Watch_Dogs was just delayed from November 2013 to Spring 2014. This Watch_Dogs delay might not be as embarrassing to Ubisoft had they not taken a shoot at Grand Theft Auto V in one of their official ad.
gta v or not...it is embarrassing given the fact that it should of been going gold anytime now and was a part of ps4 launch bundle.... some deel shit , they are in.
i know some may not be happy but i feel like if it needs more time than we should be glad UBI is doing the right things IMO atleast they showed too much of watch dogs to than delay it. now it will really have to compete with the big boys come next year, there are some really AAA games launching in 2014 so UBI is gonna have to earn the money where if they launched with the system it was gonna sell regardless
I'm skeptical that it did need more time. I feel like they decided that AC4 and GTA5 would overshadow it and they stood to make more money from it in their next fiscal year. As it is now it should come out in the middle of the after Christmas drought when everyone will be finished with their launch titles and looking to get something new.
sad for people who are interested in this game, but it changes nothing for me. i am still getting Killzone and Knack day one.
It sucks that they delayed it cause I, and I'm sure alot of other people, were looking forward to picking it up along with their new next gen consoles next month. But, if it means that they can get a better game out to us then by all means delay it. It is disappointing non the less.
What I find odd about this is everyone is just talking about the ps4 watchdogs bundle but it was an Xbox one bundle as well. It's like ppl don't even care about the Xbox one version.
Thats cause One80s are pretty much fully expected on the One80
Because this was totally the fault of Microsoft . . .
Sad thing is....i think UBIs knew long ago they were going to delay. they screwed everybody over the bastarrds!
They don't care about the Xbox One version. Xbox One fans will sit there and spout off the launch titles they have so they're not going to talk about Watch Dogs and no one else cares about the Xbox One except the diehard Xbox One fanboys.
I care about my games for my console I guess you could imply I'm a fan boy but I would like to play Watchdogs on release day.
Well, the fact that you didn't create a list of Xbox One launch titles pretty much states that you're not the kind of Xbox fanboy I'm talking about. I wanted to play WD as well, but instead I had to cancel the pre-order for that game (not my PS4 pre-order, had that since June) and get something else. Not too happy about that either.
Allot of people are shying away from XBO. For me it is PS4 and Wii U. Sure there are allot of fanboys picking up XBO, but allot of. My friends who own PS360's are skipping XBO at launch and getting PS4 first. Better price and more power. I personally doubt I will ever pick up XBO.
Lol wow, I completely forgot about that picture. Yeah they do look stupid now but delays happen and its for the better.
I cancelled my pre-order today and went with Killzone at launch. This has changed my decision from owning it, to maybe. I'm extremely disappointed and wished they hadn't changed their minds with less than a month of releasing
How did u cancel ur preorder its pretty much sold out... And u may of just screwed yourself u would of deff got 60$ off the order or something comparable and sony prolly would of threw some free stuff in the mix also!
Gamestop... not Amazon and it was the game not the bundle
Oooooooo yup makes sense lol.. I refuse to buy from gamestop damn crooks.
I'm not sure I see your logic. I can understand the disappointment, but normally delaying a game means one of two things. Either the game is a dud and needs major rework. Or, the game needs more polish and bug hunting and the publisher is good enough to allow it. I think Watch Dogs falls in the the second camp, so it's likely we'll get a better game because of the extra time. I know I'd rather have a game a few months late than a buggy mess.
Well.... it has to fall into the second catagory becayse a few nobths really isnt enough time to rework it completely as even having a massive dev team some things you could have 1 guy or 20 but it'll still take the same amount of time no matter how many people work on it. If they had delayed a year then I'd say rework but as its just a few months and will likely be released in february/early march its probably just polish I suspect there really wasnt much left todo and they tried to get the team tobhave it done by going nuts with overtime as the point for going gold approached but that its become clear it couldnt be done so theyve given them more time better than releasing it and patching it like some publishers and devs do... cleaely they have faith that the game is good and will do well anyway they dont need to rely on it being one of a limited number of launch titles. Whereas mext year we'll be looking at alot of releases in spring-games like destiny and the crew and infamous. More games will have been announced at vga's etc. I think games llike mgs5 will have release dates and we'll be looking forward to games due to release in the summer/autumn of 2014 like say witcher 3, dragon age inquisition etc. So the game must in essence still be very good.
