,you must do justice to them also.

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