Watch Dogs has been delayed to sometime in spring 2014, Ubisoft announced today. The action-adventure game was expected to be one of the major titles to launch on both current and next-gen consoles this holiday season.
It’s being positioned as Ubisoft’s next high-profile IP after franchises like Assassin’s Creed and Tom Clancy, but now we’ll have to wait a few months longer to see if it can live up to that popular pedigree.
Ubisoft communications manager Gary Steinman wrote in a blog post: “We know a lot of you are probably wondering: Why now? We struggled with whether we would delay the game. But from the beginning, we have adopted the attitude that we will not compromise on quality.”
“As we got closer to release, as all the pieces of the puzzle were falling into place in our last push before completion, it became clear to us that we needed to take the extra time to polish and fine tune each detail so we can deliver a truly memorable and exceptional experience.”
Watch Dogs is still scheduled to arrive on Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, Wii U, PC, Xbox One and PlayStation 4 when it launches. Another next-gen Ubisoft title, open-world racer The Crew, was delayed from early 2014 to early 2015 today as well.