.... or that UBISOFT is known for delaying a game to maximize profits. I like what I see from Watch Dogs but part of the appeal is that it is launching next gen. Until Ubisoft says the reason for the delay, I will keep my money
Delays happen all the time.
really? ALL THE TIME i.e. nothing has ever happend without delay than expected, so no one has done something earlier then they expected?
I think you are being a little hyperbolic there.
i'd say the bundle deal is the only thing that'll bite them in the ass.... releasing AC4 and Watch Dogs in the same window would have been ridiculous... if they release it around Februaryish then they'll pick off a time when there's usually a lull in the market
They're gonna run smack dab into Infamous:SS then, thats gonna be bad for watchdogs.
infamous is a single platform on PS4 only, watch dogs is hitting every platform I think it'll perform better... PS4 realistically will have at most 6 mil sales by March, current gen, pc and the wii u (maybe not so much the wii u) will have a long time established base and those that haven't migrated up to the next gen will see it as something to pick up during what's usually a quiet spring
Infamous:SS is no threat to it whatsoever.
Isn't Infamous coming out in February. Watchdogs is now coming out in March at the earliest. Infamous should be a non issue to them. Also Destiny and Titanfall aren't coming out until June so March seems like a perfect quiet month to release it.
I'm embarrassed for them. I have no doubt the game wasn't delayed because it wasn't finished, and everything to do with scheduling. Seriously, I was looking forward to this game and hoping it would be better than GTA5. And I would happily wait another 3 or 4 years for another assassins creed. That franchise has worn out its welcome. Bad move ubi. And if you make me choose between watchdogs and second son your going to lose again.
If thats the case, they have known for ages that GTA V will be out and it will clash with assassins creed. Why did they announce it so close in the first place. But you cant really compare watchdogs and SS, especially since Watchdogs is a huge multiplat
No one cares about delays if the game is good.
Rahman Legrnds says hi. :-/
for now on with every new console i should expect ubisoft to delay a game for the new system a month before it comes out
I'm pretty sure they delayed it because of AC4. It's stupid to mess with people's pre-order, but it makes business sense to make the most sales. You don't release two competing games in the same period of time.
I completely agree with you. Your post is the smartest on here so far. Why would Uibsoft have AC5 and Watchdogs, which are both open world games launch at the same time? My feeling are improve everything about Watchdogs, maybe even cancel current gen versions, and blow our minds away with a fully polished gem.
Well this is what I said above but why not delay assassins creed? I'm sick of them games.
Ubisoft would make money either way and plenty of people have become fatigued by Assassin's Creed. I doubt AC4 had much to do with it.
I think this could have a negative impact on the ps4 launch. Not a huge one but i could see some people who were going to get one day one for this now waiting untill it's released. But personally i don't believe this whole quality schtick,this is a startegic move so that Watch_dogs isn't going up against ACIV. which it is currently ovreshadowing and then some.
I would rather have the new IP (watch dogs) over Assassins Creed at launch. At launch new IPs sell well because people want something fresh. I don't know if they should be embarrassed, but I know that I am disappointed. I think that by the time WD comes out I may not be interested.
No no no. They realised the game isn't finished yet and they want to deliver a finished and polished product instead of throwing it on the market half done. Huge props to them! This is the way it should be done.
Look on the bright side, so many launch titles, so little time (&money). I had Watch Dogs on pre order and fully paid off mind you. But I'm seeing it as a chance to put more time into AC4 & Ryse. Also by now & then they maybe able to sort out the Rez & both X1 & PS can get 1080p @ 60fps?
IMHO i had the game preordered, so today i just moved the funds i put on it to another game but i will be getting it at launch, the game looks fresh and a lot better than the next cod or halo , i would prefer they release it when it is ready not full of bugs like bethesda games. it is a disappointment but its better this way i think.
Wow 1 month before release they decide to delay. Crappy move Ubi. Guess they decided we need more time in Los santos.
They didn't delay it because they felt it was a sub par product. My buddy said they all just found out the same day we did and that the reasons they delayed the release because there are more features that they hadn't yet disclosed they want to build upon. He says that as awesome as the game is in it's current state, we'll all be very happy when it ships. I agree that it sucks, because that was my most highly anticipated game this year but I trust what they're doing will be for the best.
I would rather have a game set back then rushed then have a sub par p.o.s that's an embarrassment to play.
People get pissy when games are released as a broken and buggy mess, yet when a developer makes the tough decision to delay the game for a more polished experince for the gamer's sake, people are still pissy? I know alot of people pre-ordered a bundle, but...its not like you wont be occupied with a whole lot of other games till Watch_Dogs releases.
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